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

(Article last checked: October 8, 2017)

One of the newest and most popular restaurants 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?

Disney Dining Agent

Yes you are allowed to explore the different rooms in the castle and find the best seat for you and your guests.

Leslie

Since the restaurant is a quick service for breakfast you are allowed to choose your own seat. So explore to find the best seat in the house! 🙂

Disney Dining Agent

Yes at breakfast and lunch you choose your own seat.

Riley B.

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

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 🙂

Rayna Vanderbosch

Thanks to all your tips we managed to snag a breakfast AND a dinner at BOG this upcoming November. This will be our first time at BOG. I booked at 6 am 180 days out and got everything I wanted. I didn’t want to to eat at the same place twice, but I just couldn’t give up trying breakfast and dinner, we have the dining plan so the breakfast is a QS no-brainer!!

Sarah

Curious what day you got, my agent tried to book at 6 am to no avail for our stay in Nov/Dec.

Ron

Keep in mind this is also a free dining period. Just keep checking and that is all you can do. I booked a last minute stay and there is almost nothing good at this point 2 weeks out so you may have to wing it or watch the reservations like a hawk or use something like mousedining to be alerted of any openings

Peg P

I have found that the best days/times for getting hard-to-find reservations are Monday through Thursday late in the morning between 10 and noon. Forget it on the weekends when everyone’s home. But every time I’ve managed to snag the ones I couldn’t get at my 180 day window, it’s been during those times.

Ruba

Has Be Our Guest Restaurant ever opened earlier than 8am? I am planning a trip, albeit, the busiest week of the year (*cue crying emoji*) and of course I couldn’t even think about getting reservations at this restaurant as I was relatively late to the game in planning this trip. But the thought crossed my mind that if the park (MK) changes its opening hours from 9am to 8am on Xmas day, which I’m betting on, is it likely that BOG will open earlier, thus opening up more early reservation slots? Also if they were to change their park hours for Xmas day/week, when is that likely to happen?
P.S., I found your site and podcasts indispensable while planning, thank you!!

Jackie

Is there any hope for a BOG reservation a week or out?

Ron

Id say likely not, especially during free dining

Emily Singer

We have adr for BOG when we attend the MNSSHP at 9:25pm. I read that it can be a little hectic and dinner can take longer than you would think. I thought it would be awesome to get the Beast in a picture with us- Our family is dressing up as characters from beauty and the beast. Should I just cancel it and not even worry about that picture? I just don’t want over an hour of our time consumed with the dinner

Valerie

Hi! We were lucky enough to snag a dinner reservation at Be Our Guest – but it is during the night of Mickey’s Merry Christmas Party. Does the Beast still appear at dinner at ticketed events?

Peg P

An important thing to do when trying to get a reservation at BOG is to not give up! It’s not uncommon to not find an available time at your 180 booking mark, but if you keep trying, you’ll eventually get one. It took me a little less than a month to get a lunch reservation. My friend couldn’t get a reservation there, so I kept trying for her. She’s now got one for breakfast.

People cancel all the time for a myriad of reasons. What isn’t there today may very well be there tomorrow or in a week. So don’t give up!

Kate

I’d like to make a lunch reservation at BOG instead of breakfast, but I read in a guide book that even with an advanced reservation, you should arrive early and get in line. Is that true? I’d rather book breakfast if having to arrive early for our lunch reservations is going to take that much time out of our park day.

Peg P

Even with an advanced reservation, you’ll wait for a table. When you check in, they give you one of those restaurant things that buzz when you’re table is ready. That’s why people recommend going early – so you’ll get your table on time. Just go about 15 mins early. Either way, you’re going to lose that time because you won’t get seated right away, but going 15 mins early gets you seated on time (more or less)

Anna Wilson

Our reservation at BOG is at 10:25a. That is at the very end of the breakfast window. Will we be able to order lunch food since it starts only a few minutes later or will we be limited to the breakfast menu? Just want to set my expectations for planning the rest of our day! Thanks 🙂

Kristen

Hi! In looking at the menu, I’m most interested in the kids lunch of mahi mahi for myself 🙂 I’ve had no issues ordering from kids menu at other quick service restaurants… Can anyone say if more attention is paid here, as they deliver it to you?

Ashley

Can you preorder if you are using the dining plan? For benour guest and also for other restaurants that are newly offering preorder capabilities?

Ashley

Thank you!! Love the podcast! Can’t wait for our trip next month!

