Remember the “Time Castle” from Disneyland’s 40th anniversary in 1995, currently buried in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and set to be reopened in 2035 on the park’s 80th anniversary? Disneyland Paris is taking a similar approach and giving a very special opportunity to Cast Members at the park.
- Disneyland Paris is currently performing a full refurbishment of the iconic Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant as we get closer to the park’s 30th anniversary and is using this as a chance to give Cast Members at the park a very special opportunity.
- Cast Members from around the park have been invited to leave special messages, messages to loved ones, well wishes, thanks and gratitude, whatever they’d like, sealed in an envelope as part of an event called “#PartOfMyCastle.”
- Those envelopes were then placed in a locked chest that was taken and installed into one of the turrets of the castle, which was then lifted and put back into place as the icon’s refurbishment continues.
- The Cast Members who participated are now considered by the park to be forever part of the park’s legacy and a physical part of the park’s icon.
- Cast Members have been invited to participate in more activities similar to this at various Disney Parks as well. At Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Cast Members were invited to sign their names on structural steel going into place in the early construction days of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and Magic Kingdom Cast Members were invited to autograph a section of coaster track that will be part of TRON: Lightcycle / Run.
- It is unknown at this time if or when the messages now locked into the turret of Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant will ever be opened or revealed.