Is Be Our Guest at Walt Disney World Worth the 180-Day Advance Dining Reservation?

Since it opened back in 2012, Be Our Guest Restaurant has drawn guests in with the dream of eating in the Beast’s Castle from Beauty and the Beast. And in so many ways, the restaurant lives up to our wildest animated dreams.

Be Our Guest signage

If you want to eat where the dishes sing and dance, usually you’re going to want to make an Advance Dining Reservation, but is Be Our Guest worth it for your group?

How Do ADRs Work, Again?

At 180 days out from your Disney World vacation, you can start making reservations for those primo restaurants that you don’t want to miss out on. If you’re planning on enjoying character meals, like Chef Mickey’s, or you want to splurge at a signature restaurant, like California Grill, we highly recommend that you make those Advance Dining Reservations.

Chef Mickey’s

To make your reservations, all you need to do is go into your My Disney Experience account and add it to your plans (assuming there are ADRs still available — they do go fast!). Once you hit that 180 day mark, you can make reservations for up to 10 days of your vacation!

Click here to visit our Advance Dining Reservations page for more details on this process. 

So Why Should You Get An ADR For Be Our Guest?

Be Our Guest is really popular and has been since it opened. While you can walk up (emphasis on the word can), most tables are already booked for reservations by any given day, and your chances of walking up are about as low as Le Fou’s self-esteem.

Be Our Guest Restaurant

As for why you’d want to eat at Be Our Guest anyway, we have one word for you: decor. It’s an immersive dining experience that fans of the animated film will love. While the food is good (and sometimes great), it’s really the decor that is the big draw here.

Do You Need The Reservation?

If you already know you have to eat at Be Our Guest, yes, you probably want to make a reservation as early as possible, but the restaurant isn’t for everybody. The food is a little pricey, and if you’re not using the Disney Dining Plan, the bill can add up!

Carved Turkey Sandwich

Because it’s super-popular, you probably won’t be dining in a zen-like state, either. Guests and Cast Members will be coming by almost constantly as tables open up and then fill just as quickly.

Be Our Guest server and food trolley

We think Be Our Guest’s attention to detail and food are both worth a visit, and the best way to guarantee yourself of putting the service to the test is making that Advance Dining Reservation.

Check out some more Advance Dining Reservation tips here!

Do you think Be Our Guest is worth the reservation? Let us know down in the comments!

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9 Replies to “Is Be Our Guest at Walt Disney World Worth the 180-Day Advance Dining Reservation?”

  1. If you are a Beauty and the Beast fan, its a must-do at least once. We thought the food was fine for lunch (really liked the braised pork). It’s really more about the experience of eating in The Beast’s castle, tasting “the grey stuff” (yes, it was delicious!), and seeing the rose.

  2. Is it worth the money? Only for breakfast or lunch and only once. Neat to see but terrible to eat a meal. Dinner is very expensive and the food is below average. Certainly the worst dining experience at MK and, other than the Rainforest Cafe, probably the worst food at WDW.

    1. Totally agree. We were lucky enough to just walk up and get in and actually were able to dine in the room with the rose. The food is bland at best, just a sandwich and some fries. If you can’t get in that room the other option is to eat like a cafeteria style which doesn’t give you much option for decor .

  3. Been there done that is my feel for BOG. The decor is immersive and fun but the food is hit or miss. It is also extremely noisy and hectic so it is not place for a relaxing meal. For me Skipper’s Canteen is a much better experience and the food is much better. If you haven’t tried SC then I highly recommend it and an ADR is relatively easy to secure, for now.

  4. One of the worst restaurants at WDW. Terrible food, poor staff but nicely themed. Theme is really all it has going for it besides the fake hype.

  5. It’s not worth it in my opinion. I went there once for breakfast and would only go back to get into the park early if possible. I would much rather use my resources for either Crystal Palace or Cinderella’s Royal Table.

  6. We sat in the main hall when we ate for a dinner reservation, and it just felt dingy and the lighting was poor. The bonus was you got to meet the Beast, and there was a photopass photographer there, and you tried the grey stuff for dessert, but I think you can do that at breakfast as well – which to us seemed a much better deal as it’s only quick service. You also feel like you can explore more as it’s breakfast time, so people aren’t bothered by you have a wander around.

  7. My family and I have been their twice. Once in 2014 when it was religious new and once in 2019 under the new prefix meal. The atmosphere is great but a little noisy this didn’t change between the two visits. I feel that the value of the Be our guest has declined. The $62 per person wasn’t worth it neither was the $32 for my sons children’s meal. He was relatively unimpressed and enjoyed his Lunch at garden grill better. If you simply need to check out the place get the lunch.

  8. Gone there twice. Worst restaurant (service and food) experience with wonderful decor both times. Not worth anything but a coca cola and a good look around.