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.
Now, as we inch closer to the 50th anniversary, these locations are gearing up for a special makeover for the milestone!
Back in June, we reported on a permit filed which was for “general construction” for the area that is home to Be Our Guest, Gaston’s Tavern, and the restrooms nearby.
We speculated 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. Though Disney has not announced exactly what will happen with Beast’s Castle, Be Our Guest, or Gaston’s Tavern, on a recent visit to Magic Kingdom, we noticed that the construction is now underway on Beast’s Castle!
In both the images above and below, you can see that construction work has begun near Be Our Guest and Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland. There is scaffolding currently up next to Beast’s Castle which you can clearly see as you walk by Be Our Guest.
This is just another construction project happening in Magic Kingdom as 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.
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.
Are you excited to see construction happening near Beast’s Castle? Let us know in the comments below.
If you want to visit Disney World for the 50th anniversary, but need help planning, then don’t hesitate to reach out to our friends at Academy Travel. They will be with you every step of the way when booking your magical vacation. Get started today!