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Video: Disney reveals ballroom area of Magic Kingdom's Be Our Guest restaurantSubmitted by Nick Sim on Friday, May 4, 2012 08:22
Walt Disney World has released the latest in a series of videos previewing the Be Our Guest restaurant, which will form part of the expanded Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.
The restaurant will be housed in a recreation of the Beast's castle as seen in Disney's animated movie Beauty and the Beast. The footage below sees Walt Disney Imagineers Chris Kelly and Tim Warzecha discussing the ballroom-themed area that will house some of the dining location's tables, which will feature three enormous chandeliers.
The largest of the chandeliers will be 11.5-feet wide and 12-feet-tall, and will be lit up by 84 candles and over a hundred crystals. They are designed to resemble those seen in the movie's famous ballroom dancing scene.
Be Our Guest's 550 seats will be spread across the castle's ballroom, gallery and "West Wing". The restaurant will offer fast food for lunch, before switching to a full table service in the evening. It is due to open by Christmas 2012.
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