enchanted tales with belle

Disney Blog Roundup

Long time readers of the blog will remember the regular Disney Blog news roundup feature. We took some time every week to share some of the best writing from across the Disney blogosphere with a wider audience. We’ll we’re bringing it back, at least as… Read More »Disney Blog Roundup

Enchanted Tales With Belle In Limited Soft Opening

When the original Fantasyland Expansion was announced it was going to have not one, not two, but three next-generation princess encounters. Guests wouldn’t just line up to get a photo with their favorite Disney princess, they would enter their world and participate in the story in some way. When the decision was made to add a coaster to the mix, two of those encounters went away.

The one encounter that’s left is the Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction. It takes place in Maurice’s Cottage, which sits in a lovely wooded setting, just like in Beauty and the Beast. Guests enter Maurice’s cottage and see some special family mementos, then enter the work shop where a magical moment happens. (I don’t want to give too much away. If you want to see it, there are a couple of walk-throughs on YouTube.)

At the end of last week, the Magic Kingdom started offering limited testing of the attraction. Guests are taken behind the construction walls in small groups and then allowed to enter Maurice’s cottage. I have yet to make it myself, but on Sept 8th Duy Truong (friend of The Disney Blog) was invited.

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Imagineering Offers Insider Tour of Maurice’s Cottage and Enchanted Tales With Belle

With New Fantasyland Walt Disney’s Imagineers are providing more insight and behind the scenes details on a project than ever before. In a new video they’re showing off Enchanted Tales With Belle. This attraction will be a totally re-imagined character greeting experience. The details, story,… Read More »Imagineering Offers Insider Tour of Maurice’s Cottage and Enchanted Tales With Belle