Beauty and the Beast fans traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort have lots of opportunities to see their favorite story in action.
Popular attractions like Enchanted Tales with Belle and the immersive dining experience that is Be Our Guest are just a small sample of where you can find Beauty and the Beast at Disney World.
If you are traveling with a fan or are one yourself, check out the list below to see all the different places you can find Beauty and the Beast in the parks.
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Best Beauty and the Beast Experiences at Disney World
With such a popular franchise it shouldn't be surprising that you'll find the story represented in 3 of the 4 parks, with Animal Kingdom being the only park without any significant Beauty and the Beast action.
The opening of New Fantasyland a few years ago means you'll have lots of opportunities to immerse yourself in the story of Beauty and the Beast here.
This massive addition to Magic Kingdom included the creation of an entire section that takes guests into the world of Belle, Beast, Gaston, Maurice, and all your other favorite characters.
Compared to the other parks, Magic Kingdom definitely has the most to offer Beauty and the Beast fans, so if your time is limited this is the place you'll want to go to find Beauty and the Beast at Disney World.
Enchanted Tales with Belle (attraction)
One of the most unique experiences at Disney World, this attraction starts by entering Maurice's cottage and seeing characters from Beauty and the Beast come to life. The technology here is amazing (watch the video below to see what we mean).
Your adventure continues when guests are invited to help Belle tell a story. If you or somebody you travel with would like to participate, make sure you're ready to volunteer when the time comes.
The roles aren't difficult. They basically involve holding a small prop, and when prompted by Belle or a Cast Member, following some simple directions. Everything is designed to include as many children in as wide of range of ages as possible.
Even if you aren't selected for one of the major roles, don't despair. They have plenty of minor roles that will allow anybody that wants to participate the chance.
It is important to note that only those who participate get photos with Belle. So if your goal is to get a photo of your child with Belle, they'll need to volunteer for a role.
For the best photos from the audience, try to sit in the front row or snag something on the end of a row. You won't be allowed to stand to take photos, but being on the end can help you get a less-obstructed view. There is a PhotoPass photographer there, so if you have somebody participating you'll be able to get photos from them as well.
FastPass+ is available here, and we recommend either making sure you visit in the first hour or using a FastPass+. Check out our Magic Kingdom touring plans for more FastPass+ suggestions.
Gaston (character meet)
Never one to shy away from adoring fans, you'll find Gaston meeting guests daily near Gaston's Tavern. Be sure to check out WDWEnt for the most up-to-date schedule.
The Beast (character meet)
This isn't a publicized meet and greet, but guests dining at Be Our Guest for dinner (not breakfast or lunch) are usually rewarded with a photo opportunity with The Beast as they leave.
Belle (character meet)
While it isn't a traditional character meet, you can see Belle in her stunning yellow gown at Enchanted Tales with Belle. Only guests chosen to participate in the storytelling get photos, but there are plenty of opportunities for everybody that wants a part!
Be Our Guest (dining: Table Service and Quick Service)
If you want to feel like you have become a part of the story, you'll want to make sure you have at least one meal at Be Our Guest.
One of the most popular restaurants in all of Walt Disney World, Be Our Guest wows guests daily with its beautiful and captivating theming.
As you can imagine, reservations here can be difficult to snag so be sure you read our guide on tips for dining at Be Our Guest to help maximize your chances of getting one.
Inside you'll find 3 rooms straight from the story:
- The Grand Ballroom – This magnificent ballroom wows guests as they first enter the seating area, and it is easy to forget you are even in a restaurant. From the tall ceilings to the magical snowing windows, the Grand Ballroom is perfect for anybody wanting to dine while reminiscing on the famous first-dance scene between Belle and Beast.
- The West Wing – One of the hallmarks of the story is the Enchanted Rose, and you'll find that here in The West Wing. This room feels darker and more enclosed, much like The West Wing of the movies. Keep an eye on the rose, though! When the petals fall you'll likely see something happen...
- The Castle Gallery – Giant tapestries drape the walls in this room built just for Belle. The Gallery includes not only stunning artwork but also a larger-than-life music box which actually plays while Belle and Beast twirl.
Gaston's Tavern (dining - snacks and sandwiches)
Famous for its cinnamon rolls and LeFou's Brew, Gaston's Tavern is a popular spot for guests to grab a snack or sandwich.
There is no indoor seating here, but there are several spots nearby where you can grab a seat while you sip from a souvenir cup.
Maurice's Amazing Popping Machine (snacks)
If you just need a snack, head over to Maurice's Amazing Popping Machine. Even though this is just a popcorn cart, you'll find that it is delightfully themed to appear as if Maurice himself invented it!
Bonjour! Village Gifts (shopping)
Located near Gaston's Tavern and the delightfully themed restrooms is Bonjour! Village Gifts, this charming shop is the place to go to find all your favorite Beauty and the Beast keepsakes. You'll find everything from dinnerware to t-shirts in this quaint little shop, so if you are looking for something special, this is the place to do it.
