I want to tell you that I had a really busy day full of working and going on long drives through the country. I want to tell you that is why I took until this evening to post my Belle article. The truth of the matter is that Belle is the first character in this event to actually be quite challenging. Not only are her tokens rare, but the drop rate for me today was absolutely abysmal, no thanks to Chip who, for all his bouncing around, simply couldn’t find it in himself to drop hats OR gloves. That’s it Chip! I’m sending you back to the cursed zone. All said and done, I am now ready to walk you through welcoming a book worm all the way to building a tavern. And after today, I think I’ll need a good tavern.
We won’t be covering roses. At this point I think you have the basic gist of how those work down. Collect ropes and bags. Send Mrs. Potts to step on the vine cage, effectively crushing it and collect the rose it leaves behind. Make sure to scrape remnants of birds that were in the cage off of Mrs. Potts’ underside.
The Golden Gloves are the easier of the two tokens simply because their quest times are shorter. They are still Rare, so don’t think you’ll be collecting 20 of these easily. Chip is a great resource as he only takes an hour to complete the quest, but be warned, he doesn’t drop them more often than he does.
Belle Ears Hat
I LOVE this hat. It just has so much fun detail to it. That being said, Chip will once again be a saving grace as he takes two hours to grab this one. Keep in mind though that you’ll need everyone on these that you can get. The quests are long and rarely yield results.
Keep plugging away and eventually you’ll nab that final token, ready to welcome her. The 16,000 event currency will be a big hit to your bank, even if you’ve been saving up so make sure to keep an eye on it.
Say Hello to Belle
Belle joins the Kingdom on the very day her new movie released. What a show off!
Questing with Belle
Despite everyone worrying and trying to throw together this ball, Belle has apparently just been minding her time back in the village. How very nice of you to join us!
You’ll get a nice bonus after welcoming Belle, a sort of halfway point through this event.
Beast is feeling a lot of conflicted, concerning feelings about everything that’s been happening. As he should. He’s suddenly a bear monster again. I too would be very concerned if I got hot only to turn back into a grizzly. Life’s not fair. Fun story, every time I lose weight and then gain it back, I too blame evil curses.
Something about Beast and Belle going to have a talk makes me think of the talk a couple has before they break up. Here’s hoping it’s not THAT talk.
Mickey and Goofy
Meanwhile, Mickey and Goofy, who I refuse to change out of their holiday costumes, have heard a sound in the distance, causing them to want to play music again. Apparently this is the only way they know how to deal with the impending boredom that comes with defeating Pete and being left behind in the story line.
Then, Goofy decides to play fast a loose, throwing around words like “we don’t need a plan.” First of all Goofy, this is Disney Magic Kingdoms. You ALWAYS need a plan. That’s how this works!
Mickey! Don’t go along with it! There’ll be chaos. Oh boy. This is how revolutions get started. Time to start rearranging the Kingdom and cutting Pluto’s healthcare. That’ll teach them to not make plans first!
Goofy and Mickey will run off on a lengthy quest to perform an unplanned concert. Good luck with that guys. I’ll just be removing your homes to make room for the Tikki Room.
Belle’s optional Quest
Belle will also get an optional quest to “Look for Surprises.” My dog likes to send me on this quest whenever I sleep in and don’t take her out in time. I’m less of a fan of the quest than she is.
Belle will ask to be sent on the quest, but remember that it is optional and not time sensitive. If you’re feeling short on time, feel free to skip this one for now.
Building Gaston’s Tavern
After a long talk, Beast comes clean about how he wanted to surprise Belle, but couldn’t because he’s not so great at keep secrets, unless they involve a deeply emotional rose and a curse in the West Wing. In fact, he can only keep secrets in the West Wing, but sadly we haven’t built it. Therefore, secrets are out, telling the truth about the surprise party is in.
In the meantime, Lumiere has been sent undercover to find Gaston’s hideout. Luckily he’s not a talking candlestick with a bright flame. Otherwise he’d be pretty bad at covert ops.
Umm, Lumiere, the kids here literally just run around, eat and put on hats. I really think you can just walk around. No one’s even looking. You’re neither a croissant nor a Leprechaun’s hat.
With that, you’ll be tasked with Building Gaston’s Tavern.
The tavern costs 19,500 event currency and will take 8 hours to build, so make sure you’re saving even currency and a bit of land space.
You’ll also need to fight off more roaming dinnerware, this time hunting down 10 every 5 minutes until you’ve tapped 5o of them.
The Adventure Continues
With all the main characters welcomed, you’d think we were just about done with the event. But no, we’ve still got 16 days left! In the coming weeks, we’ll be fighting Gaston, dressing up Belle and the Beast and something tells me there’s a dance in the works.
Let me know how you’re progressing in the event down below in the comments!