Be Our Guest: A Dining Experience Review

Be Our Guest: A Dining Experience Review

Recently during a celebration of my daughter’s birthday we had a chance to visit Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. There is much that is really great from this restaurant, and for those who have never seen it before, it is a wow experience to walk into. We get first hand from my daughter her take of the experience, which was her first time there, and then I go through a systematic dining review of the entire experience. If you are considering dining at this restaurant, or it’s been a while, then you may want to listen in on our experience during this podcast.

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Below our my notes of the experience, set around four delivery systems of People, Place, Process and Product


  • Staff was professional and accommodating
  • Seating issue was addressed
  • Billing issue was addressed


  • Landscaping is gorgeous
  • It ties beautifully with Enchanted Tales and with the village beyond
  • Storybook Land Castle is out of proportion with the dining experience inside
  • Second story is unevenly short for its forced perspective
  • High quality touches in chandeliers, tile work and in statuary
  • Wind and snow blowing outside is a nice touch
  • Missing a chance to have appearances on the balcony
  • Faux marble tables still do not make up for table cloths


  • Reservations were available two days out
  • Online check in was reasonable
  • Asked for no West Wing and was accommodated
  • Gone is the touch screen ordering and the GPS rose pucks
  • Table turn around is slow
  • Fewer carts racing around
  • No birthday acknowledgement


  • Meal is superior to prior lunches of quiche and bitter arugula salads
  • Prix Fixe meal
  • Pomegranate Lemonade was available but at a price point
  • I was able to replace potatoes with risotto
  • Rolls were whisked away along with bread plates
  • No steak knives were offered
  • Different “gray stuff” dessert than was served before
  • Meal was Disney Cruise Line quality and filling
  • The Beast was busy making his run through
  • It is a leap ahead of Disneyland’s Red Rose Taverne
  • Would you want this or the Beauty and the Beast ride found in Tokyo Disneyland

Is it worth the price? It depends on the value you put on a meal that takes you away from the bustle of the Magic Kingdom and transports you to another setting few experience.

Here’s a taste of the Beauty and the Beast attraction below.

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