Sneak Peek of Beast’s Castle in Disney’s New Fantasyland

| April 12, 2011 | Reply

Guests to the Magic Kingdom may be able to get a sneak peek at one of the attractions opening in the new Fantasyland expansion.  The Beast’s castle can be viewed up above the construction walls (get an even better view while riding Dumbo!).  Continue after the break for photos of the construction.

The castle, home to the title character from “Beauty and the Beast”, will house the “Be Our Guest” restaurant.  The restaurant will seat up to 550 guests, serving counter service during the day and table service in the evenings.  Surrounding the castle will be Belle’s Village, including Gaston’s Tavern, Bonjour! Village Gifts and Maurice’s Cottage (the home of Belle’s father).

Image courtesy of Disney

A specific opening date for Fantasyland hasn’t been announced, but phases of the revamped land should begin opening in late 2012.

Photos by G. Echols

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Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (, Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.