November 22, 1991 – The Beauty and the Beast Live Show Opens in Disney-MGM Studios
“Relive the romance and magic of the ‘tale as old as time’ in this lush stage performance.”
On November 22, 1991, the Beauty and the Beast live stage show opened in Disney-MGM Studios (now Hollywood Studios). Based on, and used to promote, the animated feature film that would go on to critical acclaim, the 25 minute show features actors in elaborate costumes with intricate sets. The show was popular enough to have a version open in Disneyland’s Videopolis on April 11, 1992, and at Disneyland Paris on December 31, 1992; the show was also popular enough to warrant the creation of a Broadway musical. While the Disneyland and Disneyland Paris productions would eventually close, the Walt Disney World version is still running as of 2016.