The Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World ‘s Magic Kingdom in Orlando is iconic, but did you know that you can actually sleep inside the castle itself?
We’re talking princess-worthy four poster beds, direct views of the park and Main Street USA, and a glorious bathtub surrounded by breathtaking mosaics. Oh, and you even receive a glass Cinderella slipper at the end of your stay to take home a piece of the magical experience.
Only a small number of people will have stayed there – you can’t traditionally book the suite and it’s reportedly an invite-only stay for prize winners or VIPs.
Although it’s hidden away, Disney Parks has given us all a glimpse of what’s on offer in the magical suite with a behind-the-scenes tour on its TikTok channel. The whistle-stop tour offers a glimpse at just how lavish the room is.
For a start, even before you enter the room it’s pretty magical thanks to the Cinderella carriage-themed mosaic on the floor at the entrance. Inside, the suite looks like it definitely belongs in a fairytale.
There are two huge four-poster wooden beds which feature Cinderella’s crest – although the Tik Tok video narrator reveals that the ‘C’ actually stands for Charming, as in Prince Charming.
The royal bedchamber also features a large fireplace, and plenty of beautiful furnishings. There are some eye-catching stained glass windows which not only offer the views out to Magic Kingdom, but also feature paintings that depict the story of Cinderella.
Oh, and for an extra touch of magic, there’s even a mirror that turns into a television (and yes, you can watch Cinderella of course).
But it’s not just the bedroom that has us adding this room to our wishlists immediately.
The bathroom is just as spectacular complete with huge sinks and crystal chandeliers – but the best bit has to be the huge tub surrounded by three intricate mosaics. Switch off the lights, and you’ll get treated to lights that replicate a star-filled sky. It looks like total bliss.
Sadly for guests, just as Cinderella had a midnight deadline, there does come a time when you have to check out. The silver lining? Guests can take a small piece of the magic home with them as they’re gifted with a glass slipper.
The suite itself was originally built as an apartment for Walt Disney himself, but he passed away before it opened.
However come 2006 it had a Fairy Godmother-style transformation into the ornate suite, with the luxurious furniture, stained windows and lavish features all created to give the impression of staying in a French Château.
Although stays are invite-only, there are ways to see the suite, for example on specially designated Cinderella Castle tours.
Of course at the time of writing a trip to Orlando isn’t exactly on the cards thanks to the ongoing travel restrictions, and current travel ban for Brits in lockdown in England, Wales and Scotland.
Still, it won’t stop us from dreaming of future breaks – and a trip to Walt Disney World is definitely going on the bucket list even if a stay in the Cinderella Suite may not be on the itinerary.