Lake Buena Vista, FL (September 4, 2012) — Robb Alvey of Theme Park Review had the opportunity to preview the new Fantasyland attraction “Enchanted Tales with Belle” on Sunday, September 2. This next generation Disney storytelling experience mixes audience participation with live actors, visual effects, and audio animatronic characters. The journey begins in the cottage of Maurice, father to Belle, heroine of the animated film “Beauty and the Beast.” A magic mirror then transports guests to the Beast’s castle for the storytelling adventure. “Enchanted Tales with Belle” is one of three new attractions opening as part of the second phase of the Magic Kingdom’s new Fantasyland, the others being the “Be Our Guest Restaurant” and “Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid” dark ride, all opening December 6, 2012.
VIDEO: Enchanted Tales with Belle, Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.