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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneylandfan95 View Post
    Or that Disneyland was supposed to represent history with 100% accuracy...
    that's a pretty big logical leap there, even if completely mistaken.

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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    Quote Originally Posted by MonteJ View Post
    I'm still of the opinion that it's time to update the size of the castle in Disneyland. Nothing obnoxiously huge - but more commanding than what is currently there - and not as easily dwarfed by the landscaping (or the tourists standing in front of it).
    Any larger and it would be out of scale with the courtyard behind it that makes up the center of Fantasyland. It would also ruin the scale of the Matterhorn.
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    So much gets streamlined for a male demographic as it is...
    Like the princess and pixie invasions of Main Street?
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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMonroe View Post
    But a pink castle is extremely unrealistic to the style it represents
    The style it represents? It's a fairy-tale castle which acts as a gateway to Fantasyland. It was pink in Herb Ryman's original concepts, it was pink in 1955, and its pink today (albeit a much more saturated pink).

    I'm not going to say that the Castle's color scheme is perfect today because its not. But a pink castle is in no way out of place.

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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    Maybe we should all ask Fauna to turn the castle green.

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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    ORGOCH: Hey, that suits me just fine! Green is the color fer frogs an' ya all knows how much I loves FROGS!!!!

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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    Quote Originally Posted by calsig31 View Post
    Like the princess and pixie invasions of Main Street?
    Hmm, let's think for a moment. What meet and greets get the longest lines? Rapunzel's meet and greet has been the longest line in Disneyland since it debuted. Don't hate on something that is popular. You sound more annoyed that it intrudes on the sight-lines of Main Street than anything else. That's unfortunate, but Disneyland as we all know has very limited space for expansion now. Little girls want to meet Tinkerbell and Aurora and Cinderella...these spaces for these meet and greets are not large enough for a ride but they can allow for some millions of guests to enjoy. In any case, both of those areas do/will count as Fantasyland. The new princess meet and greet is kinda iffy but at the end of the day I'd rather they do this than say rip out Snow White's Scary Adventures as was done at Walt Disney World.

    And please, don't make name off every blatantly male-streamlined attraction and area of the park. That list is way too long for me to even bother!

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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

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    I apologize, I did not mean to sound like a sexist in any way. I do not think that the pink color is bad, but I simply just want it toned down considerably in order to appeal to a broader audience.
    Oh it's ok, I know that wasn't your intention

    Here is the original castle model (photos from Daveland):

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    If you look at the current color scheme for the castle, it's pretty similar - the colors are just a bit stronger (this is equally applied to the blue), and the brickwork adds more color. I wouldn't mind seeing those taken back to gray, as long as the castle still sparkles. We also still have the gold paint left over from the 50th. This is a photo take from June.

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    Pink and blue. The colors of Aurora's dress, forever in a battle. I think that's pretty appropriate.

    As for making the castle look like a "real" castle? Come on. If you want reality, go to Europe. It's Fantasyland, for crying out loud. Fantasyland is tied to Disney fairy tales. Realism comes secondary to the whimsical.

    And as already stated, the castle can't be larger than the Matterhorn. Bigger is not always better (though I know some people really have a hard time accepting that ).

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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    Agree 100% with disneylandfan95 and pineapplewhipaddict - the style it's trying to represent is Sleeping Beauty, which is a fairy tale. Sure it has its roots in real castle architecture, but the main point is for it to represent a fairy tale princess with a dress that changes from pink to blue. How is a pink and blue castle at all inappropriate for such a theme, at the entrance to Fantasyland?

    Sometimes I feel like people try very hard to find things to complain about at Disneyland and it completely baffles me.
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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    ORDDU: I agree with you, Kayleigh83, duckling. Some do complain over things that don't make sense. Having a meet and greet for princesses next to a fairy tale castle makes perfect sense. Also, there is an explanation for the color scheme of the castle in several of the official Disneyland books my sisters and I have read over the years. It is meant to be a nod to the princess who inspired the castle to be built. Her primary colors are pink and blue so that's why the castle has those colors on it.

    ORWEN: Aurora's color scheme for her castle is what makes it so unique and why it stands out from all those OTHER castles around the world. She is so proud of her home!!!

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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    Not enough Black Plague on this castle. Someone get on that.
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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    I think it's more orange than it is pink. I personally like the new high-contrast style of the castle with the gold accents more than I liked it when it had more of a blue-ish pink hue.


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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    what color was the castle in the movie?
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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    When it was first opened, the whole park was black and white and various shades of gray.
    (According to all the photos and TV shows I've seen of that time.)
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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    ORWEN: In the animated version of Sleeping Beauty the castle was white with mostly red rooves and a few gold rooves. But, then, the animated version of the castle looked so much different from the any of the theme park versions. It was massive and took up so much space that it wouldn't have fit very well inside Disneyland with its current amount of land. So, naturally, they had to build a scaled down version of the castle.

    ORDDU: Even Cinderella's Castle in Florida--big as it is--isn't as big at its animated counterpart. The animated versions of all the castles had to be over the top big in order to convey their full importance and impact on the audience. But when it comes to theme parks, there simply isn't enough room to build a castle as big as it's animated counterpart. There has to be enough room left over for OTHER attractions, too.

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    Re: What year did they color the stone on Sleeping Beauty's castle?

    Sleeping Beauty castle is partly based on a real castle in Neuschwanstein Castle in Barvaria Germany. I say it again PARTLY! That being said Fantasyland is about the romance of childhood dreams so things are adjusted. As for Fantasy Faire...THE PRINCESSES ARE NOWHERE NEAR MAIN STREET!!! They are next to the castle, technically in Fantasyland. You mind as well say a frontier fort and a futuristic sculpture is invading it.

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