• On Jul 30, 2018
    Patricia from ON 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.

    Hello, I just reserved for a dinner at Be Our Guest character dining. In the restriction section it indicates that characters are not available this time of day, yet it is for dinner at 5pm. I've read that the Beast and Belle only appear at dinner?

    Hello, Patricia!

    Congratulations for scoring one of the most coveted dining experiences at the Magic KingdomBe Our Guest offers one of the most enchanted dining options available at Walt Disney World.

    I want to begin by saying this restaurant is not considered a character dining experience. A more traditional character dining experience will have multiple characters that come through the restaurant, visiting the tables, and interacting with guests. This is not the case at Be Our Guest. No characters at all appear during breakfast or lunch.

    During dinner, which does include your 5 o'clock reservation time, guests may be able to see the Beast, who usually appears in his study, which you pass through as you leave the restaurant. Belle does not make an appearance at the restaurant at all. The Beast does not visit tables, as you would see during a character dining experience, and his presence in the study is not guaranteed when you leave. You never know when something pressing in another area of the castle may call him away unexpectedly.

    If you are hoping for a more traditional character meal at the Magic Kingdom, Cinderella's Royal Table will give you a princess experience or the Crystal Palace has Pooh and Friends. These are more what most people think of when they think of character dining.

    Have a wonderful visit, Patricia!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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