• On Mar 31, 2018
    Maggie from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I absolutely love the Beast and he is the only character I have to see every time I come to Disney World. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make reservations to BOG. Is it possible to still meet the Beast without dining at BOG?

    Howdy, Maggie!

    Who doesn't love the cuddle-able, sometimes grumpy, but oh so adorable Beast? He's one of my favorites, too, and I also like to plan a visit to his castle in order to enjoy a delicious meal at Be Our Guest Restaurant and hope to get a glimpse of him at dinner. 

    Unfortunately, but understandably, the Beast is a bit apprehensive about leaving the protection of his castle. Especially with Gaston occasionally wandering about the village just outside the gates. I definitely recommend continuing to check the reservations as you never know when something may open up. If you are still unable to make one, you may ask as a walk-up the day of. My family did not have a reservation a trip or two ago, but found ourselves hungry as we walked by and were able to snag one last minute. 

    Also, be aware that a new enhanced dining experience will be debuting at Be Our Guest Restaurant on July 27, 2018, so there may also be changes to when/if Beast is available. 

    Thank you for visiting us, Maggie, and please come back again with any other questions you may have.

    Magical Wishes, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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