When we first heard the Be Our Guest in Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park was going to start offering breakfast service, we crossed our fingers hoping reservations would open up for our vacation.
Sure enough, the pixie dust flew and we were able to make our plans to have breakfast in the Beast’s castle. We had dined there previously for Lunch and Dinner and loved it. Would Breakfast measure up? Here’s our experience.
We landed a reservation for 9:25 am. The good news was that we’d be there for Rope Drop and the magical Welcome Show. The bad news was that it took away from the precious hour after opening time when we could ride most attractions with little wait. But since it was our 2nd out of 3 visits to the Magic Kingdom that trip, we didn’t mind it too much.
When we got to Be Our Guest, we immediately checked in with the Cast Members at the foot of the bridge. There they asked if we were on the Dining Plan or had selected our meals ahead of time. Guests are able to select their meals ahead of time for both Breakfast and Lunch. Traveling with two little kids, we opted to not pre-select our meals since minds can change so quickly.
We were given menus to look at before we crossed the bridge to the restaurant.
The Be Our Guest breakfast menu appeals to all types of palates. It boasts sweet and savory dishes and contains both vegetarian (vegetable quiche and croissant doughnut) and healthy (scrambled egg whites) options. I was pleased to see the variety of options on the kids menu including eggs, french toast and cereal. The kids menu also includes 2 Mickey Check meals. (oatmeal and crepes)
Once inside we ordered our meals. The process is very similar to their lunch experience. You are directed to a line to wait for either kiosk or a Cast Member to order. I would assume if you had ordered your meal ahead of time you would then be directed to the dining rooms to have a seat.
Then we had to select our table. The entire restaurant was available for seating. If you’ve never eaten at Be Our Guest before, for breakfast and lunch you get to choose any available table and the servers magically find you. Guests without MagicBands are provided with a magic rose to place on their table that allows the wait staff to locate you.
Since we had never eaten in the West Wing before we chose to sit there. The area is dimly lit and is home to the enchanted rose.
We waited about 5 minutes for our food to come. Just like lunch it is wheeled out to your table on carts along with your beverages (with the exception of iced tea, coffee and soft drinks)
Our family opted for the Croissant Doughnut (James)
|Fried Doughnut topped with Banana-Caramel Sauce,
Pastry Crème, and Chocolate Ganache served with fresh fruit
Open-faced Bacon and Egg Sandwich (me)
|Poached Eggs, Applewood Bacon, Brie Cheese,
and Arugula on a toasted Baguette served with fresh fruit
Kids French Toast (Bella)
|Brioche Bread served with Fresh Fruit|
Kids Scrambled Eggs (Jackson)
|Served with Applewood Bacon and fresh fruit|
They included croissants, danish and muffins.
What We Thought
The kids happily ate their breakfast. Their portions were kid-friendly and the fresh fruit was a welcome side dish.
I really liked the Open-faced Bacon and Egg Sandwich. At first it was hard to negotiate (should I pick it up or cut it up) but once I figured out a plan of attack, it was smooth sailing. I chose to cut it up into bites. All the components worked well together and balanced each other out nicely. The baguette was pretty big. I noticed other Guests left the baguette behind.
Far and away the best meal at our table was James’s Croissant Doughnut. Filled with cream, served with caramel, bananas, chocolate, and topped with whipped cream, it’s the type of breakfast you eat on vacation! It’s a decadent way to start your day in the Magic Kingdom.
Overall, breakfast at Be Our Guest restaurant was one of the highlights of our trip. It was easily one of the best breakfasts we’ve had at Disney. It feels more like a table service meal than a counter service. That almost justifies the price.
Know Before You Go
- Breakfast is served from 8-10 am
- Reservations can be made starting August 5th for dates October 4th and beyond
- Reservations can be made 180 days in advance
- Guest may pre-order their meals. (I was able to find the link through my reservation on My Disney Experience)
The Fine Print
- Adult Meals are $24.00 including drink (as of Dec. 2016)
- Children’s Meals are $14.00 including drink (as of Dec. 2016)
- Specialty drinks are available for an additional cost