Here we goooooooooo!
After opening in 2012, Be Our Guest Restaurant was an instant sensation for disney-goers, and it has since become THE reservation to get when you’re planning a trip to the World.
BOG has a long history of “firsts.” The table-service dinner at the French, Beauty and the Beast-inspired restaurant features alcohol in the Magic Kingdom for the first time ever, the lunch meal became the first to offer dining FastPass+ bookings (no longer offered), and subsequently lunch just became the first counter-service restaurant to require reservations to dine.
Now, Be Our Guest’s counter-service breakfast is also taking Advance Dining Reservations!
And today we’ve got a fun FIRST LOOK at all of the food for you. We’ll have a full review on Monday with our fancy camera pics, but I couldn’t wait to share a few phone pics with you this morning!
UPDATE: Please note that as of June 2015, the initial test phase of breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant has been extended and Advance Dining Reservations are currently available through October 3, 2015.
There’s nothing like an early morning romp through the Magic Kingdom — especially when the park is totally empty (well, almost)!
And that’s one of the many benefits of booking a “before-the-park-opens” meal at one of Magic Kingdom’s breakfast restaurants. Not only do you get some great photo ops, but you’re also done with breakfast and ALREADY IN THE PARK just in time to get to the front of the line at your favorite rides as soon as they open.
But, our favorite attractions are always the restaurants, so we couldn’t wait to cross that bridge over to the Beast’s Castle and enjoy breakfast at Be Our Guest for the first time ever.
Check-in was at two umbrella’d tables in front of the main
bridge to the restaurant. We’ll have a full run-down of tips and tricks for arriving and checking in in our Monday post.
Once we got inside, we were greeted with the same gorgeous castle atmosphere that we find on every visit. It’s always overwhelming!
As with lunch, the Rose Gallery is open for breakfast (it is closed for Dinner at Be Our Guest). This isn’t a room that was featured in the film, but it does offer some lovely wall hangings depicting scenes from the lives of the characters. It also features the gorgeous music box that Belle’s father created for Belle and the Beast for their wedding.
But you’ll hear more about all that on Monday. It’s time to showcase a few of the goodies we tried today!
The ordering process is the same as it is for lunch — guests will order via cast members or kiosks once they get into the restaurant, and then they’ll head off with their “magic rose” or Disney World magic band to find a table they like. Their food will magically (seeing a theme here?) find THEM wherever they are! Again, we’ll give you a further run-down of that process on Monday, but you can read any of our Disney Food Blog lunch reviews and see the details there as well. Note that pre-ordering your meals should become an option for breakfast as it is for lunch; we’re just not sure of the roll-out for that option.
So, here’s how it all works! The price for breakfast at BOG is set — $19.99 for adults, $11.99 for guests aged 9 and under. Sounds expensive, right? Especially for counter-service? But here’s the run-down: 1.) Be Our Guest is pretty pricey as it is for its other two meals, so you’re starting high, 2.) Everyone gets a bunch of breakfast pastries and non-alcoholic drinks included in the cost. So, yes, it’s expensive, but you may find that it’s worth it for your family.
There are six entrees that you can choose from on the adult menu, and five entrees on the kids’ menu. We, of course, ordered everything on the adult menu, and also ordered one intriguing item from the kids’ menu just to check out the level of value there. Here are pics and mini-descriptions of some of our favorites! We’ll have ALL of the pics for you on Monday!
Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich
This was a must-order for us, since we figured it’d be very popular with Disney guests. And we loved it! It was a table favorite.
Another must-have — at least for me — was this Croissant Donut (cronut) served with some truly ah-mazing caramel banana sauce! This is suuuuuper sweet, but suuuuuper awesome!
Assorted Cured Meats and Cheese
Another intriguing option was this charcuterie and cheese platter. Definitely a departure from your typical American breakfast menu, and truly delicious.
We ordered everything else as well (for the vegetarians, the quiche is the same one that’s served at lunch), and we’ll have more pics for you on Monday!
Crepes de Cogsworth
For the kiddos, the Crepes de Cogsworth curried the most interest among our group. This French-inspired dish is a Mickey Check meal, and it included yogurt, berries, and even a wildberry “foam.” Fun!
OK, we’ll have more for you on Monday (as I’ve said a jillion times), and can’t wait to share our full review! In the meantime, let us know your thoughts about Breakfast at Be Our Guest! Are you going? What will you be ordering?
What’s your must-have at Be Our Guest Breakfast? Let us know in the comments below!