How long was lunch wait at Be Our Guest today?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by SEC71, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. SEC71

    SEC71 Mouseketeer

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    We went to Magic Kingdom and the line at Be Our Guest at lunch looked very long. Does anyone know how long it took today? I am willing yo wait but not for a really long timeout s couple of hours'
     
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  3. nolanboys

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    We were there on Thanksgiving day. The line stretched about 3/4 the length of the bridge. It moved quickly. We waited about 25 minutes before ordering our food. We thought the QS there was the best QS of our trip. Everything we had was fantastic! Give it a try.
     
  4. mesaboy2

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    My experience was similar last month. I don't think it'll ever top a couple of hours as the OP fears.
     
  5. Stinky_Pete

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    Wow you waited 25 minutes to order at a counter service? I would never wait that long no mater how good the food is supposed to be. I know they have a unique menu and supposedly beautiful interior, but if I have to wait 25 minutes to order I will never see it. My rule is I don't wait more than 15 minutes in any line at WDW.
     
  6. mesaboy2

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    Some things are worth an exception or two. ;)
     
  7. Angel Ariel

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    We all have things we're willing to wait for and not :confused3

    I figure it's not unusual to wait 15-20 minutes to be seated at a restaurant here at home (especially at a peak meal time), so 25 for a brand new restaurant with the creative theme and appeal of BOG? That's not bad.
     
  8. JessM

    JessM We all have a dream

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    Last Sunday the line was halfway out on the bridge (around 1:15pm). We waited 20 mins from getting in line to getting our food. The food was out so quickly and hot! I honestly think we Waite longer at Cosmic Rays the other night because they looked short staffed in the kitchen, everyone was held up behind the ordering stations NOT fun. Be our guest is so relaxing and worth the wait IMO.
     
  9. ghertz

    ghertz Earning My Ears

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    We were there the Friday before thanksgiving and around lunch time the line was to the start of the bridge. We went back around 2 and went right in and were ordering in 5 mins. Food was pretty good but the steak sandwich didn't sit well and I was hurting for the next 2 days.
     
  10. DebbieB

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    How is the seating? Do you have to have your food to sit down?
     
  11. ghertz

    ghertz Earning My Ears

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    You are seated and they bring the food out on a fancy glass top cart.
     
  12. DebbieB

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    But you can't get a table before you order? That's a big issue with some of the counter service, when it's busy you can't find a table because people take a table to wait while someone else orders.
     
  13. Eliza32

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    Not at BOG they don't. You can't get to the tables until you've been through the order line.
     
  14. mesaboy2

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    Everyone entering is either funneled through the ordering area managed by CMs, or they can look into the Grand Ballroom from an area cordoned off by ropes and CMs. No one can access a table without ordering first.

    There were many tables available during my one lunch there and would not anticipate BOG seeing the same issues as other CS do because of this design.
     
  15. ClarkusR

    ClarkusR Earning My Ears

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    mesaboy2, I have to give you props. You seem to know your stuff. A bit prickly sometimes, but you give good info. Thanks.
     
  16. mesaboy2

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    Thanks. I think I only get "prickly" when someone impugns my honor and integrity, as seems to happen on a certain hot-topic button that I shall not name. :goodvibes

    I do love to help out folks with questions about WDW. :thumbsup2
     
  17. mesaboy2

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    I hate it when I double-post. :(
     
  18. stmize

    stmize Dvc member since Nov 2010--WDW mom of ds 17 & dd 1

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    Cool I love that info about seating only after ordering. May have to try this in jan. dinner there was awesome
     
  19. KCSherri

    KCSherri Perpetual Kid Who Always Believes in the Magic

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    Can I hijack this thread for a quick question, regarding BOG for lunch?

    I will be visiting WDW in January for a solo trip...will it be awkward to eat at BOG for lunch? I'd hate to take an entire table for just one person...so how would that work? Does anyone know?? Do they have "single seating" anywhere??! ;)
     
  20. DVCLiz

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    I ate there yesterday and I thought the line would be 30-40 minutes per the Cast Member, but as I was standing at the back of the single line, another Cast Member walked up and down saying, "Please fill in all available space. Please do not form a single line. You will NOT be cutting in front of people if you fill in all available space. There is plenty of room to the right against the wall. Please fill in all available space." I waited a minute to see if anyone would move but everyone just stood there with blank looks or ignored the Cast Member completely so I quietly stepped to the right about a foot and walked straight to the (almost) front of the line. It was about a ten minute wait, total.

    It was a fun restaurant and a good meal - as I left the Cast Member was saying, "We do have some available seatings for dinner reservations. If you would like to return for a seated dinner please go the the podium and ask for a reservation." Which I did. I enjoyed lunch and dinner was fantastic!! Shrimp and scallops in puff pastry and a chocolate cream puff :)
     
  21. mesaboy2

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    I'm pretty sure I remember two-tops in there, but I don't remember singles. I'd do it still.
     

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