Before and after Once Upon a Time… Castle restoration latest

Tuesday, 22nd March 2011 at 15:37

Progress continues at Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant from every angle and we can begin to see even more “before and after” views of this extensive and much-needed restoration. The stone wall above, for example, has regained its rich colour tones, whilst the lighter pink beginning to appear across the tallest tower shows how the whole Castle will soon look — if not yet giving away the final “after”. It’s impressive that all of this work to the upper towers, and much elsewhere, is being undertaken overnight. Walt Disney Imagineering will need to return to those freshly painted walls later to add special paint effects such as weathering to make sure Aurora’s château looks believably, timelessly old, not like it was poured out of concrete just twenty years ago.

Scaffolding has also now spread over the two side wings of Sleeping Beauty Castle, reaching towards La Confiserie des Trois Fées and La Chaumière des Sept Nains boutiques on either side. From the front, the scaffolding covers the Castle’s walls to the right and so far has only a plain white covering.

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