Beauty and the Beast was a box office hit in 1991. There are plenty of ways to experience Beauty and the Beast in Disney World – here are the top ten.
1. Enchanted Tales with Belle
Enchanted Tales with Belle in Magic Kingdom‘s Fantasyland transports guests through an enchanted mirror into Beast’s Castle. Lumiere and Madame Wardrobe are planning a special surprise for Belle, and guests help create the surprise through this interactive retelling of the story.
2. Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is known for their live entertainment, and this show is definitely one to see. The Broadway-style show brings all of your favorite Beauty and the Beast characters to life right before your eyes in this 25-minute performance at the Theater of Stars on Sunset Boulevard.
The show takes place several times a day, so pick up a Times Guide or check your MyDisneyExperience app for show times.
3. Festival of Fantasy Parade
The Festival of Fantasy parade marches through Magic Kingdom everyday at 3pm. While there are several of your favorite Disney Characters in the parade along with colorful floats, Belle and Beast are at the head of the line. The parade begins in Frontierland and loops around the Hub to Main Street USA.
Belle has her very own meet and greet location in the France Pavilion in World Showcase. Stop by and tell her all about your favorite books!
If you’re visiting during Epcot‘s International Flower and Garden Festival, which runs from now until May 29th, 2017, check out the beautiful Belle and Beast topiaries also located in France.
5. Be Our Guest Restaurant
Be Our Guest Restaurant opened in 2012 and it’s still one of the hardest to get Advanced Dining Reservations in all of Disney World.
Guests enter Beast’s Castle, which is located in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, and are immediately transported to the beautiful, snow-covered French countryside complete with French culinary delights. There are several different dining rooms including a ballroom a rose gallery, and the famous West Wing where you’ll find the Enchanted Rose.
While you won’t see Belle here, you can meet and greet Beast who will pose for pictures in his study after dinner.
Try the Grey Stuff; it’s delicious!
6. Gaston’s Tavern
Throughout the movie, Gaston has his sights set on marrying Belle. He flexes his muscles and shows just how worthy he is when he attempts to save Belle from the dangerous Beast. What he doesn’t take into account is how kind Belle really is.
Nevertheless, Gaston remains tough, and Gaston’s Tavern reflects that through his display of hunting trophies, antlers, and other keepsakes. Inside, you can try LaFou’s Brew, which is frozen apple juice infused with toasted marshmallow and topped with mango foam, and pick up some pastries.
Outside, you can meet Gaston himself. Don’t be surprised if he seems a bit full of himself.
7. One Man’s Dream
It’s become common for Disney to show sneak peaks of upcoming movies in the theater in the One Man’s Dream attraction. The theater is now screening the new live action Beauty and the Beast until March 26th. You can also see Belle’s beautiful yellow ball gown and the Enchanted Rose from the movie.
8. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion invites guests of all ages for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This character dining experience takes place in a medieval castle where you can meet some of your favorite Disney Princesses including Belle. She and her friends will pose for pictures and sign autographs.
9. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Princesses in Training can visit the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in either Disney Springs or Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom and get the royal treatment with the help of their very own Wardrobes (that’s you). Inside you’ll find a full salon ready to style hair, paint nails, and apply makeup plus all of the Disney Princess dresses available for purchase.
10. Beauty and the Beast Wedding
If you’re a Disney Princess who is a little bit older, you might be thinking about marrying your own Beast – I mean Prince. Disney’s Fairytale weddings and Honeymoons will help you customize everything from your wedding decorations to your menu. They even have a line of Disney Princess-inspired wedding dresses!
Do you enjoy the Beauty and the Beast experiences at Disney World?