Disneyland Design: Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

**This post was supposed to auto post Wednesday.  And it didn’t.  And then I was like “shoot… we’re home now, so I’m not allowed to post Disneyland posts anymore.”  And then I was all “I’m the boss of my blog, and if I still feel high on Disneyland Magic, I can do whatever the fluff I want.”  Celebrate if you must.  Or skip it.  But if you read it, you’re guaranteed to learn something new.  Unless you have an unlimited knowledge of the Magic Kingdom.

This is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Disneyland.  Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.

Disneyland Castle

Or maybe it’s juicy turkey legs the size of your face.

Disneyland Turkey Leg

Or maybe it’s a churro.  (Also referred to as a death stick.  It has the 3 things that will ruin me: Gluten, Sugar, and Cinnamon.)

Disneyland Churro

But it’s probably the castle.

 Homegirl’s castles design was based on that of Neuschwanstein, a real Bavarian castle.

Neuschwanstein-Castle-Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle exemplifies the ideals and desires of Ludwig II. The castle was designed as a retreat, where the king used to escape into his poetic world. The pictures in the palace were inspired by the operas of Richard Wagner, for whom the King built this palace as homage. The pictures on the walls of the palace represent love, salvation, repentance and guilt.  The Swan is the important leitmotif of the interiors of this palace. Swan was the heraldic animal of Schwangau. It is also the symbol of purity in Christianity.

TLDR of that paragraph: the symbols of Ludwigizzle line up with the tale of The Cold G-Ride Bouncer: Aurora.

Disneyland Castle

The Castle itself isn’t any bigger than a 2 story building.  It’s an illusion, Michael.  They use forced perspective to trick illusion you into thinking it’s so tall.  The bricks get smaller and smaller the closer to the top it gets.

Disneyland Castle

Make it pink.

no

Make it blue.

As much as I love Disneyland, I’m happier than a dead pig in the sunshine to be home.
And I’ll have normal blog posts for you on Monday.

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  • Reggalicious

    *insert suggestive joke about the churro picture*

    • Kenz

      lol :) Last night I was like “Aaron, is this picture too inappropriate to put on the blog?” And he said “What’s inappropriate about it? I’m eating a Churro Kenz.”

  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART

    I really wish they had made the castle big enough for you to actually go inside it. Wouldn’t that have been great. Love your sleeping beauty reference :)

    • CrowderSoup

      You actually can! There is a walk-through attraction that goes in one side of the castle, up over the tunnel, and down the other side.

    • Kenz

      The inside is pretty neat! It tells the story of Sleeping Beauty. It’s a fun little walk through :)

  • Joshky

    A trick is something a whore does for money!!

    • CrowderSoup

      … or candy.

    • Kenz

      :) I’m glad you actually read the words in my post!

  • Heidi Selover

    You and Kami have some serious jumping skills. Guys only like girls with good skills!

    • Kenz

      Skillz run deep :) All I know is that my jumping skills will be SO much better after the Squat Challenge.

  • Gretchen@boxycolonial

    I will keep reading about Disney as long as you keep posting about it! I’m still waiting for a minute by minute trip report with 4 million photos ;). And I’ll refrain from mean spirited east coast jokes about how you have to be careful not to trip over your castle :). J/K–it’s a lovely little castle!

    • Kenz

      lol it’s true! It’s a lot smaller than Cinderella’s castle in Florida. I’ll be sure not to trip :)