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    Lightbulb Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle....

    Instead of the plastic twirly things around the lights on the castle during the holidays, why don't they put the lights inside icicles made out of glass. That way, during the day, it looks good too!!! Doubt if Disney would but that much glass and shape it, but it would look really good!!! Post comments and ideas of your own!!!

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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    Yeah, I don't think you and I are the only ones who've posted this idea. It's a pretty obvious choice, so I'm sure Disney thought of it...the question is, why didn't they do it? Cost? Problems with the heat of the bulbs? Or...maybe they just genuinely prefer the cheap, swirly look.


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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    The same look could easily be achieved using molded plastic. LED lights do not give off much heat and they have high temperature plastics that could be used for the icicles. It seems to me they would only need about a dozen different molds that mixed up "randomly" would give the desired look.

    I also think that having the lights and cords encased in molded plastic would also make it harder to see the wires and the ligths themselves. The reflections off the wavy icicles would make it difficult to see what was encased especially if they used lights with clear wire insulation instead of white.

    Maybe someday. they did add snow on the back of the castle this year along with the lighting effects down Main Street so maybe the plan is to continue to add a bit each year until they get it exactly the way they want it.

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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    The middle of a recession is not the best time to be worrying about castle icicles.

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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    My thoughts are that if they encased them, the lighting will not give the look that they are going for with the castle. If you notice the lighting is dotty almost, lots of tiny dots. Encasing them may just make it look like a glowing icicle. Then we must take in to account weather and wind, can rain get into these icicles and affect them negatively? If wind can't get through will it be able to knock them down or ruin them in some way?

    From afar the icicles look really great in my opinion, coming from someone who has icicles on his house as we speak. It's only upon closer inspection that they aren't fully realised. But does it ruin it for me? Not in the least, this is the best the castle has ever looked during christmas!






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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    Yes, I wish Disney would do something with those icicles - they look absolutely tacky and gaudy in the light.


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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Analyst View Post
    My thoughts are that if they encased them, the lighting will not give the look that they are going for with the castle. If you notice the lighting is dotty almost, lots of tiny dots. Encasing them may just make it look like a glowing icicle.
    I'm sure they could come up with a material that was transparent enough to avoid diffusing the appearance of the individual lights. But the glowing icicle look could actually be very cool, anyway.

    Then we must take in to account weather and wind, can rain get into these icicles and affect them negatively? If wind can't get through will it be able to knock them down or ruin them in some way?
    Interesting points. I would think they'd be pretty waterproof, but maybe that's more complex than I tend to think.

    From afar the icicles look really great in my opinion, coming from someone who has icicles on his house as we speak. It's only upon closer inspection that they aren't fully realised. But does it ruin it for me? Not in the least, this is the best the castle has ever looked during christmas!
    Agreed. It's only a problem up close, and while it's definitely a big problem up close, it's not like it ruins the entire castle. Still...it'd be nice to see this problem fixed.


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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    From pictures, HKDL's Sleeping Beauty Castle looks beautiful compared to DL's. I'm not sure what kind of lights they're using.

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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    Quote Originally Posted by Goover View Post
    The middle of a recession is not the best time to be worrying about castle icicles.
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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyPrincess4590 View Post
    From pictures, HKDL's Sleeping Beauty Castle looks beautiful compared to DL's. I'm not sure what kind of lights they're using.
    Not really a fan. Prefer Disneyland's.






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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    The lighting on Cinderella Castle at WDW is ingenious. They're nets of tiny lights that you can barely see if you're standing under the castle. From any distance you can't see the nets at all. Yet at night they're brilliant and make the castle look even bigger than it already is. It would be great if SBC could get the same lighting.

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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    But then the castle looks incredibly dull during the day at Christmas time. As well, seeing as you can get up close with SB castle.. it would never work.






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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    Yeah it sounds like a really good idea and it would look awesome but just like you said I doubt disney would put that much effort into it
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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    moulded icicles would be expensive and probable have to be made into fitted, molded sections, which would take longer to put up and take down... it also might be a weight issue.... the castle is 53 years old.
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    Re: Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle fix

    as well, how do you fix lights that aren't working/burnt out?






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