Disney Food Post Round-Up: September 16, 2012

Another fantastic week filled with news from Walt Disney World on the Be Our Guest Restaurant, which will be in the New Fantasyland of the Magic Kingdom.

We now know that sipping French wine and Belgian beers will be part of the Be Our Guest dining experience!

Check out the food and beverage menus and the food photos in the links below…

Disney Food News

Exciting news from Walt Disney World this week!

We’ve got more food news (including restaurant closure updates, New Menu at Boatwright’s, Ralph Brennan’s Haunted House Workshops, and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board!

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Check out our DFB Deals of the Week as we continue to count down to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

On to the Round-Up

Daveland gives us a close-up view of a Pirates Grog vending machine in the early years of Disneyland.

Main Street Gazette stops by the Main Street Bakery for banana bread pudding.

A Wedding Cake Blog features a Princess and the Frog cake topper.

DisneyContemporary.com showcases some local fall flavors at The Wave in the Contemporary Resort.

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World looks forward to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

AllEars shares great Disneyland eats that were enjoyed during Half-Marathon weekend.

Disney Parks Blog flashes back to one of our favorite extinct attractions – Kitchen Kabaret.

FoxNews.com lists some Disney food moments on film!

Be Our Guest Restaurant and Gaston’s Tavern Trading Pins Coming Soon!

Since the start of the Disney pin trading in 1999, the release of new pins have often coincided with major openings at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

New Fantasyland Grand Opening Pin

With the highly anticipated grand opening of the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland on December 6 (previews on November 19th), including the Be Our Guest Restaurant and Gaston’s Tavern (hooray!!), Disney’s pin team has created new pins to collect!

A variety of pins will be available, including open and limited edition pins, boxed sets, multi-pin sets, and some pins designed especially for Annual Passholders. On opening day, several pins will be released to commemorate the special occasion, and we’re most excited for these ones…

Gaston’s Tavern Pin

Gaston charms with his big ol’ smile and the allure of a great new brew at Gaston’s Tavern!

Gaston's Tavern Pin

The lovely Mrs. Potts and Cogsworth are on this grand opening pin for Be Our Guest Restaurant. And Lumiere is ready to [Read more…]

News! Be Our Guest Restaurant Reservations Can Be Made Starting August 20th!

UPDATE: Reservations now open at 7AM ET on Monday, August 20th. Guests can call 407-WDW-DINE to book. This change comes officially from Disney. If you booked via the automated booking line this morning, please read this.
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Finally! We have official confirmation that Be Our Guest Restaurant reservations in Walt Disney World’s New Fantasyland can be booked starting Monday, August 20th, at 7AM ET! Note that this is a change from the previously announced 12 Noon reservations opening time, according to the Disney Parks Blog. On this date, reservations will be by telephone only — call 407-WDW-DINE (3463). A credit card number will be required to book the reservation, though it will not be charged at time of booking.

Beauty and the "Beast" Mosaic in Be Our Guest Restaurant

Online reservations will begin on Wednesday, August 22, via www.disneyworld.com/dine. Want to be one of the first to dine at Be Our Guest? The first available dinner reservations will be taken for November 19 — over two weeks before the official Grand Opening date!

See the full Be Our Guest Restaurant menus for lunch and dinner as well as more photos and details about Be Our Guest Restaurant here!

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Starting November 19, 2012, enjoy an enchanted meal surrounded by the lush decor of the Beast’s Castle in the Beauty and the Beast area of the New Fantasyland.

Guests will be able to dine counter-service (fast food) for lunch and table-service (sit-down) for dinner, experiencing one of three magical dining rooms: the West Wing, which houses the “enchanted rose”; the Rose Gallery, featuring larger-than-life figures of Belle and Beast; and the sparkling Ballroom with gorgeous chandeliers and even snow falling outside the massive windows.

Beast's Castle in the New Fantasyland

For continued news, [Read more…]

Be Our Guest Restaurant Opens December 6, 2012, in Disney World’s Fantasyland

UPDATE: Reservations for Be Our Guest can be made starting on August 20th by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Online reservations begin August 22. The first available dinner reservation is for November 19th.
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Finally, we have the details on an opening date for Be Our Guest Restaurant and Gaston’s Tavern in Walt Disney World’s New Fantasyland!

This expanded Magic Kingdom land will feature new rides and attractions as well as two highly anticipated restaurants.

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Starting December 6, 2012, enjoy an enchanted meal surrounded by the lush decor of the Beast’s Castle in the Beauty and the Beast area of the New Fantasyland.

Beast's Castle in the New Fantasyland

Guests will be able to dine counter-service (fast food) for lunch and table-service (sit-down) for dinner, experiencing one of three magical dining rooms: the Library, the West Wing (home of the enchanted rose), or the golden-colored Ballroom that we all remember from the movie.

You’ll be able to make reservations for this experience in late August. Sign up for our Disney Food Blog Newsletter to see details first.

See the Be Our Guest Restaurant menu as well as more photos and details about Be Our Guest Restaurant here!

Gaston’s Tavern

Also opening December 6, 2012, this fun quick-service location will be the epitome of perfection as Gaston’s famed portrait presides over the [Read more…]

Portraits and Costumes at Be Our Guest Restaurant & Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland

UPDATE: Read about the Opening Date for Be Our Guest Restaurant and Reservations Info!

A few new details popped up today from the most eagerly anticipated restaurants on the Disney World docket right now — Be Our Guest Restaurant and Gaston’s Tavern in Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland.

Be Our Guest Restaurant

This counter-service/table-service hybrid will be opening in time for the holidays in late 2012. Serving a menu of new twists on French classics, the restaurant will be situated at the base of Beast’s Castle in the Beauty and the Beast section of the New Fantasyland.

While dining in the three gorgeous dining rooms (the Library, the West Wing, and the Ballroom), guests will be enchanted with original artwork and theme elements like this incredible portrait of the Beast himself.

Portrait of The Beast at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Pretty, eh? In fact, it’s kind of beautiful. The first thing that strikes the onlooker is the focus on the Beast’s human eyes, foreshadowing the mystery of the story. Very cool, Imagineers, very cool.

Add this to the other incredible details in the restaurant and you’ve got a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. See more details of decor and other information here:

New Be Our Guest Restaurant Pictures from Disney World
News! Be Our Guest Restaurant Menu and Reservations Update in Fantasyland
Be Our Guest Restaurant Video — Another Look INSIDE!
Sneak Peek! Disney’s Be Our Guest Restaurant Ballroom!
Be Our Guest Restaurant to Open By The Holiday Season in Disney World
Disney World’s “Be Our Guest Restaurant” to Open in Late 2012

Gaston’s Tavern

Not much has been said about this counter-service spot, also in the Beauty and the Beast area of the New Fantasyland.

Gaston's Tavern Concept Art

Gaston's Tavern Model

But we have recently caught a glimpse of the [Read more…]

Be Our Guest Restaurant to Open By The Holiday Season in Disney World

UPDATE: Read about the Opening Date for Be Our Guest Restaurant and Reservations Info!

Great news! The opening date for the brand new Be Our Guest Restaurant and Gaston’s Tavern, located in the Beauty and the Beast section of the new Fantasyland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, has been narrowed down!

Be Our Guest Restaurant Concept Art

While we knew before that the restaurants would be opening in late 2012, we now know that Be Our Guest Restaurant and Gaston’s Tavern will be open for those of you hitting the parks during [Read more…]