June Update: Be Our Guest Menu and Reservations info now available!
May 2012 Update: Another new set of videos from Be Our Guest Restaurant!
March 2012 Update: Check out this post for a great Be Our Guest Restaurant video of the mural going up in the Beast’s Ballroom!
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We’re getting anxious for more news on the Be Our Guest restaurant, which we first reported about way back in September 2009.
Luckily, we now have a vague idea of when we might be able to try it out! We’ve just heard word that Be Our Guest will be opening in late 2012. And we think Advanced Dining Reservation availability might be just around the corner.
If you haven’t heard about this new spot in the updated Magic Kingdom Fantasyland yet, here are a few details…
The restaurant will be located in the Beauty and the Beast area of the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Fantasyland expansion. And the actual dining rooms will be inside the Beast’s Castle!
There will be three dining rooms in the restaurant, seating 550 people. Will you be seated in the Library/Gallery, mysterious West Wing (where the enchanted rose is kept), or the two-story Ballroom, where a snow effect in the windows will make guests feel as though they’ve stepped into the film?
Medieval windows will extend to the ceiling to create an enchanting castle-like feel. Murals will feature our favorite characters from the movie as we dine. At the moment, this will not be a character meal; but I’m hoping for some fun animatronic action to occur from time to time. Fingers crossed!
The restaurant will offer table-service dining during the evening, and counter-service dining during the day. This is part of a new approach to dining that Disney has been testing out with some of its newer restaurants, hoping that it will create better guest flow and save money at the same time.
Need to Know
Here’s what we don’t yet know: the menu. Will entrees be influenced by French cuisine? Advance Dining Reservations — how soon can I call to reserve a spot (rumors are flying that we’ll be able to book soon)?! Will an audio-animatronic Lumiere greet guests upon arrival or be found within the dining room? Will we see alcohol served inside the Magic Kingdom?
We can’t wait until the restaurant proudly presents our dinner!! We’re also looking forward to more info about Gaston’s Tavern!!
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