According to CGTV, a blown glass castle based on Cinderella Castle, created by Miguel Arribas, was accidentally damaged on May 30.
The largest blown glass castle in the world, was knocked down and suffered damage, after two children crossed the barrier during a tour, and knocked over the display case. This broke the main spire and caused other damage to the piece.
Arribas presented the castle to the museum as a gift for their 5th anniversary in 2016. It took 500 hours to complete and was worth about $46,000 USD.
The Fantasy Castle was made by Spanish glassblower Miguel Arribas, based on the iconic Cinderella Castle at Disney World Resort. It was presented as a gift to the museum in 2016 to mark its fifth anniversary.
Currently, they are trying to work with Arribas to have the piece repaired, but due to COVID-19 issues and restrictions, it has to wait until it’s safe to do so. The parents did take responsibility for their children and have said they will pay for the repairs.
Arribas has been working with Disney and have stores on Disney property like the Crystal Arts by Arribas Bros. in the Magic Kingdom or the Arribas Bros. shop in Disney Springs.
Their work ranges in price up to thousands of dollars. They even have $35,000 castles.
I remember looking forward to visiting the store when I was a child as I was fascinated with all the pieces and how sparkly it all was.
The amount of work that goes into these, especially the one in Shanghai is mind blowing. It’s so sad that the museum piece was damaged, but thankfully no one seems to have gotten hurt.
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