Following the removal of all of the 50th Anniversary decor from Cinderella Castle, crews have turned their attention to the repainting of sun-damaged spires. Essentially, the area covered by the decoration retained the original paint color while the exposed parts of the roof faded over the course of the 18-month celebration. The sun-damaged roofs were really the only noticeable damage to Cinderella Castle, and it is wholly expected that the unrelenting Central Florida sun will cause some fading over time. By and large, the Cinderella Castle 50th Anniversary decoration installation and removal has to be considered a success given the difficulties that the Disneyland team had with the 60th Anniversary decorations for Sleeping Beauty Castle.
First, here’s a look at the previously-noted sun damage. Many guests may have gone about their day without even noticing the tan that Cinderella Castle received, but it was certainly in need of a repainting.
Here’s a look at Cinderella Castle from earlier today, including this first photo that shows a repainted spire on the left and a sun-damaged spire to the right.
Here’s a wider shot of the eastern side of Cinderella Castle, followed by more photos from around the Castle. Most of the spires have been repainted at this point, and the project should be wrapping up soon.
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