The Be Our Guest Restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is nestled in the back corner of Fantasyland. One of the most sought after family dining experiences on Disney property this restaurant still works best with a reservation. A new perk is that if you mobile order a lunch, you can literally skip the line and just sit down.
Be Our Guest Entrance in Magic Kingdom
Be Our Guest is a Beauty and The Beast themed restaurant and transports you to the castle’s main ballroom, Belle’s library and the Beast’s darkened west wing. Right before you get to Gaston’s Tavern you will see the small castle off in the distance on the mountains. This is the entrance to Be Our Guest.
Be Our Guest Walkway
When arriving you will check in at the outdoor stone podium at the front of the walkway to the castle. You will have to cross over a stone bridge to get to the main entry doors, where you will wait to be ushered into the castle.
Once inside you will be ushered into a room with ordering kiosks. This part of the experience is fairly self-serve though cast members are always nearby to help. If you did not preorder your meal when you put in your reservation be ready to make your food choices once you enter the kiosk room.
Once you’ve completed your ordering, you’re free to find a seat, anywhere in the castle. The drink stations are lining the edge of wall in each room. Note: These are not resort mug refill stations. You will get reprimanded if you’re seen using your own mugs.
Be Our Guest Atmosphere
The whole atmosphere is castle-like. It’s grand, beautiful. Photos Ops galore while you stand in line at the tapestry’s and the stained glass window on your way out.
The Dining Spaces: Three Rooms at Be Our Guest
The three seating rooms in Be Our Guest really all comes down to preference. Light and Bright, Cold and Dark, or Candle Lit.
The West Wing
Cold, dark, cave like. If it’s been a hot day, you have a headache and can’t really deal with the bright lights, or have a smaller travel party then you should find a table in the Beast’s West Wing. It’s by far the most creatively decorated, and though a little scary for the little ones, perfect for a calming meal. Know that it is dark, and by dark we kinda mean that it’s sometimes hard to see the food. While the light levels have been different every time we’ve gone, be aware that your eyes will be doing some refocusing when you enter this darkness.
Okay, lets be clear here the reason you get a table in the ballroom is to see the Beast and Belle alight from the top balcony. This rarely happens during our meals, but that’s why people eat here. At dinner the Beast will make the rounds, but only really pause at your table. These aren’t hug crushing moments. And he’ll visit every room, so that’s not really the reason you eat in the ballroom. The reason we eat in the ballroom is this: we have a special table.
“Our Table” is usually any of the tables that line the back windows of the ballroom. We’re actually more surprised that people don’t wait in line to eat at these tables near the windows. Why, you ask? What’s the big deal? Because apart from it being the most peaceful place in the whole ballroom, you can also see snow falling outside the windows! It’s also the location of the Christmas Tree during the holidays, so its like you get the first photo opportunities. This table location by the window also give you a great view of the balcony and a great backdrop for pictures.
We like this room. It has a Belle and the Beast sculpture in music box fashion slowly spinning around in the center of the room and photos of their time together on the walls. This room is light, happy and less busy than the other two rooms. It also is the only room with booth seating. So that’s something to keep in mind if you have little ones, or a big family to seat.
Be Our Guest Breakfast
The food at Be Our Guest is one of the reasons that this restaurant is still so popular. Whether you’re getting breakfast lunch or dinner, the selection is pretty nice and far more impressive than other Magic Kingdom restaurants. Things to be aware of here? It’s gotten more expensive. For Breakfast you typically order a meal like an omelet or French toast or Gastons feast with eggs and meats, as well as get a plate of pastries.
Be Our Guest Lunch
For lunch you get choices like braised pork, croque monsieur ( ham and gruyere), quinoa salad, tuna nicoise, and carved turkey. Dinner includes chicken, steak, ratatouille, pork, shrimp… and so on. Check out the Be Our Guest full menu here beforehand so you have an idea of what to get before you go. Our favorite meal here tends to be the breakfast. Mainly because we are suckers for pastry, but also because we use it as a tactic to get into Magic Kingdom extra early to get pictures before the crowds descend.
Be Our Guest Desserts
These little desserts all feel healthier to us than most places. So go ahead and indulge. We like the puff, the strawberry cupcake and of course the Master’s Cupcake, which comes with the “Grey Stuff”, it’s delicious.
Should you get a Be Our Guest Reservation?
If you’re planning on trying Be Our Guest, its best to plan ahead and get the reservation. We see so many people walk up and ask for a table, only to get turned away. Whatever your plans, we would highly recommend you grab a meal at this restaurant. It’s not as family crazy as Crystal Palace, or as eclectic as Skipper Canteen, or as pricey as Cinderellas Royal Table, which puts it into the “Just Right” category for us. If we need at a meal at Magic Kingdom, this is the restaurant we book. Hope this was helpful! Let us know what you think or your favorite restaurants at Disney?