Cinderella Castle at Christmas: Photos and Trivia

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How do you take a great American icon and bedazzle it? You add thousand of sparkley-twinkley lights, and bibbidy, bobbidy, BOO!! There you have Disney’s Cinderella Castle, and she’s all dressed up for the Christmas holidays.

Like fun Disney trivia? Here are some fun holiday facts from one of my favorite Disney sites, Disney by the You can find all their numerical Disney trivia by using this Disney by the Numb3rs link. Let’s see what it takes to make the Castle pop.

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200,000 LED lights adorn Cinderella Castle, as they have every year since they made their initial debut in 2007.

500 strobe lights are used to help create the sparkling lighting effect.

32,000 square feet of fish netting are used to help hang the LED lights on the Castle.

And it takes 15 miles of cable to hang all the lights in place.

Now that you have seen the Castle, what will it cost a princess to stay at Disney World on and around Christmas Day?

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The “Holiday Season” pricing at Disney runs from December 21 to December 31 of this year. Without any sort of discount and not including taxes, a standard room at Disney’s All-Star Resorts will cost you $164. Compare that to $129 for the same room during a weekday summer night.

A standard room a moderate resort level Coronado Springs Resort is $249, compared to around $190 a night for a summer night on a weekday.

The least expensive room, a garden wing room, at the Contemporary Resort goes for $530 a night during holiday season, compared to $360 for a regular season night on a weekday.

A standard room during value season at the Animal Kingdom Lodge will cost $265 a night, with a jump to $470 a night for holiday season.

And in the Deluxe Villa category, a studio room at Bay Lake Tower will cost $600 a night during Holiday Season, compared to $485 a night during Regular Season, $415 a night during Value Season.

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Of course you don’t have to stay at Disney during those ten days to enjoy the sights of the seasons, as holiday decorations start appearing throughout the parks by the first weekend in November and stay into the early part of January. And you always have the option to stay off property in a less expensive hotel. But for you to enjoy the holiday decorations during “Christmas” staying on property at a Disney Resort, it’s going to cost you more money than other times of year. That’s what a Cheapskate Princess calls a Disney Splurge.

Thanks to our friends at Disney by the Numb3rs, and stop by their site for some fun Disney trivia. Tell ’em a Cheapskate Princess sent ya!

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Thanks for stopping by. Here’s wishing you cool December nights with a good cup of hot chocolate and Disney Dreams dancing in your head…


  1. Karen Sferra says:

    My family went during the 2nd week of December about 4 years ago, and it was beautiful! We stayed at pop Century and the price of the whole trip was fantastic. I couldn’t imagine and couldn’t afford to almost double the price of the trip just to go during Christmas week itself! We are hoping to plan a trip for next December, can’t wait!

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