Ever wonder whose castle is at Disneyland? Which fairytale movie is the castle from?
Every Disney park has a unique castle. Towering over the end of Main Street at Disneyland in California is a charming fortress from a fairytale - the iconic Disneyland castle.
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Tokyo's Disneyland have the Cinderella castle.
Shanghai Disneyland has the Enchanted Storybook Castle, which is said to represent all the princesses’ castles in one.
Then there is the new castle in Hong Kong called the Castle of Magical Dreams.
This latest castle is said to represent 13 different Disney Princess Story castles in just one castle (Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Moana, and the Frozen Castle with Anna and Elsa).
Both Disneyland Park in Paris and Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California has the Sleeping Beauty's Castle.
They aren’t identical though and we think there is something a little extra special about the original.
The Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Park in California has had a few changes and upgrades over the years, however it is the castle that Walt Disney had imagined when he first dreamed of Disneyland.
I don’t know about you, but I think that makes it pretty special.
Disney Castle in Germany?
Sleeping Beauty's castle design in Disneyland, CA is based off of the real Neuschwanstein castle located in the village of Hohenschwangau, Germany. This castle started being built in 1869 and is a popular tourist attraction to this day.
What’s inside Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland?
The Disney family crest hangs above the archway as you cross over the drawbridge and enter into the castle towards Fantasyland.
As you enter the castle there is an open doorway to the left which leads to an attraction called the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough.
The walkthrough showcases the classic tale of Princess Aurora from the movie Sleeping Beauty and exhibits different iconic scenes around every corner.
This attraction is a hidden gem and fun for the whole family.
You will find as you pass through the castle is the ever popular Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. This cute shop is where your little one can have a royal makeover and become a princess or a knight.
Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle has been the backdrop to many proposals and even some actual weddings.
On the backside of the castle is Fantasyland, where you can continue your fantasy journey with Snow White, Peter Pan, Pinocchio and many other Disney favorites.
Snow White’s Wishing Well
When facing the front of the castle, off to the right you will find Snow Whites Grotto and her Wishing Well. A beautiful waterfall and fountain with Snow White character figurines and Snow White’s beautiful Wishing Well.
Don’t forget to throw a coin into the Wishing Well and make a wish. I always wish for more Disneyland trips- what do you wish for? Let us know in the comments below!
Fantasy Fair and the Royal Theater
To the left of the castle is Fantasy Faire where you can find the Royal Theater and the Royal Hall.
The Royal Theater is a great spot for live entertainment of some of your favorite Disney Fairytale Stories. The Royal Hall is where your little ones can meet their favorite Princesses.
Whose castle is at Disneyland?
Although it is Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland- it is so much more than that!
The Disneyland Park Castle is beautiful during the day but by night it is extraordinary. All lit up, it is picture perfect. Making sure to take time to walk by the castle at night during your trip is a must.
Some evenings, the Sleeping Beauty Castle is the focal point of the fireworks and incredible projections.
If you are traveling near the Holidays make sure to check out when the castle gets a Holiday makeover- it’s even more magical. The castle is covered with twinkling white lights all over. Truly memorizing.
The magic of Disney also makes it snow each night during the Holiday lighting of the castle. It’s incredible!
The nighttime view of the castle is truly a magical way to end your evening at The Happiest Place on Earth.
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