Rapunzel's Tower is a central location in Disney's 2010 animated feature film, Tangled. It is a secluded tower hidden deep within the woods outside of the kingdom Corona. Shortly after her birth, Princess Rapunzel was kidnapped by a woman named Mother Gothel, and locked away in the tower as an unknowing prisoner for eighteen years.
Rapunzel's Tower is hidden in a large rock pit by a cave. The cave leads out into the forest with its opening hidden by a curtain of plants. At the base of the tower is an alternate entrance Mother Gothel used to go in and out of the tower before she took Rapunzel and in the years that she was too young to pull her up, with a hidden trapdoor leading up into the main rooms of the Tower.
Within the tower and over the years, Rapunzel has painted a series of murals. The tower has several rooms including bedrooms for both Rapunzel and Mother Gothel, a central room which would be the primary location of Rapunzel's gallery, and a staircase leading to an upstairs room.
In Tangled: The Series, picking up half a year after Gothel's death, the tower remains abandoned and dormant, still retaining the mess from when Eugene was stabbed. In "Pascal's Story," Rapunzel reluctantly returns to her old tower in search of a runaway Pascal, and saves him from a venomous snake.
Later on, when the black rocks begin to storm Corona, the tower is consumed within them. When Rapunzel activates their power with her long hair, the rocks rage and they destroy the tower, much to Rapunzel's horror.
3 years later, in Cassandra's Revenge, when a vindictive Cassandra returns to Corona to exact her revenge, she uses the Moonstone Opal's power to build a stronghold amongst the wreckage of her mother's old home.
The tower once appeared at Epcot, as part of "The Flower & Garden Festival" in 2011. It is currently prominently featured in Magic Kingdom, first appearing in 2013 as part of the Fantasyland expansion.
There are several astronomical based paintings inside Rapunzel's chamber, including an accurate star map and a diagram of the Solar System, with one of Corona's sun emblems representing the Sun (although incorrectly depicted with eight planets (Mercury to Neptune) and five dwarf planets (Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris), which is the current lineup, instead of stopping at Uranus, the outermost planet at the time of the film's events). This was most likely intentional since Rapunzel likely tracked the position of the stars and planets in the sky to determine the next lantern lighting festival.
Unlike the original fairy tale, where the tower had only one room with no stairs, the Tower in the film has three separate rooms (Rapunzel's room, Mother Gothel's room, and the Living room) along with stairs.
Originally, the Tower was supposed to be in the center of a ruined kingdom destroyed by a catastrophic landslide, but the animators decided to scrap the idea. However, this concept was eventually used in Into the Woods, where Rapunzel's Tower is among unspecified ruins.
Considering the fact that Rapunzel's hair is 70 feet (21 meters) long, that means when Rapunzel is seen throwing her hair down to leave the tower, and she safely manages to reach the end of her hair without running out of hair, it means that her tower is at least 35-40 feet (10-12 meters) tall (the average height of towers).
When Rapunzel was first introduced, the inside of the tower is bright and full of color. After she returns from seeing the lanterns, the tower is dull and darkly colored, which symbolizes she no longer sees it as "amazing".