Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle is getting a makeover - here’s what it will look like

Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle has been an iconic fairytale landmark, looming high over the Magic Kingdom for decades (Photo: Shutterstock)

Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle has been an iconic fairytale landmark, looming high over the Magic Kingdom for decades - but it’s now set to undergo a major makeover.

These new plans will be in honour of the 70th anniversary of the animated Cinderella film.

What updates will be made?

The resort, in Orlando, Florida, has promised that the castle will get "bold, shimmering and regal enhancements.” Disney has revealed its upcoming plans for the castle with a small peek of concept art.

This concept art illustrates an eye-catching and very Cinderella-esque rose gold and pink colour scheme, alongside updating the iconic blue towers.

When will the makeover be finished?

Disney has said that "the royal makeover begins in the coming weeks and continues throughout summer".

Will I still be able to take photos?

The Sleeping Beauty castle in California had an update in 2019, but tourists were faced with barriers around the hotspot.

However, it was still possible for tourists to take pictures from certain locations in the park.

If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World and a photo of the castle to add to your album is of particular importance to you, it may be better to book after summer 2020.

The concept art illustrates an eye-catching and very Cinderella-esque rose gold and pink colour scheme, alongside updating the iconic blue towers (Photo: Disney)

Locations you can visit that inspired Disney films

Alice in Wonderland - inspired by Antony House, Cornwall, England

The 18th century Antony House is located in the town of Torpoint, Cornwall, and was specifically chosen by the film’s director, Tim Burton. He took inspiration from the mansion’s interiors and landscaped gardens.

The Little Mermaid - inspired by Chillon Castle, Switzerland

The setting of The Little Mermaid is based on the magical Chateau de Chillon, an island castle located on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The exterior of the castle was theinspiration for Prince Eric’s home.

101 Dalmatians - inspired by Regent’s Park, London

The story takes place in London, and was the first Disney animated film to be set in a specific place. Regent’s Park appears numerous times throughout the film. It’s first seen as the place where Pongo and Roger meet Perdita and Anita.