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Tips for dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant (how to get reservations!)

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Tips for dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant (how to get reservations!)

Want to dine in the Beast’s castle at Walt Disney World?

You can do just that at Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom.

Here are some tips for helping you get that coveted reservation for your trip…


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Some basic Be Our Guest Restaurant info

Quick Service or Table Service?

Right now, as Walt Disney World continues its phased reopening, only lunch and dinner are being offered at Be Our Guest and both of those meals are served are considered a Signature Table Service.

All meals are popular so check out the info below to help with whichever meal you choose.

Be Our Guest sign

Dining Rooms

There are 3 different dining rooms inside the restaurant.

The Grand Ballroom

This is the main room you see as you enter. It’s the largest and noisiest, but features falling snow which is lovely.

The West Wing

Off to one side of the Ballroom is the West Wing which is the darkest of the rooms and may be a little scary to some little ones, but is really fantastic with the rose that has falling petals.

It also has the portrait of The Beast that alternates between man and beast. This portrait change, along with the sound of thunder, occurs about every 20 minutes.

Check out this video to see the effects in action.

The Rose Gallery

Off to the other side of the Ballroom is the Rose Gallery. In this room, a 7-foot tall music box of Beauty and The Best spins and plays music.

Note: this room is not always open so you may not have it as an option during your visit.

Requesting a room

Have a particular room you’d like to dine in during your meal?

People dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant for lunch or dinner can request a room when they check in. There’s no guarantee the request will be granted, but they’ll try their best to accommodate you.

Try the Grey Stuff, it’s delicious!

It wouldn’t be a good Beauty and the Beast-themed restaurant without the Grey Stuff.

 

Dessert Trio - Be Our Guest Dinner

At lunch and dinner, the prix fixe meal comes with a dessert trio including a white chocolate Chip topped with the Grey Stuff.

Lunch and Dinner at Be Our Guest

Lunch & dinner menu

Both lunch and dinner at Be Our Guest are now a Signature Table Service meal. That “Signature Table Service” designation means that it is at the top end of prices for Walt Disney World.

When the Disney Dining Plan is available (it has currently been suspended), this used to be a pretty good use of a Table Service credit when it was 1 credit meal; however, now that it is a 2 Table Service credits experience it is no longer a good use of your credits. 

The Be Our Guest dinner menu is a fixed price format that includes an appetizer, main entree, and dessert. People paying out of pocket can expect to pay about $62 for adults and $37 for kids.

View the full dinner menu.

Getting reservations

Lunch and Dinner reservations can be hard to get, but here are some ideas to help increase your odds.

Stay on-site

Onsite guests can make all dining reservations 60 days before their trip begins (it used to be 180 days) which can be a huge advantage for difficult dining reservations.

Confused? Watch this video for an explanation about how on-site guests have an advantage when making dining reservations.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=fooFyS1w2TM

Book reservations in order of difficulty

If you’re staying onsite and making all of your dining reservations 60 days out, be sure to book them in order of difficulty and not chronological order. That means that Be Our Guest would always be one the first one you’d book, no matter when it falls during your trip.

Consider planning to eat at Be Our Guest toward the end of your trip. Since offsite guests won’t have access to those dates yet, your odds are better the later your dates are.

What if you can’t get the reservation?

If you aren’t able to get the reservation when you first trip, don’t give up. You can use a tool like MouseDining.com to alert you when openings pop up, or just keep randomly checking for openings.

Many dining reservations get cancelled even just the day before as people adjust their plans which is a great opportunity for you to snag a spot for your trip.

Beast Castle

Seeing The Beast

You can now see The Beast at both lunch and dinner at Be Our Guest.

Unlike before when guests could take photographs with him in a separate room, The Beast now roams through the restaurant (staying physically distanced, of course) and although you can’t touch him, you can snag a selfie as he goes by:

Be Our Guest Beast Selfie

Be Our Guest Restaurant review/suggestion

We recently checked out lunch with the prix fixe menu at Be Our Guest.

