I have been so excited to write about the new restaurant in Fantasyland that I keep putting it off for fear of typing everything in all caps with lots and lots of explanation points. Allow this one sentiment:
I AM IN LOVE WITH “BE OUR GUEST!!!!! IT’S THE GREATEST DISNEY RESTAURANT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU MUST MUST MUST GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whew…it feels good to get that out. This new restaurant is unbelievable. Disney has outdone itself with the theming, atmosphere, and food at “Be Our Guest”. The restaurant doesn’t officially open until the beginning of December and its already booked until May! We were incredibly lucky to score a reservation during our Pass Holder Preview.
As we entered the restaurant we found ourselves in the ballroom of the Beast’s Castle. I was overwhelmed with everything around me. The three giant chandeliers, hanging from a mural from the movie, were all hand-made in Italy. The columns, floors, tables, and chairs were elegant enough to believe they were made for a castle…
and then there were the windows….
The back wall of the restaurant is made of floor to ceiling windows that overlooks mountains, trees, and snow! Yes, snow! We sat down by the windows and forgot we were in Disney World at all. We were in a castle watching the snow blow by and drinking wine.
The enormous ballroom was enough to win me over, but I was shocked to see that the restaurant has two more large rooms! To the right of the ballroom is the Rose Gallery. This wing was sweet, comfy, and adorned with several painting of all the familiar Beauty and the Beast characters.
To the left of the ballroom is the infamous West Wing, “It’s forbidden.” This room is another replica from the movie. The picture of the Prince has been ripped by the Beast’s claws, the room is dark and tattered, and the bewitched rose and enchanted mirror are on display in the far corner.
Even if the food were terrible, I would suggest eating here just for the atmosphere. However, the food is wonderful, and is also worth a reservation…even if the atmosphere were terrible. Husband had pork and I had ratatouille. My only complaint is that there a very few options for vegetarians.
Then there’s the dessert cart. It’s fit for a Princess. We each selected an individual sized dessert. Yes, they are as good as they look.
If you are planning a trip to Disney, I highly suggest booking this restaurant for dinner ASAP! If it’s too late, no worries, they actually offer a quick service during lunchtime. I hear the quick-service food is great too, it’s cheaper, and you still get to eat in the restaurant. Whatever you do, don’t miss checking out “Be Our Guest”, and “try the gray stuff… it’s delious!”