Kids Accidentally Break $64,000 Glass Replica of Disney Castle

As shared by PEOPLE, a visit to a dreamy Disney castle recently turned into a nightmare scenario for two young kids at the Museum of Glass in Shanghai. The two youngsters were chasing each other around one of the exhibits when they hit into a $64,000 glass replica of a Disney castle.

The tower, also known as The Fantasy Castle, was “demolished,” the spokesperson said, while other parts were damaged.

According to Vice, The Fantasy Castle is valued at 450,000 yuan ($64,000) and took 500 hours to build. It was created by the Arribas Brothers, Spanish artisans who gave the castle to the museum in 2016. The glass display features over 30,000 individual pieces and is decorated in 24-carat gold. It weighs about 60 kilograms (132 pounds).

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Despite damage to the castle, Rudy Arribas, president of Arribas Brothers, said his brother Miguel is not upset about the incident. “Luckily it’s not destroyed. As soon as the coronavirus travel restrictions are lifted, Miguel will go to Shanghai and do the repair. He loves to travel,” Rudy told Today Parents. “Miguel just is glad people are looking at his beautiful work.

“We’re used to kids and this kind of stuff happening,” he explained. “Glass breaks. Nothing is done on purpose.”


About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.