Kelley Barker

My Husband and I will be eating breakfast @ ‘Be Our Guest’ in November. I have heard that IF there is a set price (which it is @ BOG) that you can’t split an entree?? I really don’t want to spend $50 for both of us & would prefer to just order one entree. Do you know if this is allowable? Thanks!!

Josh Moore

Can a reservation be made for breakfast at BOG? When I try to make one through the disney site, the breakfast hours are grayed out.

jessica

Hello I have a dining reservation for breakfast at BOG at 10am, I know that breakfast is served until 10:30 and lunch starts at 11am. Will they kick us out if we are still finishing up our breakfast? Or does the restaurant just transition into lunch food? Also do you think that have a 10am reservation will affect the quality of the food seeing as it is the end of breakfast time? Thanks 🙂

Lindsey S

Great article! Since this is my first Disney trip, your tips for Eating at BOG was very helpful. I do have a few questions.
1) I was able to snag a reservation for 1 at lunch however there will actually be 2 of us eating. Do you think they’ll allow this if I call ahead of time? Supposedly all of the reservations for 2 are booked but I have never been to any restaurant where a table only sits one person.
2) Overall is Dinner really worth it? Neither one of us care to see the Beast or getting any of the upscale food options and really just want the best dinning experience as possible. It would also be great to have larger portions so we can share. Do you think lunch would be our best option or would you recommend doing dinner?
3) Can you eat in any of the rooms during lunch?

Thanks for all your help!

Hallie

Link the other person’s trip on your My Disney Experience app and then call reservations to have the other person added to your existing reservation. Dinner was not worth it to me and we like the upscale food options, so if you’re not into that, just go for lunch. For lunch, you can sit in any of the 3 dining rooms.

Lindsey Steel

Thank you so much for your help. I will do that.

Felicia Britt

Did you call? Were they able to add the rest of your party? I am in the same boat.

Lindsey Steel

I did but they said that when you reserve a meal you are reserving so many seats and not a table. They said I would have to keep waiting to see if there are any cancellations since people can cancel up to 24 hours before. I managed to grab another one on a different day but hopefully there will be a cancellation on the day I want it.
Hope that helps!

jamie

hello,
I was able to get into BOG at 8:05am. The park opens at 9:00. What time will they let us into the park and what time will the rope drop be? I am hoping to rush my family through breakfast so we can get on a popular ride before the crowd. Also, what ride do you suggest us rush to?

Tina

Hi, I booked an 8:30 am ADR for BOG. How early should I arrive at the park to be at my reservation on time? Thanks!!

M

Hello … we are going to WDW in 3 weeks. Where can I call for dining with the characters reservations?

Marley

If you have not made reservation’s yet you can call (407) 939-3463 or go to mydisneyexperience.com it is a lot easier to me online that way you can see what is open at each place you would like to dine. Also keep checking back if you don’t get a reservation right off people cancel all the time.

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?

Cassandra

Hi! My daughter really wants to meet the Beast and so far the only reservation I can get for our September trip is during mnsshp. I’ve seen posts on other sites that indicate the Beast doesn’t do meet and greets during the hard ticket parties. Do you have any experience with this or know if it is different?

Thank you!

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.

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.

Marie

Well the ones that get there a few days before you and are still there when you arrive get them my niece is going there days be for us and she has 4 reservation for BOG and she will cancel 2 of them when she decides what times they want to go i can’t get a reservation there.

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?

Carrie

We arrive in FL a little too late in the day to use the Magic Kingdom park the whole day, but I secured a later evening dinner the day of our arrival for Be Our Guest… Are we going to be able to get into the park for JUST our reservation without using our day pass, so that we can use it for a full day in the park later in our stay??

Tracie

I have a breakfast reservation at BOG for 830a for my mom, me & my son . My son is a very picky eater who is a vegaterian, so he does not like anything he see on the menu. My mom does want that much food before getting on rides. Can we just order one plate of food and shared it?

Linda Beavers

Is there a way to request a table in a certain room, or do you have to take what table/room is available when you get there? We would love to eat in the West Wing.

Nicholas Abu-Janb

Unfortunately there’s no way to reserve a spot, but I’ve never had an issue with finding a spot in each of the rooms. They never over schedule, so there tends to be several spots available:)

Joan Ballas

why are the breakfast meals more expensive than the lunch?

Is Tables in Wonderland accepted for breakfast?

Two questions:

If paying out of pocket do you get a drink included with breakfast?

