This is the sixth and final post in the Weekend Getaway to Orlando series. Other posts include Eating Around the World at Epcot World Showcase, L’Artisan des Glaces (Epcot Center), Via Napoli, Jiko, the Cooking Place, and Bluezoo Orlando by Todd English. This post is the 15th post in the #21PostsInMay Challenge.
This was it.
This was the original reason I had wanted to go to Disney World.
Back in 2012, I received wind of the fact that a new castle had been built at the Magical Kingdom in Disney World. Belle’s castle, or more accurately, the Beast’s Castle, was perched high on a rocky mountain in Fantasyland.
Now, I’m not really a princess type of girl, and a new castle alone is not quite enough reason to entice me to visit a park.
However, the castle had a restaurant inside, called Be Our Guest. The inside of this castle was modeled meticulously after the one in the movie. There was a West Wing, the room with armored knights, and most importantly . . . the grand ballroom.
The first time I saw a photo of the grand ballroom I knew I had to go. It took my breath away.
We didn’t end up going to Disney World in 2012 due to other reasons. So this year, when Bryan’s business trip took him to Orlando, I happily jumped at the chance to go, and immediately (after some amazing luck and persistence – more on that below) secured a dinner reservation at Be Our Guest….