Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cinderella's Christmas Castle


Our family in December 2010 with Cinderella's Castle!

If you haven't been to Walt Disney World at Christmas, you're missing out on a beautiful sight! Cinderella's Castle is decked out with 200,000 lights! It puts Clark Griswold's house to shame!

It takes six weeks and hundreds of hours of work to get the LED lights in place. At night, after the park closes, workers bring in cranes to get all the lights on all the parts of the castle. They use over 18 miles of electrical cable to make it all come to life. All 200,000 lights are connected to dyed fishing nets. The nets are dyed blue, to match the roof, or gray to match the stone walls. The lights are programmed to "dance" with the music at night. During the day, you can't even tell the the lights are in place because of the dyed nets. It's amazing! The senior show director, Alan Brunn says the castle looks like it has been "dipped in sugar" and I couldn't agree more!

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