Zach Riddley has shared an illustration of Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle in the style of Mary Blair for the 50th anniversary.

Photo Credit: Disney

Photo Credit: Disney

What’s Happening:

  • Zach Riddley, Walt Disney World Portfolio Executive at Imagineering, shared some fantastic drawings showing how the team drew inspiration from Disney Legend Mary Blair for the Cinderella Castle transformation for the 50th anniversary of the resort.
  • The first illustration shared is from Walt Disney Imagineering giving a look at Cinderella Castle in the style of Mary Blair for the 50th with other drawings from Mary Blair shared as well.
  • Over at Magic Kingdom, we have seen the castle stage begin to get a major refurbishment with a re-framing of the floor.
  • And some of the EARidescent décor for the 50th has started to appear on Cinderella Castle.

The Instagram Post Reads:

“Our past is always inspiring our future. Our Imagineering team drew inspiration from Disney Legend Mary Blair for our transformation of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom in honor of the upcoming 50th Anniversary celebration beginning October 1, 2021.

A couple weeks ago we shared a rendering of how this new décor will come to life. And for the first time – I’m excited to reveal this new @WaltDisneyImagineering illustration of Cinderella Castle in full 50th Anniversary regalia in the style of Mary Blair.

Her enchanting visual designs and use of color for the film Cinderella were our source of inspiration, which you can swipe to see courtesy of the @DisneyAnimation Research Library. We wanted to go back to the original story of this beautiful structure to create something entirely original for this grand celebration. Fanciful ribbons wrap in air around the castle turrets – inspired by the scene in the film where Cinderella is transformed in her stunning gown. And Mary’s designs provided us a beautiful palette of rich hues to choose from – deep blues, purples and shimmering golds mesh with a touch of EARidescence that will catch light and evolve through the day and into each evening.

Over the coming months we’re excited to share more of our progress as this stunning transformation happens before our eyes.”

Zach says we will be seeing more reveals as we get closer to “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” which starts October 1, 2021 and we can’t wait to see what’s shared next!

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