We have more pictures today to share with you from the inside of Be Our Guest Restaurant, coming soon to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom! Today, we take a look at a strong decor motif — the enchanted rose from Beauty and the Beast!
Any fan of the film knows that the symbol of the rose plays a significant role in the telling of Beast’s story. The enchantress who first transforms Beast offers him the rose as a gift — and things tend to go downhill from there!
In honor of the rose, Walt Disney Imagineers have come up with some clever ways to include this symbol of love throughout the rich decoration of the space, which will open in time for the Holidays later this year. (Disney plans to begin accepting Advance Dining Reservations for this hotspot in late August, though there’s still no solid opening date for the restaurant later this Fall.)
When you arrive for the first time, take note of the roses carved into the backs of restaurant chairs.
Gilded roses appear to be high on walls…flanking a doorway, perhaps?
And be sure to look up when passing through the restaurant to take in the rich detail of the ceiling, as well as the roses on the capitals of these pillars. Gorgeous!
We’ve seen this one before, but it really showcases the roses and the mosaic art form that Disney’s used so strongly in the restaurant.
And this stunning stained-glass rose chandelier reminds me of cathedral windows! The stocky candles that flank the middle panel really convey the feeling that you’re in a castle. And check out that gorgeous blue and gold mosaic domed ceiling!
The restaurant will serve a French-inspired menu, and will be counter service for lunch, but will magically transform into table service for dinner. You will, of course, be able to use your Disney Dining Plan for both meals.
Will you be looking for “hidden roses” at Be Our Guest restaurant this holiday season? Leave us a comment and let us know!