For Disneyland’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the Castle received a makeover, and was swathed in richly colored royal banners, bejeweled with large, sparkling, custom-made jewel-like sapphires, diamonds and rubies and trimmed in gold, Sleeping Beauty Castle did glow with magic as never before. To top it all off, literally, the five most prominent spires of the castle were adorned with elegant, golden bejeweled tiaras.
Each of the finely detailed and sparkling crowns represented a decade of Disneyland history and featured iconography from each particular decade:
Tiara One: The creation of Disneyland is represented by a pair of famous “Ears’ peeking up over the horizon to see the wonders to come.
Tiara Two: “A World on the Move,” otherwise known as the “New Tomorrowland” of 1967, is represented by rocket ships and accented by opalescent planets.
Tiara Three: The beautiful Blue Fairy represents the debut of the beloved Main Street Electrical Parade.
Tiara Four: The Indiana Jones Adventure is represented by the evil Eye of Mara, guarded by mesmerizing snakes.
Tiara Five: The 50th Anniversary of Disneyland is represented by fireworks and Tinker Bell.