Tales with Belle question

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  1. DanieB

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    Thanks for the info! I don’t want the experience to end in tears!
     
  2. DanieB

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    Thanks for sharing your experience. Good to know the cms aren’t being pushy assuming all kids are the same and wanna participate. Mine will be another not dancing or talking lol.
     
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  4. MonaMN

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    It's so fun. DD is kind of past this now, but one of my favorite Disney memories was of her playing Beast. So fun!
     
  5. TammyLynn33

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    K weird question but since they look for dads? Is it only the kids with dads there that get selected?
    I certainly don’t want to the kiddos to feel left out bc they don’t have one
     
  6. mesaboy2

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    No.
     
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  7. TammyLynn33

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    Thanks . We were at something before and they picked dads and kids and it was hard


    QUOTE="mesaboy2, post: 60252816, member: 256369"]No.[/QUOTE]
     
  8. blistex

    blistex Earning My Ears

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    No, every single kid is able to participate! The dads are picked first and are totally unrelated to the kids volunteering/being picked.
     
  9. Robo

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    The way the guests are "divided up" means that kids are herded in a separate group than adults.
    In general, nobody can actually see which kid "belongs to" which adult(s.)

    In the rooms, the kids are grouped together in the front,
    and all of the adults grouped together in the back.
    (About 5-10 feet separation of groups. Not much distance.)

    And, THAT brings up another idea we haven't talked about:
    If your child is afraid to stand with other kids and a bit separated from her/his parents (but all still in the same room,)
    this is the default situation set up in this attraction.

    CAN little kids stay with their parents?
    Yes.
    But, they will be encouraged to gather together in the front of the room by the CMs.
    (I believe that this "separation" is just one of the first steps the CMs employ to see if the kid(s)
    will be comfortable playing a "role" in the attraction.)

    So, know that situation will be encouraged, (but not "required") as all guests are welcomed into,
    and escorted through, the three rooms in the attraction.
     
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  10. DanieB

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    Thank you for this info. It is really Helpful to know ahead of time with my anxious guy!
     
  11. Amy11401

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    Turtle talk is similar as they have the kids sit in the front on the floor and the adults behind on the chairs. Again a kid could sit on the back in chairs but that is not as interactive.
     
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  12. Kippa-Dee-Do-Dah

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    Our trip was in August. :sad: Thanks for the info!
     
  13. Cynthiab

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    I have not seen this happen since, but I, a mom, was picked to be the wardrobe!

    Much to my disappointment, my kids never volunteered to participate during this and my husband never got picked, so getting to be picked myself was a real treat!
     
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  14. Vala

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    I was picked as wardrobe (solo adult) on my first trip too. On a later trip I was picked as Phillipe which amused my friend who was with me on that day to no end.
     
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  15. Robo

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    Acting!.gif
     
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  16. PrincessArlena'sDad

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    DS, who was 8 at the time, decided he wanted to be picked as the Beast. So, when the time came, he did his loudest, and most dramatic over the top roar he could. He got himself picked.
     
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    So if there is a quick photo at the end, do they have Memory Maker photogs, or do you just take the pic yourself?
     
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  18. Vala

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    I guess it was kind of the acting. :D They wanted us to sing for the wardrobe, and I was the one who put in the most (high pitched) effort. And my Phillipe suspiciously sounded like a Phillipa. Even the CM grinned broadly.

    Memory Maker. No personal pic.
     
  19. audrey13

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    It's been years since we did Tales with Belle. My daughter is older now and finally confident enough to want to participate. Do all the kids who want to participate get a role? Any tips or tricks to getting picked as a child?
     
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  20. Robo

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    1. Yes.
    2. Just pay attention to what the CM says in the "Wardrobe Room" (casting location.)
    Kids are all asked to do various things like hop, roar (like Beast,) clip-clip hands sound like horses hooves, etc.
    If your child looks like she enthusiastically WANTS to participate, she will get a role.
    (There are actually enough "roles" -some more minor- for every person in the room who wants one.)
     
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  21. audrey13

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    Thanks!
     

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