Be Our Guest in Disney's Magic Kingdom Dining Review
I planned dinner in the Beast's Castle for the first night of our visit to Disney World. We stayed at Disney's Yacht Club Resort and then took the complimentary bus to Magic Kingdom where we loved Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. If you have tickets to the party, you can enter Magic Kingdom at 4:00PM and the party starts at 7:00PM. We were able to enjoy a few rides (Haunted House up first, of course) and did some trick-or-treating (the BEST candy) before heading to the Beast's Castle for dinner. The magic starts the minute you enter the castle’s main door, check-in, and then taken to the very regal waiting room.
There are 3 dining rooms in Be Our Guest restaurant. The Ballroom, The Rose Gallery, and The West Wing.
We were seated in the West Wing (it was banned before Belle…) which is one of the two smaller rooms on either side of The Ballroom. The Ballroom is known for its ornate decor, just like the Beast’s castle. The huge and elegant chandeliers hanging in The Ballroom are 10 feet tall and stunning! It really is a gorgeous room.
The West Wing is a bit spooky and dark, which actually is perfect when visiting during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. However, it also has an intimate feel which makes for a fun dining experience. While in The Ballroom it's always snowing, The West Wing had rain and thunderstorms that shakes the walls every 10 minutes or so. The highlight of this room is the shimmering rose. It truly is magical! AND the actual Beast makes an appearance several times throughout the meal. But he runs through so if you don't have your hand out or camera ready, you may just miss him.
Disney is known for having wines made especially for them. Not sure what to expect, I had a flight of three - two of the popular exclusive wines and one champagne. It was a nice portion size to last throughout the meal, one for each course.
Every one of these glasses were a wonderful accompaniment. Really impressive and smooth, I enjoyed every last drop. I highly recommend trying a wine flight here.
Keep in mind, the menu is subject to change every few month or so. You can always find the latest one on their website here. Between the time we had booked our visit, to the time of our dinner, the menu was slightly different. It seems the Filet Mignon and French Onion Soup are pretty constant, as they are traditional top picks when dining at Be Our Guest. Although I've noticed the Filet-Mignon sauce and accompaniments may vary. Here is the menu as of November 2022...
For dinner, we started with Country Pear Salad and a Duck and Pork Terrine. The Duck and Pork Terrine was not a favorite of my husbands, but if you like this type of dish (which I do) it was delicious. The Country Pear Salad was very fresh and had a lovely vinaigrette. The one thing I noticed throughout our entire Disney dining experiences was the greens were absolutely perfect!
For the entree, the consensus was unanimous for the perfectly cooked, tender filet mignon. The Poulet Rouge Chicken was also delicious with crispy skin and a rich sauce. Just the way I like it.
The highlight for me was the trio of desserts. I loved that I didn’t have to pick and could try them all. First, we sampled the darkest chocolate truffle. Next, the “grey stuff” lived up to its infamous hype. To me, it tasted similar to a cookies and cream mousse. The other dessert was an incredible lemon and strawberry macaron - amazing!
The meal and experience at Be Our Guest was a great way to begin our magical Disney vacation and get in the Halloween spirit. The staff from beginning to end was fantastic - and I'm all about the service! At the time of our visit the cost was $67 per adult and $39 per child (3-9 years). Be Our Guest is designated as "Signature Dining" so you may not want to book it if you are watching your budget. I thought it was worth the splurge for the Disney experience and a more relaxing meal than quick service in the busy park.
Have you been to Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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