1. Be Our Guest Restaurant
It’s convenience meets elegant and classy at this Fantasyland establishment, situated just within the base of Beast’s Castle. In many ways this unique marvel, which was constructed a few years ago as part of the Fantasyland expansion, is really like two different restaurants in one. While dinner guests may enjoy a lavish sit-down dining experience (with even more charm and elegance slated for this summer) those making their way here for breakfast and lunch will meet with what is perhaps the most enchanted quick-service experience to be had at any eatery. The 550-seat restaurant offers guests three distinct dining room options—the Grand Ballroom, Castle Gallery, and the West Wing. All are exquisitely modeled and themed after Disney’s timeless classic Beauty and the Beast. Whether you’re basking away at the masterful baroque architecture and design surrounding you in the Grand Ballroom or taking in the mystery of the alluring West Wing, each room offers the same compelling thrill and excitement. As for the food, the kitchen staff is forever hard at work at enticing you to be their “guest,” and their stunning efforts pay off with a wide range of menu selections to choose from. Here you’ll enjoy French inspired influences and house special originals alike. Some of the popular picks diners are crazy for include the Tuna Niçoise Salad, French Onion Soup, Vegetable Quiche, Braised Pork, Croque Monsieur, and the French Dip Sandwich. And of course, there are many more delectable options as well, including a lavish variety of decadent desserts. The Master’s Cupcake is a highly requested item, with its chocolate sponge cake base and special “Grey Stuff” topping. Other famed favorites include the Triple Chocolate Cupcake, Chocolate Cream Puff, Strawberry-Lemon Cream Puff, Lemon Meringue Cupcake, Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake, and the Éclair à l'Orange.
For some of the dining experiences highlighted above we strongly recommend that you make advance reservations, just to play it safe (up to 180 days in advance for those staying onsite at Disney World Resorts). Also keep in mind that Disney is very good about accommodating special needs and specific dietary requests, and many menus even feature vegetarian, gluten-free, and other alternative items. While Magic Kingdom Park offers plenty of great establishments to choose from, you can also enjoy other convenient options at nearby Magic Kingdom Area Resorts.