• On Apr 23, 2018
    Melissa from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a place to meet the Beast from Beauty and the Beast outside of the castle dinner experience? We are coming in September and my daughter loves the Beast and wants to meet him however we are not dinning at the beast castle for dinner.

    Hi Melissa,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. I completely understand your daughter’s love of the Beast - from the moment he surprised Belle with that magnificent library, I was completely lovestruck myself!

    You’re right that the Beast’s current exclusive meeting place is at Be Our Guest Restaurant, and only at dinner time. I’ve got my fingers crossed that things might change and there will be “something there that wasn’t there before” – and by "something there," I mean a new Beast character experience. The best way to find out about new character experiences is by following the Disney Parks Blog. You can also search for characters using the My Disney Experience app; when you open the app you will see “Characters” listed in the top menu bar.

    Your Beast-loving daughter can certainly catch a glimpse of her favorite grouchy guy around the theme parks. In Magic Kingdom Park, he appears with Belle in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, and he can also be spotted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage and in Fantasmic! Certain as the sun, she can enjoy some Beauty and the Beast magic at these attractions.

    My very favorite Beauty and the Beast character experience is meeting Gaston near Gaston’s Tavern in Magic Kingdom Park. Pose for an adorable picture in front of the fountain, and then head over to the character meet and greet, where your princess can have a chance to tell Gaston that she’s on Team Beast. If she’s not sure about that (my animal-loving daughter refuses to meet him because he uses antlers in all of his decorating), Belle is also wonderful to meet, and I’m sure she could have a great discussion with your daughter about all of the Beast’s lovable attributes.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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