Cinderella Castle Mosaics
Disney Imagineer Dorthea Redmond created the design which was executed in mosaic by Hanns-Joachim Scharff. Taking 22 months to complete, the five scenes were recreated from the 1950 animated classic "Cinderella." In all there are over one million pieces of Italian glass in over 500 different colors. Besides the glass tiles there are silver tiles, and even some 14 carat gold tiles used in the murals.
"Now perhaps Dorothea will be best remembered for the Disneyland Dream Suite, originally designed for Walt himself," Marty adds. "But certainly her most admired design work is the elaborate mosaic murals of the Cinderella story in the entry passage to the Castle at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom. Not even the medieval castles of Europe can boast of masterpieces like these!"
Although "a picture may say a thousand words," you still can't get the full effect of seeing these massive mosaic marvels up close. The craftsmanship is remarkable. There are not enough superlatives to adequately describe these brilliant murals.
Hopefully you have enjoyed these pictures and will be inspired to see the real works of art when you visit the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.