Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Restaurant at The Magic Kingdom
“Tale that’s old as time…”
During our most recent trip to Walt Disney World and The Magic Kingdom, we were finally able to secure dinner reservations at Be Our Guest Restaurant located in Beast’s Castle. Be Our Guest Restaurant is one of the newer sit-down style dining options at Walt Disney World, and is also one of their most popular. It remains one of the hardest places to get reservations for (just behind Cinderella’s Castle), and thanks to Disney Dining Buddy, I was able to secure a table for me and my daughter alongside my best friend and her daughter.
Be Our Guest takes you inside the story of Beauty and the Beast, the tale of a would-be handsome Prince who is turned into a beast after being arrogant and cruel to a woman in need who turned out to be an enchantress . He then entraps Belle in this castle, and despite their disdain for one another, they both begin to fall in love. The only way to break the spell is for Beast to find his true love, which he does in Belle, and they live happily ever after.
Inside the restaurant, you have three options to on where to dine during dinner. There’s the Ballroom (where we ate) that looks just as it did in the movie complete with opulent chandeliers and draped balconies and snow falling to the ground outside it’s gallery windows. There’s also the West Wing where The Beast often hid away in the movie. It’s dark and mysterious with lightening and thunderclaps, but features the glass jar in which the rose that holds his fate is stored.
The Rose Gallery is more of Belle’s style featuring a music box centerpiece where she and The Beast dance atop.
Disney’s Imagineers really brought this fairytale to life at Be Our Guest, and nothing has been left to chance. Everything from the music to the sound effects to the rolling carts of French inspired cuisine is just as it was in the film.
We had a wonderful experience eating there, and I plan to eating at Be Our Guest once again for lunch when I visit in December. I was able to snag reservations again since I am 100 days out from my actual visit.
It is pricey for dinner compared to other dining options at The Magic Kingdom, but well worth it. For dinner, plan to spend about $85 for two people including an appetizer and dessert.
Once you are done with your food, you can take photos with The Beast. During lunch, I am told that you get a chance to see Belle and The Beast dance together, just as they did in the movie.
For true Disney fans, Be Our Guest is a must-visit.
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