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Old 11-29-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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What Exactly is Belle's Story Time and Is it Worth the Wait?

Can someone explain this experience to me...and is it worth the frequently posted 50 minute wait (according to UT app).

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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Can someone explain this experience to me...and is it worth the frequently posted 50 minute wait (according to UT app).

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You are "magically transported" to Beast's Castle and interact with Belle during a brief retelling of their story. The experience features a couple of impressive effects and animatronics.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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There's a detailed post about it here:

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...cola-wdw-9412/
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #4
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Yes, it is worth the wait.

And I want to marry Belle.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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I have to second that - it is worth the wait
We did it on Monday and I am still amazed as the Magic Mirror!!!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #6
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the magic mirror is really cool. I knew it was coming and still couldn't figure it out. mesmorizing sp?? is the best way to describe it. I would see it once but unless you have little kiddos I'd prob skip it on my return trip.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #7
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It is more or less a show in which the audience particpates in telling the story of Belle. We did this attraction during Christmas Party, which was perfect for us as I have a 2 year old. Each show takes about 12-15 which is part of the reason for the wait time. For us it was totally worth it, my 2 year old got to be Chip and she thought it was awesome. I loved watching her. I can see where some adults might consider it a waste of time for them. I would give it a shot at least once.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #8
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It is DEFINITELY worth the wait. I'd say go do it first thing in the morning, or at least within the first half an hour of the morning to go.

It's an interactive meet & greet. The cue involved Belle & Maurice's cottage, then you're into Maurie's inventing room, and you are transported magically to the castle where the wardrobe kinda explains everything. The CMs will "cast" the story with the guests, and then you're put into the library where Lumiere (REALLY AWESOME EFFECT) helps tell the story before Belle comes in and you all help "tell the story of Belle & the Beast falling in love" it's a really cool thing and it's definitely worth it!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:41 PM   #9
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It is worth the wait even for us adult parties The interactive story is cute (and my mom was the wardrobe), but the technical effects are really entrancing and I'm still wondering how it works!
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My DW and I agree. Great effects.. Definately have to bring the kids to it next time..
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We only saw 35 minutes max during the dress rehearsal. I would go if only to see the magic mirror effect! Its really amazing!!
It will be much more fun if you participate, so volunteer!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #12
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Can someone explain this experience to me...and is it worth the frequently posted 50 minute wait (according to UT app).

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Saw it yesterday and it's just a lot of hype. Lots of people are disappointed. The magic mirror is the nicest thing, and worth seeing once anyway. Other than that, if you have small children that would get excited having a part, then this is for you. Just sort of silly for Belle to get all emotional about a little toddler playing the part of *beast* (was a girl, at that ) It seems like the toddler and younger children playing the parts doesn't fit in with the story being told The setting is beautiful though.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:12 PM   #13
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I went to this yesterday - waited 30 min alone because DH, DS11 and DFIL had none of it I loved the cottage and the mirror was amazing...but...I was a little underwhelmed by the Belle part. I couldn't even manage to get a picture of her - she kept turning and mostly faced away from me. I knew only those picked got pics with her and I stayed back for kids to get picked but it would have been nice to be able to get one clear shot of her. It was lovely and the dresser and lumiere were awesome and for kids totally worth the wait, but for me, just a little underwhelming. Not sure what I expected but past the mirror that wasn't really it.
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We only saw 35 minutes max during the dress rehearsal. I would go if only to see the magic mirror effect! Its really amazing!!
It will be much more fun if you participate, so volunteer!!
That mirror was very cool. I video taped it because I had read about it from you guys and even watching the video last night I couldn't figure it out. The fact that they do it in small groups was a great idea. My kids loved it.....Daddy too
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Thanks everyone!! Is this open during late magic hours? That would be awesome if it were
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