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Dec 16

Disney “Traveling Around The World”- Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland – Part 7 – Enchanted Tales With Belle

 

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Welcome back “World” travelers! Now that our visit to Storybook Circus is complete, it’s time to pack up and head over to the new Enchanted Forest section of the New Fantasyland. I can’t wait to see what’s around the corner!

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Maurice’s Cottage

Our destination today is the new attraction, Enchanted Tales With Belle. Your adventure begins when you enter Maurice’s cottage, where you see mementos tracing Belle’s childhood, including her favorite books, and lines drawn on one wall showing how fast Belle grew every year.

From there you will enter Maurice’s workshop at the back of the cottage. Covering every inch of the floor, walls, and ceiling you’ll find an assortment of odd gadgets that Maurice has been working on. Take a moment to look around, then focus your attention on the mirror on the wall, to the left of the door that you entered from.

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Soon the room darkens and the mirror begins to sparkle as it turns into a full-size doorway, through which guests enter into a wardrobe room. Inside the room is the Wardrobe and a helper who will choose guests to act out different parts in the story.

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Once the parts are chosen, everyone walks into the Beast’s library and takes seats. Cast members explain how the play will take place, and with the help of Lumiere everyone will call for Belle. Belle is surprised and thrilled to have guests drop by for a visit. The play is acted out within a few minutes, and all of the actors get a chance to take photos with Belle and receive a small bookmark as a memento.

Enchanted Tales with Belle is surely the most elaborate meet-and-greet station in Walt Disney World. For the relative few who get to act in the play, it’s also a chance to interact with Belle in a way that isn’t possible in other character encounters. We also like how Disney “stages” guests in the cottage, workshop and wardrobe rooms – it’s an efficient way to handle the wait in line, and it keeps guests from getting bored. Sure, it can still be a 30-minute wait for a 3-minute play, but it’s the best of its kind in Orlando. Your kids will love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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