Cinderella Castle, the main entrance to Fantasyland, is the most photographed building at Walt Disney World. Standing at 189 feet tall, the graceful spires and towers were inspired by the French castles of the 12th and 13th century, as well as Disney’s animated feature, Cinderella. The fairytale Castle may look like the real thing, but it is actually made out of steel beams, plaster, concrete and fiberglass, not bricks.
Inside the Castle you’ll see the Disney family coat of arms displayed. As you walk through the Castle, you’ll see the intricate mosaic murals. These colorful masterpieces are made from over a million pieces of Italian glass in 500 colors, in addition to real silver and 14-karat gold pieces. The five 15’ by 10’ murals tell the “happily ever after” story of Cinderella.
On the second floor is the Cinderella’s Royal Table restaurant. This is one of the most highly coveted dining reservations on Disney property, so calling for advance dining reservations (ADRs) is a must for this popular character dining venue. Cinderella and several of her princess friends will be in attendance at the meals and will pose for photos with guests.
The forecourt area of the Castle is home to stage productions where the Disney characters perform daily. In the back courtyard area, you’ll find a fountain with a bronze statue of Cinderella and her mouse and bird friends. Make a wish! The rose gardens in front of the Castle are a great spot to relax and simply absorb the magic that’s around.