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Old 01-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Enchanted Tales With Belle x two

I read on another thread that there are two Belle shows going on at the same time.

How does this happen? Where do groups get split? Are there two places to go when we exit through the wardrobe/mirror? Are two storytelling rooms? Two exit doors that I missed seeing from the outside?

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Old 01-12-2013, 04:20 AM   #2
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I read on another thread that there are two Belle shows going on at the same time.

How does this happen? Where do groups get split? Are there two places to go when we exit through the wardrobe/mirror? Are two storytelling rooms? Two exit doors that I missed seeing from the outside?

Confused.
Discussing details of this kind of thing is usually considered "ruining the magic" and is generally frowned upon on by many fans.
(And, I don't know if, in fact, there are multiple Belle Tales running at the same time.)

I'll just say that this practice is somewhat common at Disney Parks.

One less "secretive" example of this is employed at Stitch's Great Escape.
After one group of guests are herded into the "pre-show" (with Skippy and the space cop)
the group exits and is routed into one of two identical "Show Theaters"
(the round room with the seating areas where Stitch perpetrates his mayhem.)
The different and separate entrance doors to those individual Theaters are not particularly obvious to most guests.

The "show rooms" can be started in a "staggered" timing.
(Theater A's show can start and be running, as Theater B begins being loaded with guests.)
Theater B then begins its show at about the mid-point in Theater A's program.

This way, they can have a main Theater show that runs (give or take) twice as long as the pre-show, and still keep feeding twice as many guests into the attraction.
Also, each Theater has it's own separate exit path.

The Character Meets that have multiple venues utilize a similar multiple entrance door and staggered start time (with guests held and loaded in smaller groups, each group loaded unseen by other groups.)
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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Where do groups get split?

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There are 2 Libraries available from Wardrobe's room.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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The two libraries also exit on opposite sides of the show building so they don't come out near one another at all.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:58 PM   #5
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Could be it is not "magic", but illusions.

I had no idea about Stitch! Only went through Belle's once, so didn't catch on there. I did find myself in a room with an empty clam shell seat at Ariel's grotto.
It took be four visits to realize Soarin' had two screens.
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Could be it is not "magic", but illusions.

I had no idea about Stitch! Only went through Belle's once, so didn't catch on there. I did find myself in a room with an empty clam shell seat at Ariel's grotto.
It took be four visits to realize Soarin' had two screens.
Ariel has at least 2 M&G rooms. We went 2x and got a different room each time. That was a bit confusing because it felt we were sent the exact same direction both times.
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Ariel has at least 2 M&G rooms. We went 2x and got a different room each time. That was a bit confusing because it felt we were sent the exact same direction both times.
I think there's actually 4. I recall two distinct points where they'd split the path.
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As others have pointed out, there are indeed two libraries for ETwB. When you are in the room with the wardrobe, listen carefully. You might be able to hear clapping - that's the group whose show is already in progress, during the "parade" part.
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I think there's actually 4. I recall two distinct points where they'd split the path.
So might be four friends of Ariel greeting at the same time? Amazing!
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #11
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As others have pointed out, there are indeed two libraries for ETwB. When you are in the room with the wardrobe, listen carefully. You might be able to hear clapping - that's the group whose show is already in progress, during the "parade" part.
I just thought that was the group before us.

Next time (two years from now), I am going to watch more carefully. I want to know how the wardrobe (or was it a mirror?) turned into the door we walked through. Enchanted, indeed!
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I believe there are only two Ariel M&Gs.
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