Monday, March 10, 2014

The Majestic Castle Crane: Eyesore or Icon?

Cinderella's Castle is probably one of the most beloved images known world-wide. Lately in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, there has been a crane next to the castle. As an Annual Passholder, I travel to WDW often. The crane has been there for an extensive period of time.  Families, some having once in a lifetime trips, are paused in front of the castle for family photos that include a large crane in every shot.  During castle shows, murmurs of "what's with the crane," fill the air around the crowds.  Even on Twitter yesterday as all the photos of the new long-awaited Festival of Fantasy parade posted, comments quickly followed with "what's with the crane?"

Look Ma! NO CRANE!

Most of us understand that Disney is constantly striving for perfection. We understand that maintenance equipment is necessary and unavoidable.  However, the Majestic Castle Crane has been hovering for quite some time and guests are really starting to notice...and not like it.

My suggestion is that we EMBRACE THE MADNESS!!!

And how does Disney do that best?  MERCHANDISING! 

Majestic Castle Crane t-shirts, toys, Vinylmation, and photo frames.


Imagine a family, sad-faced after taking their obstructed once in a lifetime Cinderella's Castle portrait, walking into a shop on Main St. and suddenly noticing a big display of t-shirts with the castle and a big crane along side it titled "Magic Kingdom 2014"!
They would probably all rush to buy them and then retake the picture wearing the shirts standing in front of the CRANE (not the castle).
....EMBRACING the madness!

The best part is that it is LIMITED EDITION!

So, I leave it to you, dear Disney guest, what do you think?
The Majestic Castle Crane: Eyesore or Icon?

The way I see it, if a turkey leg can have a t-shirt, rice krispy treat, and car air-freshener, so can a crane!

If you'd like to follow me and embrace more of the madness, go to Twitter @JeanieBlue114 or

....may your tiara always sparkle!

UPDATE: After much Twittering discussion, fans of the Majestic Castle Crane are DEMANDING a Majestic Castle Crane COCKTAIL!!  Of course, to give guests the same feeling as when they gaze upon the crane, this limited time cocktail will be mixed with...BEVERLY!  mmmmm

We are also taking suggestions for Majestic Castle Crane Cupcake flavors.
Suggestions so far are: Lemon, Lemongrass, Kahlua, Black Licorice, and Marmite!
What flavor says "CRANE" to you??


  1. Great story. Someday I hope to make it to Disney World.

    1. Thank you! I hope the crane is gone when you get there! Or not...if you like that kinda thing.

  2. I am so excited to see all of these things!! Hurry up October!!

  3. Oh and "What's with the one Silver turret" today?

    1. I'm gonna guess that it's made of fondant and will be an additional cupcake topper. (I got nothin'.)