If there is one experience Guests are still missing from their Disney World vacation — it’s character meet and greets. From running up and hugging Mickey to talking fashion with Daisy, the characters at Walt Disney World create memories for Guests that will last a lifetime.
One character, in particular, that is always fun to meet is Gaston — the charismatic antagonist in Disney’s 1991 animated classic, Beauty and the Beast.
Gaston is known for his antics as he creates one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experiences as he greets Guests in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. (At this time, Gaston’s meet and greet is suspended due to the ongoing pandemic).
One time, prior to the pandemic, a Guest decided to be bold and dress as Gaston’s future wife, to which, Gaston responds by telling everyone else to leave because he found his “insignificant other”.
TikTok user Sasha (@sashamcveighmusic) shared a video to the social media platform, along with the caption:
“Insignificant other” is better than nothing right? #LeadWithLove #GodBlessThisMess #disneyworld #waltdisneyworld #gaston #beautyandthebeast
In the video (below) you can see Gaston kick everyone else out once he sees Sasha dressed exactly like him, then proceed to call her his “insignificant other”. Check it out below:
We love seeing Gaston’s interactions with Guests as they truly are like no other. Unfortunately, Gaston’s meet and greet in Fantasyland is suspended due to the ongoing pandemic. The good news is that sometimes Gaston makes an appearance alongside other Disney characters at the Main Street Train Station randomly throughout the day.
Inside the Magic will update you as we get information regarding character meet and greets at Walt Disney World.
Have you ever met Gaston at Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom? Share your experience with us in the comments below.