Magic Kingdom’s most popular restaurant, the Beauty and the Beast-themed Be Our Guest is about to undergo some huge changes. Starting this summer, the dinner menu will change from à la carte offerings to a prix fixe.
On Wednesday, February 21, Disney Parks Blog confirmed that the menu changes will happen starting July 27. The prix fixe will be three courses, including an appetizer, main course, and dessert.
The appetizer course will feature the favorite French onion soup as well as French options such as charred octopus, escargot, and a meat and cheese board. The entrée round includes a filet mignon, smoked black-eyed pea tortellini, poulet rouge, a seafood bouillabaisse, roasted lamb chops, and pork tenderloins. The desserts have yet to be named, but the restaurant’s signature “The Grey Stuff” is likely to stick around. The Beast will still be greeting guests after the meal.
The new dinner service will cost two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan. For park guests paying out of pocket, the prix fixe is will cost $55 per adult and $35 per child. Guests can make dining reservations for the new Be Our Guest experience starting Friday, February 23. Breakfast and lunch services will not be changing.
Since it opened its doors in New Fantasyland in 2012, Be Our Guest Restaurant has been the reservation to get at Walt Disney World thanks to the immersive theming and stunning atmosphere in the Beast’s Castle. However, the restaurant has not been without its troubles. Not only is a dinner reservation next to impossible to get, but the menu has undergone numerous small changes and the food and service have been reviewed as inconsistent by guests. The new prix fixe move will not only add more French options to the menu but also could be a way to revive the restaurant.
And if you can’t make it to Magic Kingdom for dinner, you can always throw your own Beauty and the Beast dinner party at home.