8 Must-Do "Beauty and the Beast" Experiences at Disney World

Belle in Beauty and the Beast
Walt Disney Studios

With the release of the live version of Disney's romantic fantasy Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, a whole new generation is getting introduced to a fairytale as old as time. On your next visit to Walt Disney World, put these magical Beauty and the Beast attractions on your to-do list.

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Enchanted Tales With Belle

Enchanted Tales with Belle in the Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney Parks

Where: Magic Kingdom

Use FastPass+ to reserve a time for this charming role-playing attraction in Fantasyland, where families step through an enchanted mirror to Beast’s castle to help Lumiere and Madame Wardrobe host a very special surprise for Belle. Family members get to play various characters from the film and meet Belle herself.

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Be Our Guest Restaurant

Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney Parks

Where: Magic Kingdom

You can book a dinner reservation up to 180 days in advance for this one-of-a-kind experience inside Beast’s castle in Fantasyland. Beauty and the Beast comes to life in the elegant ballroom with snowy views of the French countryside, while the menu offers French-style dishes and even the "grey stuff" from the eponymous song. Beast meets with diners in his study after their meal. Available for quick-service breakfast and lunch, and full-service dining for dinner. 

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Gaston's Tavern

Gaston's Tavern in Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney Parks

Where: Magic Kingdom

For a quick bite, head to this French-style lodge in Belle's Village that's decorated with Gaston's hunting trophies and fireside chair, Be sure to sample a giant cinnamon roll and LeFou’s brew, a frozen apple juice drink with a hint of toasted marshmallow and topped with mango foam. The macho Gaston, with his "biceps to spare," can often be found meeting his adoring fans outside the Tavern.

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Festival of Fantasy Parade

Festival of Fantasy Parade in the Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney Parks

Where: Magic Kingdom

Every day starting at 3 pm, Belle and Beast lead the Festival of Fantasy Parade as it loops from Frontierland to Main Street, U.S.A. This sight-and-sound spectacular celebrates the magic of Fantasyland with several Disney friends and colorful floats. 

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Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage!

Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage! at Disney World
Walt Disney Parks

Where: Hollywood Studios

Heading to Hollywood Studios? Use FastPass+ to reserve places for this 25-minute Broadway-style show at the Theater of the Stars. Belle, Gaston, Beast, Mrs. Potts, and other characters perform songs and scenes from the classic animated film, and the audience can join right in.

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Princess Storybook Dining

Meet Belle at Epcot
Walt Disney Parks

Where: Epcot

You can reserve a character meal at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, where you can meet several Disney Princesses, including Belle, in this medieval castle setting. The princesses mingle and pose for photos and sign autographs. 

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Meet Belle in France

Meet Belle in France | Disney World's Epcot
Walt Disney Parks

Where: Epcot

In the France Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase, you can meet Belle and have your picture taken. 

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney World
Walt Disney Parks

Where: Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs

Up for a fun splurge? Your little princess can get the royal Belle treatment at this enchanting makeover salon. Fairy Godmothers-in-Training transform young guests with princess costumes, hairstyles, nails and more. 

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Maximizing the Magic at Disney World

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Choosing to stay at an official Walt Disney World Resort hotel automatically snags you key perks that will help you simplify your trip-planning process and help you spend more time having fun and less time in lines.

  • Magical Express: On your arrival and departure days, you’ll receive complimentary transportation to and from Orlando International Airport via Disney’s Magical Express shuttle service. 
  • Extra Magic Hours: Disney Resort hotel guests get the exclusive chance to visit the theme parks during Extra Magic Hours. On most days, one of the four main parks opens an hour early or closes up to three hours late. The morning Extra Magic Hour lets you experience select attractions prior to the park’s official opening time. That means that you can experience popular attractions before the regular crowds arrive.
  • First Dibs on FastPass+: Another huge advantage of staying at a Disney Resort hotel is that you can begin locking in your plans with FastPass+ 60 days in advance of your arrival day, which is a full 30 days before non-Disney-Resort guests. FastPass+ is a reservation system that lets you bypass the regular lines at popular rides and attractions. For each day of your Magic Your Way ticket, you can use FastPass+ to designate times to experience three attractions of your choice in a single park. You can later add even more experiences the same day once you’ve used your original choices.
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