Sacre Bleu! Disney World Is Opening a ‘Beauty and the Beast’-themed Lounge

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If we could live in any Disney fairytale, it would be “Beauty and the Beast.” Gorgeous architecture, a library filled with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and a kitchen staff well-versed in French cuisine sound like a dream to us. Mild hostage situation aside, Beast’s castle is pretty much our dream. If you’ve ever watched the movie and thought, yep, I’d like to drink a glass of wine and take a selfie in here, you’re in luck. Disney World is opening a new “Beauty and the Beast”-themed bar and lounge inspired by the film.

The lounge, which doesn’t have a name yet, will take the place of Mizner’s Lounge and Commander Porter’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It will take its design cues from the 2017 live-action film starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and feature a bar, a formal library, a garden room, and an outdoor patio, the Disney Parks Blog reports. Hints of the film and its beloved characters will be scattered throughout for a truly charming Parisian experience.

The concept art for the bar gives a sense of how whimsical yet modern the lounge will be. The centerpiece is the striking grand golden chandelier, which is a nod to both Belle’s golden ball gown and Beast’s magical rose.

The new “Beauty and the Beast”-themed lounge won’t be the first—or even the second—Disney hotspot dedicated to Belle, Beast, and the Provencal gang. According to Disney Food Blog, in 2012, Disney World opened Be Our Guest Restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner in three magical rooms from the animated film: the library, the west wing, and the ballroom.

Disney World also opened Gaston’s Tavern, where you can grab a quick bite to eat, enjoy a cold refreshing beverage (where you can sip LeFou’s Brew), and flirt with Gaston himself.

No word yet on when the “Beauty and the Beast”-themed lounge will open, but we’re already planning our visit. We can’t wait to be their guest and put their service to the test.