Be Our Guest RestaurantKim Inman
This new restaurant, opening up in the Fantasyland expansion of the Magic Kingdom, has everyone excited! Reservations will be opening later this month and I’m sure the phone lines will be busy! Not a character dining experience, but one of immersion into a story, it’s a fabulous new way that Disney is bringing characters and their stories to life for ourselves and our families. The restaurant will be open for lunch as a Quick-service option and will take a Quick-service credit if you choose to use one from the dining plan. Of the three themed dining areas, the Castle Gallery will be the one open for lunch with larger-than-life twirling characters of Belle and the Beast. Rather than the traditional way of getting your food and finding a table, during lunch you will place your order and choose your table, and your food will be brought to you. The lunch menu will feature salads and sandwiches, including a steak sandwich. In the evening the other two themed dining rooms will be open for dinner and will be only one sit-down dining credit on the dining plans. The Ballroom will have an enchanted feeling with a high domed ceiling and views of softly falling snow, while the Mysterious West Wing will contain the enchanted rose. The dinner menu will include steak, poultry and fish, all with a French flair. For those families wanting to meet the storybook characters, you may step just outside the village to Belle’s cottage and Enchanted Tales with Belle. This adventure begins in Maurice’s workshop, where a magical mirror is the doorway to a captivating new kind of storytelling experience: You are transported to the Beast’s library to meet Belle and Lumiere, and share in a lively, interactive, re-telling of the “tale as old as time.” Of course, since the restaurant isn’t open yet, this information could change, but for now these are the plans and we can all dream of eating in this lavish dining experience.