Disney World’s New Castle Projection Show Starts Next Week: What We Know

Disney has announced that they will be launching a new projection show in the Magic Kingdom next week. The “Once Upon a Time” show will light up the iconic Cinderella Castle using projection mapping, covering the entire structure in lights and graphics.

Disney Worlds New Cinderella Castle projection show

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The show is narrated by Beauty and the Beast’s Mrs Potts and is framed around her reading a bedtime story to Chip.

Here is a quick synopsis of the show from the Disney release:

Projected scenes let guests relive some of their favorite Disney moments. They’ll fly with Peter Pan above the rooftops of London to Never Land, grow to a towering size with Alice in Wonderland and float along with Winnie the Pooh as he rises to the top of the Castle while hanging from a colorful balloon. These are just some of the enchanting tales that come to life in “Once Upon a Time.”

The awe-inspiring show culminates with classic scenes from Beauty and the Beast – the Beast waltzing with his beloved Belle, his duel with Gaston, and finally his transformation back to the Prince. As Mrs. Potts and Chip conclude their bedtime story, the show moves to its grand finale including appearances by characters from some of Disney’s most beloved animated tales. Fireworks bursting above the Castle add to the magic.

“Once Upon a Time” is part of an exciting Fall lineup of offerings at Walt Disney World Resort. It joins the spectacular fireworks show “Wishes” among exciting nighttime offerings in the park.

The new “Once Upon a Time” projection show begins at Magic Kingdom Park on November 4th.

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