Thank you for taking the time and write the report! I loved reading it
We are going end of July, so it was very interesting reading it!
have to go through it again nearer to the date!
Question for "Be our Guest": I read they are serving all meals. But a character meal they do for dinner? Possibly meet Beast then? (my biggest wish for that trip!!!) from the Disney site I didn`t quit get it
Happy to hear that you find it a good read.
Do be sure to make reservations for all restaurants that really want to visit, you can do that 6 months out, and for some it's required, as quite a few no longer accept walk-ons when it's crowded.
Be Our Guest is rather popular, so making a reservation is important.
For Dinner "Be Our Guest" is a full table-service restaurant, and Beast occasionally walks around (and that is played with by the wait-staff too, they greet him as he enters a room, and announce that the Master is meeting guests in the study), but doesn't go up to tables or anything like you'd see at an normal Character meal.
When you're done with dinner you exit through the Study, and you get to meet Beast there, and have your picture taken and ask autographs if you wish.
It is a very nice arrangement, and unexpected to me too, it's a fairly recent thing apparently.
Beast is not present for Breakfast and Lunch, as his Study is occupied by the ordering area.
By the way, if you go for either Breakfast or Lunch you can pre-order your meal with your reservation (up to 30-60 minutes before the meal even), which shaves a fair bit off wait-time off your meal as you don't need to pass through the ordering area to get to a table, though you'll miss out on the Whispering Gallery.