|Be Our Guest Restaurant|
|Designer||Walt Disney Imagineering|
|Theme||Beauty and the Beast|
|Opening date||December 2012|
Be Our Guest Restaurant is a quick service and table service restaurant at Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, Florida. It is part with the Fantasyland expansion in Magic Kingdom which opened in December 2012. The restaurant has the theme and appearance of the Beast's Castle from the 1991 Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast. The name of the restaurant is a reference to "Be Our Guest", the classic song from that film.
Fantasyland is currently undergoing a large expansion and renovation. "The New Fantasyland will be constructed in phases with most new experiences open by 2013."
In September 2009, it was announced at the D23 Expo that Fantasyland would be expanded to incorporate Disney Princesses and Disney Fairies characters, along with a larger 3 ring circus-themed Dumbo area. Recent conceptual artwork for the expansion shows several new additions and changes. Included is a new area themed to Disney's Beauty and the Beast featuring the Beast's Castle, it is not clear whether these plans still exist.
The castle features a full table service restaurant at night, which will provide counter service day by day. Three dining rooms are located within the castle, including the Grand Ballroom where Belle and the Beast danced, the West Wing where the enchanted rose is kept, and the Rose Gallery, which features a collection of paintings and tapestries depicting scenes from the movie and the characters' adventures in the castle.
The restaurant also features medieval windows which reach the ceiling. Murals will depict the Enchanted Rose and characters from the film, including, Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumiere, and Cogsworth.