REVIEW: A Socially-Distanced Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom, Plus an Unexpected Appearance From The Beast

As the Magic Kingdom continues its phased reopening, we are having a blast covering every change being made to ensure the safety and wellbeing of guests. We are ending our night at Be Our Guest restaurant, located in New Fantasyland. Despite offering a slightly limited menu, we felt right at home to relax and pull up a chair as the dining room proudly presents… our dinner.

Arrows on the ground indicate traffic flow to reduce crowding.

Hand sanitizer is also available near the entrance.

Cast members wearing masks were ready to greet us at the gates to the castle.

A cast member welcomed us in and led us inside.

Social distancing markers are located throughout the entryway in the case of long lines. Once past the stone castle walls, we’re led into the vast, majestic ballroom dining hall:

Signs indicate tables not in use, to better promote social distancing while dining.

Right now, Be Our Guest is no longer offering its fast-casual breakfast and lunch service. Instead, it offers table-service lunch and dinner with a Prix Fixe menu accessible via QR code.

The Prix Fixe menu is priced at $62 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $37 for children (ages 3 to 9) and includes your choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert.

Fresh Bread
Assorted Meats & Artisanal Cheese Selection
French Onion Soup
Pan-seared Sea Scallops – Seasonal Risotto with Wild Mushroom and Butter Sauce
Center-Cut Filet Mignon – Robuchon Yukon Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, and Cipollini Marmalade with a Red Wine Glaze
Herb-salted Pork Tenderloin – Crispy Pork Belly, Seasonal Vegetables-Two Ways, Pork Jus, and Candied Pecan
Dessert Trio – Almond Macaron, White Chocolate “Chip” Cup and Dark Chocolate Truffle

To our surprise, The Beast was still roaming around his castle! Although he couldn’t stop for photos, his appearance certainly made our dinner experience even better. Character dining has been relegated to just Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort throughout the initial phased reopening, so we weren’t expecting to see Beast. Once EPCOT reopens on July 15, Garden Grill Restaurant will become the next location to reintroduce character dining.

Ultimately, we were pleasantly surprised with our experience at Be Our Guest tonight as Magic Kingdom continues its phased reopening. We had low expectations, yet this was one of the greatest meals we’ve ever had here—even surpassing our initial reviews from when this menu debuted. Throughout the Magic Kingdom especially, we’ve found that table-service dining, even if it’s a bit more expensive, is worth the added cost given the convenience. Many locations, like Be Our Guest, are talking walk-ups, so deciding where to eat was as easy as strolling up to this enchanted castle.

You’ll want to stick around as we continue covering every update at the Disney World parks as they begin reopening over the next few days. Also be sure to check out our reviews of socially-distanced dining at The Plaza Restaurant, Liberty Tree Tavern and Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.

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