In the past, lunch here would be Quick Service, but with the reopening Be Our Guest has transitioned to Table Service only.

The good news is that we do enjoy the food here. The bad news is that it is pricey ($62 for adults ages 10 and up and $37 for kids).

Even though the price is high, you do get 3 full courses (appetizer, entree, and dessert) included.

Before switching to the prix fixe menu we had several meals here where the experience wasn’t great. But, since the changes a couple years ago we’ve had multiple amazing experiences and aside from the price we’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a dinner splurge.

Video: 5 tips for dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Breakfast at Be Our Guest (temporarily not available)

Breakfast menu

Breakfast at Be Our Guest usually takes place from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. daily. The Quick Service breakfast at Be Our Guest is a fixed-price meal and a great use of a Disney Dining Plan Quick Service credit.

The amount of food you get (especially all the pastries) is sometimes too much for one meal, so it’s a good idea to bring a Ziploc to take extras with you to have later.

View the full breakfast menu.

Getting reservations

Reservations at a Quick Service restaurant? Yep, that’s an option here, and really a requirement since it’s so popular and standby guests without reservations often can’t dine without one.

These reservations can be made 60 days ahead of time, just like all other dining reservations.

Pre-park opening reservations (NOTE: pre-park opening reservations are not available right now)

Dining at Be Our Guest before the park opens is one of my favorite things since it’s much quicker (especially if you pre-order!) than dining at a Table Service, and you can easily finish before Magic Kingdom is officially open for the day.

Can’t find a pre-park opening time?

Many people have said that Be Our Guest didn’t show pre-park opening dining times when they went to make their reservations, but here’s a little tip:

Search by time (like 8:00) and not meal (like “breakfast”).

For some reason, this seems to be especially true at Be Our Guest where a breakfast search will often just show 9:00 and later.

Mosaic at Be Our Guest

What if Magic Kingdom opens at 8 a.m.?

So when you went to make your dining reservations, the Magic Kingdom schedule said it opened at 9 a.m. and then it got switched to 8 a.m. after you already made your dining reservations.

That’s a thing that happens all the time as Walt Disney World adjusts hours to fit the crowds they are expecting.

That’s why it’s often a good idea to make 2 reservations if you really want to eat breakfast there – 1 before park opening and 1 closer to 10:30. As your trip dates get closer, you can cancel the one you don’t want.

A post-breakfast ride on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train?

Yep! That often happens with people who eat at Be Our Guest and finish before the opening time. It’s not a guarantee, but often a fun bonus.

Get more info on breakfast/ride combos to help you plan.

Pre-order your breakfast

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

Doing this allows you to skip part of the line which can save you a lot of time.

Payment at Be Our Guest

Does The Beast appear at breakfast?

No, the Beast is only available at dinner.

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Still have questions or thoughts on Be Our Guest Restaurant? Feel free to leave those in the comments.

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Jennifer

Thursday 27th of February 2020

Hi I have a dinner reservation at BOG for 8:35 pm. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:15. How quick is dinner? Would we miss the fireworks? thank you, Jen

David

Saturday 30th of November 2019

We have dinner reservations at 920 pm at Be Our Guest but the park closes ar 6pm . How do we gain entry to the restaurant ? We are also planning on being in the Magic Kingdom the same day, which is Friday the 13th 2019 . Must we leave the park at 6pm ? Also do I need to inform the ticket sales representative at Magic Kindom that we're dining after the park closes and must I have any proof of reservations ? Thank you any info .

Claudia

Thursday 1st of August 2019

I was able to get a reservation for dinner at 9:20 pm ... does it mean that we will miss the Once upon a time light show?

Amanda Scott

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

If I have a reservation at 10:20 will I be eating breakfast or lunch?? The reservation says lunch

CJ

Saturday 23rd of March 2019

I snagged lunch reservations. Could my two kids and I just get a cupcake to keep it cheap but still see inside?