Fastpass to History: 25th Anniversary Cake

Welcome to our first post in the Fastpass to History, hosted by Frontierland Station.

Disney World 25th Anniversary Cake Castle

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Walt Disney World in 1996, the castle was transformed into a giant 18 story birthday cake.   This was by far not my favorite idea from the Imagineers.  Fortunately the cake was removed in early 1998.

What made up the cake??

  • 1000 feet of pink and blue inflatable icing
  • 400 Gallons of pink paint
  • 26 Candles ranging in height of 20 to 40 feet
  • 12 five foot gumdrops
  • 16 five foot candy bears
  • 4 six foot Life Savers
  • 30 three foot lollipops
  • 50 two foot gumballs

Posted in History, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World.
  • As a kid, I thought the cake castle was pretty awesome! Although, I doubt I’d appreciate it if they did something like that to the castle now. I always wondered how they transformed the castle. Now I know -inflatables and paint! Thanks for linking up!

    • Yeah I loved it too, but looking back on it – how could they do that to the castle :). Thanks for starting the hop!

  • I love seeing pictures of this- the ridiculousness of it always makes me smile! I always wondered just what it was comprised of…

    • Yeah, still haven’t found where I can buy some blow up frosting to decorate my house with.

  • Festive but.. wow I’m so glad the castle is back to normal!