Walt Disney World Restaurant Review – Be Our Guest (Magic Kingdom)

Be Our Guest is one of the most difficult restaurants to get reservations at.  Even though my travel agent was trying 183 days in advance – she still wasn’t able to get us a dinner reservation.  However – I *really* wanted to eat here.  Yes, it’s weird, but I knew we were going to get a photo with Belle in Epcot – and I wanted a family photo with the Beast to match.  Silly?  Perhaps, but very important to me.  Every night, for about two months, I checked and checked for a reservation to pop up.  Finally, on a random Thursday evening, a 9 pm reservation became available.

I immediately booked it, knowing then that there was no way we would wait until 9 pm to eat dinner.  I continued to check, as our vacation approached, but could never get an earlier dinner.  Auntie M and I had a plan, though – we would eat our dinner at 4:45 pm (Tony’s Town Square), using our dining credits.  Then at 9 pm, we would have dessert, and pay out of pocket.  Desserts are served tableside, and all cost $4.19 (as of September 2014).

We were only allowed to check-in 15 minutes early (even when we came by and asked if they had an earlier time – we were sent away until 15 minutes before our reservation).  You are given a pager and sent to the “bridge” outside the main door to the castle.  We waited about 20 minutes (with no stroller – not easy), but I had brought glow stick bracelets from the Dollar Store (pack of 12 for $1) and pulled those out.  All four of my kids loved them, and we made the night of a couple next to us with two younger kids by making bracelets for them, too.  Five minutes past our reservation time is reasonable to me, and our server was polite when she sat us and we told her that we would not be having dinner – could we see a dessert menu, please.

A plate to share (each person tried all five desserts)

A plate to share (each person tried all five desserts)

Went was QUITE pleased with this restaurant!

Went was QUITE pleased with this restaurant!

Napkin Rose - Auntie M spent the time we were waiting at our table teaching B10 and CW how to make them.

Napkin Rose – Auntie M spent the time we were waiting at our table teaching B10 and CW how to make them.

We sat in the Rose Gallery, very pretty room, but we didn't have time to explore the other two rooms.

We sat in the Rose Gallery, very pretty room, but we didn’t have time to explore the other two rooms.

Auntie M had a Diet Coke, and I had coffee, but the kids all drank water (better at that time of night, anyway).  We enjoyed each dessert.  The “Grey Stuff” is delicious, even if it’s just fancy chocolate mousse.  The desserts we shared:

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