Description And Comments

Disneyland Park's most famous icon, Sleeping Beauty Castle is at the heart of Disneyland and serves as a stage for shows and special events. For the non-claustrophobic, the Sleeping Beauty Castle walk-through exhibit is a miniature 3-D series, arranged along a narrow passage inside the castle, that tells the story of Sleeping Beauty. Originally opened on April 29, 1957, to preview the upcoming 1959 movie Sleeping Beauty, and then closed for most of a decade after 9/11, the attraction reopened in November 2008 with new dioramas reflecting the style of artist Eyvind Earle, who gave Sleeping Beauty its distinctive design. In this version there are animated scenes, interactive elements, and Pepper's Ghost projection effects (as also seen in the Haunted Mansion) that have re-energized this classic attraction.

Touring Tips

The entrance on the Fantasyland side of the castle near the passageway to Plaza Gardens and Frontierland. The exhibit allows for one-way traffic only. It can get a bit crowded inside (you can feel the pressure to read/view quickly and move on), but there should rarely be a line outside the attraction.

Special Comments

Must be able to climb up and down two flights of stairs. For those guests unable to handle stairs, there is a small alcove to the left of the bridge to Tomorrowland. Inside you will find a collections of the animations, as well as music, allowing you to experience the same elements of the attraction, also if for some reason, there is a line to walk through the castle, this is a time saving alternative.

But remember to note that while the viewing location is convenient, it runs on a loop, so you might have to wait till the video resets or watch some parts out of order.

Special Needs

Other Attractions in Fantasyland