As Fantasyland undergoes the largest expansion in the history of the Magic Kingdom, nearly doubling in size, Walt Disney World Resort announced today that the Be Our Guest Restaurant, themed to the Disney animated classic, Beauty and the Beast, will open in time for the 2012 holiday season.
While construction continues on the exteriors throughout Fantasyland, much of the interior decor at Be Our Guest Restaurant is already in place. Three chandeliers hang in the main dining room, the largest measuring twelve feet in length and eleven feet across with 80 lights and 100 large crystals. The two smaller chandeliers on each side measure 9.5 feet in length and eight feet across with 50 lights each. The trio of chandeliers are inspired by ones seen in the dining room in Beast's Castle.
Listen as two Disney Imagineers involved in the project share some of their thoughts:
Chris Kelly Show Producer Walt Disney Imagineering
Tim Warzecha Senior Project Manager Walt Disney Imagineering