These Photos of Sunrise at Disney Parks Around the World Remind Us 'There's a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow' (Video)

These snapshots look like they're straight out of a fairy tale.

There’s something magical about walking down Main Street, U.S.A., and catching a glimpse of the castle at Disneyland or Magic Kingdom. Even though the parks are indefinitely closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still take in beautiful views of Disney resorts across the world without leaving your couch.

On March 30, Thomas Smith, editorial content director of Disney Parks, shared a collection of photos of Disney resorts at sunrise on the company blog. From the pink towers at Disneyland Paris to Magic Kingdom's iconic castle set against a backdrop of blue and purple skies, these photos remind us of all the beauty and magic you can find at the parks.

Walt Disney World castle at sunrise
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In the post, Smith says, “Sunrise is a magical time. Whether it’s watching the sun climb up and over the mountainous landscape at Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa or seeing rays of light frame the castle spires at Magic Kingdom Park, each of our locations offers its own inspiring early morning views.”

Disneyland Paris at sunrise
Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company

These photos also highlight the interesting differences in Disney parks across the globe, featuring the special touches that make each castle unique, yet quintessentially Disney.

Disney Hong Kong at Sunrise
Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company

Need a relaxing break? These sunrise livestreams from Disney parks are peaceful and enchanting. Watch as the parks come to life in the early morning hours.

Even though we may not be able to visit the parks right now, the Disney magic is still alive and well. These photos are sure to bring back fond memories and have you looking forward to new experiences once the parks reopen. As Smith says in the post, “There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow, just a dream away.”

Looking for other ways to bring the Disney magic home while the parks are closed? We’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up seven activities to help you experience the parks from the comfort of your home. Make iconic Disney treats like Dole Whip or Mickey pretzels, recreate your favorite rides, or learn Disney Imagineering secrets in a free online course. You can find more #DisneyMagicMoments and cast member announcements on the Disney Parks blog.

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