First of all I will say that Be Our Guest is possible on every budget. Yes, you can go! The entire family can experience this absolutely gorgeous castle and all the ambience it offers on a budget.
The budget saver was a last minute reservation we snagged literally while eating nachos in the Magic Kingdom and we took the 11 PM reservation and thought well wish we had know that but it all works out in the end. We arrived at the check-in area 15 minutes prior to check in and were directed to the courtyard and waited to have our named called. We literally left the Magic Kingdom and were transported to the Beast Castle with a simple walk across a bridge.
The imagineers have done an amazing job. The courtyard is quiet and feels like a busy park is far far way. Our family was then called and were given a tour of the Master’s castle and it is simply amazing complete with the dreaded West Wing. On this trip we were seated in the West Wing and absolutely loved it! It is straight out of the movie. Just amazing. We loved this area however it was very dark which loved and my husband and I found it romantic but some people may not enjoy this.
We decided to just do desserts. The desserts here are about $5 a piece and that was a deal!! That night they had seven desserts and we tried each one strictly for educational purposes of course. My favorite, the Lemon Meringue Cupcake, was amazing and the triple chocolate cupcake grabbed top place with our ten year old, “Its pure chocolate heaven.” was her review. My husband’s favorite dessert was the strawberry cream cheese cupcake. We thought they all were good and generally the only one we left untouched was cream puff and we were disappointed in the grey stuff. Not chocolatey enough for us!!
So our total came to $4 with my hubby’s coffee. We used our Table of Wonderland discount so this kept our total the same including tip. We had an amazing server this time Amanda she remained in character.
Our next time at Be Our Guest was New Year’s Eve. We had landed this reservation early one morning at the first opportunity to book and were eager to go and try more of what the menu had to offer. It was so nice to be able to escape to the Beast’s castle this night and to get away from the craziness that is New Year’s Eve. It gave us a chance to relax and recharge before finishing our 18 hour park day.
We started our meal with the assorted cured meats and sausages and marseilles-style mussels. They both got great reviews from the entire family and I love a good meat and cheese tray and it was very different and provided and opportunity to sample new to us cheeses. The mussels received big praises however I did not eat any so I have to let my family speak for them.
We tried every entree with the exception of the layered ratatouille and they all were amazing! The plates themselves are works of art. We also had the wine sampler and it was a great complaint to all our entrees and was a great idea as we were able to have the complimentary wine to our dish. We each got a dessert as well and thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
We were seated in the East Wing and it was a beautiful themed room. Our server this time was a very good waitress but did not stay in character like our previous experience. This meal came in at well over $400 but it was worth it!! Our Tables of Wonderland was blocked out for this date but we were able to use our Annual Pass holder discount. The experience was worth every penny!!
Be Our Guest is an amazing experience and regardless of your family size and budget it is a great get away from the hectic day at the park. I found the themeing and food better than Cinderella’s Royal Table and we can’t wait to go back. This restaurant is a work of art and you will discover something new every trip. Don’t forget to get your pics with the Beast as it’s the only opportunity you will get to snag this photo opp.
Side note: I have a seafood allergy and they were very accommodating and knowledgeable.