Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite Disney movies, who doesn’t love a classic Disney princess romance. You can meet Belle when you are visiting Walt Disney World at a few different places. You can also meet some other Beauty and the Beast characters and enjoy some other Beauty and the Beast experiences. There are a lot of great picture taking opportunities while you are enjoying the different Beauty and the Beast experiences.
French Pavilion in Epcot
You can meet Belle in the French Pavilion in Epcot during certain times, check the daily times guide to see the times she is available to meet. This is an outside area she meets guest at and they usually cut the line off when it is getting close to the end of the meeting times so get there early. Belle is wearing her blue dress and apron at this meeting.
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Enchanted Tales with Belle is in the Beauty and the Beast themed area in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. This storybook adventure starts at Belle and Maurice’s cottage. Then you are transported through a magic mirror to the Beast’s castle. Once in the castle you meet the Enchanted Wardrobe from the Beauty and the Beast movie and guests are chosen to participate in the story that will be told. Once inside the story room Lumiere starts the story and Belle comes in and the chosen guests participate in the story. Belle is in her beautiful, golden ball gown for this experience. There are some great photo opportunities in this experience, especially if your children are taking part. Belle thanks them all and poses for a picture with everyone. The rooms are not large and the wait for this experience can be long so if you want to see this enchanted tale you should probably get a fast pass.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Belle is the host of the dining experience at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, you can meet her and some other princesses while you are dining. This is a good choice if meeting a few princesses is on your list. The website lists that you can expect to meet these princesses – Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Aurora and Ariel. Please keep in mind that appearances at the dinner are subject to change but there are always some princesses to meet. Reservations should be made ahead of time and they fill up fast for this popular dining experience, I mean who wouldn’t want to eat with a bunch of princesses in a medieval castle! I have not been to this restaurant yet but it is on my Disney bucket list, so hopefully someday.
More Beauty and the Characters
Meet the Beast
Be Our Guest restaurant is in the Beast’s castle, located in the Beauty and the Beast themed area in Fantasyland of the Magic Kingdom. It is the only place you can meet the B
east and he only greets guests at the dinner meal. This is a beautifully themed restaurant but It is hard to get reservation, you need to make the reservation 6 months ahead of time and they fill up fast. The food is great, I went with my daughter and we got the filet mignon and it was the best steak I have ever had (don’t tell my husband), and the grey stuff was delicious 😉 We ate in the ballroom which overlooks the enchanted forest and after dinner you can go check out the west wing (another dining area) and see the enchanted rose and then meet the beast after you have finished eating.
You can meet Gaston in front of his Tavern in Fantasy Land at the Magic Kingdom. He is there flexing his muscles and meeting people. This meet and greet is only during the day, he is currently there from 10:00 to 4:30, you can check the times when you are visiting to see when you can meet him.
Other Beauty and the Beast Experiences
Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage at Hollywood Studios
Beauty and the Beast Stage Live on Stage Show at Hollywood Studios includes all the characters from the movie in a live retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story. Storytelling, singing and dancing are all included in this beautifully performed show, a must see for Beauty and the Beast movie fans. This is only performed a few times a day so check the guide for scheduled times. Unless the park is super crowded the day you are there, you can usually get a seat for this show and you shouldn’t need a fast pass. It also says it can be closed for weather since it is an outside theater.
Not only can you meet Gaston at his tavern you can hang out at the tavern and get a giant cinnamon roll or other snacks served at the tavern. This is also on my list of places to try, I have missed this place in the past until someone mentioned how great the cinnamon rolls are but I have not had a chance to try them yet, this place is always packed. This is in the Beauty and the Beast themed area in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.
EVEN MORE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
There are some other places you can see Belle and also some short movie clips included in a few shows.
Beauty and the Beast are in the Festival of Fantasy Parade along with all the other princesses.
Belle is in the Magic Kingdom opening show.
You can see some clips in the Happily Ever After fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom.
Belle and the Beast are in the Fantasmic show at Hollywood Studios.
Once Upon a Time Nighttime show is a bedtime story told by Mrs Potts to Chip and features characters from Beauty and the Beast and other Disney movies.
Did you have a chance to meet Belle or any of the Beauty and the Beast characters? What is your favorite Beauty and the Beast experience at Walt Disney World?