We ended our day with dinner at Disney’s brand new Be Our Guest restaurant.
I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews about the new Be Our Guest Restaurant, so I didn’t go in expecting much. It’s set inside the Beast’s castle, and part of the new Fantasyland.
I was wowed.
By the ambience, by the food, by everything.
For those thinking about dining here: book in advance! Onsite guests may reserve a table at 180+10 days prior to their check in date. This means you can make a reservation at any Disney restaurant 180 days prior to the day you check in, PLUS another 10 days after that. This is the case for onsite guests only.
I called at exactly our 180 day mark (early afternoon), and snagged the last reservation for Be Our Guest! It’s obviously in high demand because it’s new, but I don’t think the demand will die out any time soon. It’s that good.
Guests check in at the end of the castle’s drawbridge. It offers amazing views of the Beast’s castle, and the ambiance, especially at night is fantastic.
While we waited they started testing the (upcoming) new Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train. It’s set to open on May 28. We cannot wait to return for it!
Anyway, back to Be Our Guest. It is insanely well done.
A hostess met us on the Beast’s drawbridge with a candelabra. It was so Beauty and the Beast! She took us inside and lead us to our table.
Inside is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G.
There are three dining rooms. The biggest is the ballroom (complete with “snow” falling and lingering on the windows outside). It’s elegant and well done. The smallest is the West Wing. It’s by far the best themed, with thunder and the rose that loses petals. The last is the Rose Gallery. It has a large moving statue of the Belle and Beast, as well as artwork and tapestry’s of the films most beloved characters. All guests walk into the main ballroom as they enter, and are encouraged to visit the other rooms after their meal.
We sat in the Rose Gallery and loved it! It was more relaxing than the busy ballroom, and quieter than the West Wing with the thunder going off, ha! We definitely can’t wait to return to try out all of the rooms!
The Beast walks throughout the rooms during your meal. He doesn’t come up to each table, and more like does a wave to the room, which is fine. Visitors get their chance to meet him after their meal.
I have to gush about the food here. It is superb. I had the strip steak, which came with fries and the. most. amazing. truffle sauce. Dessert was equally as fantastic. Waitstaff comes around with a dessert cart that is not to be missed.
Post dinner, we checked out the different dining rooms. Then we got to meet the Beast!
By the time we finished the park was closed.
Next up, all about our stay at the new villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort!