As Walt Disney World gets closer to celebrating their 50th anniversary, smaller projects are popping up all around the parks and resorts getting ready for the big festivities arriving later this year. One of the latest projects happens to be on the exterior of one of the most popular restaurants at the resort.

What’s Happening:

  • Originally opened in 2012 in the “New Fantasyland” expansion of Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the Be Our Guest restaurant has been popular since day one.
  • As the park, and Walt Disney World as a whole, gets ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary later this year, many different smaller scale refurbishment projects are underway, including exterior work on the popular Beauty and the Beast-themed eatery.
  • In the photos above, you can see that scaffolding has appeared on the exterior rockwork and even the Beast’s Castle perched atop the hills and mountains of the Fantasyland skyline.
  • In an amusing twist, one of the A-Frames used to apologize for the exterior appearance of the restaurant in a state of repair, is a sign with a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs theme, likely used for work on the neighboring Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and elegant dining destination located at the foot of Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland. Whether guests are enjoying lunch or dinner, they will experience an atmosphere made for memories.
  • Be Our Guest offers 3 meticulously imagineered dining areas, each designed to immerse Guests in the heartwarming mystery and romance of Beauty and the Beast:
    • The Grand Ballroom – Go for baroque in this magnificent ballroom with its high, domed ceiling, chandeliers and snow-laced Gothic arches.
    • The West Wing – Dine in the Beast’s mysterious West Wing study—if you dare—and perhaps you’ll even spy his enchanted rose.
    • The Castle Gallery – Get swept up in the romance of Belle’s private library, and inspired by the larger-than-life figures of Belle and Beast dancing.
  • According to the official Walt Disney World Website, the restaurant serves a table-service lunch and dinner that includes a prix fixe, 3-course menu featuring French-inspired dishes.
  • Guests can start their meal with their choice of a sumptuous appetizer like French onion soup, lobster bisque or a selection of assorted meats and artisanal cheeses. For a main course, the can select from a medley of mouthwatering entrées—including filet mignon, tortellini and other savory delights, saving some room for a trio of delectable desserts.
  • We noticed the work being done earlier today when we were at the park for a Live Walk and Talk, checking in on all the latest happenings at the park. You can watch a replay of that stream below!

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