We decided to try to eat lunch at the Be Our Guest Restaurant. The rest of our group wasn't into that idea so we said our goodbyes and went our separate ways. At this point, Emmy was super tired and super cranky. Noah wasn't the best either. The Hubs was getting very frustrated so it was a great time, let me tell you. The nice thing about this new restaurant is that lunch is served as Quick Service (just like any other place at Disney that doesn't take reservations). You go to the counter, order your food, and usually get it and find your seat. Well this time around, Disney's tried to make it a better dining experience. When you get in, you get a rose that goes everywhere you go. You place your order, they scan your rose, and you are free to find your own seat. Then a server delivers your food to you. Sorta like a sit down experience but still quick service. I wish I would have taken pics of this process because it was awesome. Definitely check out this review page for pics and reviews of all the food. It helped me decide what I was ordering before I got there!
|This obviously was taken prior to lunch...demonstrated by the smile on Noah's face. He was not thrilled to be at lunch when we went.|
|The entrance to Be Our Guest Restaurant|
The entrance is spectacular. I really felt like I was being transported into the movie. It's so cold and frightening, just like it was in the movie as Maurice and Belle walked up to the castle doors. Disney did a great job!
We opted not to eat in the Ballroom since it was very crowded and headed to the West Wing. If you're familiar with the movie, then you know the West Wing is the only place in the castle that is off limits to Belle. It's where the Beast spends his time. We went from the grandness of the ballroom to the darkness of the West Wing. Curtains are slashed. It's dark. There's the portrait of the Beast as the Prince that has slashes through it. And every so often, when it thunders, the portrait changes from the Prince to the Beast for a split second. I tried to take a pic but missed it every time There was also the balcony where the Beast keeps the enchanted rose. Again, I didn't have my camera and my cell was being occupied by a very unhappy 5 year old who was refusing to eat his turkey sandwich (which was very good FYI) so I don't have too many pics.
|This is the picture that changes to the Beast. I really wish I could have caught that moment. Next time I guess!|
|The Enchanted Rose....it looked so real!|
|The Ballroom. It's so grand and beautiful!|
|I'm in LOVE with the ceiling and chandeliers!|
|The music box. It's HUGE|
We have plans to have dinner there when we go on our family vacation in June (so you bet you'll be getting a dinner review then). Yep, we've caved and are doing a 7 day Disney vacation, Disney hotels and all. We've never stayed in a Disney hotel with the kiddos so I want them to experience it. Plus this will be our first real vacation with the kids so we want to make it special. Throw in the Disney Dining Plan and we're eating at great restaurants that we normally wouldn't eat at! But for dinner, this is the only place in Magic Kingdom that will serve wine and beer. This is a huge thing for Disney because Magic Kingdom has been the only park where no alcohol was served. So this is a big step for them!
Again....check out Disney Food Blog's reviews of the restaurant. You won't be disappointed....I promise!!!