By far, one of the areas of New Fantasyland that I’m most excited to explore when it opens December 6 at Magic Kingdom Park is Beast’s Castle (and the Be Our Guest Restaurant within). The castle itself and the amazing level of detail our Walt Disney Imagineers have put into it, just astound me – especially some of the external detailing.
If you remember in the film “Beauty and The Beast,” Belle was originally a bit cautious when she entered Beast’s Castle for the first time … before she was welcomed by Lumiere, Cogsworth and the castle’s other enchanted (and enchanting!) staff members.
To create a similar effect here at the park, Imagineers included a host of beasts, minotaurs and other grotesques in the exterior design of the castle that make it truly the home of a conflicted Prince-turned-Beast. Once inside, guests will be welcomed at Be Our Guest Restaurant, which features a glittering ballroom, eerie West Wing dining room and Rose Gallery.
For more information on what to expect at Be Our Guest Restaurant, don’t miss these past posts: