As you may or may not know, Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom is undergoing the finishing touches on a exterior renovation. This new paint job has been hit or miss with many Disney fans. Featuring Deep Blue Turrets, Gold Trim and Pink & Grey facades, this is very different from what we have been accustomed to.
Fans who have not received the changes we’ll have stated “Cinderella’s Castle is not pink, Sleeping Beauty’s is.” I thought the same thing (although I do like the new paint job). I did find an article that was originally posted by Elite Daily on August 16, 2019, which states that another “Pink” Castle may hold similar inspirations to the long rumored Neuschwanstein Castle.
Though Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany is heavily rumored to be Disney’s biggest influence for the renowned building in his 1950 classic, Cinderella, per Travel + Leisure, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) regards Craigievar Castle as the monument to hold that honor.
“Discover the beautiful pink castle said to be the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle,” the official NTS site boasts as the first bullet point on its overview of the bibbidi bobbidi beautiful location in Aberdeenshire, which is about two and a half hours north of Edinburgh. (Elite Daily reached out to Disney to confirm the rumors Craigievar was the inspiration, not Neuschwanstein, but did not hear back by the time of publication.) A millennial pink dream fit for a fairy tale, if I do say so myself.
What do you think if the new paint job on Cinderella Castle?
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Source: Elite Daily