Tuesday, February 2, 2016

D&M Exclusive: A Closer Look at the Construction of Shanghaî Disneyland Enchanted Storybook Castle

I've got a fantastic pictorial article for you today about the construction of Shanghaî Disneyland Enchanted Storybook Castle, thanks to a video posted on a Chinese news site. The news report in itself was not extremely interesting for Disney fans as they used mostly stock shots of the SDL model or Disney U.S theme parks but it included pictures from where are coming the screen captures below. 

Since the last two years we've seen the castle and its towers rising little by little but many sculpted elements were created separately in the meantime, stored backstage and then added to the castle. What you'll see today is rare pictures of these elements as well as workers at work inside the castle. So, let's not wait anymore and have a look at these pics, shall we?

We'll start by a few pics of the castle as seen from outside as i know you like these shots so much. The picture at the top shows some of the castle tower and their different styles. Some have concerns about the mix of different architectural styles for this castle, and i have too. I'm still not convinced that it will" work", but i give it the benefit of the doubt until i see it in real next June. Same for the colors. My first reaction was "Bring back John Hench from his grave and ask him to redesign all the castle colors!". Let's wait for the final painting and see how it will look on opening day. The good point with painting is that they can change them later - even if "later" probably means "10 years later" when they will repaint the castle if no one is satisfied... something they can't do of course with the architecture.

And now, let's have a look at these sculpted elements, as some bring surprises.

Yes, it's some of the animals from Disney's classic animated film Bambi that you see sculpted above, and below it's the mouses from Cinderella.


On the next picture i think that we have Chip and Dale...

Note that Disney characters won't be "hidden" - if i can say as they'll be clearly visible - on each sculpted elements, like these other ones below.

Of course, all these innumerable pieces must be fixed on the castle and that's what Shanghaî Disneyland workers are doing now...

...while others take care of the final touches here and there.

Hope you enjoyed this update on the making of Shanghaî Disneyland castle, more Shanghaî Disneyland updates will come soon. Disney and more is the only Disney fan site which post Shanghaî Disneyland updates several times per week always doing the best to find for you never seen before pictures. Your support is not only always appreciated but truly needed. Please consider donating via Paypal, you can use if you wish the Paypal button below. Thanks!

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