It’s a tale as old as time, and now you can experience it live on the Disney Dream. When I was at the Disney Social Media Moms conference in February, I learned about this new show in development. It was to debut in November, and luckily, I had already booked a Very Merrytime Cruise for the day after Thanksgiving. We’ve been on the Dream several times, and had seen all of the shows on board a few times. So we were really looking forward to this new show. It absolutely didn’t disappoint – it’s one of the best shows that I’ve seen!
Note: This post was updated 2/27/18 with photos taken when I was on board the ship for the 2018 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. While I did pay a conference fee, I did receive perks and discounts.
Beauty and the Beast Stage Show on the Disney Dream
Like the other shows on board the Disney Dream, the show can be seen in the Walt Disney Theatre, which is located on decks 3 and 4. Those dining in the late rotation can see the show at 6pm, while those in the early rotation can watch the show at 8:30pm. During our cruise, the show took place on the second night, sandwiched between the Golden Mickey’s (on night one) and Disney’s Believe (night three). EVERYONE on board wants to see this show, so definitely get there when the doors open 30 minutes in advance. We were waiting in line a few minutes before 8pm, and got great seats.
The show is truly fantastic. The background changes happen through projection, and you feel completely immersed in the Beauty and the Beast world. Of course, the actors are all extremely talented, and the performing is top notch. The show uses puppets for some of the characters, and the puppeteers/voice actors are great at animating their characters.
The wolf scene is a bit scary, but none of the young kids around me seemed to be scared by it. It’s probably a similar level of scariness to that similar scene in the movie, so you can use your discretion with that.
While the “Gaston” number was absolutely amazing, we were all blown away by “Be Our Guest”. It’s truly spectacular. We shared Belle’s wonderment watching the inanimate objects come alive as they welcomed her to the dining room.
Disney has put together this video that shows some information about the show – check it out here. We already want to see the show again, and are looking forward to our next sailing on the Disney Dream when we can see it again.