Top 5 Biggest Disney Castle Mistakes!

Top 5 Biggest Disney Castle Mistakes!


welcome to TPM vid’s Disney B where we talk about all things Disney if you’re new to the channel hit that subscribe button and click the Bell icon to be notified when we upload a new video we also have Instagram and Twitter you can find us at TPM videos a signature aspect of pretty much every Disneyland style theme park is the castle it’s one of the first things you see when you walk down Main Street and at some point in the day you know you’ll be taking a picture in front of this magical centerpiece now there’s many different castles that can be found at the Disney parks and each is grand and elegant in their own way the castles help place you in this magical Disney world you’ll be exploring throughout your day at the park now Disney always wants to make sure that no matter what time of year or day of the week a guest visits the park that everyone has a very similar experience but in the past there’s been some exceptions over many decades the Disney Castle roster has grown in size and we’ve seen some interesting things happen to them they even begun incorporating castles in a non-traditional way into their parks but not every castle design has received praises from the public so today we’re gonna be looking at a variety of Disney castles and counting down the top 5 biggest Disney Castle mistakes number five the Stitch Castle well we’re gonna kick things off on November 16 2004 at Magic Kingdom this day marked the official opening of stitches Great Escape and when guests walked through the turnstiles they were greeted by a giant inflatable stitch in front of the train station nothing too out of the ordinary well not just yet then as guests walk down Main Street they were greeted with signs saying stitch was wanted for creating mischief mayhem and pandemonium after seeing the castle on the ferry boat or a monorail ride into the park guests may have put two and two together but once the approached Main Street they got a real look well what you see here is what you would expect your car to look like the night before Halloween that’s right stitches mischief included tp’ing Cinderella’s castle what a sight to see toilet paper hanging off the Ella Cinderella Castle Peaks blowing in the wind the dreams of thousands of guests wanting that perfect picture in front of the castle just crushed by toilet paper and a sign that said stiches King it was quite the sight to see now Disney added all the castle decoration overnight and since the castle is the main focus of the park it would have definitely intrigued guests to find out what was going on and maybe check out stitches Great Escape so it was a really smart marketing idea on Disney’s part by without advising guests this was happening it could have been disappointing to see the castle in the state aside from these disappointed guests there are also many people who found this hilarious now what do you think it definitely received that mixed reaction but thankfully it was only seen for one day and one day only then on the morning of November 17th the castle was back to its original royal self number four the crane castle now we all like nice things on the Disney castles right well since 2007 Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom has been outfitted with two hundred thousand lights just in time for the holiday season but although it’s Disney these lights don’t just magically appear it’s done with the help from the Magic Kingdom crane that completes the Cinderella crane Castle people have said Disney’s made a big mistake by ruining its centerpiece with this eyesore of a crane for weeks on end and multiple times per year the biggest complaint being the crane is ruining pictures if you visit Magic Kingdom around mid-september or mid-january you’ll most likely be greeted by this famous crane that soars over Cinderella Castle but if you are looking for that perfect picture then you aren’t wrong since the crane is in sight anywhere you stand on Main Street all you need to do though is just think of it as the giant Mickey hand that used to be over spaceship earth at Epcot except this time Disney use the crane now after people see the dream lights the crane has slowly become much more bearable for the weeks it’s up for the installation and for the disassembly but it’s taken some time for people to warm up to this castle what started off as what people described as a dreadful mistake that ruined magical photos has remained a dreadful mistake for some but a sort of turned into what I guess you could consider a Disney meme for some others people have begun embracing the crane wanting it in their photos even using the hashtag wwbd where anytime soon number three the birthday cake Castle Disney has celebrated milestones in the past with subtle decorations but nothing compares to what happened in 1996 at Magic Kingdom [Music] October 1st 1996 marked the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney World and to celebrate they transform the elegant and iconic Cinderella Castle into a giant pink birthday cake the cake was completed and ready for October 1st 1996 and was around until January 31st 1998 that’s a 15 month celebration with this pink cake right in the middle of Magic Kingdom with work on the castle beginning around August of 1996 they painted it three different shades of pink using more than 400 gallons of paint oh look the Castle crane even made an appearance in 1996 it was decorated with multicolored sprinkles 26 candles ranging in height from twenty to forty feet 12 five-foot gumdrops four six-foot stacks of lifesavers 52-foot gumballs plus all the inflatable icing you can think of there’s probably never been anything as bold in a Disney park than this Castle right here the entire thing was completely decorated except for the back portion of these windows here and the sides of those base columns it was quite a shock seeing the castle like this for the first time now we were lucky enough to be at Magic Kingdom on October 2nd 1996 when Roy Disney was