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Where to find Beauty and the Beast at Disney World (Including Belle, Gaston, and The Beast)

Where to find Beauty and the Beast at Disney World (Including Belle, Gaston, and The Beast)

Beauty and the Beast fans traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort have plenty 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.

Note: You’ll notice that we don’t list the meeting times below. That’s because those times can frequently change. Instead, we have an entire post on how to use My Disney Experience to locate characters and find their current meeting times. Make sure you take a few minutes reviewing that if you’re new to the process! Interested in meeting other characters on your next trip? Be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Characters at Walt Disney World for info on other characters.

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.

We’ve broken down your different options for taking in the story below – including attractions, dining, and character meet and greet opportunities.

Character Meet and Greets

We note where you can meet Belle (and sometimes The Beast) below when dining, but you can also meet her in a traditional meet and greet, too:

Meet Belle (Epcot – France pavilion)

belle france pavilion epcot
  • Meeting Location: Along the water – France – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Blue provincial dress
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Attractions & Shows

There are Beauty and the Beast themed attractions and shows in Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios:

Enchanted Tales with Belle (Magic Kingdom)

One of the most unique and newest attractions at Disney World, this attraction includes entering Maurice’s cottage and seeing characters from “Beauty and the Beast” come to life. The technology here is amazing.

Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: About 20 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes
  • When to visit: 1st hour
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Eligible for Extra Evening Hours: No
  • Tip(s): Great to visit in the afternoon to get out of the heat.

We definitely recommend trying Enchanted Tales with Belle!

Not only are the special effects and animatronics amazing, but it’s an intimate experience for Disney fans, especially those who love Beauty and the Beast.

You get to hang in the iconic library from the movie and help Belle tell the story of the night she and Beast fell in love.

Even better — the experience concludes with a Belle meet and greet!

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.

Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage (Hollywood Studios)

At Hollywood Studios, you’ll find a stage production of Beauty and The Beast. Called Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage, this show takes place several times per day and is ideal for fans of the movies!

  • Location: Theater of the Stars – Sunset Boulevard – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Stage Musical
  • Costumes: Various
  • Performers include: Belle, Gaston, and Beast
  • Read

Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along (Epcot)

A video sing along version of the popular Disney classic Beauty and the Beast.

beauty and the beast france
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anyone tall enough to ride, though some controls may be harder to reach for little ones
  • Attraction length: 15 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Recommended for Beauty and the Beast fans and those that enjoy sing-alongs
  • When to visit: Anytime, as scheduled
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s): Good spot to take a break from the heat or to get out of the rain


You’ll have a few different ways to dine with a Beauty and the Beast connection:

Magic Kingdom

Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest

Location type: Table Service
Character: The Beast
Type of food: American/French
Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 table service credits
  • Pros: The only way to go inside The Beast’s castle and to see The Beast in person (he only walks through the dining room; not a meet and greet)
  • Cons: Expensive, service and food can be inconsistent, waits can be long, one of the hardest dining reservations to get at Disney World
  • Tips: The Be Our Guest lunch and dinner menus are a fixed price format that includes an appetizer, main entrée, and dessert. Even though it is a Signature Table Service meal (meaning it is more expensive) it is still one of the toughest reservations to snag. Check out our tips for getting reservations for help.

Be Our Guest is one of the most popular Table Service options at Disney World, especially at Magic Kingdom.

be our guest grand ballroom magic kingdom

After all, this is the only place you can wave to The Beast and dine inside his castle. There are 3 rooms to dine in: The Grand Ballroom, The Rose Gallery, and The West Wing (this may scare little ones).

While the experience is one-of-a-kind, there’s no denying it is a very pricey meal.

Reservations are accepted and very much recommended.

Gaston’s Tavern

Gaston's Tavern

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Fantastically-themed location where you can grab a warm cinnamon roll or souvenir mug
  • Cons: Limited seating and menu

Gaston’s Tavern is a must when visiting Magic Kingdom.

Not only is the theme fantastic (Gaston would love it), but it’s the best place to grab a cinnamon roll. They are massive, perfect for sharing, and beyond delicious. 

cinnamon roll gaston's tavern magic kingdom

LeFou’s Brew, which is plant-based, is a popular drink you can order here, as well. 

It contains Frozen Apple Juice with a hint of Toasted Marshmallow and topped with All-Natural Passion Fruit-Mango Foam.

lefou's brew gaston's tavern magic kingdom

Mobile Ordering is not available here, so prepare to wait in line.

