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News Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage closing for refurbishment later this month

creathir

Monorail and PeopleMover Fanatic
Premium Member
My wife absolutely loves this show.
It is a must see when we go. We even get fast passes for it if we're not riding many rides...

I hope for her sake its just a refresh, and nothing more.
I know at some point its days will be numbered, this likely being the last update it gets before that point.
 

Mr. Johnson

Well-Known Member
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Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage is 27 years and 2 months old. That means it has already lasted longer than:
World of Motion (13 years and 2 months)
America Sings (13 years and 9 months)
Horizons (14 years and 3 months)
Journey Into Imagination (15 years and 7 months)
Wonders of Life (17 years and 2 months)
Adventures thru Inner Space (18 years and 1 month)
The Living Seas (19 years and 7 months)
Both Disneyland Mine Trains (20 years and 6 months)
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Submarine Voyage (22 years and 11 months)
Disneyland's Star Tours (23 years and 6 months)
All Studio Backlot Tours at Disney MGM/Hollywood Studios (25 years and 5 months)
All Tomorrowland Flight Attractions (25 years and 7 months)
Magic Kingdom's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (26 years and 11 months)
Captain Hook's Pirate Ship Restaurant (27 years and 1 months)
Attractions it will soon surpass:
Disneyland's Peoplemover (28 years and 1 months)
Great Movie Ride (28 year and 3 months)
Disneyland's Country Bear Playhouse/Jamboree (29 years and 6 months)
Tahitian Terrace (30 years 10 months)
 
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twilight mitsuk

Well-Known Member
Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage is 27 years and 2 months old. That means it has already lasted longer than:
World of Motion (13 years and 2 months)
America Sings (13 years and 9 months)
Horizons (14 years and 3 months)
Journey Into Imagination (15 years and 7 months)
Wonders of Life (17 years and 2 months)
Adventures thru Inner Space (18 years and 1 month)
The Living Seas (19 years and 7 months)
Disneyland's Star Tours (23 years and 6 months)
Both Disneyland Mine Trains (20 years and 6 months)
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Submarine Voyage (22 years and 11 months)
All Studio Backlot Tours at Disney MGM/Hollywood Studios (25 years and 5 months
All Tomorrowland Flight Attractions (25 years and 7 months)(
Magic Kingdom's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (26 years and 11 months)
Captain Hook's Pirate Ship Restaurant (27 years and 1 month)
Attractions it will soon surpass:
Disneyland's Peoplemover (28 years and 1 month)
Great Movie Ride (28 years, 3 months)
Disneyland's Country Bear Playhouse/Jamboree (29 years and 6 months)
Tahitian Terrace (30 years 10 months)
And hista
 

Casper Gutman

Well-Known Member
As is probably clear, I’m very adverse to the closure of almost any ride (except M:S) but shows like this need to rotate fairly regularly (unless they feature dogs - then they can stay forever).

If this show has a dedicated fan base, the solution is clear, and it’s one Disney should absolutely love. Build a Broadway quality theatre in Disney Springs, stick the Broadway B&B in their, and charge nice big prices for seats. They can package a show with a meal, offer luxury boxes, cabanas, whatever - and it won’t even feel like an upcharge! Rumor is Uni is about to do something like this, but Disney has far more material to fill such a theatre (or perhaps several - build a mini theatre district around Cirque and that area of the Springs will finally have its own character).
 

SirWillow

Well-Known Member
I'm actually really bummed about this, as it's closing the day before I'll be at the park with my daughter and we were both really looking forward to seeing this again. I may have to see about juggling my schedule one of the other days so we can get over there and see it. We really liked the show, but it's been several years.
 

pjkdog

Well-Known Member
That show is a little gem to us. It is very kid friendly so I think that helps, plus they released the live action movie just last year so maybe they figure it had a little more life left. That said, there are other Beauty and the beast options in the parks and out, so maybe they can do a new show. Princess and the Frog would be a fun one or Moana
 

Princess Leia

Well-Known Member
If this show has a dedicated fan base, the solution is clear, and it’s one Disney should absolutely love. Build a Broadway quality theatre in Disney Springs, stick the Broadway B&B in their, and charge nice big prices for seats. They can package a show with a meal, offer luxury boxes, cabanas, whatever - and it won’t even feel like an upcharge! Rumor is Uni is about to do something like this, but Disney has far more material to fill such a theatre (or perhaps several - build a mini theatre district around Cirque and that area of the Springs will finally have its own character).
Instead of BatB, a better choice would be to have unique Broadway style shows, that can only be seen in Disney Springs. Moana would probably see Hamilton-style ticket sales.

I don’t want to see BatB leave DHS, but I would like it to be plussed a bit. It’s long past due.
 

SirWillow

Well-Known Member
Lots of suggestions for a Moana replacement. That could be awesome to see. I'd love to see a live Maui singing Thank You. It would be a very fitting replacement, and one that I think that even those of us who would miss BatB would get behind and enjoy.
 

Walt d

Active Member
Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage is 27 years and 2 months old. That means it has already lasted longer than:
World of Motion (13 years and 2 months)
America Sings (13 years and 9 months)
Horizons (14 years and 3 months)
Journey Into Imagination (15 years and 7 months)
Wonders of Life (17 years and 2 months)
Adventures thru Inner Space (18 years and 1 month)
The Living Seas (19 years and 7 months)
Both Disneyland Mine Trains (20 years and 6 months)
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Submarine Voyage (22 years and 11 months)
Disneyland's Star Tours (23 years and 6 months)
All Studio Backlot Tours at Disney MGM/Hollywood Studios (25 years and 5 months)
All Tomorrowland Flight Attractions (25 years and 7 months)
Magic Kingdom's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (26 years and 11 months)
Captain Hook's Pirate Ship Restaurant (27 years and 1 months)
Attractions it will soon surpass:
Disneyland's Peoplemover (28 years and 1 months)
Great Movie Ride (28 year and 3 months)
Disneyland's Country Bear Playhouse/Jamboree (29 years and 6 months)
Tahitian Terrace (30 years 10 months)
Im glad some one is keeping track .
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
Instead of BatB, a better choice would be to have unique Broadway style shows, that can only be seen in Disney Springs. Moana would probably see Hamilton-style ticket sales.

I don’t want to see BatB leave DHS, but I would like it to be plussed a bit. It’s long past due.
Disney Springs would be a better choice to have a resident Disney Theatrical production, although I bet The Lion King would be their choice.
 

tabecker259

New Member
They aborted the 5PM show tonight 15 minutes in. All we got from cast members was technical difficulties. Lots of people were confused/upset.
 
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