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How to Secure a FP+ Lunch Reservation at Be Our Guest

Update: March 2015. Be our guest no longer uses the FP+ reservation system for lunch reservations. All Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner reservations must be made by accessing MyDisneyExperience.com or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. To allow you to see ‘what once was’ – we’re keeping the article intact below. Keep in mind, the process described below is no longer available.

 

With FP+ making constant changes and going through continuous testing, there’s bound to be changes that we’d love to make you aware of! Here’s the latest on Be Our Guest…

What is Be Our Guest? (Info for the newbies…)
Be Our Guest (BOG) is a newer, and very popular restaurant in New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. Themed after Beast’s castle (Beauty and the Beast) and serving French fare, it’s been a crowd pleaser for over a year! Be Our Guest serves as a quick-service restaurant for the Lunch time hours, and a Table Service restaurant for Dinner (not open for breakfast.) So far, Be Our Guest is the only restaurant to offer a FP+ reservation to onsite guests for the Lunch hours that will allow guests to skip waiting in line as well as pre-order their food. This special FP+ does not count against your 3 allotted FP+ attraction reservations – it’s a Bonus! 
 
 
Most Recent Changes: (as of Aug. 13, 2014)
  • For onsite guests, A lunchtime FP+ for Be Our Guest can be reserved 27 days in advance of the day you’d like to eat. (i.e. On September 1st, you may make your FP+ Lunch Reservation for Sept 28th. Any day after Sept. 28th will show as “unavailable”until you’re within that 27 day window.) The ’27 day’ rule seems to be the latest formula Disney is using – but it’s always subject to change as we’ve seen ’45-60 days in advance’ as well as ‘one month prior’ for acquiring this particular FP+.
  • For offsite guests, or those that missed out on FP+ reservations, Be Our Guest is also testing a paper-fast pass distribution for walk-ups with out a reservation. They are handing a small card with a return time. It’s best to arrive earlier (10:30 a.m.) than later to better your chances at receiving a return time ‘fast pass.’

How to Reserve a FP+ Lunch Reservation:

  • Visit: https://beourguestlunch.disney.go.com/
  • If you’re within 27 days of your planned BOG Dining date (not your check-in date), go ahead and select the day you’d like to dine at Be Our Guest for Lunch.
  • You’ll be given 2 time frames to choose from. Don’t like them? Hit the refresh button and two new time frames will appear… just keep refreshing until you find the time that you like!
  • We suggest choosing the “Direct to Table” option. It’ll allow you to pre-select your food now and you’ll be able to by-pass the ordering kiosk at the restaurant. You can always make changes to your meal selection after-the-fact.
  • Follow the prompts to pre-select your meal for each member of your party, complete the reservation and you’re all set!
Quirks in the System:
  • If your reservation number doesn’t work at login, try finding it by using one (or more) of these steps: 
    • If you have a room only reservation, you’ll find it at: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/trip/my-vacation/ 
    • You might try using the # found on your Magical Express luggage tags (though, these numbers can differ from your reservation # as well.)
    • If you purchased Memory Maker, you’ll find the # within your package info.
    • If all of the above fail, get your geek-on and follow these steps:
      • Log into ‘My Disney Experience’ and hover over “Online Check In”
      • When the URL pops up (usually in the lower-left hand corner of your screen), copy the series of numbers that appears within the URL. That’s the number to use for your reservation.
      • IF hovering doesn’t work, go ahead and ‘click’ on Online Check In (even if you’ve already checked-in online – no worries, it won’t reverse any check-in info.) Watch your URL address bar, a link should appear with a 12 digit reservation number – but it may appear quickly then re-route to a new URL… just keep pressing the ‘back’ button and quickly try to write the number down as fast as possible. The 12 digit # is just what you need for the Be Our Guest lunch reservation fastpass.
  • Another quirk is that you may or may not receive a confirmation email about your FP+ Lunch Reservation. To be on the safe side, take a screen shot of your final completion screen, print and bring it with you. No confirmation # will be given, nor is it linked to the My Disney Experience app with your other FP+ Reservations, so do not be alarmed when you cannot find it there.
  • You might hear that the FP+ reservations are by email invite only. It has been working for everyone, not just those with an invitation.
That’s it! We hope you enjoy your lunch at Be Our Guest. Mind your manners and remember to be a gracious guest! ; )
 


Terri is owner, creator and an author for WDW Hints. She enjoys taking less-traveled paths of WDW and sharing her lesser-known discoveries with you!


  • disneybrass

    I have begun to see people saying they were turned away because they made a FP+ res for lunch using the above website, but no email invite. Is this true? I made my reservation through the website with no invite. It is for my birthday and I would be heartbroken if we were turned away.

  • I have not heard of anyone being turned away – in fact, others claim this rumor to be “simply not true.” I have heard the rumor that cast members on the phone (tech support for Be Our Guest reservations) have told guests that if they didn’t get the invite, they will be turned away – but again, I have yet to hear this actually happen. To be on the safe side, take a screen shot and/or print your confirmation screen and take it with you. Hope you have a Happy Birthday!! 🙂