There are many attractions we might enjoy when we visit Disney World but one that is a highlight for many people is the Castle.
These castles are found in Disney parks around the world, but the one that is best known is Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park.
There are attractions open to the public inside Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World. They include Cinderella’s Royal Table, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, and Sir Mickey’s. There are also a number of other things to do nearby that are Princess related.
You might enjoy knowing that there are different things to do inside the different castles, depending upon which of the parks you visit.
Some of the castles are similar, but it’s like opening a jewelry box, there is always something beautiful inside.
Here are some specifics about what is in Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World:
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: Every little girl would love to be a princess, and this is the area where the magic happens at Disney. You can take your child to the boutique and the Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices will make them look beautiful for their visit to the Magic Kingdom.
Check out this YouTube video for a look inside.
Some of the different options that are available at the boutique include manicures, makeup, and various accessories. If your child is 13 years old or younger, they might even enjoy getting dressed up in a Disney costume.
Older children (and adults) are limited to Disney bounding as far as dress-up in the parks is concerned.
Sir Mickey’s: This cute little shop has a wide variety of options available, including costumes and accessories to make your little one Disney-ready. After stepping into the shop, you will love the giant beanstalk that has overrun it. It’s a little Disney magic for the entire family.
While you are at Sir Mickey’s, you have the opportunity to play dress-up as a family. You can even have your family portrait done as a memory that will last forever.
Take a look at this YouTube video of Sir Mickeys!
Cinderella’s Royal Table: Make your reservations early so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at this unique restaurant inside Cinderella’s Castle. They offer something for the entire family but due to the pandemic, they are not currently offering character dining.
Disney Enchantment: Although this is not exactly something that takes place inside the castle, Cinderella’s Castle becomes the center point of Disney magic as fireworks light up the sky at night. Make sure you are somewhere in full view so that you can enjoy the Disney songs and fireworks. It’s a great way to end your day.
Are All The Disney Castles Called The Same Thing?
When Walt Disney began creating the parks, he realized that there would be a centerpiece that would pull people into the area. This was the castle, which he referred to as the ‘weeny’ of the park.
Each of the castles from around the world has a different name and in some cases, a different theme. In Disney World, it is Cinderella’s Castle but what are the names of the castles in the other Disney parks worldwide?
Disneyland Resort: Sleeping Beauty Castle – This was the first castle built in all of the Disney properties. The construction was overseen by Walt Disney when it was built in 1955.
Walt Disney World Resort: Cinderella Castle – Built in 1971, Cinderella’s Castle has undergone a number of improvements and updates over the years. It is taller than any other structure at Walt Disney World.
Tokyo Disneyland: Cinderella Castle – Built in 1983, the construction coincided with the opening of Epcot. It is essentially the same as the Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World at the time.
Shanghai Disney Resort: Enchanted Storybook Castle – Built in 2016 and standing 196 feet high, this is the largest Castle at any of the Disney parks.
Hong Kong Disneyland: Sleeping Beauty Castle and Castle of Magical Dreams – They built the castle in 2020 and include something familiar to all of the Disney princesses. Why not visit and see how many you can see?
Disneyland Paris: Le Château De La Belle Au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty Castle) – This Disney Castle has the distinction of being the castle with the longest name. It was built in 1992 and the stained glass was made with the help of the same man who worked at Notre Dame.
At Tokyo Disneyland and Disney World, there is also Beast’s Castle. These are not the primary attraction of the park as is the other Castle, but they are worth mentioning if you want to visit them all.
Can You Stay (Vacation) In The Disney Castle?
Visiting Walt Disney World and the castle is a dream for many families. Staying at the castle on vacation would be the dream of a lifetime. Is it possible?
Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom does have the Cinderella Castle suite.
There is no hotel room in all of the Disney properties that is this exclusive. Unfortunately, it’s not for rent and you have to have a special invitation or win a contest to stay.
In other words, if you want to stay at The Cinderella Castle Suite, you better start putting in some time trying to win contests or you should make friends with as many Disney executives as possible. Who knows if the magic will happen for your family?
Can You Walk Through The Disney Castle?
Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World is an open-air attraction. You can walk up the steps in the front and walk through the castle to exit the other side or you can go through in the opposite direction.
Once you are inside Disney’s Castle, you can take some time to admire the mosaics that line the hallways. There are also a few shops and a restaurant in the castle that you can visit as well.
Although you can walk through the primary area inside Cinderella’s Castle, there is not an official tour that gives you access to any other areas. (Yes, there are other areas that are not open to the public).
If you don’t yet have Cinderella’s Castle on your bucket list, it’s something good to add. It is worth visiting and it is quite a memory to walk through the archway and see it up close and personal for yourself.