10 Fun Facts About Cinderella Castle Dream Lights

10 Fun Facts Disney Parks

Cinderella Castle Dream Lights Stage Show Disney World

The Cinderella Castle Dream Lights have been one of the most iconic parts of the holidays at Walt Disney World ever since they premiered and we are paying tribute to this classic part of the Christmas season.

1. Cinderella Lighting

Cinderella and Prince Charming In Front of Castle Dream Lights Magic Kingdom

When the display first premiered it was accompanied by a lighting ceremony hosted by Mickey and Friends, and Cinderella characters.

2. Frozen Overlay

After the massive success of Frozen, the display's lighting ceremony got an overlay where Elsa turned the display on with her powers, accompanied by other friends from Arendelle.

3. Number of Lights

Cinderella Castle Dream Lights Christmas Magic Kingdom

The display involves 200,000 lights to create the impressive icicle lights that cover Cinderella Castle.

4. Beyond the Party

Even though most Christmas celebrations are exclusive to the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, this display happened every night of the holiday season.

5. Crane

This display required a massive crane to attach the lights to the iconic Cinderella Castle.

6. Paris

This display is inspired by a similar one that has been in use on Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Paris.

7. LED

Cinderella Castle Dream Lights Christmas Display Magic Kingdom

These lights are highly efficient LED lights that contribute to Disney's efforts to make their parks more energy efficient.

8. Beginnings

Fireworks During Cinderella Castle Dream Lights Disney World

This display has been shown every year from 2007 to 2019 at the Magic Kingdom.

9. Projections

Cinderella Castle Dream Lights Fireworks Magic Kingdom

The lights are turned off during the holidays in recent years to allow for projection mapping during fireworks shows.

10. Pandemic

The light display did not return amid the global 2020 COVID19 pandemic.