I would venture to guess that nearly every guest at Magic Kingdom had taken a picture in front of Cinderella’s castle, but wonder how many have taken the time to walk inside Cinderella’s Castle.
You probably already know that Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique & Cinderella’s Royal Table are inside, but you might not realize there is another hidden treasure.
Inside Cinderella’s Castle, you will find a series of five mosaic murals that tell the story of Cinderella. These beautiful murals took 22 months to complete and contain over 300,000 pieces of Italian glass. Each piece of glass is fused with sterling silver and 14-karat gold.
To fully understand the craftsmanship, the entire set of mosaic pictures took 6 craftsmen over 2 years to complete!
When you see the complete masterpieces in person, you will understand why it took so long to complete this project.
The largest of the Cinderella glass mosaic murals is 15×10 feet and the glass pieces that make up each illustration can be as small as the top of a nail-head.
In addition, they used over 500 different colored pieces of glass!
There are also many details that you may miss at first glance. Be sure to take your time and look at them carefully.
For example, notice in the mosaic featuring Cinderella trying on the glass slipper that the faces of Cinderella’s wicked stepsisters appear differently.
Anastasia is visibly “red with anger”, while Drizella is a little “green with envy” when they watch Cinderella try on the glass slipper.
If you love the story of Cinderella, you won’t want to miss seeing the story unfold in these five hand-crafted mosaic masterpieces that line the walls of the tunnel.
Be sure to take your time walking through Cinderella’s Castle so that you can enjoy all the beautiful details.
How many times have you walked around Cinderella’s Castle? Isn’t it time you go through it?