Kids, Tweens, Adults, All Ages
Explore winding passageways where the tale of Princess Aurora and the evil Maleficent is told through spellbinding dioramas. Inspired by the original Eyvind Earle artwork used in the film, the classic attraction’s fantastic 3-dimensional displays feature interactive moments and stunning special effects. Don’t miss the climactic scene featuring Maleficent’s transformation into a fire-breathing dragon!
If you’re unable to—or you’d prefer not to—take the stairs, you can experience a high-definition video version of the attraction on the ground floor. Please contact a Cast Member if you are interested in this version of the attraction.
The attraction is located inside Sleeping Beauty Castle, which opened on July 17, 1955 with Disneyland Park. The castle’s design was based on the real Bavarian castle, Neuschwanstein. Guests could not actually walk through the castle’s interior until 1957. The famed drawbridge has only been lowered twice—once at the opening of the park in 1955 and again in 1983 at the rededication of Fantasyland.