Family Day weekend is upon us! What started in 2008 as a holiday to help beat the winter blues as since blossomed into an exciting weekend filled with many fun and exciting family activities. If you are still looking for something fun to do in Toronto this weekend, I highly recommend that you check out the Beauty and the Beast Exhibit at Casa Loma.
Beauty and the Beast is my all time favourite Disney movie! On March 17, 2017 Disney releases the new live-action adaptation with a stunning cast including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.
Where better to celebrate the upcoming release then an exhibit at Canada’s own castle! This weekend Casa Loma opens their doors and asks you to “Be Our Guest! as they treat fans to an exclusive look at some of the stunning costumes from the film, a chance to explore the castle and enjoy time as family.
The main floor features nine costumes from the film, designed by Academy-Award-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran and worn by Belle, Gaston, Le Fou, Cogsworth, Garderobe, Lumiere, Plumette, Cadenza and Mrs. Potts. The costumes were all used in the production of the film and worn by the actors. There is even an chance to glimpse at the famous rose from the movie!
Afterwards, you can travel through the 800 ft tunnel undergrounds to a special children’s area! The tunnel is decorated with fantastic imagery from the film and fun character projections. Follow the music from the movie and you will reach the Goldfish Kids Activity Area full of hands on experiences and family fun! Face painting, take home crafts and a bouncy castle is just a few treasures you will find.
Be sure to stop by the Austin room for a special fairy tale reading and the main hall for aerialist and ballroom dancers performing several times daily throughout the weekend.
The Exhibit runs Friday February 17th to Monday, February 20th with special extended hours to 9pm, for Family Day Weekend only and access to the costume exhibit and participation in the activities is free with the price of admission to Casa Loma.
Guests to Casa Loma can also say the promo code “Be Our Guest” at the box office when purchasing their tickets on-site and receive a special 20% discount for the Beauty and the Beast Exhibit.