Enchanted Tales with Belle reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Enchanted Tales with Belle, a walk through in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
Written by Robert Niles
Enchanted Tales with Belle is a character encounter that takes you into the world of Beauty and the Beast. You'll start out in Maurice's cottage in which there's a magic mirror. The mirror will then transport you to the Beast's Castle. After the walk through, you can meet Belle. (Due to time constraints, Belle will not sign autographs.)
I'm not entirely sold on this attraction. The thing I enjoy the most is the magic mirror, it blows my mind every single time! The Wardrobe and Lumiere are also just astounding! As far as the actual show, it's cute to see the little kids having fun, but it really is just an average show with amazing effects! - Joey Mayberry
It is exceptionally well done. The queue area is full of little things to see while waiting, and the practice of selecting people from the crowd to participate makes for a really fun show overall. - Tracy Bates
I loved how unique this attraction was, however it is a similar experience to Turtle Talk with Crush as in I would not wait more than probably 15 minutes for this attraction in future visits. The sets were great, Belle was spot on with the acting and everyone in the party enjoyed the experience. I don't however foresee this attraction becoming a classic over time in the sense that the Little Mermaid attraction will be. - Justin Kermgard
My wife and I really enjoyed it, but it's really for kids since it's just a fancy meet and greet. Shame that Madam Wardrobe was not working when we went through which I hear is the highlight of the attraction. I do see an issue with the long lines, which are slow moving and mostly in direct sunlight. It will be probably be pretty unbearable in the summertime. - Tim Taylor
I was in Aw on how well this show was made. The mirror portion in the beginning did make my jaw drop and the room with talking wardrobe was even better. I loved how different characters were chosen from the actual group with children and adults being picked. I was picked as the wardrobe lady singer :-) This was definetely an experience not to be missed and its wonderful for any age. - Iris Hernandez
As a single man with no kids, I got to say I've been there, done that. Don't get me wrong however...this is NOT to be missed. Great attention to Detail (short of adding fans to the portion of the queue under the porch at Belle and Maurice's cottage - hot, sticky and way too many stinky diapers around) just like the rest of New Fantsyland. The Magic Mirror is jaw dropping even if you know about it, and I think I may have been the only person in the room who did. Everyone else entered the workshop and faced the doors on the opposite wall (hee-hee). People literally GASPED when the mirror did its thing. Madame Wardrobe is in my opinion the highlight of the attraction for people like me. Her face is flawless. I honestly think a deaf person who can read lips could have completely understood every word she said. The show with Belle is delightful even for a grump like me. Like I said, I don't need to do this again, but if I ever visit with friends with kids, we will do this. - Rob McCullough
I hate meet and greets, but not this one! Even boys will think this is awesome. The illusions and special effects make it s must see. - Skipper Adam
Saw preview on Sep. 29, 2012 around noon. Our group was the first in on that day. The walk to the cottage is beautiful and the perspective view of Beast's Castle from the cottage is amazing. Everything has wonderful detail. When you enter the cottage, you wait in a family room setting which seems to be sized for the group to see belle. Next you go into the "mirror" room which magically changes into a doorway into the next holding room where people are chosen to be characters in the story with Belle. Next, you move into the story room where the new Luminier (?) animatronic is upon the fireplace mantle, very advanced animatronic. Belle enters, gives the story involving the previously chosen people (~8) with the other 30 or so guests watching from bench seats. After the story, Belle and the chosen people are Photo Pass photographed but the non-participants do not get the one-on-one photos. I am not a Beauty and the Beast expert so details others would know are lost on me. It is a very impressive new live experience. The chosen people are of all ages so it is more than a child experience. Do it if you have a chance but I think it still needs tweaking especially the photo part. It is not now really a meet-and-greet so don't expect 1-on-1 time. - Tony Duda
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