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April 29, 1957 – The Sleeping Beauty Walk-Through Attraction Opens

Image credit: Official Disneyland Site

 “Relive one of the most beloved Disney legends as you stroll through the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle.”

 On April 29, 1957, the Sleeping Beauty Walk-Through opened in Disneyland, with Shirley Temple on hand to make the dedication. The attraction was created to use the empty space in the castle, and featured dioramas to tell the story of Sleeping Beauty in the style of Eyvind Earle, the production designer for the 1959 film. The dioramas were redesigned in 1977. The attraction was closed in 2001, but on November 27, 2008, the attraction opened again, reverting back to the original Eyvind Earle-inspired artwork, but with new technology that wasn’t available in 1957.

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