This Time-Lapse Video of Disneyland Transforming for the Holidays Is Truly Magical

Image: Disneyland
Image: Disneyland

In a rare peek behind the curtain, Disney just released a time-lapse video showing the holiday transformation of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland.


That may sound like a small thing, but Disney is usually ultra careful about breaking the illusion of their parks. Anything that would make a child realize they aren’t in a special, magical place, is hidden as best it can be, with major changes like this usually happening well after closing.

So, for fans and non-fans alike, seeing things like a giant crane sweeping around the iconic castle, and huge pieces of the structure being taken off and replaced, is a real treat.

[Oh My Disney]

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So when they pulled off, what I assume are the Hallowe’en cupolas of the castle, as they are being lifted off, why do the ones that remain look like disco mirrors? Is that the normal look for them?