You can Be Our Guest, but it’ll cost…$62 to be exact.
But you know what?
The Be Our Guest restaurant has great ambiance, excellent service and delicious food. It’s hard to justify a $62 per person lunch, but the Be Our Guest Restaurant comes as close as possible to making it worth it.
Make reservations for the Be Our Guest Restaurant (Nerdy Hint: read the fine print!)
As many Disney World travelers know, securing an advanced dining reservation at Be Our Guest restaurant can often be a challenge. Lunch has often been our “go to” meal at the Be Our Guest restaurant because you get to experience Magic Kingdom’s best restaurant at a reduced price.
Plus, if you were on the Disney Dining Plans, lunch counted as a quick service dining credit; a Win-Win. But, lunch was $62 and there the Disney Dining Plan is unavailable – how is this a reduced price? More on that in a minute.
The Nerds are fans of using a service like Mousedining.com to help secure reservations. They alert you in real time as reservations are available for the date and time you are targeting. This recent trip was no different, we followed our own Disney World restaurant strategy to secure our lunch reservation.
Like many of our favorite things at Disney World, the Nerds fell into a habit and booked lunch without looking, reading, reviewing or otherwise glancing at the details. And this was our $62 faux pax. It wasn’t until we sat down and were told our meal was prix fixe that we even noticed the pricing.
Full disclaimer – it was there all along. It was clear. It was obvious. It was missed by us.
Checking In to the Be Our Guest Restaurant
A few minutes before our reservation, we navigated the limited Magic Kingdom crowds and made our way to the check-in area.
The line was short, our reservation quickly verified and we were sent down over the drawbridge to the castle entrance.
Along the way, we passed gargoyles and statues.
Until we made our way to the beasts guarding the entrance to Be Our Guest.
We stepped inside and were immediately transported into the grandeur of a Disney castle.
Here, we were greeted by a Cast Member and invited to look around for a few minutes while our table was prepared.
We looked at the stained glass windows and explored the armory.
As we entered the Grand Ballroom, where we were to sup, loud trumpets blared announcing the arrival of the Beast who made the rounds and allowed some photos to be taken.
The Meal at the Be Our Guest restaurant
The service was spectacular throughout our meal (at $62 per person it should be!). It was at this moment, just after being seated, that I opened the app the take a look at the menu and learn what lunch was about the cost.
After choking on some water and swallowing my pride for not being aware of this, I dug into the menu and prayed that the meal would be a good one.
After selecting our appetizers – one French Onion Soup and one Assorted Meats and Cheeses, we ordered our entree.
The Nerds ordered the center-cut filet mignon and pan-seared sea scallops. Both were excellent! But finally, it was time for dessert.
As we moved leisurely through our meal, we took the opportunity to explore the other rooms awaiting us at Be Our Guest.
After the initial sticker-shock (and the reminder that things at Disney World are ever-evolving), we had a great time at the Be Our Guest restaurant. It was a wonderful meal, but one $62 lunch is sufficient.
We’ll be waiting for the French Dip to make it’s return when we can use a Quick Service Dining Credit to visit again.