filming a segment for the Walt Disney World inside-out program promoting the 25th anniversary I thought well yeah I’m Roy Disney no Mickey now 1996 to 1998 where a year is when the internet wasn’t really a thing so no one knew something this drastic was happening to the castle unless they heard it through word-of-mouth or saw it on TV in some form like in the Disney World inside-out program on the Disney Channel well there were plenty of guests who walked into Magic Kingdom during those 15 months who weren’t too pleased to say the least if only they recreated something more along the lines of the one year anniversary Disneyland Paris Castle from 1993 that was much more elegant but still a cake a past cast member in a discussion forum said I was working there and had to hear complaints every single day about it and I didn’t even work in Magic Kingdom as the celebration went on they began getting referred to as the pepto bismal castle so it’s safe to say that many people would consider it a big mistake that they carried out this transformation you can only imagine how many complaints guest services received during those 15 months but luckily this overlay was only temporary and there hasn’t been a castle overlay this drastic since then number two the beasts castle now let’s move into something a bit more recent when Disney announced that New Fantasyland would have the beast castle from Beauty and the Beast I’m sure a lot of people his first thought was that it would be something big that could compete with Cinderella Castle now Disney did a great job at recreating immersive environments in New Fantasyland the whole dining experience at be our guest is incredible right from the entrance with the stone lions into the main dining hall and the West Wing Imagineers hit a home run with the interior of the beasts castle but the exterior is where they maybe miss the mark and made a mistake Disney likes to use a technique called forced perspective we talked about it used on Cinderella Castle in our top 10 Disney World secrets video if you want to check that video out there’s a card in the right hand side now when creating the exterior of the beasts castle they also use forced perspective but it really only works when viewing it from far away as you get closer it’s not very convincing the actual size of the castle falls more under a miniature model you can see the scale of it in relation to the construction worker if you’re viewing it from the side of the bridge and you Fantasyland it’s like the castle is too small or the mountains are too short and doesn’t convincingly carry out the illusion when you approach the arch leading onto the bridge it’s much more convincing from here but as you walk closer you sort of lose that force perspective effect and also lose sight of the castle altogether because of the rock work the biggest mistake was not designing something that was larger in scale it could have still appeared as if it was in the distance but it definitely needed to be bigger as you approach be our guest the doors are massive and the entrance area is very immersive and detailed but just imagine if as you’re walking through the doors you’d be able to look up and see the very castle you were walking into this is one of those mistakes that’s more subjective from person to person but we’re curious to know what you think number one Hong Kong’s Sleeping Beauty Castle as part of the 1.4 billion dollar investment in Hong Kong Disneyland it was announced that their Sleeping Beauty Castle would receive a complete overhaul Disney said they wanted to draw from a variety of storybook influences and styles this was the original concept art released in 2016 and you can see how it’s taken some inspiration from the Disneyland Paris Castle as well as the Cinderella castles and even some elements from mystic Manor this would finally give Hong Kong their own iconic Castle that wasn’t just a cheap copy of Anaheim’s this concept art seems to work well then in mid December of 2017 the Disney Parks blog released some new updated concept art and well this is where they may have made a mistake with this castle Orlando and Tokyo have Cinderella Castle Paris has their version of Sleeping Beauty Castle Anaheim has the original Sleeping Beauty Castle Shanghai has the storybook castle which represents all Disney Princesses but still has an overall thematic flow and fits the look of a Disney Castle and then Hong Kong is gonna get this it looks like every Disney princess movie just threw up their Castle in Hong Kong and whatever piece stuck made it into the design it appears that a big mistake was Disney changing the color palette from the original art you can see in the original that the Sleeping Beauty Castle was pink color was still very prominent and then the rest of the color scheme of the castle was much more muted and gave off an elegant royal feel while the new yellow and peach color scheme with orange flags seems a bit hokey and doesn’t give off that elegant Disney Castle feeling maybe it’ll change again but now only time will tell as they start building this new castle so out of the five castles we spoke about today which one would you say is Disney’s biggest castle mistake what would you have done differently leave a comment down below and start a conversation and these are the winners for the 2017 holiday giveaway the winner of the set of four magic bands is Nick H from Vale Arizona the winner of the $50 chuck-e-cheese gift card is Riley H from San Jose California and the grand prize winner of the $150 disney gift card is Trisha B from Carson California you so much to everyone who entered and will be reaching out to the three winners very soon if you have any videos from the Disney parks that you’d like to share with us to be used in future videos follow the link in the description below thanks so much for watching click the TPM icon on the screen to subscribe to this channel and check out some of these other videos 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100 thoughts on “Top 5 Biggest Disney Castle Mistakes!

