Saturday, January 26, 2013

Gaston's Tavern

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So there has been a lot of buzz about the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. I finally got to see it a few weeks ago and I have to say that it lives up to the hype. Especially the Beauty and the Beast area.

I was so excited to check out Gaston's Tavern. I loved the idea of an iconic image in one of my favorite movies becoming real. And yes, guys and dolls, Gaston does use antlers in all of his decorating. Don't believe me? Check out the pics here.

So I asked you all to ask me your Gaston's Tavern question earlier this week. And I loved what you asked. Below are my answers to your questions mixed into my own impressions. I hope it helps you get a feel for the place.

Gaston's is more of a snack and go place more than even a counter service. There really isn't too much in the way of meals. The only "real" food I saw was the pork shank. I didn't try the pork shank but it kind of grossed me out, The line wasn't too long when I went totally worth the wait to try Lefou's Brew.

I live for the decor here. "I use antlers in all of my decorating" was taken to the imagineer limit and I love it. The tavern feels like a real hunting lodge and you almost expect Gaston to make an appearance (and he does!)The antlers do not discourage vegans but the smell of pork is a bit overwhelming for anyone. My friends theorize they are pumping the smell in to entice the carnivores but it's a it of a turn off.

The details of this Gaston's are astounding! You can totally sit in Gaston's chair and it is huge. It fit 2 people. My favorite feature was the funny statue out front. It is Gaston at his best and so fun to take pics of. At different angles.

Basically it was a nice place to sit and grab a quick snack while you wait. I would love to go back and grab a drink and just chill there again. If you have any other questions leave them in the comments. I'd love to hear your thoughts!


  1. I'm still excited to visit Gaston's, but now I'm a little leery about that piped-in pork smell!

  2. Never went! want to go soom ;)

  3. I've never been. I would love to though

  4. Would not expect any less from Disney other than the authentic and to go all out. Wouldn't we all love that cabin in the woods? Never been but would love to see it. Did they have original hard wood floors and sticks center ( + ) on the windows?

  5. Would love to visit


  6. I would love to see this! It looks fantastic!

  7. Great review, we hope to go there when our grand daughter is a little older.


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