Tips for eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant

(Article last checked: April 28, 2017)

The newest most popular restaurant at Disney World is Be Our Guest Restaurant, located in the Fantasyland section of Magic Kingdom.

This restaurant is a Quick Service location for breakfast and lunch and a Table Service for dinner, so it's different than most Disney World restaurants.

Being a popular restaurant means that it's hard to get a reservation, but here are some tips to help you increase your odds.

Getting a dinner reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Since Be Our Guest is a Table Service for dinner, you can get a reservation to eat there just like any Table Service restaurant - by booking 180 days in advance. Dinner reservations can be booked from 4:00 until park closing.

One nice perk of dinner at Be Our Guest: The Beast appears in his own room.

Here are some ways to increase your odds:

  • Stay on-site so that you can make all of your reservations 180 days before your trip begins, not just 180 days before the day you want to eat. Confused? Watch this video for an explanation about how on-site guests have an advantage when making dining reservations.
  • When making dining reservations, book ADRs in the order of difficulty, not chronological order. That means that Be Our Guest would always be the first one you'd book, no matter when it falls during your trip.
  • If you're staying on-site, plan your reservation toward the end of your trip to increase the chances that you'll get it. Since off-site guests won't have access to those dates yet, your odds are better the later your dates are.
  • Watch out for reservations on party nights. In September, October, November and December, there are parties held at Magic Kingdom a few nights a week which means the park closes at 7 p.m. so that the party can begin. If you're not planning to attend the party, you need to make your reservation before the party begins.

Confession: I'm not the biggest fan of Be Our Guest Restaurant for dinner because the food and service are so inconsistent. It seems like it should be a much better experience considering how difficult it is to get a reservation. Be Our Guest is usually great for breakfast and lunch so let's talk about how to do that.

Eating breakfast and lunch at Be Our Guest

In early 2015, breakfast and lunch reservations became available at Be Our Guest. Please note that The Beast does not appear at breakfast or lunch.

Although it's still considered a Quick Service restaurant for these meals, reservations are treated much like a Table Service in that they can be booked ahead of time and require a credit card guarantee. Breakfast is served from 8-10 a.m., and lunch is served from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch reservations are available 180 days in advance.

Disney also gives you the ability to pre-order your food from the My Reservations page from 5 minutes to 30 days before your reservation.

Be Our Guest Restaurant

It's a great idea to do that because you can save yourself about 10-15 minutes in the restaurant. People who have pre-ordered get to skip part of the line and proceed directly to a cashier who will take your payment.

A couple of tidbits regarding the breakfast:

  • It's the best value of a Quick Service credit, and the portions are huge so you might consider splitting meals
  • Pastries are served with your entree and might be too much to eat. Consider packing a Ziploc and saving those as a snack or breakfast at a later time.
  • Getting a reservation around 8 a.m. is a great way to get into the park before park opening and you can easily be finished up within 30 minutes or so, allowing you to leave and get in line (and often ride it before the park opens if you're there early enough) for a popular attraction like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. However, Disney sometimes changes park hours to a park opening time of 8 a.m. so you might consider making reservations around 8 and around 10 and then canceling whichever one you don't want later on.

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Ann Faile

Considering a breakfast reservation. Please describe the atmosphere in the restaurant for breakfast. Are you allowed to explore the castle with a breakfast reservation?

Justina Chirico Luckey

Can I preorder for a lare party under one dining reservation? If so, will the credits come out of one account? We all have different hotel reservations at the Contemporary with the Disney Dining Plan.

Jen O

We are headed to WDW in 2 weeks, and this morning I was able to snag Be Our Guest Breakfast reservations. All of Easter week has 7:30-8:00 reservations that just opened today. Yesterday Cinderella’s Royal Table had early morning openings as well. We booked the trip last week, so I wasn’t expecting to get any of our fav places, but was hoping and stalking, and I have been able to book all of our favs!

Katie

We are going next week and I snagged an 8 am reservation just yesterday! Magic 🙂

Joan D

Can we order ahead if my husband has a food allergy?

Kayla

Is the beast available for meet & greet for the duration of supper? OR only at certain times during supper?

Romy Pedersen

Do they take any walk ins or do you have to pre book to get a table?

Kerri B.

You can walk up to any Disney restaurant that takes reservations to see if they have any availability. The more popular the restaurant, the more likely there won’t be any (or the wait will be long). For BOG breakfast and lunch, I believe you can just get in the “standby” line if you haven’t made a reservation…it just might take you a while to get to the end of it!

It’s can be a good idea to check the My Disney Experience app for last minute reservation availability rather than just to wait it out.

Riley B.

I booked a Be Our Guest reservation for 10:10. So will I be served breakfast or lunch?

JanaZ

Does breakfast and/or lunch include a drink at Be our Guest with the Disney Dining Plan?

Shirley willis

We have tried every day at every time from 25/09/2017 to get a reservation for dinner for a party of five and nothing is available, surely all tables can’t be fully booked within a minute of the time available to take bookings.

caroline

can you eat lunch at BOG without a reservation?

Jaime DiDomenico

My sister who has autism is one of the biggest fans of Beauty and the Beast. We are going to Disney during spring break (April 19-23). I just learned about this restaurant and I just know she would love it! However I didn’t know that you had to make a reservation 6 months in advance. Does anyone have any tips on what to do, or maybe other attractions she may enjoy?

Melissa

Keep trying everyday to get a reservation because people do cancel their reservations my son is going in 2 weeks and he kept trying everyday several times a day and he was able to get dinner reservations

Adrienne Hoerler

6 people into park early for BOG breakfast. In order to get us ALL in early do we need to use 6 quick service credits? Could we use 3 and then share? But still have all 6 get into park?

Sylvia Segura

My sister and niece currently have reservations, can we add one person to the existing reservation? If so, how?

Please and thank you.

Cindy

Simply have whoever made the reservation log onto My Disney Experience and go to the Reservations section. Then select “Change my reservation” on the left side to the correct number of guests.

Colette

I have just made a reservation for breakfast at BOG. What I am unsure of, as I have never been to Disney before, is if we will get charged for the meal or if we can use the reservation for quick service?

Kim Statler

Is it true that there’s a lost you can put yourself on for lunch if you don’t have a reservation? If so, do you know how that works?

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