Most tourists traveling to Orlando would like to know how to find Beauty and the Beast at Disney.
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That's because the story of Beauty and the Beast is one of the most popular in Mickey's House. What girl never wanted to wear that yellow dress, for example?
Therefore, meeting Beauty and the Beast at Disney is an incredible event and a moment of great emotion.
But where exactly are the movie characters available? That's what we'll see in this article. So keep reading!
How to find Beauty and the Beast at Disney!
There are different ways to meet classic and traditional Disney characters in the parks.
You can have dinner with them, for example. Or lunch or breakfast.
You can also participate in the famous meet & greet, which is when you go to an attraction solely and exclusively to meet and take a picture with the character, as with Donald Duck, for example.
Finally, there is the chance to interact with certain characters during exclusive attractions, as is the case with Elsa and Anna from Frozen.
In this article, we'll name every opportunity to have a meal, meet or interact with Beauty and the Beast characters.
starting with meet & greet of the 3 main characters: Bela, Beast and Gaston!
Gaston at Disney parks
There is no equal to Gaston, no more hero than Gaston, no chin more manly than Gaston's. Right?
Maybe yes maybe no. However, you can only know for sure if you meet Gaston and take a picture with him.
The character stands outside Gaston's Tavern on the Magic Kingdom, from 10 am to 4:30 pm, every day. You can stop, take a picture and interact with him.
Afterwards, you can enter the establishment, which recreates one of the scenes from the animation of Beauty and the Beast, for an afternoon snack.
There are many delicious options, such as a warm cinnamon roll ($$5.29), chocolate croissant ($$3.99) or smoked turkey breast and Swiss cheese sandwich ($$9.99).
oh no Gaston's Tavern there's a special Beauty and the Beast drink called LeFou's Brew. There are two options: one that costs $5.79 dollars and another that comes with a souvenir mug, which costs $12.99 dollars.
Beast at Disney parks
Technically, there is no attraction of meet & greet with the Beast Disney parks.
However, all those who dine at the Be Our Guest has an opportunity to take a picture with the character, but we'll talk more about that below.
Beautiful at Disney Parks
Just like Fera, there is no fixed attraction in Magic Kingdom to meet Bela. However, she is present at some dinners and other interactions, where it is possible to take a photo with her.
There is, however, an attraction at Epcot with the “Provencal Beauty”. That is: Beauty before she was a princess, with that traditional blue dress.
It is located in the France pavilion, in the World showcasedaily at the following times:
- 11 a.m;
- 1 pm;
- 2:50 pm;
- 3:50 pm;
- 4:50 pm.
At which meals is it possible to meet Beauty and the Beast?
Okay, we've already seen the few opportunities to specifically meet Beauty, the Beast and Gaston in the Disney parks.
If you were put off, don't be: there are plenty of opportunities to take a photo with the characters at disney meals.
As you already know, there are some character meals that allow guests to interact, hug and take pictures with some Disney icons such as Mickey, Minnie or the princesses.
Check out the events with characters from Beauty and the Beast!
Be our Guest
One of Disney's most famous experiences is the Be Our Guest, restaurant inspired by the castle of Beauty and the Beast.
There are 3 different rooms for the meal, each with a different part of the film. During the event, you will be able to meet both Beauty and the Beast and have your photo taken with both
It's very difficult to get a dinner reservation, so you'll have to be a little lucky to get one.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
It is located in the Norway pavilion in the World showcase.
The point is that it is not guaranteed that Belle will be at the event, as some princesses take turns in the cast of this dinner.
In addition to her, characters such as Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella and Snow White show up to meet Akershus guests.
Other interactions with Beauty and the Beast characters
Beyond the meet & greet and with the special dinners, there are still other attractions that allow interactions with characters from Beauty and the Beast.
Check it out below!
Enchanted Tales With Belle
It starts at Maurice's Cottage, which is “glued” to Be our Guest and Gaston's Tavern.
There, it's as if you entered the Beauty and the Beast movie, with the talking furniture and all the typical Disney magic.
The cool thing is that, at the end of the attraction, visitors are invited to help Beauty tell a story.
At that moment, anyone can volunteer to help Bela. Normally, it's children who go, but young people and even adults can go.
The interaction is quite simple, but it is recommended for those who know a minimum of English, as they will need to follow some simple instructions.
Most importantly, however, only those who participate in this activity will be able to take a photo with Belle wearing the yellow dress from the movie. So it's an almost unique opportunity to achieve this!
I have to be honest, even though I'm a child attraction, me and Carlos obviously we've already been and we were enchanted with the attraction and especially with the Lumiere animatronics!
You can see that knowing how to find Beauty and the Beast at Disney is just part of the job, right? In addition to knowledge, you will have to plan a lot and have a dose of luck.
That's because there's no simple Beauty or the Beast meet & greet. You must attend Be Our Guest, which is a somewhat disputed event and it is recommended that you book your dinner well in advance.
Gaston or Bela with the blue dress are much easier to find and, if you are happy with them, you won't have many problems.
So, now that you know how to find Beauty and the Beast at Disney, do you want to do what it takes to get that special photo? Tell us: which character are you most looking forward to meeting on your trip to Disney?
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About the Author Carlos Braga:
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