And can you substitute meat items for vegetarian. For example I liked the look of the cheese and meat plate but would I be able to exchange the meat for say extra fruit or cheese?
Thanks

In the comments above you mention that Quick Service isn’t divided between child and adult. I asked a disney cast member if my 4 year old (on the quick service plan) could order from the adult menu. She said No. I’m confused. Am I missing something? I specifically asked her about BOG restaurant too?

Heather

I do it all the time I am there. They are going to tell you that because they have to. I would get my kids an adult qs meal then they could split it. It saves me a qs meal that they could use another day.

Shelbie

I plan on making reservations for a quick service lunch when I visit BOG this summer. I see that you said it requires credit card information. Will it automatically charge my card? I have the quick service dining plan and plan on using a credit while I’m there. Will I be able to use one of my DDP credits with a reservation/early order? Is the credit card information on there just in case I don’t show up?

Kristina

Hi Shelbie! The credit card is only used to guarantee the reservation. It doesn’t charge anything to your card. You can use your dining plan when you arrive to BOG. The only way you would be charged on your credit card is by either no-showing your reservation or canceling it less than 24 hours before. I hope this helps! Have fun on your trip!

Karen

Is it possible to still meet the Beast with a LATE lunch reservation around 2:30? Curious as to what time he comes out

lisa

Probably a dumb question, but can you see Belle in this restaurant… at breakfast?

Jay

So a pair of questions

1. I saw that a drink is no longer included in the fixed menu is that right?so for 24 bucks you no longer get coffee with that?

2. After i saw the prices i now want to cancel my 8am breakfast . However it is at 8am so before park opening does anyone know if we go early if we can just get one muffin or a coffee or a veru cheap meal and that would be ok? In other words is there minimum to order? I dont want to get a charge on the credit card i reserved this with . Thanks

Missy

Anyone know if I take a later in the evening reservation can we just order desert? I was thinking we could always eat at a quick serve earlier and than just have desert in the castle so we can experience it and meet the beast? Would they allow this or do you have to order a whole dinner?

Ron's Wife

Yes, you can go in with a dinner reservation and merely order dessert. We had thought we were going to do exactly hat, however when we arrived, we were hungrier than we expected to be and ended up ordering a delicious meal followed by a very good dessert (we enjoyed our meal more than our dessert).

Rose

Hi, we have dinner reservations at 855pm (for 4) and I’m wondering if that’s enough time to make Wishes too, at 10. Are they close in location? I read your other posts about pre ordering and showing up early to honor the reservation 15 mins early but still not sure. Thanks.

Erika Montgomery

Hello,

Does anyone know if I have to order my 4yo a kids meal for breakfast or can he order and adult meal? Wondering if counter credits are treated the same on the dining plan. I know table service is split into child and adult.

Thanks!

Roxann Johnson Schwarze

Can you get into the Be our Guest restaurant for lunch without a reservation?

Aims Mitchell

Hello,

Our party of 14 are leaving for Disney in 2 weeks!
We’re keen to book the Be Our Guest lunch reservations, but we’re struggling to get seated.
How do you suggest we go about booking such a large number for lunch and dinner around the parks???

Beth

Hi, Aims, I coordinated a meal for a large group at the last minute and had to go to a resort. None of the parks could accommodate us all. We went to the Swan and had a great meal. Good luck!

Cindy

There is dessert listed for breakfast. Is that accurate and if so, is it included in the dining plan?

Kelly

My daughter has an egg allergy, does anyone know if they have the allergy friendly Mickey waffles at BOG?

Robyn Gay

I can’t speak about Be our Guest specifically but we had incredible service for our son with a food allergy. Call the Disney dining line. They asked us what he COULD have and had it there for us! No extra charges. One night he got exposed to something (maybe from a table that still had residue). We asked the manager about where to go if we had an emergency. They had paramedics come and wait outside while we ate!!! Can you imagine? Usually my son would not eat after that but the chef came to our table and told him he was taking a new pan from a box and he would bring all food directly to him. Amazing .. even for Disney

Claire W

I’m tearing up at reading this 🙂 I have a severe food allergy, too, and I know how scary eating can be. I’m happy to hear they took such good care of him.

Tanya

Any idea why breakfast is so much more expensive than lunch?

Tanya

Thank you for the info. Just spoke with Disney and they confirmed what you said. It’s just confusing since their website doesn’t give that information on the breakfast menu for Be Our Guest.

Tanya

Where do you see that? When I checked the WDW website it doesn’t show a fixed price?

Tanya

For example, the croque madame is $10 more than croque monsieur at lunch?! Most of the entrees seem to be an additional $10 at breakfast.

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