By Cailey Rizzo
April 18, 2019

Come this fall, Disney World will invite you to be their guest at a new “Beauty and the Beast” themed lounge and bar.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is opening a four-part lounge and bar, inspired by the 2017 live action film. Renovations are expected to be completed by fall 2019, according to the park.

In the signature bar area, a gold chandelier, inspired by Belle’s famous ball gown, will be the centerpiece. A motif of the Beast’s magical rose will appear throughout the room. Or visitors could take a hint from Belle and spend their time in the library room, decked out in classical baroque themes and French furnishings. The garden room will be inspired by the enchanted forest that surrounds the Beast’s castle and an outdoor patio area will be reminiscent of the castle’s terrace.

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The bar is taking over the former Mizner’s Lounge on the second floor of the hotel, where nightly live jazz and high-end cocktails were in full rotation.

If you prefer the animated film Disney released in 1991 to the live-action remake, consider dining at the Be Our Guest Restaurant or Gaston’s Tavern, opened in 2012 in Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland area. Both dining areas feature nods to the film, with French-inspired fare and menu options like “LeFou’s brew.”

If the park’s previous “Beauty and the Beast” themed spaces are any indication of what’s to come, guests can expect plenty of French-themed options on the menu and many references to the hit song “Be Our Guest.” Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes...

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