You enter the restaurant past two gargoyles and a mosaic like the stained glass window in the story illustrating how the Beast was cursed:
As you enter the lobby, more gargoyles support the archway:
The park recreated some of the rooms from the movie--which made for a ton of picture moments.
The ballroom (where my family ate):
and one final room not in the movie that is covered in pictures of Beast and Belle's relationship:
My favorite pictures shows the Beast joining Belle for a tea party!
Unfortunately, the Castle doesn't serve tea (which would be wonderful) but we did get fancy desserts with our lunch that would belong on any tea table:
Raspberry cream puff
Double chocolate cupcake
Lemon merengue cupcake.
As we left the castle, we saw this beautiful mosaic, a copy of a stained glass window from the movie:
After lunch we explored more of the new part of fantasyland. First I walked up to see Belle's house.
If they had a matching cup and saucer, I would have had a hard time saying no to this plate:
There was also an adorable child's tea set with Mrs. Potts!
We walked up to Prince Eric's castle,
and rode on the Little Mermaid ride,
We had some of Leflou's brew, an icy mix of apple juice flavored slightly with marshmallow and with passion fruit froth.
Gaston himself greeted us as we left the tavern.
Overall, I highly recommend including new fantasyland in your trip to Disney World!