Beauty and the Beast at Magic Kingdom
  • On Aug 24, 2022
    Kayla from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be celebrating my 50th birthday in November, and I am curious about the status of the Beast meeting in the library? I would really love a photo with him for my BIG day. He's my favorite! Thanks, Kayla B

    Hiya, Kayla! Welcome back to planDisney! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with another great birthday vacation planning question. I love chatting Disney with my pals, pal, and I couldn't be happier to celebrate your birthday with you!

    I can't imagine a better way to celebrate your 50th birthday than a magical adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth during its 50th Anniversary Celebration. The countdown to your most magical birthday yet is on, and since the Beast can only be found while dining in his castle, you must have a coveted dining reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant to celebrate in the Beast's enchanted castle. What a perfect choice! My family and I had dinner here a few weeks ago, and it was fabulous from start to finish. Now, let's chat about the best way for you to get a picture with your favorite gentle giant, the Beast.

    When we dined at Be Our Guest Restaurant earlier this month, the Beast did not meet for photos in his library. Instead, he paraded around each dining room, briefly pausing near each table to greet his Guests with a distanced wave, bow or photo. Since the Beast is hosting so many Guests in his castle, he moved through our dining area pretty quickly, so be sure to have your camera ready. Since it is your birthday wish to get a photo with the Beast, I recommend sitting on the outside of the table with your back to the aisle. That way, you'll be in the perfect spot to get a selfie with the Beast or have someone in your party snap a photo of the two of you as he welcomes your table. 

    If you happen to miss your perfect photo opportunity the first time, don't fret! The Beast passed through our dining room twice during our fantastic three-course meal. The Cast Members will announce his entrance (he is royalty, after all), so you will know exactly when he will be joining you. 

    Kayla, I have a couple of birthday celebration tips for you! Be sure to stop by the front desk of your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel or Guest Relations in the theme parks to grab a Happy Birthday button. Cast Members and Guests will join in on your birthday celebration, and it makes your visit extra magical. Also, how many times can you say that Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating its 50th birthday at the same time as yours?! Once in a lifetime! I recommend sporting all the 50th merchandise you can get your hands on and celebrating the BEST. DAY. EVER!

    Kayla, I hope you get the perfect photo with the Beast, and I hope you have THE best birthday celebration. Wishing you the happiest birthday and may all of your wishes come true! Please stop by any time with any questions you may have along the way for this vacation and next year's birthday celebration. Because that's the thing about birthdays ... They're kiiind of an annual thing!

    Wishing you a year of magic,


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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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