The 13 Biggest Disney Park Controversies

12) Cinderella Castle Changed to a Birthday Cake In 1996 Walt Disney World observed its 25th birthday. To celebrate, Cinderella Castle was changed into a giant birthday cake. It was covered in pink "icing" and sported 26 candles. It was decorated with items to represent candy, such as gumdrops, lollipops, and Life Savers. It stayed that way for the 15 month celebration. The problem was that it no longer looked like Cinderella Castle. People dream of their pictures with the castle as the backdrop, and the cake idea ruined that dream. You will not hear many people speak highly of how the beloved castle looked as a birthday cake. Those who have pictures in front of the birthday cake, though, are often more than happy to show them to other fans who never saw it that way. (Photo credit: Walt Disney World)