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!

Maurices amazing popping machine beauty and the beast


Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall offers character dining featuring a variety of Disney princesses. Meals here are served family-style.

ariel at akershus royal banquet hall

Location type: Family-style character dining
Characters (typically a combo of 5 from this list): Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora, Ariel, Tiana
Type of food: Norwegian, American
Meals Served: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Seating Available: Indoor

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit for Breakfast and 2 Table Service credits for Lunch and Dinner
  • Pros: Meet multiple Disney princesses at once, that usually include Princess Tiana, Ariel, Belle, Princess Aurora, and Snow White.
  • Cons: Norwegian-style food may not appeal to everyone, especially little ones.
  • Tips: While Cinderella has met here in the past, Tiana, Ariel, Belle, Aurora, and Snow White are usually the main princesses who meet here now. The characters appearances are subject to change, so it’s kind of a “surprise” who you’ll meet during your meal. Eat breakfast here if you have picky eaters since lunch and dinner feature foods that are a bit more adventurous and not as popular for families
Belle Akershus

Grand Floridian

Adults looking for a more upscale way to relax after a long day in the parks can head over to Enchanted Rose at Disney’s Grand Floridian:

Enchanted Rose

enchanted rose grand floridian

Location type: Lounge
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Seating Available: Indoor and outdoor

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Unique themed drinks (plus champagne, ports, cognacs), appetizers available, Beauty and the Beast theming
  • Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted, only open in evenings, pricey


Bonjour! Village Gifts (Magic Kingdom)

Located near Gaston’s Tavern and the delightfully themed Beauty and the Beast 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, too.

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 Disney Store website.

Photo Ops

The New Fantasyland section of Magic Kingdom is the place to go if you are a Beauty and the Beast fan. The area around Be Our Guest is all themed after Beauty and the Beast.

You’ll find lots of great photo ops here, including this fun statue just outside of Gaston’s Tavern:

Gaston statue

And this familiar site of the Beast’s Castle:

Beast's Castle

Other places to spot Belle, Gaston, or The Beast

Festival of Fantasy Parade (Magic Kingdom)

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.

Festival of Fantasy
Festival of Fantasy parade
  • Location: Standard parade route – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Parade
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes, included with Genie+
  • Costumes: Traditional
  • Performers include: Alice, The White Rabbit, Anna and Elsa, Ariel, Beast, Belle, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Peter Pan, Chip ‘n Dale, Daisy and Donald Duck, Snow White, the 7 Dwarfs, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, Flynn Rider and Rapunzel, Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio, Tinker Bell, Mad Hatter, Alice, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Tiana and Prince Naveen, Pluto, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Prince Philip and Aurora,
  • Tip(s): After the final Christmas Party of the year, this parade is replaced with the Once Upon A Christmastime Parade.

For the best location, try watching from the front of the park.

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 at the front of the park.

Special Events

During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party guests will have lots of special opportunities to meet characters, including those from Beauty and the Beast.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

During the Halloween Party, you can usually find Belle back by Enchanted Tales with Belle. She usually meets in her blue dress here:

belle mnsshp
  • Meeting Location: Near Enchanted Tales with Belle – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Regular outfit
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This character is exclusive to specially ticketed events like MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 30-60 minutes
  • Tip: She begins meeting right at 7 p.m. The line usually begins forming around 6:35 p.m. Gaston does not meet with Belle this year. Look for this meet & greet to occur inside of Gaston’s Tavern if there is rain.
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

During the Christmas Party, you can sometimes see Belle or the Beast. It’s changed from year to year, so we’re including both, just know you likely won’t get to meet both at a party – it will be one or the other:

belle in red holiday dress at mvmcp
  • Meeting Location: Maurice’s Cottage at Enchanted Tales with Belle – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Red holiday dress
  • Exclusive to MVMCP: No, but you can’t meet Belle in her holiday dress outside of the party (you can only see Belle in her gold gown at Enchanted Tales with Belle during daytime hours)
  • Average Wait: 30-60 minutes (meet and greet times available in the My Disney Experience app)
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
beast at be our guest
  • Meeting Location: Be Our Guest – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Formal garb
  • Photopass Available? Sometimes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Tip: Beast used to meet with guests after their meals and a Photopass photographer was available to capture the moment. However, lately the Beast has just been making appearances in the dining room as guests eat.


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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Francesca Spathis

Friday 30th of March 2018

Thank you, this is a great way to organize the info, would love to see more of these articles grouped by character/interest. :)