Disney’s New Be Our Guest Restaurant Review
We ended our fun-filled day in the most perfect way possible – with a delicious dinner at Disney’s brand new Be Our Guest restaurant, located right inside Disney’s Magic Kingdom park.
I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews about the new Be Our Guest Restaurant, set inside the Beasts castle (part of the new Fantasyland), so I didn’t go in expecting much.
I was wowed.
Not only by the ambience, but by the food too. FYI, for those thinking about dining here: book in advance! Disney onsite guests may reserve a table 180+10 days prior to their check in date. This means, you can reserve your table at any Disney restaurant 180 days prior to the day you check in PLUS another 10 days after that, as long as you are staying onsite. I called at exactly our 180 day mark (early afternoon, mind you), and snagged the last reservation available for the day! I’m not sure if the demand is because this place really is so amazing (it is), or because it’s so new, but whatever the case may be, do yourself a favor and reserve a table here, or you’ll be missing out!
Josh and I went on some rides in Fantasyland (you can read about our day in the Magic Kingdom here), and then checked in for our reservation at Be Our Guest. As we waited to be called, we stood on the Beast’s drawbridge, admiring his fabulous castle.
While waiting, Disney was testing out the brand new Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train ride (which is set to open later this month on May 28)! It looks amazing, and we cannot wait to return for it!
Soon, a hostess met us on the Beast’s drawbridge (with a candelabra – so Beauty and the Beast!), and lead us to our table.
Inside the restaurant is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G.
There are three dining rooms – the elegant ballroom (complete with “snow” falling outside and lingering on the windows), the West Wing, and the Rose Gallery. All guests walk into the ballroom, and are encouraged to visit the other rooms after their meal.
We were seated in the Rose Gallery and we loved it! It was more relaxing than the busy ballroom, and much quieter than the West Wing (which has thunder going off every couple of minutes), although, we can’t wait to return and try out all of the rooms!
The Beast himself walks throughout the rooms during your meal, saying hi to guests. But before I get to the Beast, I’m going to gush about the food, because it was beyond superb. I had the strip steak (so excellent), which came with fries and the. most. amazing. truffle sauce I’ve ever had. Dessert was equally as fantastic. We already can’t wait to dine here again!
Post meal, we went to check out the West Wing, and then got to personally meet the Beast.
By the time we finished with our meal (and the Beast), the park was closed. We loved walking around in a near empty park!
We hopped on the monorail and headed to check into the Grand Floridian!
Next up, all about our stay at the new villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort!