With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Walt Disney World is in full holiday swing with Christmas trees, lights and other decorations adorning all the parks and resorts.
Holiday decorating is nothing new for the World. They have been doing so basically since it opened in the 70’s, and it seems each year something new is added, or something is changed to make a more unique experience for the annual visitors.
Something relatively new (just in the last few years), is the lighting of Cinderalla Castle. When we say lighting, we don’t mean just a few spotlights shining on the ‘fortress’, we mean thousands of twinkling lights draped on the castle to give it that wintery look.
Take a look at the video below provided by Disney:
“We have decorated the castle with 200,000 lights, covering it with magical ice from top to toe” states WDW Entertainment Senior Show Director Alan Bruun. “It’s an amazing transformation!”
The lights are attached to over 40,000 square feet of fisherman’s net, all which is dyed a color to match the castle so it is nearly invisible during the day. The process of installing the lights takes nearly six weeks.
Then, each night at sunset, a show is held involving the standard Disney characters as well as Cinderella and her fairy godmother. During this ceremony, a little ‘magic’ is used to light the castle!
The lights are also used as a part of the Wishes fireworks show to enhance the entertainment.