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Nearly all guests at have taken a picture in front of the Magic Kingdom castle, but many have never stepped foot under the archway. If you’ve never walked through it, you are missing out on some of the most beautiful mosaics inside Cinderella Castle.
To access the tunnel that runs through Cinderella Castle you need to walk to the right of the castle stage.
The pathway will allow you to walk right through the castle.
One of the benefits of walking through the castle is that you get to see some of the most beautiful artwork in all of Magic Kingdom.
The Mosaics inside Cinderella Castle (Disney World)
There is a series of five mosaic murals inside Cinderella Castle 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 hand-crafted mosaic masterpieces that line the walls of the tunnel that goes through this beautiful castle.
Have you seen the Cinderella Mosaic Murals inside the Disney World Castle?