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  2. People who visit Disney land, donโ€™t go for one day, itโ€™s for about 2 weeks so number 5 isnโ€™t really a mistake

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  4. I donโ€™t really mind what they did for Stitch to the castle. I thought it was clever and matched Stitchโ€™s personality.

  5. My favorite castle was the stitch one because it was really unique to stitch and you can tell that stitch had done this

  6. Why wanting a perfect picture with this castle if you can have a once in a lifetime experience with a decorated castle that will probably never appear again

  7. Why wasnโ€™t I born in time to see the stitch castle heโ€™s one off my Disney characters of all time ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  8. My favorite castle was the stitch one because it wasnโ€™t a huge change but it was there and very funny, if was there on that day I would be estatic to be there! My least favorite castle was the 25 birthday cake, it was not very good looking and wasnโ€™t very Disney like. If I was there that day I would probably not wanna take a picture by the castle.

  9. When I went to Disneyland in California, I couldn't get a picture in front of it because they were doing construction work on it. But at least I had fun there.

  10. my parents had their honey moon in Disney world and the cake castle was there. they actually didnโ€™t mind, and thought it was cool because not many people got to see it.

  11. I traveled with my family to Disney last week through a friend who sent me a site review and said we would try. In my opinion worth every pocket! Recommend!
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  12. Why are you so hateful towards stitch? That's what I dont understand if I was there in 2004 then i would've loved it and i thought it was actually really cool! So not everyone hates it. Stop hating stitch we are not all on your side -_-

  13. So someone's picture was "ruined" by a crane? So what? At least the castle looks even more amazing after the cranes are gone!

  14. Putting sleeping Beautyโ€™s castle in Hong Kong. They should put Mulans castle there. And put Beauty and the beasts castle in Paris.

  15. honestly i wish they still decorated the castle in ridiculous ways, i think it makes the experience more unique, itโ€™s more rare itโ€™s a lucky thing to see.

  16. I think the stitch thing was funny and a good marketing strategy but if you have been waiting your whole life and you only have one day and thatโ€™s what you see then I definitely understand being upset

  17. I went to Hong Kong Disneyland last month on vacation, itโ€™s safe to say I was extremely disappointed to see that I couldnโ€™t see the castle because it was under construction.

  18. Number 4 wasnt a mistake, they cant put up the lights without the crane, if they didnt use the crane, they wouldnt have the lights, no lights means no holiday light show

    Yes, i know he said people dont care much anymore

  19. The Pepto Bismol Castle, definitely! No huge surprise the same company (Renaissance Entertainment) That designed and installed this mistake later was responsible for the EPIC BELLYFLOP that was The Hard Rock Park, which is the only theme park that closed after LESS THAN A YEAR!

  20. I loved the birthday cake castle. My first WDW experience was in 1997. I cherished it. People really need to cut it slack and stop ruining it for the people that enjoyed it.

  21. So it's been two years since this video was released, and I haven't really been following the Hong Kong castle renovation. Any updates?

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