Looking for 8 am breakfast reservations at Be Our Guest restaurant. Here we tell you all about the dining process and why pre-park opening breakfast reservations are the best at Be Our Guest. Enter Beast’s enchanted castle for a quick-service breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable sit-down dinner
Be Our Guest Breakfast Basics
Be Our Guest is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. It is unique among Disney World restaurants in that reservations are required for all meals, even though breakfast and lunch are considered quick service (reservations are not required for quick service dining at other locations).
The restaurant is set inside Beast’s Castle and themed to the various rooms from said castle in Beauty and the Beast. It’s a Disney Dining Plan participant as a one-credit counter service restaurant for breakfast
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Be Our Guest Breakfast: Quick Service Meal
Breakfast at Be Our Guest typically runs from 8:00 am to 10:30 am.
Each adult meal costs $28 and includes a drink, choice of entree, and selection of pastries to be shared among guests. Each child meal costs $15 and includes a drink, choice of entree, and pastries.
Note that in addition to the entrees, the Master’s Cupcake (with the “grey stuff”) is available for $4.99.
You can use a quick service credit on any Disney Dining Plan for a meal at Be Our Guest. If you are using a dining plan credit, any drink on the menus is included with the plan, even alcoholic beverages like a Mimosa or Peach Bellini.
Breakfast at Be Our Guest is a fantastic value on the Dining Plan, with a value up to $38 from a quick service credit! Here is a link to the current breakfast menu.
The lighting isn’t all that great for taking food photos but you will get the idea of portion sizes and overall appeal of a few of the dishes.
Overall, we left hungry, mostly because we aren’t huge pastry eaters. As most of our plates were carb-based, we did stop for a snack a little earlier than I would have liked, considering how much we just paid for this meal.
You can also order a cupcake for $4.99 that is topped with the infamous “grey stuff.”
Plus there are lots of “adult” beverages as well as non-alcoholic ones. See the beverage menu here.
Insider Tip: Breakfast comes with a plate of assorted pastries, so you might split some entrees to save some money.
Best counter-service breakfast?
We love that this option is counter-service because it also means we won’t be stuck sitting around for 1+ hours while we finish our meal. Quick in and out, 30 minutes later and you are on your way to your first ride in Fantasyland.
Be Our Guest Lunch: Quick Service
Lunch at Be Our Guest is served from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm and is a quick service meal where you order what you want off of a menu (no fixed price).
Though lunch is a quick service meal, you need to make reservations up to 180 days in advance.
Entrees include sandwiches, salads, roasted pork, and soups. Prices range from $12.99 to $16.99. Get the full lunch menu here.
Be Our Guest Dinner: Fixed Price Signature Table Service
Dinner at Be Our Guest is served from 4 pm to park closing and is now a fixed price “signature” table service meal. You get to order an appetizer and entree off of a menu and the table receives a dessert platter to share. A non-alcoholic drink is also included. The current price is around $60.
Be Our Guest dinner is also a Character meal – the Beast himself has been known to appear in the West Wing and pose for pictures (though no autographs).
Dinner entrees include Pork Tenderloin, Filet Mignon, and a Seafood Bouillabaisse. Get the full dinner menu here.
Be Our Guest Restaurant Review: How To Pre-Order Your Food
If you have a reservation for either breakfast or lunch at Be Our Guest, you have the option to pre-order your meal before you arrive. You can place your order on the Disney World website.
You can order ahead for breakfast or lunch—but not dinner—on disneyworld.com if you have a reservation for Be Our Guest Restaurant—up to 30 days in advance!
To make your meal selection, go to the My Reservations page. Starting 30 days before your reservation date, a link will appear next to your reservation. Select the link to view and choose food and beverages from the breakfast or lunch menu, then submit your order. You don’t have to pay until you arrive at the restaurant!
Yes, people can share a meal at Be Our Guest! We felt the portions were big plus all the pastries. We took the pastries to go then had them later as a snack.
Can you eat at Be Our Guest without reservations?
Because Be Our Guest Restaurant is so popular, it is possible that there will not be any availability for Guests without reservations. This means that sometimes, there is no walk-in option
How do I make dinner reservations at Be Our Guest restaurant?
