Dinner at Be Our Guest
As of 2018, Dinner at Be Our Guest is now considered a “Signature Table Service restaurant” meal. This means that – starting daily at 4 p.m. – Be Our Guest restaurant will cost you 2 Disney Dining Plan credits instead of just 1. Become of its prime location and sky-high demand for reservations, Disney feels it can justify this price increase.
After this price jump, we feel that Be Our Guest restaurant can no longer be considered a good use of dining credits, at least as far as value goes. There are plenty of restaurants that are on par with Be Our Guest in terms of food quality. Therefore, you shouldn’t choose it just for the food or location.
If you really want to eat at Beast’s Enchanted Castle and meet the Beast, then maybe it’s worth the extra cash. But that decision is yours to make alone.
Dinner is a fixed-price menu that includes an appetizer (the French onion soup is a fan favorite), an entree, and dessert (the dark chocolate truffle is a must). Paying out-of-pocket will set you back around $55 for adults or $35 for kids. (The lunch and dinner menus are ultimately the same.)
View the dinner menu here.
Be Our Guest Reservation Tips for Dinner
Despite the extra expense, dinner reservations are still hard to get at Be Our Guest. Here are a few suggestions to increase your chances:
– Stay at a Disney resort with priority reservations
If you are staying at any of Disney’s on-site hotels – including Disney Value Resorts, Disney Moderate Resorts, and Disney Deluxe Resorts – then the date you can start making reservations is based on the date your hotel stay begins rather than the date of the dining itself. So if you make your reservations this far out, you will have a big advantage.
– Book your Be Our Guest reservation first
If you are staying at a Disney resort and booking your dining reservations 180 days out, we advise you to book your restaurants in order of difficulty. Therefore, you should always make your Be Our Guest reservations first, regardless of whether you plan on eating there on the first or last day of your vacation.
We would also recommend making your Be Our Guest reservations for a day toward the end of your vacation. This is because offsite guests won’t have the ability to book those dates yet, and your odds will increase the later your reservation dates are.
– Can’t get the reservation? Don’t give up!
Don’t get discouraged if you have trouble getting reservations on your first go-around. Instead, keep on checking for an opening to pop up, or use something like MouseDining.com’s tool to alert you when an opening suddenly becomes available. People often cancel their dining reservations for whatever reason, and this becomes your opportunity to snatch it before someone else does.
– Be careful of Magic Kingdom party nights
Magic Kingdom hosts parties several times per week during September, October, November, and December. On these nights, the park will close at 6 or 7 p.m. So if you are not going to the party, you must make your dining reservations for a time slot before the party begins.
Finally… a chance to meet the Beast
Yes, you can meet the Beast at dinner. Dinner is the only time you can meet him.
Disney character meals are one of the most unique experiences at WDW. Be Our Guest works a little differently in that the Beast does not go from table to table and greet guests. Instead, you can meet the Beast in a separate room. There is a PhotoPass photographer here to take a photograph for you to keep as a souvenir.