14 Awesome Facts From Disney Castles Around The World

Have you ever wondered how Disney keeps millions of travelers coming back to its parks again and again? Or that meeting them is a “dream” for many? If there’s one thing this company excels at, it’s the attention it pays to ALL the details.

1. All castles seem taller than they really are

Located in California, Orlando, Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai, the castles —and in general, the buildings of the different Disney parks— are built with a technique called forced perspective. Thanks to it, our eyes perceive objects that are taller, bigger or smaller than they really are, and further away or closer than they actually are.


2. Each one is inspired by royal castles

The medieval era and the Gothic style of the Sainte-Chapelle chapel in Paris were the great inspiration of the imagineers (Disney engineers) to realize the Cinderella Castle in Orlando; This same idea was followed in the Enchanted Storybook Castle, in the park of Shanghai.

The Sleeping Beauty Castle, in California, is designed under the same concept as Neuschwanstein Castle, located in southern Germany ; This inspiration was also reflected in the parks of Hong Kong and Paris.

3. The coat of arms on Sleeping Beauty Castle is a mystery

It is commonly said that at the entrance of the castle is the coat of arms of the Disney family , whose original version is made up of three lily flowers; However, the shield in this park has three lions, so the origin of this version is unknown. What is known is that it was installed years after the park opened, between June and July 1965.

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