Yes, yes, and YES! Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney animated feature tied with Alice in Wonderland. The provincial French village that is the setting of the movie is just PERFECT for a theme park environment. I can just imagine walking amongst the village buildings in November with the trees turning orange and red, just like the movie. A Beauty and the Beast subland of Fantasyland would just be perfect especially considering the lasting power of the movie, especially with my generation who is now growing up and all that. I think it would be smart for DL to go the route of a ride instead of an elaborate restaurant and keep Gaston's Tavern as a small scale eating establishment. I would just die if they did this...have it take over the Fantasyland Theatre or old Canal Boat area. Please Disney!
I will say that at WDW it's doing it's job...it's seriously one of the things I look most forward to experiencing on my trip there and definitely a pull for me to go. I was originally thinking this winter but I want to go and experience Snow White coaster so I'm waiting now till 2013.