First look at Tokyo's new Beauty and the Beast ride

December 5, 2018, 8:06 PM · The Tokyo Disney Resort today revealed a video first look as well as the name of its upcoming Beauty and the Beast ride: Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast

In the preview video, we hear from the Imagineers working on the trackless dark ride, which will include the first recreations of Belle and the Beast in animatronic form. We see at least three versions of Belle in the video, in her blue dress, red cloak, and golden gown.

We also see that the ride vehicles will be 10-seat trackless tea cups, which will carry guests through the Beast's castle, including a dance with Belle and the Beast in the castle's ballroom.

Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast is scheduled to open in spring 2020 at Tokyo Disneyland, as part of a major expansion of the park that also includes a 1,500-seat live performance Fantasyland Forest Theatre; a new Minnie Mouse meet and greet, Minnie's Style Studio; and the first Big Hero 6-themed ride, "The Happy Ride with Baymax," which will feature the same ride system as Alien Swirling Saucers and Mater's Junkyard Jamboree.

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December 5, 2018 at 10:29 PM

Wow!!!!! Now if only they would build it in walt Disney world.

December 5, 2018 at 10:46 PM

My god it's gorgeous. It's everything that WDW Fantasyland is missing. A marquee, "E" ticket dark ride.

December 6, 2018 at 3:23 AM

That looks amazing. The dancing scene is very reminiscent to Efteling's Symbolica. I wish The Oriental Land Company would buy Disney, they clearly love theme parks and the Disney ip's.

December 6, 2018 at 10:01 AM

I know we are getting a number of new attractions stateside but THIS is simply remarkable! I'd take this over Star Wars any day. Heck, I'd take a 2nd Primeval Whirl over Star Wars any day!!

December 6, 2018 at 11:50 AM

Good Grief! Those figures look amazing. I thought the rear projection faces from Seven Dwarfs and Epcot's Frozen ride looked good. THIS is absolutely amazing. I wonder if either US resort will ever get this....I am not holding my breath.

December 6, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Those animatronics are remarkable. Really smooth movements everywhere (especially impressive in the face) and also really good 3d modeling from a 2d movie. I'm also excited to see the ride system that seems to go into and "walk around" each scene instead of simply follow along a path and point you at stuff.

Really REALLY impressive stuff.

December 6, 2018 at 12:24 PM

Man, really going all out, wish they could have done this at WDW Fantasyland. Another winner for Tokyo to draw fans in from all over. And if this is the future of AA in parks, we're in for some great attractions.

December 6, 2018 at 1:47 PM

So it's Pooh's Hunny Hunt but Beauty and the Beast and plussed up with a 2020-level budget? Sign me up!

December 6, 2018 at 2:59 PM

A little reminder why Tokyo Disney Resort is the best in the world.

December 6, 2018 at 8:16 PM

The "Oriental Land Company spends so much more money than the American Disney parks" trope is so dated, over used, and flat out not true.

WDW in the past few years has gotten Avatar Land and Star Wars Land (quite possibly the two greatest and most expensive "expansions" done to any parks ever), Rivers of Light, Toy Story Land, Tron, Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway, and Epcot is about to be pretty much totally re-done with a bunch of new attractions. Plus right before that Downtown Disney went through a massive rebuild.

Disney has spent waaaaaaay more money on WDW recently than the OLC has spent on TDR even per-cap space. I've been to Tokyo Disney, Disney Sea is a great park and Tokyo Disneyland is OK (not as good as California DL or Florida MK). Yes they are impeccably clean and well ran but that's because they are in Japan not because the Oriental Land Company are gods among men, Universal Japan is impeccably clean and operated as well.

Plus I bet if you were to survey most people who are into Beauty and the Beast if they would rather have a ride or dining experience themed to the Beast castle I am willing to put money that most fans would rather have Be Our Guest, which is what WDW has.

December 6, 2018 at 4:48 PM

Chill out theme park fans.

What overseas parks can eventually make it's way stateside.

E.g. Tron and Ratatouille,

December 6, 2018 at 6:59 PM

You know what's great? You're actually allowed to like WDW and TDR! Who knew?

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