Well this is embarrassing. Funko released a promo for their Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary figures with Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle instead of Cinderella Castle.
These figures feature various “iconic” Walt Disney World rides (that are mostly in or were in Disneyland as well) including the Mad Tea Party, Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland’s is the superior version), Tomorrowland’s Rocket Jets, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride.
There are also two versions of Mickey with the “castle” but apparently they didn’t realize the castles were different. Another reason why they should have not repainted Cinderella Castle to resemble Sleeping Beauty Castle because it’s confusing.
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) November 1, 2021
Since the repaint of Cinderella Castle it does look similar in design to the Pop, but when you look at it structurally it seems to be Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Someone else noticed that the mold is the same one they used for Disneyland’s 65th Anniversary Funko piece.
That’s Disneyland’s castle with different colors 🥴 pic.twitter.com/wwbP4qMlcN
— Røb ♕ Cadena (@Rob_Cadena) November 1, 2021
Twitter was quick to call them out for it too!
That is the wrong castle for Walt Disney world. pic.twitter.com/f0bKRUIlbI
— AceXprt (@AceXprt) November 2, 2021
Yup, they made a VERY slight change to the height of the central structure, and repainted with the 50th colours and hoped no one would notice
— Grim Vaccinated Moose (Dan) (@MercurialMoose) November 1, 2021
Where’s the clock? This looks like Sleeping Beauty Castle, not Cinderella Castle…
— Phillip (@p_paree) November 2, 2021
That is clearly Sleeping Beauty Castle from Disneyland, not Cinderella Castle from Magic Kingdom.
Nice try though.
— TOCPE82 / Bryan (@TOCPE82) November 1, 2021
Walt Disney World doesn’t even get their own anniversary Pop! they just get one that was recycled from Disneyland’s anniversary.
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