Times Square: Disney Ice Castle Fun Facts

Disney Ice Castle Cinderella New York Times SquareFor six hours yesterday, Disney made “Limited Time Magic” happen at Times Square in New York City as they unveiled a giant castle made of ice surrounded by illuminated ice sculptures of Cinderella’s Coach and an ice-encased piano just to name a few.

  • The ice castle stood 25 feet tall, 9 feet deep and 15 feet wide.
  • It was created using 45,000 pounds of ice – 267 blocks of ice in all.
  • The castle was first assembled into 37 pieces, then boxed and driven to Times Square to reassemble.
  • Each of the 37 pieces was lifted into place by a 15-ton crane.
  • Construction took 12 hours as craftsmen worked around the clock to erect the castle.
  • Six additional ice vignettes surrounded the castle representing precious moments in time – a grandparent with a child, a child donning Mouse ears, a family taking a portrait, a balloon vendor and more.
  • Mickey and pals Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Cinderella and Merida, from the Disney-Pixar film “Brave,” joined in the morning celebration.

Haven’t heard of Limited Time Magic? Read more about it here: Disney Announces Limited Time Magic