While they may not be the thrill rides with the latest in coaster technology, the effects, including the shadow of Maleficent at Disneyland and an Audio-Animatronics dragon at Disneyland Paris, are enough to thrill even the stodgiest of guests. These attractions evoke emotional responses and present to guests the true-life adventures of what they have always believed living in a castle would be like. The same feelings are already present n the forms of flying over Never Never Land and London, soaring on the back of Dumbo, and bouncing alongside Tigger, but Cinderella Castle is the heart and soul of the Magic Kingdom and an attraction based in its corridors could only intensify the magic that is already felt in its presence.
What kind of walk-through attraction would I like to see inside Cinderella Castle? Here are a few of my own blue sky thoughts:
¤A Cinderella walkthrough, complete with dioramas, similar to the Sleeping Beauty Walkthrough.
¤A dungeon featuring the cells, fully adorned and decorated, of classic Disney Villains, such as Captain Hook, Maleficent, the weasels, the Queen of Hearts, and the Evil Queen.
¤A labyrinth filled with optical illusions, similar to the maze found in Cinderella Castle in Kingdom Keepers.
¤A Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 walkthrough.
¤A look at the homes of the fairies like the Blue Fairy, Fairy Godmother, and Flora, Fauna, and Merrryweather.
These are just a few of the ideas that I’ve had for what would make a spectacular Cinderella Castle attraction, but I know that mine are not the only dreams. What kind of wishes would you make in the fountain for the Magic Kingdom’s castle?