Since the announcement of the new “Beauty and the Beast” Sing-Along in the France Pavilion, we’ve been consoled by the fact that the beloved “Impressions de France” would also be playing intermittently at the Palais du Cinema. However, schedules have just been released for the two shows, and it seems Disney is looking to maximize the presence of their animated movies in more ways than one.
When the new “Beauty and the Beast” Sing-Along premieres this Friday for the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, Impressions will also return in stunning 4K, but the show will see far less playtime than its newer, character-based counterpart.
Starting January 17th, the “Beauty and the Beast” Sing-Along will play from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, with “Impressions de France” playing from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. The digital marquee that was installed last week allows Cast Members to easily switch from one show logo to the next.
The new Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along show now has its own landing page on the Walt Disney World website.
The new “Beauty and the Beast” Sing-Along will have a duration time of 15 minutes, while “Impressions de France” film runs for 18 minutes.
Are you looking forward to seeing the new “Beauty and the Beast” Sing-Along once it debuts during the Festival, or are you eagerly awaiting the return of the classic and eerily beautiful “Impressions de France”? Let us know in the comments.
In the meantime, you can read more about the “Beauty and the Beast” Sing-Along––including its surprising plot twist––in this post here.