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I would imagine that just about every guest at Magic Kingdom had taken a picture in front of Cinderella’s castle, but I wonder how many have taken the time to walk inside. One of the questions we get most is “What’s inside the Disney World castle?”
This leads me to believe that people don’t realize you can walk inside!
Both castles in Disney World and Disneyland allow guests to walk inside. Each are different. The Disneyland Castle focuses on Sleeping Beauty, while the Disney World Castle is all about Cinderella.
What’s inside the Disney World castle?
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Want to give your child the full Disney Princess experience at Disney World? Book a makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
This is a place where “Fairy Godmothers in Training” turn little girls into Princesses (and little boys into Knights).
While the experience is expensive, if you know you are only going to come to Disney World once while your child is young, you might want to give your child the gift of this magical experience.
Packages start at $75
Makeovers at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique are very popular and you will want to make a reservation (you can do this up to 180 days in advance of your trip).
Cinderella’s Royal Table
If you want to dine with Disney Princesses at Magic Kingdom, then you will want to book a meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, this table service restaurant features a wonderful selection of food and the chance to see many princesses at one location
Before being escorted to the main dining room, you will get to meet Cinderella and have your photo taken. Children will be given a special gift.
While you dine, Disney Princesses will rotate to your table. Princesses typically include inside Aurora, Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine (depending on which time you dine)!
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 that goes through this beautiful castle.
Have you ever walked through the castle in Magic Kingdom? What did you like most?