New construction walls have been built behind Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
Construction Walls Behind Cinderella Castle
Just behind Cinderella Castle and next to Sir Mickey’s, tall gray construction walls have been set up to help facilitate work on site. The work site appears to be for removing the remaining 50th Anniversary Celebration decorations and making necessary repairs.
None of the surrounding areas are closed to visitors.
The door in the construction wall is for the crew only. The locked deadbolt is positioned near the top of the door to avoid guest confusion.
The barrier extends almost all the way to the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel in Fantasyland.
Archways are temporarily blocked while crews attend to some construction work.
Seating is still available.
Sir Mickey’s is still accessible to park guests. Visitors are guided by signs located on the outside of the wall.
Here is a photo from the other side of the construction walls. Visitors can make it all the way to the Cinderella Wishing Well before the path is blocked.
The Cinderella Wishing Well is located on the path between the Merida meet and greet (soon to be Mirabel from “Encanto”) and the castle. The well is a replica of the wishing well in the 1950 Disney animated film “Cinderella.” It is made of white marble and has birds on it. The well is surrounded by flowers and a bench.
Visitors are encouraged to make a wish and throw a coin into the well. The money collected from the well is donated to children’s charities, specifically the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The well is a popular spot for visitors to take photos and say hello.
It looks like they scooped up debris from the dam area in the moat around Cinderella Castle. It was filled with trash last week.
The moat is a 30 foot wide, 7 foot deep body of water that surrounds the castle. It is filled with 3 million gallons of water and is home to a variety of fish, turtles, and other aquatic life. The moat was built in 1971, the same year the Magic Kingdom opened. This is one of the most iconic features of the park.
Cast Members have to drain part of the moat to access the sides of Cinderella Castle. Cherry pickers have been parked at the moat for weeks as the removal of the 50th Anniversary Celebration decorations continues.
At this time, the castle is said to be keeping the 50th Anniversary paint color scheme.
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