Cinderella's Castle is not only the icon for the Magic Kingdom but also Walt Disney World. Some consider the Castle to be the single best-loved structure in the world. It is also one of the most photographed structures in the world.
The height of Cinderella's Castle is 180 feet, which is almost twice the height of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in California and was inspired by French 12th and 13th century buildings. It's made from a fiberglass shell over a steel frame. Instead of dungeons the Castle has service tunnels and many of the upper rooms function as security rooms. Rumor has it that an apartment was built higher in the Castle that was originally meant for members of the Disney family.
When moving through the Castle from the Plaza at the end of Main Street USA and heading towards FantasyLand, the inside walls of the walkway are decorated by elaborate mosaics, which depict the story of Cinderella. These mosaics are built up from almost one million glass tiles in over 500 shades, along with some sterling silver and 14 karat gold leaf. Towards the side of the Castle, on the path to the left side FantasyLand, the Cinderella Wishing Well gives guests a quiet spot to relax. All money thrown into the wishing well is donated to various childrens charities.
As night falls upon the guests to Magic Kingdom, Cinderella's Castle becomes the backdrop for the ,Wishes fireworks show. As the spectacle of the fireworks begins Jiminy Cricket's voice tells a wonderful musical story that accompanies the display.