By Steffanie Martinez |Staff Writer|
Be Our Guest is one of Walt Disney’s World Resorts most recommended dining locations in all of their parks.
Guests are encouraged to make reservations 180 days in advance to guarantee a table in the restaurant regardless if it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Breakfast and lunch are quick service experiences, this means guests will order their own food via touch screens.
Dinner is a table service meal—which is what I attended—the experience starts as soon as you walk up to the castle.
The first thing you see is a bridge leading you into the castle with statues of gargoyle’s in the path.
Once we were all checked-in we waited for a hostess, as soon as we walked into the castle it felt as if you’re right inside the movie, “Beauty and the Beast”
Our host asked if it was our first time once we said yes she gave us a quick tour through the castle; she let us know that we were more than welcomed to explore after dinner.
Inside there are three separate dining areas themed after Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” there’s the ballroom, rose gallery and the west wing.
We were seated in the ballroom, which to me was the most beautiful room in the place.
There are huge chandeliers hanging from the ceiling painted with art, everything from the movie is there in detail.
Our server, Bill, was cheerful.
Once we met him at our table, he gave us a brief introduction to the menu.
The items on the menu range from $15 to $34.99 per meal.
I decided to go with the braised pork which Bill recommended as being, “the best thing on the menu,” after he saw me battling between that or having the shrimp and scallops.
I was eager to try the food, since countless people had mentioned Be Our Guest was a must.
While we waited, music filled the air as Beast made his way through the castle waving to the guests, and we were told he would be available for pictures after our dinner.
Our food arrived fairly quick and the presentation was beautiful.The flavor of the braised pork was great, the mashed potatoes were a little slimy which would be my only complaint but overall, it’s something I would recommend.
Once we finished with our entrees Bill brought out the dessert cart filled with desserts, we went with the strawberry and chocolate cupcakes.
Dessert was probably the best part of dinner.
The cupcakes were moist and not overwhelmingly sweet, just the right balance.
The place was amazing on all accounts: service, food and ambiance.
Imagineers went above and beyond to fill the restaurant with as much detail as possible and it paid off.
Although with how large Disney World is, there are definitely places with better food that I’ve had and they are just a portion of the price you pay at Be Our Guest. However, I would still say the experience is worth splurging on.
Having dinner immersed in the world of “Beauty and the Beast” for the night, it is a delightful experience and a must if you visit Magic Kingdom.