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The Royal Theatre at Disneyland Park Set to Revisit the Tale As Old As Time

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment

We recently told you about the return of “Tangled” to Fantasy Faire at Disneyland park. Today, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we announce the illustrious storytelling troupe of the Royal Theatre will also once again weave the romantic, comedic tale of “Beauty and the Beast.”


You’re invited to be our guest later this spring, when Messieurs Smythe and Jones take us on an adventure in the great wide somewhere for a whimsical retelling of how Belle and the Beast met and fell in love – all with a happily ever after at the end, naturally!

With “Beauty and the Beast” returning to the program at the Royal Theatre, it’s time for Mr. Jones to finally hang up his snowman outfit. After delighting audiences for more than a year, the troupe’s “Frozen” fun retelling of Anna and Elsa’s story will soon melt away, but not until they’ve had a few more encores of “Let It Go.”

We’ll share dates for this transition as soon as they’re available. In the meantime, the players will be dusting off their Beast and Gaston impressions and getting ready to warble a “song as old as rhyme.”


  • finally, Beauty and the Beast is my all time favorite movie and I was so bummed when their story went away, so glad it is coming back

  • Huzzah! I’m so excited! I haven’t seen it live yet, but thanks to YouTube it’s my favorite of the three shows – partly because Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie, and partly because the script speaks to my literature- and Shakespeare-nerd heart. Not only do they work Shakespeare quotes into the script more times than the other two plays, but they namedrop Marie Leprince de Beaumont, who wrote “Beauty and the Beast” as we know it today.

    Now I have to hope it comes back before my next trip in May, so I can squeal over it in person!

  • Awesome news!

  • Very cool! I certainly hope that people on all those social media sites will calm down a bit now. So much hate in those places. I enjoyed the Frozen play, but I always figured that it would be temporary.

    I would assume that this is all in anticipation of the Frozen musical that California Adventure will be receiving. To that end, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Frozen sing-along show will close when the new Frozen musical opens.

  • That’s great news! Hope it’s in May!

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