Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest

The Be Our Guest Restaurant is one we’re trying for lunch! Image ©Disney Parks

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day14 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  One of the hottest tickets to get for Walt Disney World is a reservation for the Be Our Guest restaurant.  I’ve tried over and over again for clients for months and have had no luck in getting a reservation for them.  However, Disney knew that this would be the case, so they decided to make lunch a counter service restaurant, so you can experience it without needing to get frustrated over the lack of reservations.  However, as you can imagine, this is a tough ticket also, and wait times are often quite long for this as well.  My friend Sheila and I, though, thought it would be good to try this restaurant out for lunch, so we set down some strategies to try and get to the restaurant in as quick a time as possible but at the same time maintaining our dignity.  Here are some of the tips that we came up with.  Please let me know if any of these work for you, and any ones that you have tried that worked — or even failed — for you too so we can get a comprehensive list going!

Tip #1: Send others to play while we wait in the line…

The first tip is that we thought we would stand in line and send the others out to do some other attractions.  There are going to be seven of us for this lunch, so it seems like a good idea to get the others out and about and not waste their park time in line.

Tip #2: Decide to eat at a really early lunch and get their early…

Another strategy that we thought about was making our lunch an early lunch, and getting to the park early enough to get one of the first lunch times so that we won’t have to wait in line as long.  If you try this, rumor has it that you have to be in line for the restaurant by 10:30 AM or earlier, so make that decision in plenty of time to get there.  First lunch is at 11:00 AM.

Tip #3: Make it a late lunch after the lunch rush is over…

For lunch, Be Our Guest serves lunch until 2:15 PM, so another rumor that I’ve heard is that if you go over there around 1:00 or 1:30 and plan on eating a late lunch, you’ll have a shorter wait.  Have you found this to be true?  Let me know in the comments either way!

Tip #4: Snag a Be Our Guest FastPass for lunch…

I heard about a special website that you could login using your My Disney Experience account and schedule a FastPass for lunch.  Because of the popularity of this, I decided to give it a shot.  Here’s the link for you to try as well:

Be Our Guest Lunch FastPass

You will need to login, and then provide your first and last name along with your Disney confirmation number.  I don’t know if everyone has this ability to make a FastPass for it, or if it is on the same timeframe as the regular FastPass system (60 days), but we were able to do so.  When you are in the system, you can decide to place your food order online and get your FastPass or you can just get your FastPass.  Since there are so many of us, we decided to just get the FastPass.  For us, it gave us 12:30-1:00PM to return for lunch.

I hope that these tips are helpful in getting you that hard to get lunch at Be Our Guest!  Let me know what tips you have, and thanks for stopping by today!




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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!