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Be Our Guest at Disney World is a popular restaurant in the new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. Your kids will love eating inside the Beast’s Castle. We share our experience and insider tips for dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant.
Be Our Guest Restaurant
“Enchanted? Who said anything about the castle being enchanted?” These famous words from Cogsworth perfectly describe the new Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park.
As you walk into the restaurant, you will be enchanted by the three spectacular rooms, seating up to 550 people. These dining rooms include the West Wing, Rose Gallery and the Ballroom.
The West Wing glows with the stained glass “enchanted rose” created with mosaic and lights. The Rose Gallery features larger than life characters of Belle and Beast. These characters are twirling around the Rose Gallery like a music box.
My favorite room is the popular Ballroom scene from Beauty and the Beast with warm gold colors, twinkling chandeliers, domed ceiling, and a breathtaking scenic mural that transforms you to the middle of France. I love that Disney imagineers incorporated the smallest details from the Beauty and the Beast movie into this restaurant.
Looking outside the windows, you will even see snow falling. If you love Hidden Mickey’s, be on the watch for roses in the Be Our Guest Restaurant. From the movie, Beauty and the Beast, the “enchanted rose” was the countdown for Beast to meet his true love. If he did not meet this true love before the last rose fell, he would remain a Beast for all time.
This restaurant has roses everywhere from the back of the chairs to the columns and pillars throughout the restaurant. You will get the first glimpse of the roses as you walk into the restaurant with the rose mosaic on the floor.
Dining at Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest Restaurant serves lunch and dinner. For lunch and dinner you will be enticed with a French inspired table service meal.
For your lunch or dinner menu, you will select an appetizer, entree, and dessert. The appetizers include French Onion Soup, Mixed Field Greens, Maine Lobster Bisque, or Assorted Meats and Artisanal Cheeses. For entrees, you can select Herb-Salted Pork Tenderloin, Center Cut Filet Mignon, Poulet Rouge Chicken, Roasted Corn and Spinach Tortellini, or Pan-Seared Sea Scallops. For dessert, you get to enjoy a dessert trio of White Chocolate “Chip” Cup, Vanilla Cake with Lemon Curd, and Dark Chocolate Truffle.
Tip for the Future
Did you know you can dine at select Disney Theme Park restaurants, before the park even opens? This is one of my favorite insider tips at Disney World. Once Be Our Guest Restaurant reopens for breakfast, you can take advantage of this tip. I once dined at Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park before the park even opened. The park opened at 9 AM, so I booked my dining reservation at 8:20 AM.
Since my reservation was early, I was able to get into Magic Kingdom Park, before the park even opened. The picture above is Fantasyland completely empty. It was just Disney Cast Members (employees) and me!
For my early reservation, Cast Members at Magic Kingdom allowed me to check in around 8 AM. I then had about 20 minutes to wander down Main Street USA and around Fantasyland getting pictures, before my dining reservation time.
I got some pics in front of Cinderella Castle, without people behind me. I also got some amazing pictures of an empty park in Fantasyland. It is just so much fun being inside Magic Kingdom, without the crowds. Once Be Our Guest opens for breakfast, you may want to try this tip.
Be Our Guest Review
For the Jones Family, we have been to breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Be Our Guest. We love the atmosphere of this restaurant. This is such a fun restaurant for any Beauty and the Beast fans. We love all three rooms, especially the Ballroom with the snow (even in Florida.)
We do enjoy the French inspired menu at Be Our Guest. The food is delicious. Just keep in mind the new menu and experience at Be Our Guest is a pricy.
For that price, I usually prefer a Character Dining experience. The ambiance is unique at Be Our Guest, but not sure it is worth the extra price. I do like the lobster and steak options, but I think I may wait until I can dine for breakfast on the quick service credit. You can still experience the magic at this restaurant, but at a fraction of the price.
Have you dined at Be Our Guest before? What did you think?