There’s nothing quite as iconic as taking a stroll down Main Street USA and heading through the castle into Fantasyland. It doesn’t matter which castle, from Cinderella to Sleeping Beauty and beyond there is just something timeless and magical about it. However, at Disneyland, this is an experience that will be sorely missed for the first part of the year. On January 17, 2019, Sleeping Beauty Castle will undergo a refurbishment that will leave it closed to guests until Spring 2019. Both the interior and exterior of the castle will have work done to it, meaning Ichabod the Crane may make an appearance in some of your Castle photos during this time frame. There is no firm reopening date, thus far Disney has only said “Soring 2019”, so we can only hope we will be back to gleefully strolling through the castle sooner rather than later. As soon as more details are known, we will be sure to let you know! As disappointing as it is, refurbishments are a necessary evil. we are glad to see the work being done. While everyone wants to have the perfect experience, the care that Disney takes to keep things looking fresh and new is what sets Disney apart from the others. Though we always want to get that perfect Castle photo, we are glad that generations to come will be afforded that same joy thanks to refurbishments like this one. Besides…it just gives us a reason to go back (as if we needed a reason)! Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.