The Be Our Guest Experience

Wondering what's all the hype about Disney's Be Our Guest restaurant? Check out the full experience, breakfast and dinner in my Be Our Guest guide!

Be Our Guest is located in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. You’ll find it in the Fantasyland section of the park.

Be Our Guest is one of the most sought after dining experiences you can have at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

To eat at this restaurant you must get Advance Dining Reservations and you will definitely want to book this one at the 180 day mark.

A few things to know before you go:

  1. You must be a paid visitor to enter the park and to eat at Be Our Guest.
  2. Regardless of having a reservation, you will still have to wait in line. I say this because it surprised me. You will check in out side in front of the castle. Then you will have to wait to enter.
  3. You can now pre-order your breakfast choices, which I highly recommend! Once you enter the castle, you can check in and go straight to a table. You pre-order through My Disney Experience, either the app or on the website. You can pre-order a month before your reservation. 
  4. If you haven’t pre-ordered, you will have to stand in line at breakfast. While standing in line you will see menus up and you will want to decide what you want to eat before you get to the end of the line. Then a host will direct you to a tablet/computer station where you will place your order. Once you place your order you will then choose where you want to sit and a server will bring you your food.
  5. At breakfast, you choose where you want to sit. At dinner they escort you to your table.
  6. At breakfast you have to get your own beverages. There is a coffee station set up and you just drink from Styrofoam cups. Honestly, it felt a little too quick service for what we were paying for our meal. This is probably the only negative to the restaurant.
  7. One downside to breakfast, although my husband considered it a good thing, is that you will not encounter the Beast during your meal. You will be able to see the Beast at dinner. Belle is not at Be Our Guest. 
  8. You must have reservations now for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can make Advanced Dining Reservations up to 180 days in advance of your trip.
  9. Breakfast is an excellent time to visit as you can make an early morning dining reservation, as early as 8:00 am, and enter the park early. This allows you to get in the park when hardly anyone is there, which is great for pictures. And, when you finish you can get a head start of regular park goers on rides and character meet and greets that would typically either require a fast pass or an extremely long wait. We were able to visit Ariel’s Grotto with little wait.

I have now eaten at the restaurant three times, twice for breakfast and once for dinner.

We were using the Disney Dining Plan when my husband and I went for breakfast the first time and got the Feast A La Gaston, which could easily have been a shared meal. But, since we were on the dining plan we each got one. It had potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit and an assortment of pastries.

The second visit for breakfast I was on a Girl’s Trip with four adults, so we got two Feasts and shared.

Honestly, the pastries were the best part and wished I could have finished them all, but instead tried a little of each!

I must point out though that you only get one plate of pastries per table.

You have the choice of eating in three different sections of the castle.

Your first choice is the Grand Ballroom, the largest space and the most open. It is also the most crowded and noisy.

You can also go into the Castle Gallery, fashioned after the library and features Belle and the Beast dancing in the center. This is where we ate both times I was there for breakfast and it felt much more intimate and quiet.

You can also choose to eat in the dark and gloomy West Wing where you can see Beast’s torn portrait and the enchanted rose.

No matter where you choose to eat at Breakfast or are seated at Dinner, you are allowed to explore the other rooms while there and get pictures in all three.

I highly recommend going into the West Wing to get a picture with the enchanted rose.

Dinner, although much pricier, was a much more magical experience.

My husband and I were seated in the Beast’s West Wing which was quite romantic. You eat by candlelight and are served by wait staff.

I had the Braised Beef

and my husband had the Roasted Pork Tenderloin.

You also have an assortment of desserts to choose from at dinner. We chose, of course, the Grey Stuff, which really was delicious! We also got the Triple Chocolate Cupcake.

At dinner, periodically you will hear thunder and lightning just before the Beast enters the room and waves at his guests. This happened twice during our meal.

After your meal, you have the option to stand in line and meet the Beast. I felt so silly and did a half curtsy when meeting him. There will also be Photo Pass photographers for this Character Experience.

You can check out the Be Our Guest Menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Walt Disney World website.

Between lunch and dinner, I felt like the menu was more child appropriate at breakfast, but as I mentioned dinner is when you can meet the Beast.

The Breakfast Kid’s menu includes crepes, french toast, cereal with fruit, oatmeal and scrambled eggs. The Dinner Kid’s menu includes less basic options with grilled seafood of the day, chicken brochette (meat skewer), meatloaf, grilled steak, beast casserole and soup with grilled cheese. Lunch is similar to the dinner menu with a macaroni and marinara option as well as pomme frites (french fries).

 

The absolute best part of eating at Be Our Guest is that you are in the Beast’s Castle.  It is truly a one of a kind experience!

Regardless of when you choose to go, the Be Our Guest restaurant is a must do for your Walt Disney World vacation! Have you been to Be Our Guest for breakfast, lunch or dinner? What did you think? Share in the comments section below!

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