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Opening the Music Box of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Aboard the Disney Dream

Jonathan Frontado

by , Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club

Our all-star creative team is hard at work on the new production of “Beauty and the Beast” coming to the Disney Dream this November. In a previous post, I shared ways they are drawing inspiration from the live-action film, and today I want to expand upon the role of the music box.

In the new film, Belle’s father, Maurice, is an artist who creates intricate music boxes. His musical masterpieces are unique with special meaning behind them, particularly one that is a re-creation of where Belle was born in Paris. This same music box propels Maurice to sing “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” the new heartfelt song about holding onto memories by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Tim Rice.

In our stage musical, the theme of the music box will guide the audience through the story. A combination of high-definition projections, dynamic scenery and a little bit of Disney magic will open the music box to reveal the captivating details of Belle’s journey. To learn more about how our new interpretation of “Beauty and the Beast” will create this outstanding visual panorama, one that reaches beyond the stage, check out this behind-the-scenes video.

There’s much more to share about this incredible new production before it debuts in the Walt Disney Theatre aboard the Disney Dream. Keep following along on the Disney Parks Blog as we go behind the curtain of a tale as old as time.


  • Will be sailing on the Dream in April 2018, can’t wait to see this new show!!!

  • I can’t wait! We already have our cruise booked for January 2018. What an extra special surprise/bonus!!!

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