DISNEYLAND Paris has announced the new Sleeping Beauty Castle, after it was closed for more than a year for renovations.
Opening today, the theme park has revealed what visitors can expect from the royal makeover.
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There are French references throughout, courtesy of the Imagineers, who are the design team behind everything at the Disney parks.
Visitors will be able to spot the golden lead snails on the spiers, the snails “trying to escape the French chefs” or the geometric gardens inspired by the floating The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry. French language.
Even the dome has stained-glass windows similar to Chambord in the Loire valley.
There are several things that make Disney castles special.
The castles always face North, so the sun never obscures the photographer, and the tones come in 14 different shades of pink.
And the Castle of the Sleeping Beauty is the only castle inhabited by a Dragon, 79ft long.
Disney Art Director Tracy Eck said: “This is the first time we’ve taken on something so epic. Some effects have even been improved so that the castle’s structure will be even more durable in the years to come.
“It took almost a year to finish these pieces on site with all the crews. Painters, electricians, gilders, craftsmen in charge of the roof tiles… It was a series of activities.”
The castle’s opening comes just months before the park’s 30th anniversary, which begins on March 6.
Visitors will be able to see Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy in new, special outfits, as well as purchase commemorative souvenirs and try new commemorative specialties.
Ticket packages start from just £345pp, including two days in the park, early park entry, hotel stays and free shuttle service.
If you prefer day sightseeing, tickets start from £49.14 per person.
However, Britons will have to give up because France is yet to welcome UK tourists.
While the country has easing some of their travel restrictions, those on vacation have not yet been allowed to return.
Despite this, officials have suggested that all Travel restrictions may be lifted in the near future.
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