Enchanted Tales with Belle removed from evening Extra Magic Hours line-up at the Magic Kingdom

Nov 30, 2015 in "Enchanted Tales with Belle"

Posted: Monday November 30, 2015 9:08am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Enchanted Tales with Belle at the Magic Kingdom is no longer part of evening Extra Magic Hours.

The guest-participation show featuring characters from Beauty and the Beast continues to be part of morning Extra Magic Hours however.

Extra Magic Hours are available to guests staying on site at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and select off-site locations.

Magic Kingdom - 'Extra Magic Hours' Attractions

Mornings

Fantasyland
The Barnstormer
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Enchanted Tales with Belle
“it’s a small world”
Mad Tea Party
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Peter Pan’s Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Under the Sea~Journey of The Little Mermaid

Main Street U.S.A.
Town Square Theater character meet and greets

Tomorrowland
Astro Orbiter
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Space Mountain
Stitch’s Great Escape!
Tomorrowland Speedway
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Evening

Adventureland
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Pirates of the Caribbean
Swiss Family Treehouse
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Fantasyland
The Barnstormer
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
“it’s a small world”
Mad Tea Party
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Peter Pan’s Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Under the Sea~Journey of The Little Mermaid

Frontierland
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square
Haunted Mansion

Tomorrowland
Astro Orbiter
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor– open first hour only 
Space Mountain
Stitch’s Great Escape!
Tomorrowland Speedway

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ford91exploderNov 30, 2015

Until TWDC bloody well starts INVESTING in the parks again, Spending money != INVESTING. Right now depreciation is running about equal to the current CAPEX in the park, That's not INVESTING. At one time TWDC (and UNI - NOW is ) invested approximately 18-24% of gross receipts in CAPEX, Right now even WITH the supposed expansion plans Disney is on track to spend about 8.8% of gross receipts on domestic CAPEX, When you consider that SixFlags is spending 12.8% on CAPEX and UNI is spending north of 20% on CAPEX. Disney is at the back of the pack relative to reinvesting in their product. Currently TWDC P&R domestic CAPEX is now at the lowest point it's been in company HISTORY. Stop looking at the 'billions' TWDC touts and look at the RATIO of Revenue to Growth CAPEX (defined as any CAPEX in excess of annual depreciation). Basically Domestic P&R has been an ATM for ill-advised foreign investments.

MagicHappens1971Nov 30, 2015

When I went earlier this year, we couldn't go into the show during the EMH because there wasn't enough people, and the cast members asked us to tell Disney that they should remove it from EMH. Glad they did

Tom P.Nov 30, 2015

How long are we going to keep trotting out this "Disney will not invest in the parks" line? Okay, I grant you that Bob Iger ignored the parks for too long. But it's simply no longer true today. Have you missed the expansion/rebuild of Disney Springs? The building of Avatar Land at Animal Kingdom? New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom? Star Wars and Toy Story lands at Hollywood Studios? At this very moment, Disney is investing literally billions of dollars in Walt Disney World. And there are massive projects going on out in California at Disneyland as well. Not to mention the fact that they've got applications in process to develop a ton of undeveloped acres of the Walt Disney World property. I just don't see how anyone can claim that Disney is not investing in the parks.

mm52200Nov 30, 2015

They might get paid a little more, but they aren't equity performers, they're the same character performers that do meet and greets and parades.

CaptainAmericaNov 30, 2015

I don't think it's just a face-versus-fur premium. I think those Belles are more expensive.

DisneyDebRobNov 30, 2015

Whew, thank you for that.

MinthorneNov 30, 2015

It's really only Belle's friend. A friend who has an obsession with Belle and dresses like her. You know, the kind of friend who might boil your pet rabbit if you don't return her calls...

DisneyDebRobNov 30, 2015

2 Belles????? Next thing you will be telling me there's no Santa or Easter Bunny.

ford91exploderNov 30, 2015

These day's it's all about nickles and dimes at WDW. Meanwhile dollars fly over their heads because they will not INVEST in the parks.

asianwayNov 30, 2015

More than 2 think breaks

dreamfinderNov 30, 2015

Even still, looking at 5 people for 2 hours. So maybe freeing up budget for 1 character for a day. (Assuming face/"talent" gets more than fur) Doesn't strike me as "a lot of room" in entertainment budget.

doctornickNov 30, 2015

There's the two Belles at once, but wouldn't there also be the person who "runs" the Wardrobe behind the scenes? I would think that person would be entertainment. Does someone run Lumiere or is he automated?

dreamfinderNov 30, 2015

I can't see it freeing up that much extra room in the budget. It's not like there are multiple characters in the show. So cancelling two hours of EMH doesn't free up that much character budget. It's 2 hours during the day of an equivalent character. Unless the CMs that work the queue, pass out the "costumes" and help in the room hit entertainment and not attractions.

DisneyFans4LifeNov 30, 2015

I'd much rather wait in line to have a M&G with Belle than have to sit through the show. Meeting Belle is literally the only reason we sit through it.