For 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