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Mosaic in Cinderella Castle 

What is it? Cinderella Mosaic

The Story: When the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, Cinderella Castle opened with one of the most elaborate pieces of artwork found within a Disney park, The Cinderella Castle Mosaic. This mosaic was designed by Imagineer Dorothea Redmond and put together by Hanns Scharff and a team of six others. The mosaic, which consists of over 500 colors and 300,000 tiles, took over 22 months to complete.

The Mosaic inside Cinderella Castle

 The mosaic, which consists of five panels, tells the story of Cinderella beginning with the Tremaine family receiving the invitation to the ball while Cinderella looks on from the side. The next panel shows the Fairy Godmother transforming Cinderella for the ball. After attending the ball and losing her glass slipper, the Duke finds Cinderella where he realizes that she is the true owner of the glass slipper. The final panel naturally shows Cinderella and her Prince beginning their happily ever after.

The mosaic inside Cinderella Castle

Fun Fact: In a few of the panels (like the one below) you can find Cinderella's stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella looking upon Cinderella. Take a close look at their faces to see that Anastasia is red with anger while Drizella is green with envy!

The Mosaic inside Cinderella Castle

While most artwork created by Imagineers found throughout the Walt Disney World does not acknowledge who the artist is, the mosaic inside the Castle makes an exception. You can find the names of Dorothea Redmond and Hanns Scharff on the far right panel next to the entrance to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!

Mosaic inside Cinderella Castle

Location:  Fantasyland

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