Be Our Guest
  • On Jan 13, 2023
    Katelynne from QC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Questions on character dining for two restaurants: be our guest and the crystal palace. Do characters make an appearance at crystal palace between 8:00-9:00 pm? Does the beast make an appearance for lunch / 10:00-11:00 am at be our guest? Thanks!

    Hi there, Katelynne!

    Welcome to planDisney, and thanks for stopping by with your question about Character Dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort. In my opinion, Character Dining is one of the most magical parts of any Walt Disney World Resort vacation. There's nothing better than enjoying a mouthwatering meal and hugs from your favorite Disney characters, all in the same spot!

    I'm excited to hear that you're interested in dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant and The Crystal Palace, as these are two of my favorite dining locations at Magic Kingdom Park. At Be Our Guest Restaurant, you can enjoy lunch (beginning at 10:00 a.m.) or dinner right inside Beast's Castle, so it's very likely that you'll see the master of the castle wandering through the dining areas periodically. Since Beast lacks manners and has a hard time displaying his feelings, he won't sign autographs during his strolls through the dining rooms, but depending on his mood, it's possible that he will allow you to take photos with him briefly.

    Over on Main Street, U.S.A., you'll find The Crystal Palace, where Winnie the Pooh and friends are always celebrating Friendship Day! Katelynne, I'm happy to inform you that you'll be able to visit with familiar friends at The Crystal Palace during breakfast, lunch, and dinner times (ending at 9:00 p.m.).

    I hope this information is useful to you as you continue your vacation planning, and encourage you to reach out to planDisney again with any additional questions you may have. We're here to help you make magical Disney vacation memories just like we've been able to make over the years!

    See ya real soon,

    Lauren
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks, sips, and sweets! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate to experience many unforgettable moments at Disney destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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