The Cinderella castle is an icon in every Disneyland around the world. Just so happen, Cinderella is also my favourite Disney Princess. So naturally, I have to make a visit to her castle!!!
I am very sure when one goes to a place and explore, they rarely look UP, well unless you are looking at skyscrapers. Cinderella castle was filled with many different Cinderella themed artwork and of course, the throne room and the famous glass slipper (you will see the photos downstream) but what actually fascinates me when the word “castle” is involved are more to the word “light”.
Let me explain.
I always love how the architecture of castles also includes turrets and beautifully arch windows with incredible high ceiling for its interiors. Just like how Michelangelo created the beautiful artwork in Sistine Chapels, the ceiling of the interior of ANY castle lures my curiosity. For this Cinderella Castle, it was the chandeliers that intrigues me.
Living in the modern apartment, high ceilings are a rare commodity. Most of the lighting in my house are just fluorescent tube ceiling lights, with the exception of my home’s entry way with a slight leeway to accommodate a pendant light.
You must be thinking: This girl is crazy talking about lights in Disneyland.
Really, if you must, Disneyland is a creation of what is supposedly to be a “perfect world” so while you can scream your lungs out at the roller coasters, I also can explore it in whichever way I like.
I feel that the Chandelier in the Throne room has lots of middle eastern influence in it. Just looking at it reminds me very much of the colourful onion domes of Russian’s St Basil’s cathedral. I wonder if they had taken some inspiration from that.
While chandelier spotting, I noticed something written on the doors in the Castle:
“Royal Attendants Only” .. => Nice.
Not exactly sure what the two emblems on the sides meant, but the one in the centre is pretty obvious: the pumpkin.
Now let’s get to the artwork. There are many interesting and interactive artwork scattered around the Castle. The above piece is a huge mosaic tile artwork just before the entrance of the castle tour.
This piece above had ribbons twirling in motion.
Although I am unsure who the artist is or was, or even what materials were used, but the styling reminds me very much of the show Coraline.
This above piece was one of my favourites. I love to work with paper and this piece is just beautiful and one word: SKILL~
This above piece has a magnet set underneath the dance fall so when the mechanism rotates, the couple will twirl and dance around the square. Innovative! And I must say the miniature ballroom is amazingly intricate. Details details!!
Really, what’ a castle without a throne room?? You have to get in line to get up to take a picture. Unfortunately, the picture of me having a seat in the throne were all blurry… and thanks to the staff!! 🙁
So would you like to give a try to see if the slipper fits??
I found this photo recently and I was mind-blown!! There were secret messages or effects when taking photos WITH FLASH inside the Cinderella Castle!!
I gotta try it when I make my next visit to Tokyo Disneyland!! (>o<)
More stories on Disneyland soon~