Ready, set… dial!*
Written by Robert Niles
*Update: Note the time change below. Disney will begin taking reservations via phone next week for the new Be Our Guest Restaurant in the newly expanded Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. You can call 407-WDW-DINE for reservations starting atTweet
Remember that Be Our Guest, the "Beauty and the Beast"-themed restaurant that's the largest original development in the new Fantasyland to date, will accept reservations only for dinner. At lunch, the restaurant will be counter-service and first-come, first-served.
Disney announced the Be Our Guest menu in June, and it will feature French bistro fare, including steak, salmon, and ratatouille.
Reservations won't be available via Disney's online reservation service until Aug. 22, so if you want to get in for the first few days the restaurant is open, you'll need to call. (And I've got a free Theme Park Insider T-shirt and signed copy of "Stories from a Theme Park Insider" waiting for the first Theme Park Insider reader who posts a descriptive review of the new restaurant, with photos, after it opens November 19.)
Let's note that Disney's not announced any restrictions on who can make reservations for the 19th and the days leading up to the "official" opening of the expansion on December 6. Does this suggest that the expansion will have a public soft opening during that period, instead of the restricted soft openings we saw at Cars Land in California? We'll see.
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