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Video: Disney shows off interior of Be Our Guest restaurant at Magic Kingdom

Be Our Guest restaurant concept art

Disney has released a new video showing off the interior of the planned Be Our Guest restaurant at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

The restaurant will form part of a Beauty and the Beast-themed area in the expanded Fantasyland area of the park, which is set to be fully opened by late 2013. In the video, embedded beloow, Disney Imagineer Ted Robledo offers a look around the inside of the restaurant, which is designed to recreate several rooms from the Beast's castle as seen in the movie.

The Be Our Guest restaurant will be the largest dining location in the updated Fantasyland, and will be housed inside a large-scale recreation of the Beast's castle. The 550-seat restaurant will be located in the castle's ballroom, gallery and "West Wing", and will offer fast food dining during the day before switching to a full table service in the evening.

The Beast's castle will overlook an entire area dedicated to Beauty and the Beast. This will also host a restaurant dubbed Gaston's Tavern, a retail outlet called Bonjour! Village Gifts and Belle's father's cottage. In the cottage, guests will be able to interact with the movie's heroine, as the classic story is re-told in The Enchanted Tales with Belle experience.

The Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland expansion is due to open in phases starting in March 2012, and will feature a range of all-new and updated attractions. The headline additions will be the Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid dark ride and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train rollercoaster, while several new restaurants and retail outlets will also be added to the Fantasyland area.

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