The Imagineers have shared exciting details of the Be Our Guest restaurant opening later this year in the Beauty and the Beast section of the new Fantasyland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
Finally — we have menu and reservation details to share with you! YAY!!! Scroll down for the deets…
From a massive mural to three themed dining rooms, guests will be immersed in scenes from the 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast”. The model of the new Fantasyland shows the restaurant, Be Our Guest, nestled underneath the Beast’s Castle.
Guests will enjoy one of three dining rooms – West Wing, Library, or the Ballroom – in this 550 seat venue. Guests will be able to dine counter-service during the day, and table service at night!
Here are a few more new details…
Menu and MORE
The menu, as we mentioned will include both counter-service (for lunch) and table-service (for dinner) eats! There are also some fun new details about how Disney is making counter service a bit more civilized. Read on…
Be Our Guest Restaurant Lunch Menu
This will be a bit different than what you’re used to with regular Magic Kingdom counter service. Touch-screen, automated terminals (like you can find at Pecos Bill and Contempo Cafe) will be available for guests to customize their orders. For special dietary requests and cash orders, cashiers will also be available.
Once your order is placed, you’ll sit down and your order will be delivered to you on real tableware — no paper and plastic around here. Guests who have eaten at Wolfgang Puck Express in Downtown Disney will understand the process here.
The counter-service menu itself will include French-inspired items (lots of you called that one long ago!!). Sandwiches and salads on the menu will include a tuna Niçoise salad and a Croque Monsieur sandwich with carved ham, Gruyere cheese, béchamel and pommes frites (let’s hope they’re like the ones at Cafe Orleans!!).
Other options? Carved turkey on a warm baguette with Dijon mayonnaise, or a grilled steak sandwich with garlic butter spread. These are also served with pommes frites. A braised pork dish (cooked for eight hours) will also be available — this is the Chef’s favorite. Vegetarians will enjoy a loaded vegetable quiche or quinoa, shallot, and chive salad.
For the kiddos at lunch, expect a carved turkey sandwich, roasted pulled pork, Mickey meatloaf, seared mahi mahi, or whole-grain macaroni topped with marinara and mozzarella.
Be Our Guest Restaurant Dinner Menu
Once dinner hits — the dining rooms transform to table-service venues.
The menu will start out with a charcuterie plate with cured meats and sausages, mussels steamed in white wine, French onion or potato leek soup, a salad with champagne vinaigrette, and a salad trio with roasted beet, raisins, and orange; green beans, tomatoes, and roasted shallots; and watermelon, radish, and mint.
Main course options include a thyme-scented pork rack chop with au gratin pasta (YUM!), rotisserie rock hen with roasted fingerling potatoes, pan-seared salmon in leek fondue (I’ll just take a side of that leek fondue for my meal, please…), grilled strip steak with pommes frites, sautéed shrimp and scallops with veggies in puff pastry with creamy lobster sauce, and an oven-baked ratatouille.
For dessert, enjoy strawberry cream cheese or triple chocolate cupcakes, a chocolate cream puff, or a passion fruit cream puff.
(Note: So far, no mention of “gray stuff…”)
For kids at dinner, it’s grilled steak, grilled fish of the day, whole-grain macaroni, or grilled chicken breast.
Sadly, no real news here, as we’d already heard rumors about the late August reservation date. Here’s the direct quote from the Disney Parks Blog: “Guests can start making reservations in late August (we’ll let you know the exact date as soon as we can), with the restaurant to be open for the holidays.”
Sigh… I guess we’ll all just keep our fingers crossed that the restaurant will be open for our Fall and Winter trips.
Disney Dining Plan and Pricing?
We don’t have any new information regarding pricing, but we do know that Be Our Guest Restaurant will be part of the Disney Dining Plan. Lunch will be one counter-service credit; dinner will be one table-service credit.
Be Our Guest Restaurant Chef Mike Deardorff did say, “We think guests will be pleasantly surprised with the menu and the value,” which makes us hope that the prices won’t be off the charts.
We’ll keep you updated on any new information we get! As always, join our Disney Food Blog newsletter to get the latest Disney food news and info!
Update: More Be Our Guest Restaurant pictures here!
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