Although this shop is unique in some of its offerings, there are Beauty and the Beast items for sale in most of the non-themed gift shops on property. And don't forget if you forget to buy something before you leave, you can often find many of the same items for sale in the parks on the Shop Disney Parks app.
As we mentioned before, New Fantasyland is the place to go if you are a Beauty and the Beast fan. You'll find lots of great photo ops here, including this fun statue:
And this familiar site of the Beast's Castle:
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
For those young guests that may want to take their devotion to their favorite Disney character to the next level, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique can help with the transformation.
Located inside Cinderella Castle, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique offers magical makeovers for guests ages 3 to 12.
There are a variety of different packages and you can even bring your own Belle dress or favorite Beast outfit from home, if you like.
Reservations here are required, and as you can imagine they book up really fast. To book you can call (407) WDW-STYLE.
Want more information? Check out our Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique tips.
Festival of Fantasy (parade)
You can catch Belle and Beast on one of the floats in The Festival of Fantasy Parade.
This daily parade typically happens at 3 p.m. (although sometimes they bump it back to 2 p.m.) and is an absolutely beautiful collection of fanciful floats, dancers, and music.
For the best location, try watching from the front of the park. If the weather is nice (and not too hot) you can often snag a spot up above at the train depot.
If the weather is too hot to sit in the sun, you can find shade (and still a good view) down below underneath the train station.
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
One of the event's highlights, what makes these character meets special is that you'll often find the princesses meeting WITH an additional character.
When it comes to Beauty and the Beast, in the past Belle has met with Gaston for Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and with the Beast (while wearing their winter/holiday attire) for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.
While it may not appear on the surface to be a likely spot to find Beauty and the Beast at Disney World, Epcot is where we find the World Showcase and the France pavilion, which is home for Belle.
Belle in her blue dress (character meet)
Unlike the other opportunities to meet Belle, in the France pavilion in Epcot you'll find Provincial Belle.
Belle meets here daily, but be sure to check WDWEnt for current times.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (dining - Table Service)
When Belle isn't dazzling guests in her blue dress in France, she's hanging out with her favorite princess friends in Norway at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.
The typical lineup of princesses is never 100% guaranteed, but more likely than not you'll get a chance to see and take a special photograph with Belle before you dine. In addition, you'll have the chance to meet several other princesses at your table, which usually includes Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, and Ariel.
If you weren't able to snag a photo of Belle in her yellow dress at Enchanted Tales with Belle, this is your next best opportunity.
As you can imagine, having so many princesses involved means it can be difficult to snag a reservation here. If you run into troubles, read our guide on how to snag hard-to-get dining reservations at Disney World for help.
While Epcot doesn't have a dedicated shop for Beauty and the Beast the way Magic Kingdom does, you can still find lots of merchandise available.
For some of the best selections, be sure to check out the shops in France and MouseGear (which is located in Future World).
Hollywood Studios has been home to one of the most beloved (and longest lived) live productions at the Disney World Resort.
Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage! (live show)
This 25-minute, Broadway-style show happens multiple times per day in the Theater of the Stars (which is located just off of Sunset Boulevard).
With beautiful costumes and scenery, guests are taken on a magical journey through all of their favorite songs and moments from the show.
Times can vary depending on the season, so be sure to check WDWEnt for the most up to date schedule.
Disney Springs is loaded with all sorts of shops and boutiques. Again, there are no shops here dedicated to Beauty and the Beast, but the giant World of Disney store is loaded with fun Beauty and the Beast items. You'll also likely find some cute stuff in some of the other shops, especially those in the Marketplace Co-Op.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
While maybe not as magical as the castle location, you'll also find a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutque located in Disney Springs.
Like the one in Magic Kingdom, you'll have the option of a variety of different packages and you can even bring your own Belle dress or favorite Beast outfit from home if you like.
Reservations are required, and as you can imagine they book up really fast. To book you can call (407) WDW-STYLE.
Beauty and the Beast at Disney World tips
- If you have somebody that loves Belle and all things princesses, consider staying in one of the Royal Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside. The theming there is adorable and perfect for Belle and Disney princess fans of any age.
- If you can't get reservations for Be Our Guest, sometimes Cast Members will let you inside to see the stunning mosaic and to take a few photographs. This isn't guaranteed, though, and is most likely to happen between busy meal times.
- If you go to Be Our Guest, don't forget to try some of the Grey Stuff. We hear it's delicious! Or, for fun before the trip, make some Grey Stuff at home.
- Have fun and build excitement for your trip by watching Beauty and the Beast or reading the story before you go.
- Looking for an entire trip built around the princesses? Check out our princess-themed Disney World trip plan for more ideas!
There you have it! All the places that you can find Beauty and the Beast at Disney World. Do you have a favorite? Tell us about it in the comments below!
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