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What Every "Beauty And The Beast" Fan Needs To See At Disney World

Step 1: try the grey stuff.

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There are hundreds of different ways to tackle Disney World's theme parks, but if you're heading to Orlando with a massive Beauty and the Beast fan, here are a few experiences you should definitely add to your itinerary.

1. Try the Grey Stuff at the Be Our Guest restaurant.

Set inside Beast's castle at Magic Kingdom, Be Our Guest offers quick-service during the day, and table-service for dinner, but no matter what time of day you dine, you can always end your meal with ~the grey stuff~ (which arrives as a cupcake during breakfast and lunch, or a circle tart for dinner). And not only is the food magical, but the restaurant itself—featuring the grand ballroom with snow falling outside, the iconic wilting rose, and images of the beast—will make you feel like you've been transported straight into the iconic fairy tale (seriously, I want to move in here).

2. Meet Belle during the Enchanted Tales with Belle experience.

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While this Magic Kingdom attraction is geared more toward a younger audience, guests can volunteer to portray different iconic characters from Belle's world (Cogsworth! Mrs. Potts! Chip!) throughout the interactive storytelling journey. But most importantly, at the end they get to meet and snap a photo with the star herself, Belle.

3. Catch the Beauty and The Beast: Live on Stage show.

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To get the full Belle and Beast experience, you can watch an actual 25-minute live musical at Disney's Hollywood Studios, featuring all of the iconic fairy tale's songs, characters, and sets.

4. Get some Le Fou Brew at Gaston's Tavern.

While you're over near Beast's Castle in Magic Kingdom, you can also stop by Gaston's Tavern to grab some other BATB-themed treats like an ~Enchanted Rose Cupcake~, macarons, and some Le Fou Brew (all while staring at giant statues and portraits of Gaston, natch).

5. Snap a photo during the Festival of Fantasy Parade.

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Not only do you get a glimpse of Belle and Beast in all their formal-wear glory, but this iconic Magic Kingdom parade features all of your favorite Disney icons right in the middle of the afternoon to break up your Space Mountain voyages. My personal tip: the parade is best experienced with a Mickey Ice Cream Bar (or two) in hand.

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