How to assault Cinderella's Castle


Finally an interesting Quora question: What are the optimal siege tactics for taking Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle?

Some of the answers are a lot of fun. A few include mapped-out battle plans, approximations of troop strength, function and tactics. You also may note that classic reference materials on the attack and defense of Disney theme parks, such as Cory's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, are employed.


  1. I like the plan that involves sending a ninja up the cable.  All others look like suicide missions given that the castle is very tall, and filled with tiny windows.  There’s no way you’re going to see a sniper before he sees you.  I guess blowing it up is against the rules.

    1. Also, Beverly Hills Cop.  As I recall, Axel Foley used a clever disguise to infiltrate the perimeter.

    2. There’s not a direct assault on a castle, but Greg Rucka’s new book Alpha deals with a terrorist takeover of a Disneyland-ish location.  Very cool book, well worth your time.

  2. I wonder if Disney might license one of the major video game studios (not EA, PLEASE!) to make a video game that happens at Disneyland (or Walt Disney World, Florida) while the whole place is shut down/deserted/long abandoned (or is it?).

    I can see many different ways this game might play out (straight action shooter, tactical shooter, post-apocalyptic with or without paranormal elements…)  Just make it “open-world” and let players go anywhere (even where visitors to the parks can’t normally go) but fill all the nooks and crannies with interesting/weird/eerie/creepy stuff.

    So much potential.  Probably never going to happen.

    1. If you have enough RAM and enough time and roll your own .WADS, you too can assault cinderella’s castle – in damn near any FPS that has come out since 2000.

      I’d pick Q3TA, personally.

  3. The state of our intelligence on the strength, armament, and disposition of the Magic Kingdom Defense Force is woefully inadequate.  I fail to see how any serious planning can proceed until we learn what kind of opposition we are up against.

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