Making a reservation for Be Our Guest is no different than reserving a seat at any other Table Service restaurant; simply log in to My Disney Experience, find the Reserve Dining feature and voila.
The real trouble comes when picking your date and times. 8 am reservations are the hardest to get, especially on non-EMH days, as this means guests can access Fantasyland before the general public and potentially ride 7 Dwarfs Mine Train without a Fastpass and without a queue. This is optimal pre-park opening breakfast reservation planning.
Be Our Guest Restaurant Hours
|Breakfast||8:00 AM – 10:30 AM|
|Lunch||11:00 AM – 2:30 PM|
|Dinner||4:00 PM – 9:30 PM|
How early can you get into the Magic Kingdom with breakfast reservations?
Magic Kingdom park opening procedures have changed a lot in the last few years so here is a quick refresher.
Be Our Guest opens to the public at 8 am for breakfast reservations. On Early Magic Hours (EMH) days, this isn’t anything special, it just means you can enter the parks with everyone else.
However, on non-EMH days, those days of the week that the Magic Kingdom opens at 9 am instead of 8 am, guests are still able to secure 8 am reservations and enter the park 1 hour before anyone else.
Why would you want to do this?
Not only are you allowed to enter the main gates 1 hour before general admission, but you also get to experience Main St USA relatively alone – only populated by other guests with a similar reservation.
If you time your reservation right, and don’t doddle too much at breakfast, you can find yourself entering the general queue of any Fantasyland attraction before general admission has even entered the park. This includes Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
As a matter of fact, most guests that schedule their breakfast before the parks open, this is their touring strategy, including ourselves. The line may look long at 8:45 am but that is because the main queue hasn’t officially opened yet and guests are lining as close as CM’s allow. Once 9 am hits, CM will escort the group the proper queue and you will find yourself in a mine-cart in no-time.
Be Our Guest Breakfast Tips for Dining
- Consider Booking for Breakfast Or Lunch
- Order Your Food In Advance Using Your “My Disney Experience” App (Breakfast and Lunch)
- Look For a Coveted 8 am Breakfast Reservation
- Refill Your Mug Before You Leave
- Be Mindful That Dinner at Be Our Guest is Two Dining Credits
- Persistence Is Key When It Comes to Getting a Reservation at Be Our Guest
- Try The Grey Stuff- It’s Delicious!
If you weren’t able to get the reservation you want for Be Our Guest, I’d suggest using TouringPlan.com to find a reservation. I’ve had great success using their free dining alerts.
Even with reservations, be prepared to wait a bit.
When you first walk up to the Magic Kingdom gates, you will see hoards of people waiting patiently to enter the gates. You will follow the Cast Members directions, typically sending you to the far left of the gates, for exclusive reservation entrance. A Cast Member will scan your magic bands for a reservation, then hand you a reservation paper.
Once you enter the Magic Kingdom, follow the crowd to the LEFT of the Castle, where another set of Cast Members will ask for this paper. You can hang on to it, but they need to see it in order to enter Fantasyland.
From here, follow the crowd to the Beasts castle where you will see a line of people waiting to check-in outside the castle. Once you check in there, you’ll enter the gates and wait in another line outside.
Then, you’ll grab a menu and head to a stand where a cast member will place your order. Unless you have ordered online, in which case you can skip this.
Finally, you’ll head into the dining areas and find your own table.
Be Our Guest breakfast worth it?
As another mom in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train queue told me, we paid to ride this attraction without fast passes.
The breakfast wasn’t anything special, definitely overpriced and dare I saw, a little too sweet. I much prefer Mickey Waffles and bacon for breakfast myself, and the kids are happy with their cereal and toast.
For us, it was the experience of walking down Main st alone, eating at the Beasts castle, and getting to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train without a Fastpass. While we tried hard to get it, it just wasn’t possible for us. Especially since Magic Kingdom was our first day in the park (better luck when MK is your 10th day and you aim for that FP first).
Overall, we got what we paid for – a full belly and a great ride without much wait in line. So yes, we would recommend Be Our Guest as a great breakfast restaurant, as long as you know what you are getting into.
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