and The Magic Kingdom:
Sleeping Beauty / Cinderella Castle
Disneyland Resort's Disneyland Park
Walt Disney World's The Magic Kingdom
The tiny Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle contains a walk through
attraction where you see small sets of scenes from the animated
movie (which has been closed since the September 11th terror attacks).
There are a few shops at the base of the castle, and around the
side is Snow White's Grotto which features a wishing well and miniature
statues of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Here you can walk straight
up to the castle and then over a drawbridge.
A few fireworks are launched from the Disneyland castle during
the Believe, There's Magic in the Sky fireworks spectacular.
The only other (???) Disney castle that launches fireworks is in
Trivia: The drawbridge was never designed to be functional
but Walt Disney wanted to lower it on opening day. This was the
first and only time the drawbridge lowered... until the 1980s redo
of Fantasyland. In tribute to Walt's original Fantasyland opening,
the Imagineers lowered the drawbridge a second time.
TMK has Cinderella Castle and it is huge. There is no walk through
attraction, but there is a full restaurant in the upper level. It
is a massive castle and far more impressive. There is a performance
stage in front of the castle which prevents you from walking directly
up to it -- instead you take a path around the stage either on the
left or right side.
NOTE: This photo was taken before the 25th Anniversary celebrations
started. The castle was being turned into a giant birthday cake.
It is normally not pink.