I was just over at the Magic Kingdom here at Walt Disney World and as luck would have it, we got a chance to go behind the castle wall and experience Enchanted Tales with Belle at a soft opening. I took a ton of pics and wanted to share them with you!
Here’s the backside of the entryway over near Pinocchio’s Village Haus
Costumed cast members…
Running at Disney and I can’t believe that we’re in this area!
Love all the different lighting Maurice created here…
and here’s Maurice’s Cottage
The rock work on the right extends over to the Beast’s Castle
This area was off limits to guests still. It’s the arch nearest the cottage that leads over a bridge to the Be Our Guest Restaurant.
Here’s a close up of the amazing gargoyles that cling to the posts lining the bridge
A look at the work on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction
The bridge to the Be Our Guest Restaurant with Price Eric’s Castle in the background
Next we enter inside of Maurice’s Cottage
Check out the hidden mickey! The bottom row of the stack of wood…
The next room you move into is Maurice’s Workshop
This unassuming mirror is magical and turns into the entrance to the castle!
Guests then make their way into the castle thru the mirror that has transformed into a doorway!
Here’s the transition room from the workshop to inside the castle
You then enter into the wardrobe room
The wardrobe and cast members interact with guests as props are handed out for story time
Guests are then escorted into the library where they are greeted by Lumiere
Belle then makes a grand entrance as the guests in the library shout “Surprise!”
Story time then becomes interactive as the guests with props take part in the process.
and then at the end of the show, participating guests get to take a photo with Belle and are given a bookmark as a souvenir.
You then make your exit through heavy double castle doors
Right now this area is in a limited soft opening. The entrance is over near Pinocchio Village Haus. Keep your eyes peeled. You never know when they will be letting guests in. If you’re a passholder you can get into this area during the Passholder Preview.
I hope you enjoyed this photo tour of Enchanted Tales with Belle! See you around the park!
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