You’re going on vacation to Walt Disney World! The only problem? You’re not sure which attractions are right for you and your kiddos and you have questions. Which attractions are too intense for little ones? What rides do I really need a FastPass+ reservation for? What’s the disability access like for certain attractions? We’re answering all those questions and more in our Everything You Need to Know attraction series with today’s focus on Enchanted Tales with Belle at the Magic Kingdom!
What is Enchanted Tales with Belle?
Guests walk through the world of Beauty and the Beast and interact with some familiar characters before playing a part in a surprise retelling of Belle and the Beast’s love story for Belle herself! This attraction isn’t a ride but rather a combination of a walk-through, show, and character meet-and-greet.
Where is Enchanted Tales with Belle?
Enchanted Tales with Belle is located in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. Upon entering New Fantasyland through the turrets behind Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, guests should look to the left for the attraction entrance.
What is the History of Enchanted Tales with Belle?
Before Enchanted Tales with Belle, Beauty and the Beast fan’s enjoyed Storytime with Belle at the Fairytale Garden. This area is located on the path next to the castle near Tomorrowland where Merida from Brave meets with guests today. Storytime with Belle debuted July 1, 1999 and closed September 12, 2010.
Enchanted Tales with Belle, and other Beauty and the Beast offerings, were announced along with the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland expansion which opened in 2012.
What You Need to Know About the Queue
The queue begins just outside of Maurice’s cottage and then leads guest inside for a glimpse of Belle’s childhood home, Easter Eggs from the film, and Maurice’s projects and inventions. The charming queue serves to immerse guests in the world of Beauty and the Beast and succeeds. However, it does tend to move slowly and a significant portion of the queue is located outside.
What You Need to Know About the Experience
The attraction experience begins in Maurice’s workshop where a little Disney magic transforms a mirror into a full-size doorway leading into the Beast’s castle! Guests are then ushered through the portal into the Beast’s castle. Here guests encounter the Wardrobe from the film and a Cast Member who passes out roles and props to willing participants.
Next, guests enter the library and find an incredible audio-animatronic Lumiere! He explains the guests with roles and props will help tell the story of how Belle and Beast fell in love as a surprise for Belle. Belle then enters the library and enjoys the re-telling of her and the Beast’s romance. Guests then are allowed to meet Belle and grab a photo!
This attraction is great for the whole family as there are roles for even little ones if they want to participate. Everyone is sure to be impressed with the special effects and audio-animatronic as well. Although, since guests are being ushered from one room to the next, it can get a little cramped and congested at times.
Those who don’t enjoy performing a role in front of a group may be nervous about the nature of this attraction. Do note that if being the center of attention is not your thing, no one has to participate and is free to simply watch. Enchanted Tales with Belle is definitely geared more towards little ones and fans of Beauty and the Beast. Some adults and older kids may be bored by the experience.
What You Need to Know About the Ride Vehicles
There are no ride vehicles as this is a walk-through attraction. However, the final room where guests interact with Belle and put on the show offers benches for seating.
What You Need to Know About Accessibility
Guests may remain in a wheelchair/ECV to experience this attraction.
What You Need to Know About Health and Safety Warnings
Due to the nature of the attraction, there are no health or safety warnings!
What are the Height Requirements?
There are no height requirements for Enchanted Tales with Belle making it a great attraction for the whole family.
Does Enchanted Tales with Belle Offer FastPass+?
Enchanted Tales with Belle offers FastPass+. Even though the line for this attraction tends to move slowly, there are other attractions at the Magic Kingdom which are a better use of a FastPass+ reservation.
Does Weather Affect Enchanted Tales with Belle?
Since the attraction itself is completely indoors, weather will not affect Enchanted Tales with Belle. However, those in the outdoor extended queue will be exposed to the elements.
What’s the Best Time of Day to Experience Enchanted Tales with Belle?
Because the line moves slowly, see Enchanted Tales with Belle early in the morning. Alternatively, try to visit during the last 2 hours the park is open, or use FastPass+.
This chart shows you roughly how long you’ll wait for Enchanted Tales with Belle when you visit on a day with a given Magic Kingdom Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average “peak” wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it’s the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Enchanted Tales with Belle Wait Times.
Did I answer all of your questions about Enchanted Tales with Belle? Is this attraction at the top of your family’s vacation to-do list? Let us know in the comments.