Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom is one of the most popular restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Find out why guests flock to Be Our Guest, making it one of the most difficult reservations to secure.
In this article you will find information on how to make reservations, what meals are offered, menu overviews, history, theming, location within the park, dining plan participation, and more.
Be Our Guest lets diners feast admist three intricately themed dining rooms in the Beast’s castle. The thoughtfully-selected, delicious food and hidden, magical touches make Be Our Guest Restaurant a memorable dining experience.
And one you might want to add to your Disney World itinerary.
In this article
- Be Our Guest Restaurant At-a-Glance
- Be Our Guest Restaurant Overview
- Get Be Our Guest Reservations
- Be Our Guest Location
- Be Our Guest Breakfast
- Be Our Guest Lunch
- Be Our Guest Dinner
- The Grey Stuff
- Be Our Guest Rooms and Theme
- Be Our Guest Restaurant History
- Be Our Guest Restaurant Discounts
Be Our Guest Restaurant At-a-Glance
|Be Our Guest Menu||French Cuisine|
Official Disney World Menu
|Be Our Guest Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner|
|Be Our Guest Reservations||Necessary – one of the most difficult reservations to book. Recommended booking time: 180 days in advance.|
|Is the Disney Dining Plan accepted?||Yes / Disney Dining Plan Accepted|
Be Our Guest Breakfast – 1 Quick Service Credit
Be Our Guest Lunch – 1 Quick Service Credit
Be Our Guest Dinner – 1 Table Service Credit
(Will be 2 credits starting July 27, 2018)
|Be Our Guest Restaurant Location||New Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom. Interactive Map Below|
|Are these character meals?||Not technically. Guests can meet the Beast at dinner, but it is not considered a character meal.|
|Are Early Morning Advance Dining Reservations Available?||Yes – breakfast begins at 8 AM on a normal park day without Extra Magic Hours|
Be Our Guest Restaurant Overview
Be Our Guest Restaurant is located in New Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom. It features French cuisine and intricate, whimsical theming that pulls guests into Beast’s castle. The decor boasts stylings of the early Renaissance period in France. Suits of armor flank the halls of the entrance and an elegant mosaic depicting a rose graces the floor.
Be Our Guest serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It has both quick (counter) service and table service meal offerings.
- Be Our Guest Breakfast is a quick (counter) service meal. An Advanced Dining Reservation will be needed. Disney Dining Plan cost is 1 quick service credit. Some items may be available for a Snack Credit.
- Be Our Guest Lunch is a quick (counter) service meal. An Advanced Dining Reservation for will be needed. Disney Dining Plan cost is 1 quick service credit. Some items may be available for a Snack Credit.
- Be Our Guest Dinner is a table service meal. An Advanced Dining Reservation will be needed. Disney Dining Plan cost is 1 table service credit. Some items may be available for a Snack Credit.
If you do not have a reservation, it can sometimes pay off to check in early at the restaurant to see if any last-minute cancellations have been made. You may need to have a minimum party size if the cancellation was for a larger group.
Get Be Our Guest Reservations
Be Our Guest Restaurant reservations are some of the hardest Advance Dining Reservations to get. Below is a top-level summary of how to get Be Our Guest Restaurant Reservations.
For even more in-depth advice, we provide an entire article on how to get the hardest Disney Advance Dining Reservations. We encourage you to read it if going to BOG is important to you.
Tables at Be Our Guest can be booked 180 days in advance on the My Disney Experience App or My Disney Experience website. Those staying at a Disney resort can book Advance Dining Reservations 180 days before the first day of their trip, up to 190 days in advance of the day they want a reservation.
Create your account on My Disney Experience ahead of time and install the mobile app. Familiarize yourself with the process of making reservations from both platforms.
Reservations open 180 days in advance at 6 AM Eastern Standard Time. Booking Be Our Guest reservations the moment they become available gives you the greatest odds of getting a table at a time you want.
You only need to type in “BOG” in the search bar on Disney’s website to bring up Be Our Guest Restaurant information. When trying to madly make a week’s worth of dining reservations, seconds can matter.
You will need a credit card to secure the table. There is no charge if you cancel at least 24 hours in advance. We recommend you have the credit card information pre-loaded on your profile before your booking window opens.
