Be Our Guest is one of Disney’s most popular restaurants. To accommodate demand, Be Our Guest recently began offering breakfast service. Get all the details about the new breakfast options as well as tips for avoiding crowds and getting into the Magic Kingdom on time for early reservations.
One of the toughest Disney dining reservations to get is Be Our Guest Restaurant in the new Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. Loyal Disney fans know that early action is essential to getting a Be Our Guest table. Disney allows guests to make dining reservations 180 days in advance of their trips. For Be Our Guest, the best times are often long gone within the first few minutes of that window opening.
With the popularity of the restaurant, Walt Disney World decided in spring 2015 to add breakfast service to the already hit Be Our Guest lunch and dinner options. Fellow TravelingMom writer Deb S. and I decided to give Be Our Guest’s new breakfast experience a try on a recent Walt Disney World visit. Breakfast is a little easier reservation to snag, and the price tag is also much more reasonable than the high-end dinner alternative.
Here are the essentials you need to know if you are considering breakfast at Be Our Guest.
Getting Into Magic Kingdom for an Early Breakfast Reservation
Breakfast service starts at Be Our Guest as early as 8 am but the Magic Kingdom often doesn’t open that early. For that reason, if you have an early reservation, there is a special entrance to the park on the far left as you face the turnstiles. Look for a sign that says “Tours & Reservations.” Entering before the crowds offers a great opportunity to take a few photos while the park is mostly empty.
If your reservation time is close to park rope drop, however, you need to plan your arrival a bit more strategically. We had an 8:50 am reservation time on a 9:00 am rope drop day, and found ourselves stymied by the crowds when we arrived at about 8:45 to the turnstiles. At that point, Disney had already opened the park gates and the special dining reservations entrance was not open any more. As a result, we had to wait with everyone else entering the park, which made us a bit late for our reservation. The bottom line: get there early or be prepared to fight the regular entrance crowds!
Be Our Guest Breakfast Menu & Ordering
When you arrive for your Be Our Guest breakfast reservation, you are escorted into a line for a series of electronic kiosks. Place your order at the kiosks (note: you can also place your order in advance online). We had some technical issues with our kiosk, but there were plenty of cast members nearby to help.
Prices for breakfast at Be Our Guest are fixed: $19.99 for adults and $11.99 for kids ages 9 and under. The meal includes a drink (soda, juice, bottled water, milk, coffee, tea, or cocoa) at no additional charge.
In keeping with the Beauty and the Beast theme, breakfast at Be Our Guest has a decidedly French flair. The menu includes French favorites like the Croque Madame and quiche as well as other choices that are more European than American. For kids, the offerings are a little safer and include oatmeal, French toast, cereal, or scrambled eggs.
I had the Eggs Florentine, described on the menu as “Puff Pastry Shell filled with Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, and Fresh Spinach served with Country Ham and Roasted Plum Tomatoes.” My dining companion went with the kid’s menu choice of “Scrambled Eggs de Maurice,” which included fresh fruit and bacon.
After ordering, simply sit down in any location and your breakfast will “magically” be delivered to your table. It’s a bit disarming to think about how Disney pulls this off, but it’s also a pretty amazing Disney touch.
The meal also comes with a plate of pastries for the table, so food is plentiful. We both ate well and found that we had plenty of leftovers. For that reason, I’d highly recommend making a late breakfast reservation at Be Our Guest if you are paying out of pocket (last reservation time is at 10:00 am). One smart money-saving and ride-maximizing strategy would be to hit the park early before the ride lines get long and then head to Be Our Guest to fill up on a brunch-like meal that can last you well into the afternoon.
Be Our Guest Restaurant Experience
One of the main reasons to dine at Be Our Guest is simply to admire the venue and to savor the experience. Everything is perfectly themed, even down to the soda fountains.
The restaurant is made up of three rooms, and all three are open for breakfast. These rooms are the main ballroom everyone remembers from the Beauty and the Beast movie, the “West Wing” of the Beast’s castle that Belle is forbidden to enter, and the Rose Gallery featuring a centerpiece music box of Belle dancing with the Beast.
I’d counsel parents of small children to avoid sitting in (and maybe even touring) the West Wing room. It is truly quite ominous and little ones might well be frightened. But Beauty and the Beast fans will really appreciate the decor and attention to the story’s details.
Be Our Guest Breakfast for Disney Dining Plan Participants
Be Our Guest breakfast is also available to Disney guests on the dining plan. Be Our Guest breakfast is classified as a single quick service credit, so it is quite a deal for a filling meal averaging close to $20.
Have you eaten at Be Our Guest for breakfast? What tips would you add?
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