“Went last week and was THOROUGHLY unimpressed. Not only is this a fake castle (never lived in by any royalty, etc) it also was built fairly recently...If you're the kind of person that goes on Disney cruises and considers that a great vacation, then by all means, ignore the above. This place is designed with you in mind.” -Matt R.
This unimpressed reviewer is right on a couple counts. The storybook castle was built relatively recently, in the 19th century, and though it was constructed for King Ludwig II, he lost power before he was able to live in it. (In fact, only 14 rooms inside are finished.)
But while it has served as the inspiration for castles in fictional Disney movies, it’s hardly fake.
Also, we feel personally attacked by the comment about losers who enjoy Disney cruises...