The Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. recently got a paint job, but Twitter users aren’t exactly thrilled about it.
In February, Jason Kirk, vice president of Magic Kingdom Park, announced on the Disney Parks blog that the attraction would receive a makeover in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the animated film. Kirk included conceptual art to give fans an idea of what the finished product would look like.
According to Fox News, the project temporarily stalled as a result of the pandemic but picked back up in June. It was completed just in time for Disney World’s phased reopening on July 11. On July 6, Attractions magazine released the very first photos of the castle on Twitter, but many social media users were not impressed.
First full look at the Cinderella Castle makeover at Magic Kingdom. The park opens tomorrow for select cast members and their guests. Details on the makeover at https://t.co/2nP7QCCkeh pic.twitter.com/rRRfIbCYSg
— Attractions Magazine (@Attractions) July 6, 2020
“No. I do not care for it at all!” one person wrote in response. “Why didn’t they make it gorgeous like Disneyland’s 50th? This is so blah and mismatched.”
“Literally looks like they didn’t finish it,” another quipped.
“GARISH,” a third simply wrote. “Mini golf palette.”
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Not everyone, however, was entirely critical.
“I absolutely love it,” one user wrote. “Praying there’s no UK travel ban come December so we can do the work obligatory selfie in front!”
In response to the feedback, the magazine admitted that it slightly altered the images by lightening them and turning up the saturation a bit.
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