A Special Photo Op Returns to Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle
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For a limited time (Memorial Day Weekend), Walt Disney World is bringing back a unique photo opportunity.

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Cinderella’s Coach

The rarely-seen Cinderella’s Coach is on display near the center of the Magic Kingdom (past the castle and near the stone archways by the Prince Charming Regal Carousel). Based on the one the Disney princess rides to the ball in the animated film, the pumpkin-shaped carriage has gold accents, and its seat is upholstered with a velvet-like fabric.

Like the carriage featured in Cinderella (1950), it has a seat at the front for the driver to hold the reins and steer the houses (or mice turned into horses). The carriage also features large golden wheels and a gold letter “C” in the back window. The display is expected to remain in the Disney Park throughout the Memorial Day weekend, and Photopass photographers are stationed nearby to snap a picture.

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Look But Don’t Touch

Although all Guests are welcome to take as many photos as they want of the Cinderella carriage at Magic Kingdom, no one is allowed to step inside or go on it. The carriage is also surrounded by greenery, and a castle wall provides a regal backdrop to anyone taking a picture.

The Cinderella carriage was last reported as being seen in the Magic Kingdom on Valentine’s Day four years ago (2019). It’s possible that the addition of this photo op is to coincide with the release of the Cinderella carriage popcorn bucket.

Cinderella Popcorn Bucket

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The iconic coach played a pivotal role in transforming Cinderella’s ordinary life into a magical one. Disney World Guests can now share in her happily-ever-after with this limited-time photo opportunity. If Disney World removes the carriage after the holiday weekend, hopefully, we can see it more frequently than once every four years.

Cinderella Cover

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)