More Beauty and the Beast in New Fantasyland

Be Our Guest, while clearly the crown jewel of New Fantasyland (along with that gem of a Gaston!), is still just one third of this area dedicated to the classic film Beauty and the Beast.  There are two other important parts of this location that complete it.

Comparable in scope of theming only to Cars Land in Disney California Adventure, here you feel like you walked right onto the set of the movie itself! (Which really is an amazing Imagineering accomplishment considering both of these environs are inspired by animated rather than live-action films!)

Belle’s Cottage for Enchanted Tales with Belle.

Belle’s Cottage for Enchanted Tales with Belle.

The themed attraction here is Enchanted Tales with Belle – where guests meet in small groups with Belle and help re-tell her story by taking on various roles.

Outside Gaston’s Tavern is a fountain dedicated to… of course… Gaston!

Outside Gaston’s Tavern is a fountain dedicated to… of course… Gaston!

But for me the other true highlight of Imagineering magic is the quick service location, Gaston’s Tavern.

The pork shank, which briefly and brilliantly also sojourned to Edelweiss Snacks in Disneyland Park’s Fantasyland, but disappeared all too soon. Okay, this was what was left after I attacked it like… a beast…

The pork shank, which briefly and brilliantly also sojourned to Edelweiss Snacks in Disneyland Park, but disappeared all too soon. Okay, this was what was left after I attacked it like… a beast…

While they have tragically just taken their signature dish – the pork shank – off the menu… sob… this location is still a must-see just for the decorating. Which of course, since it is Gaston’s place, means there are antlers everywhere!

“I use antlers in all of my decorating…”

“I use antlers in all of my decorating…”

Really – everywhere!

Absolutely awesome chandelier inside Gaston’s Tavern!

Absolutely awesome chandelier inside Gaston’s Tavern!

New Fantasyland is just a wonder of immersive storytelling. Even the restrooms there are brilliantly themed! But the Beauty and the Beast area is the definitely most extensive and cohesive part of this land. Even if you’re not stopping to eat here or visit with Belle – do yourself a favor and just go look at all the glorious theming to be found!

Have you stopped to take in some of the great details of the Beauty and the Beast section of New Fantasyland? What is your favorite part?

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