One of the last holdouts from the “pandemic pause” is finally returning to Magic Kingdom! Most things have long since returned, which has made the missing attractions all the more noticeable. We can’t help but miss a bit of the lost magic. That is soon to change, though!
Enchanted Tales With Belle is one of the park’s most unique attractions. It is aimed at little ones, but it’s fun for all ages. This is a favorite in our house. My son always tries to get picked for one of the interactive roles (my husband even got chosen once, albeit reluctantly).
In case you’re unfamiliar, this fanciful attraction takes you inside Belle’s country cottage to hear the story of how she met the Beast. The retelling is interactive with volunteers playing various roles in the story. You’ll even explore Maurice’s workshop before being magically transported to Beast’s Castle.
Once inside, you’ll meet beloved characters from the film, like Belle, the Enchanted Wardrobe (who helps the volunteers prepare for their roles), and even Lumiere! Then, “take your places inside the Beast’s splendid library, where Lumière, the talking candlestick, directs the action. When Belle appears, you’ll get a chance to play your part in her fairytale story—or just cheer along as you observe the fun!”
If you’ve missed it as much as I have, you don’t have long to wait! This fun-filled story time returns on FEBRUARY 19, 2023! News of the return of Enchanted Tales With Belle comes just on the heels of the Walt Disney World Railroad reopening last month (after four long years) and Ariel’s triumphant return to her Grotto later this month! Also upcoming at the Magic Kingdom is the long-awaited grand opening of Tron: Lightcycle/Run on April 4, 2023! Rounding out the excellent news for Disney World’s most popular Park, Happily Ever After will soon light up the sky once more. It’s a great time to be at the Magic Kingdom