The Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland will receive a $300,000 overhaul starting in January and continuing through the spring.
According to the Orange County Register, the centerpiece of the California theme park will have its roof redone and the fiber-reinforced plastic on the turrets replaced. The project will begin on January 7.
To keep the Disneyland experience great for visitors, officials said they will decorate the scaffolding that would surround the Sleeping Beauty Castle in the coming months. The construction work will not change the castle significantly, but walkthroughs at the attraction will be closed starting January 17.
“Sleeping Beauty Castle is the heart of Disneyland Park and is simply being refreshed,” Walt Disney Imagineering art director Kim Irvine told OCRegister.com. “It will remain the same beloved icon it is today when the refurbishment is complete.”
Disneyland’s overhaul of Sleeping Beauty Castle is part of the theme park’s preparations ready for the debut of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is currently scheduled to open in the summer of 2019.
In addition to the improvements to the castle, Disneyland is also working on other rides and attractions this winter, including the Haunted Mansion, It’s a Small World, Splash Mountain and more.