I have now attended both lunch and dinner at the newest Disney World Resort restaurant, Be Our Guest, and I will here share my opinions about the experience.
Be Our Guest restaurant is located in the not yet open New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom next to Enchanted Tales with Belle.
Let’s start with lunch!
First when entering the castle you head over to this room.
This room contains six suits of armor that whispers in French, sneezes, snores and coughs. It also contains three displays which shows menus and picture of the food that you will be able to order. This room will probably be very helpful when a longer line is formed. Guests can then see what they would like to have for lunch before they place their order in the next room, which will most likely speed up the ordering process.
The next room that you enter is the room where you order your food. The way you order the food is very similar to the way you order over at Captain Cooks at the Polynesian hotel, just a little more high-tech. Each group is given a RFID tracker in the shape of a rose, this will let your server know what food you ordered and where you are seated.
Then you order what you would like to eat on this touch screen where you also can pay if you are paying with credit card. If you need to pay cash there is a register on the other side of the room.
We decided to dine in the Rose Gallery since that room is only open for lunches and not dinner. It’s a very beautiful room with a 7 feet tall music box in the middle and tapestries and paintings on every wall.
My wife had the Grilled Steak Sandwich and I had the Praised Pork. The grilled sandwich was pretty big and it came with a side of fries. I must unfortunately say that I though it was a bit tasteless and a bit overcooked and the fries was nothing out of the ordinary. The braised pork however was flavorful and perfectly prepared. Some more spices could be added but it was overall a good dish. Hint: If you are like me and want to have more sauces for your fries or sandwich that can be arranged with some persistence. I had to ask different people if the had some sauces and the first person said that only ketchup was available. The new one said that she could get me some other sauces and brought out some Mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and H1 steak sauce. The mustard complimented the steak sandwich perfectly!
Soda machines are also available in all the rooms and are self-serve so there is no extra charge for a refill.
Lunch was a little pricy for what you got and I don’t think you got the same value for your money when you compared to their dinner. I have to give them the thumbs up for their service! The food arrived just minutes after we sat down and they were really friendly. While we were eating they came up to us and asked how everything tasted and there were always someone present to take requests or concerns.
So let’s talk about dinner.
Dinner at the Be Our Guest restaurant was Fantastic!!
We had no problem getting a table and were ready to be seated within a matter of minutes. When we walked in we requested a table in our favorite room, the West Wing, which they had no problem in giving us.
The West Wing is a pretty small room and does not fit that many tables. It has two unique features that none of the other rooms have. It has a corner section which contains the Beasts enchanted rose and a fireplace with a painting of the Beast before he was turned in to a beast.
And about every 20 minutes, a rose pedal will fall from the rose and when lightning strikes the castle, the painting will show a picture of the beast for just a brief second.
Tables are very nicely set up with the beautiful menus and napkins in the form of a rose. For dinner we had an appetizer, entrée, dessert and the extra little special order… The Grey Stuff!
Our first course was this assorted meats and sausage platter. It was a two-person appetizer and it was magnificent! The meats and sausages were flavorful and the bread was crisp and tasty. It reminded me a lot of the meat platter over at Wilderness Lodge’s Territory Lounge.
Our entree’s were the Pork chop and the Pan-seared salmon. The pork chops were really good but could have used some more spices but it was the pasta gratin that made the dish! The salmon came with leek fondue and saffron mashed potatoes. It was flavorful and the sweetness of the saffron complimented the salmon in a perfectly.
The entrée was very great and the prices were good for what you got. We also had our first alcoholic beverage in Magic Kingdom while eating. I had beer and my wife had a glass of white wine.
Let’s move on to the deserts!
Desserts will be presented to you in like this. They use the same carts as they used during the day to serve lunch. I really like this way of serving dessert because you get a chance to see the deserts before you order them.
We ordered the Chocolate Cream Puff filled with Chocolate Mousse topped with Whipped Cream and the Lemon Meringue Cupcake with Vanilla Sponge Cake, Lemon Custard Filling and Flamed Meringue Icing. The Chocolate cream puff was good. It had a harder, crusty outside and a creamy inside. If you are a big fan of chocolate then this is for you. I’m more a fan of berry and fruit desserts and I LOVED the Lemon Meringue! It was delicious!
Most exciting of all was of course the FREE dessert! I’m of course talking about the Grey Stuff!
Well, to be honest with you, it was good! But I wouldn’t say delicious! What makes the grey stuff a must are two things.
1. It looks so beautiful! (The writing is done in chocolate!)
2. It’s FREE! (Limited to one/table)
Just keep in mind that the Grey Stuff has to be requested! It is not on the menu and they will not tell you about it unless you ask!
All in all, dinner was amazing! Even though the dinner was a bit more expensive, it had a much better value/dollar than lunch!
Leave me a comment and tell me what you thought about Be Our Guest and if you thought the Grey Stuff was delicious!
The Disney Parks Blog just released what their second card 02/P, in what is believed to be a 12 card series of event Sorcerer of the Magic Kingdom spell cards, will look like. The card will be released during MVMCP (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party) and will feature the characters Lanny and Wayne from the computer animated television special Prep & Landing.
The previous card 01/P was given out during MNSSHP (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party) and featured our good friends Chip and Dale.
The new SotMK card will be available to pick up at the main street fire station for those who have tickets for the event. Ticket and wristband will have to be shown in order to receive a card. The event will be hold at select days between November 9 – December 21. Tickets to the MVMCP can be purchase Here. I look forward seeing what animations the card have when used at the portals.
Christmas is finally here and the Magic Kingdom is all decorated for the christmas holiday season! I wanted to share this panoramic photo with all of you!
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The other day I attended a cast member preview for the New Fantasyland area in Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World. Every cast member got a two hour slot to get to see the New Fantasyland with minimal lines to all the attractions they were also allowed to bring two friends.
My time slot was between 8 am to 10am in the morning and check-in was over at the Ticket and Transportation Center. Check-in was very quick and easy with the hand-in of a printout and were then given a wristband in a specific color. Different time slots had different colors and our 8-10am had the color red as you can see in the picture above.
We also received a cast member exclusive booklet, which was a nice little souvenir.
When we arrived in New Fantasyland we started with a visit to the day Belle and Beast fell in love, in Enchanted Tales with Belle which had no line at all.
There were several camera teams out interviewing people and we were also told that they were currently filming in the Be Our Guest restaurant. We then headed over to Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid and then took a photo with Ariel all without any lines.
What happened next was exactly what we were hoping for, we got a full guided tour of Be Our Guest restaurant. There are three dining rooms:
In the West Wing room there are two unique features that must be seen by anyone going in to the restaurant.
When the lightning strikes on to the castle, a single rose peddle falls from the rose…
…then the painting of the beast in human form turns to a picture of the Beast!