Be Our Guest Restaurant
In Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom, there is a very popular restaurant called "Be Our Guest." If you're planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom, this is one place that you should plan to stop at.
The main theme of the restaurant is based on the original "Beauty and the Beast" movie.
Fun Facts about the "Be Our Guest" Restaurant
- Officially opened on November 19, 2012 - week's before the official opening of the New Fantasyland
- Offers Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- License to serve 500 guests - one of the largest dining rooms in the Magic Kingdom!
- Average cost per meal is $20
- Accepts the Disney Dining plan and only counts as 1 meal point.
- The only place in Disney where you can meet "the Beast" from "Beauty and the Beast"
- You will need eat in the dining room to see the Beast. (Similar to other Character dining experiences.)
- The Beast will not sign any autographs.
- There is a known Hidden Mickey in each of the dining rooms.
The Main Ballroom is the large room you see when you walk into the restaurant. Disney does a great job to make it feel like your eating in a castle. As you walk in the Main Ballroom you can see a large window where snow is endlessly falling. It's a very cool effect, and you can almost feel the cold air blowing in.
The nice thing about eating in the Ballroom is that it's fairly quiet. While eating you don't hear a lot of people talking.
West Wing room
The thunderstorm erupts every time a rose petal falls to the ground. When the thunderstorm hits, immediately look at the Beast painting in the room, it changes very quickly. If you eat in the room, make sure to sit so that you can see the painting.
This room is darker than all the other dining rooms. A lot of people come into this room to see the rose and the picture. If your sitting near them then you may encounter people walking by your table.
This room contains various paintings from the movie. In the center of the room is a large chandelier with a stained glass center that carries out the rose motif from the film. The Beast will usually come out of this room before heading to the meet and greet area.
These room lights are the brightest of all the rooms.
Dinner is the Best Option
In our experience, we have found that the dinner service to be the best. We did eat at the lunch service and didn't really get a good feeling of the place. That is because lunch is quick service meals. You basically order your meal when you make reservations. It's a good way to get a fast meal in the park, but you miss out on what makes the "Be Our Guest" restaurant special.
There's no particular favorite meal that we have had, the choices are excellent and the food has always been very good. You certainly don't feel like you're at a theme park while you are in the restaurant.
As you leave, don't forget to take a group picture in front of the stain glass window. There's usually a cast member walking around that would be happy to take your group photo.
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