Be Our Guest and Gaston’s Tavern in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom have been fan-favorite spots for Guests ever since they first opened in 2012. But now, as we inch closer to the 50th anniversary, could these locations be gearing up for a special makeover for the milestone?
This could be just generalized maintenance that Disney wants to do to ensure the area is in tip-top shape and appeals to Guests. However, another possibility is that the permit could have been filed so that the theme park could transform this area to commemorate 50 years of magic at Walt Disney World.
We have already seen the theme park spruce up other areas of the park, including the Tangled-themed restrooms, parts of Fantasyland including Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, and Casey Jr.’s Soak ‘n’ Splash, so Disney World could be thinking of transforming the Beauty and the Beast-themed area as well.
Again, at this time, we are unsure of what exactly the permit was filed for, but Inside the Magic will update you as we get information.
More on Gaston’s Tavern
If you have never visited the fan-favorite spot, Gaston’s Tavern, the official description reads:
The manliest of manly places, Gaston’s Tavern serves up such satisfying sweets as The Grey Stuff cupcake and warm cinnamon rolls. Plus, enjoy refreshing beverages like LeFou’s Brew—the restaurant’s signature non-alcoholic drink.
More on Be Our Guest
If you have never visited the popular Be Our Guest restaurant, the official description reads:
Feast on French-inspired fare in one of our elaborately themed rooms—straight out of the beloved Disney classic!
Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and elegant dining destination located at the foot of Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland. Whether you are enjoying lunch or dinner, you will experience an atmosphere made for memories.
Royal Rooms for Loyal Subjects
Be Our Guest offers 3 meticulously imagineered dining areas, each designed to immerse our Guests in the heartwarming mystery and romance of Beauty and the Beast:
- The Grand Ballroom – Go for baroque in this magnificent ballroom with its high, domed ceiling, chandeliers and snow-laced Gothic arches.
- The West Wing – Dine in the Beast’s mysterious West Wing study—if you dare—and perhaps you’ll even spy his enchanted rose.
- The Castle Gallery – Get swept up in the romance of Belle’s private library, and inspired by the larger-than-life figures of Belle and Beast dancing.
Each room is unforgettable.
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This article has been updated since its original publication.