Be Our Guest Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in all of Walt Disney World, but something rather strange is going on with reservations for it. Guests making dining reservations at WDW can make them as far as 180 days out, but the Beauty and the Beast-themed restaurant is causing a problem. For some reason, dinner reservations for Be Our Guest are not available after July 1, 2018, and Disney has confirmed that is the case as of right now.
UPDATE on Feb. 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
If you head to the official website for Walt Disney World, things have now changed for Be Our Guest Restaurant and dinner reservations have become available. Right now, it looks as if multiple dinner reservations have opened up through July 26, 2018. Past that, there is no further availability popping up, but it could be due to them being taken already.
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The restaurant sitting in the back of Fantasyland is one of those which has reservations go very quickly and they are quite difficult to book. On the official site of Walt Disney World, Be Our Guest is continuing to show hours of operation for breakfast, lunch, and dinner through July 26, 2018.
That does mean the restaurant is currently scheduled to operate for a full day, but there have been no dinner reservations to be found anywhere. Most have taken that as the usual and that all of them were already booked up, but things are a bit different this time around.
When calling into Disney Dining, cast members are advising that the reservation forecasting department has not loaded up dinner reservations as of this time. They do not know when they will be added or why they have not been added yet, but it has been guaranteed that “the restaurant is not full.”
At this time, breakfast and lunch reservations for the quick-service meals are still available to be booked at Be Our Guest. They are loaded into the system and if none are to be found, it is simply due to them being reserved already.
As for dinner reservations after July 1, a thread on The Dibb has members saying that there are rumors going around of serious changes coming to Be Our Guest Restaurant. Considering that breakfast and lunch quick-service bookings are still available, the dining location is not closing for a refurbishment.
One of those rumors is that Disney is in the process of changing Be Our Guest dinner into a signature dining experience which would require two table-service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.
There are not many signature dining locations around Walt Disney World, but if Be Our Guest were to become one for dinner, it would make two in Magic Kingdom alone. Cinderella’s Royal Table is a two table-service credit per guest experience for all three meals each day.
Some guests are claiming that they already have a dinner reservation after July 1, 2018, and they have not yet received word that it is being changed. As of now, those reservations are to be honored, but new ones are not being made.
How long will that continue? There is no word on that and new reservations could be added to the system at any moment, but only time will tell.
Also, any rumors or speculation going around about changes coming to Be Our Guest need to be taken with a grain of salt. Disney has not officially announced anything, but cast members on the Disney Dining phone line are indeed advising guests that BOG reservations are not available after July 1.
UPDATE on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
As of early this morning, cast members on the Disney Dining line are still advising the same thing about Be Our Guest for any questions regarding July reservations.
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For those looking to reserve a new reservation for Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom, you simply won’t find any to book for dinner after July 1. Disney has only said what they know and not that there is any official reasoning for their absence. It could be that changes are coming to the popular Walt Disney World restaurant as rumors state or it could just be a delay, but something quite odd is happening in Fantasyland.