Check the website and mobile app frequently for openings. This is also a good strategy if you did not get the date or time that you want, or if you are trying to get a reservation on a more last-minute basis. You may snag a cancellation. They do come up.
If getting a Be Our Guest Restaurant reservation is really important to you, try to be flexible. If you see a reservation open on a day you weren’t planning to go to Magic Kingdom, consider whether other days might be shuffled around.
Be Our Guest Location
Be Our Guest Restaurant is located in New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom.
Be Our Guest Breakfast
Be Our Guest breakfast is a quick (counter) service meal.
Be Our Guest offers breakfast 8 AM -10:30 AM. Guests can make an early morning Advance Dining Reservation and get past the new Fantasyland rope drop area before the rope officially drops.
How to Place Your Order
This is not your average quick service restaurant. Guests can place their order on a touch screen kiosk the day of their reservation. They can also order and customize their meals up to thirty days in advance on the My Disney Experience App or the Disney World website.
Cashiers are available for guests paying in cash or those with special dietary needs.
Guests then fill up their own drinks, get silverware, and find an available seat.
The food comes rolling out on a serving cart and finds the diner as if by magic. If you do not have a Magic Band, you will be given a Magic Rose. This adorable tracking device helps with that delivery magic.
Be Our Guest Restaurant Breakfast Menu
There is a variety of delicious options at Be Our Guest for breakfast. Guests can enjoy a hearty Feast A La Gaston – scrambled eggs (not five dozen), potatoes, bacon and sausage with fruit and pastries. There are also smaller options, including assorted cured meats and cheese, quiche, a croissant donut and more. Check the official menu for the most up-to-date menu and pricing.
For the kids, there are crepes, french toast and cereals.
There is even dessert offered at breakfast if one is so inclined. Guests can get The Master’s Cupcake – a Chocolate Sponge Cake topped with Lumiere’s special “Grey Stuff.”
Early Morning Advance Dining Reservations and Why to Get Them
Be Our Guest offers early morning Advance Dining Reservations. Guests can eat at the restaurant before the park is open.
Due to the Magic Kingdom Rope Drop changes made in 2017, Main Street opens an hour before the rest of the park (usually 8 AM). Entrances to the Magic Kingdom lands are cordoned off until the park officially opens – usually at 9 AM. This changes with Extra Magic Hours.
Guests with a reservation for 8 AM will be let into Magic Kingdom about 7:40 AM. This is now one of the only ways left to get that quintessential empty park picture in front of Cinderella’s castle.
Be Our Guest Restaurant is located deep inside Fantasyland, past the cordoned entrance area. Guests with early reservations will get past the Fantasyland rope drop early. Woohoo!
A town crier on Main Street directs those with early reservations to a check in at a kiosk on the hub in front of Cinderella’s castle.
Guests finishing breakfast by 8:40 have been known to get on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride before the park officially opens.
Since Be Our Guest restaurant is a quick service meal without characters, having one of the earliest reservations might mean that you get to queue up first for your favorite Fantasyland ride. This can mean beating the lines at the start of the park day for the most popular rides, including the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride.
Where should you go if you have the chance to beat the lines? The answer depends on your group.
For many, it will be the Seven Dwarfs Mine train ride. It is an extremely popular attraction and can have epic waits.
For groups with young kids, Peter Pan’s Flight and the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh are good attractions to head to after your early morning ADR at Be Our Guest.
*If a reservation is before 8:45 AM, guests should find a Cast Member with a tablet to check them in for their reservation. They will be directed to the line for early morning ADRs. This is usually located on the left side of the main gate area.
Be Our Guest Lunch
Be Our Guest lunch is a quick (counter) service meal.
How to Place Your Order
Just as with breakfast, ordering lunch is a bit different at Be Our Guest than it is at most counter service restaurants in Walt Disney World. Guests can place their order on a touch screen kiosk the day of their reservation or those with reservations can order and customize their meals up to thirty days in advance on the My Disney Experience App or My Disney Experience website.
Cashiers are available for guests paying in cash or those with special dietary needs.
Be Our Guest Lunch Menu
Be Our Guest Dinner
Dinner is a table service meal. Dinner offerings are a heartier fare than lunch. The Beast can be found sitting in his chair in the entrance hall or visiting the dining room, but Disney does not consider this to be true character meal.
Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant requires one Disney Dining Plan table service credit. This is changing as of summer 2018 due to menu changes coming to Be Our Guest restaurant. Dinner will soon be considered a Signature Dining Experience as of July 27, 2018. À la carte dinner options will be offered through Thursday, July 26, 2018.
According to Disney Parks Blog, Be Our Guest “will offer an enhanced prix fixe dinner menu that boasts a variety of delectable French-inspired dishes and new offerings. This unique experience will make you feel like royalty with a three-course dinner that includes your choice of appetizer and entrée, followed by a personal dessert platter.”
How to Place Your Order
This is a traditional table service meal and orders are placed with a waiter or waitress.
Be Our Guest Dinner Menu
Soups, salads and mussels are available as appetizers to start your meal. Hearty French fare including roasted pork tenderloin, rack of lamb, grilled strip steak, and ratatouille are among the entree offerings. Dessert is the same as lunch with cupcakes, including the Master’s Cupcake, cream puffs or an orange eclair.
Kids’ meals include Mickey Meatloaf, grilled fish, steak, and a chicken brochette.
Wine, beer, and champagne are also available with dinner at Be Our Guest.
The Grey Stuff
Lumiere urged Belle to”[t]ry the grey stuff, it’s delicious,” as he serenaded her through her first dinner in the Beast’s castle…
You too can try the grey stuff when you visit Be Our Guest Restaurant.
What is it? The grey stuff is actually whipped cookies and cream panna cotta. The result is a creamy dessert with the consistency of a light mousse, and it is topped with sugar pearls.
The grey stuff is offered as a stand-alone dessert at dinner.
You can also try the grey stuff in “The Master’s Cupcake” at breakfast and lunch. It can be purchased for one snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan.
The texture is not unlike a heavy whipped cream. It is tasty, but I am planning to try one of the other cupcakes on my next trip. You can let us know what you think of The Grey Stuff in the comments below.
Be Our Guest Rooms and Theme
Be Our Guest Restaurant has three dining rooms that are all imaginative and intricately-designed. Guests are immersed in the ambiance of Beast’s Castle. The three rooms all have the same menu.
1. The Grand Ballroom – A magnificent ballroom with a domed ceiling rising 20 feet, soaring windows which look out onto the French countryside during a gentle snow, beautiful chandeliers, and an airy ceiling mural.
2. Rose Gallery – This dining area rings a large music box centerpiece that stands almost 7 feet tall.
The story behind the music box is that Maurice, Belle’s father, carved it to “to celebrate the couple’s love,” according to Walt Disney Imagineering.
Guests who go to the Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction can even find the drawings of the music box in Maurice’s Cottage if they look hard enough.
There are tiny rose details woven throughout the Rose Gallery, much as Disney weaves Hidden Mickeys throughout all of Disney World. Finding all the roses is a fun way to pass the time as you wait for your food.
What’s missing? The enchanted rose. You will need to look in the West Wing dining room for that!
3. The West Wing – The Beast’s West Wing has the darkest theming of all three rooms at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Its dramatic decor, ripped painting of the prince before he became the Beast, and of course, the enchanted rose can be found here. It is representative of the forbidden West Wing in Beast’s Castle.
Want more info on the dining rooms? Check out this video.
Be Our Guest Restaurant History
Be Our Guest Restaurant opened on November 19, 2012. It has historically been one of the most difficult places to secure a reservation in all of Walt Disney World. That continues to be true to this day.
It took a team of Disney chefs more than three years to develop the original menu. When it opened, the restaurant served only lunch and dinner. Breakfast was later added due to the restaurant’s overwhelming popularity amongst guests.
Disney seeks to tell a story through dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant. “Our role is to finish the story,” said Walt Disney World Executive Chef Lenny DeGeorge.
Be Our Guest was the first restaurant in the Magic Kingdom to serve alcohol. Wine, beer, and champagne are offered.
“As part of the overall theming, we wanted to offer wine that enhances the guest experience and complements the French-inspired cuisine…The wines focus primarily on France’s famous wine-growing regions, including Champagne, Alsace, Loire, Rhone, Burgundy and Bordeaux” – Stuart McGuire, Beverage Director, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
As of 2017, there are five table service restaurants in the Magic Kingdom where alcohol is served.
Be Our Guest Restaurant Discounts
Be Our Guest participates in Tables in Wonderland for its members, providing 20% off dinner.
Photo Credits: Disney
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