Ever Thought If Cinderella’s Castle Will Be Able To Make It Through A Catastrophic Hurricane?
What do you mean, you have never thought about that? Well, I am sure you will spend your whole day thinking about this since I have said it now. So just sit back and red this post full of interesting information about the iconic castle.
So if you ever thought you won’t be safe in the Cinderella’s Castle in a hurricane. You will be very wrong since the following facts will 100% prove you wrong.
#1 Cinderella’s Castle Actually Cant Be Dismantled.
Doesn’t matter what you heard. It is impossible to dismantle the castle. It is however a poplar legend that if there is ever a hurricane. The castle can be dismantled and moved to safety. It is only a myth though.
Only the spires can be removed but that usually takes days so there is no use in doing that.
#2 The Level Of Winds That The Castle Can Withstand Is Astonishing.
The castle was actually built in a way that it could withstand 110 mile an hour winds. One source even explains that the castle might be even able to withstand 125 miles per hour with strength to spare. Now that is a sturdy castle!
However, I’d still wait out a change in weather on a lower ground than in the uppermost tower of the castle.
#3 The Exterior Of The Castle Is Mostly Impervious To Bad Weather.
Why is that you might ask? Well because the exterior is reinforced with fiber-reinforced gypsum plaster supported by metal studs. Fiberglass was also used on the more ornate parts of the towers.
All of the roofs are made of plastic, the same material used in building monitor shells. So this construction makes it able to withstand severe weathers.
#4 The Superstructure Underneath The Castle Is Made Of Steel.
No, I am not kidding, The inner structure is made of six hundred tons of steel braced frame construction. 10-inch-thick (250 mm) reinforced concrete wall are also used to provide support to the outer ornate walls.
This foundation gives the castle quite a lot of support.
#5 Disney Do Usually Close The Castle In A Hurricane.
This has been going on from quite a while. The park was closed when Hurricane Matthew hit in October 2016. The park was also closed twice in 2004 for Hurricane Frances and Jeanne.
It was also closed in 1999 for the Hurricane Floyd. Disney is also going to close the castle for 2 days because of Hurricane Irma but the resort hotels will be open.
So, turns out Cinderella’s Castle can withstand even the most violent weathers. Who knew?