So How Do We Feel About the Changes to Be Our Guest?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by William Ades, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. wdw4rfam

    wdw4rfam DIS Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    I’m really glad we are going one last time in April. I’d pay the $55 if the menu was good. But sounds gross to me. Definitely not worth 2 credits if on Dining plan ( which is already a terrible value)
  2. LandonDunes

    LandonDunes Mouseketeer

    Apr 26, 2014
    I’m sure this has been asked a million times so forgive me, but, will my 12 yr old daughter be able to order a kids meal instead of a $55 adult meal? There’s no way she’s eating one of those adult meals. I hope they are flexible. Thanks.
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  4. DisBuckMan

    DisBuckMan DIS Veteran

    Apr 14, 2015
    No one knows yet. As a last resort (if Disney treats the restaurant as a TRUE prix fixe), she will probably be able to order off the kids' menu and receive and adult portion, but be charged as an adult.
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  5. sbrown29

    sbrown29 Mouseketeer

    Jul 12, 2012
    I already think BOG is overrated so the changes don't bother me- I have places that I like much better....
  6. odd man out

    odd man out Mouseketeer

    Mar 10, 2017
    We ate dinner at BoG last week and had a pretty bad experience. We commented to the waiter about the problems. He explained to us about the upcoming changes (which we had not previously heard about). He said they are rebuilding and greatly expanding the kitchen (which is currently inadequate) to make it compatible with the change to signature status. Afterwards, the manager on duty came by our table to apologize for the issues and gave us vouchers for free t-shirts. It seems premature to evaluate the new place BoG since it hasn't opened yet. It seems that some people are judging the plans based on the current incarnation which doesn't seem fair. I certainly am not interested in returning to the current version of BoG based on our experiences. But if they really do make it a signature quality restaurant, then I might consider it. My biggest concern is that the cavernous space doesn't seem to align with with signature style dining and I am not sure that menu and kitchen upgrades will change that. Perhaps the ball room will be a bit less of a zoo after the switch.
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  7. Minnesota!

    Minnesota! Shoeless in Minnesota

    Sep 15, 1999
    This is my guess - she can get the kids food, with an adult portion, and the adult price of $55.
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  8. aviva5675

    aviva5675 DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2005
    why cant dinner be booked for fall yet (within the 6 mos time period)?? Only breakfast and lunch.
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  9. NYCgrrl

    NYCgrrl DIS Veteran

    Jul 13, 2017
    Dunno for sure but maybe because they haven't finalised the new dinner menu.
  10. dachsie

    dachsie DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2014
    It may be the day you are trying to book - if there is a party going on or not
  11. bluejasmine

    bluejasmine DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2005
    Never had the urge to eat dinner at BOG, we enjoy the breakfast as its a good value for QS credit, we always save a QS credit for it.
  12. Amy11401

    Amy11401 Mouseketeer

    Jan 7, 2018
    I hope they release the kids menu soon. Has anyone seen when that will be released?
  13. ColoradoMom12

    ColoradoMom12 DIS Veteran

    Oct 13, 2016
    I am wondering the same. I think it is due to the night you're trying to book the dinner. If it is the night of MNSSHP, it isn't available. I wonder if those times just haven't been released yet or if Disney is doing away with all of the MK TS dinners on party nights? We wanted BOG before MNSSHP (just guessing at dates for now...I'm a pretty good guesser), but it wasn't available. I was able to get a BOG dinner reservation, though, for the night we arrive, which is not a night that a party should be taking place.
  14. Lexx1214

    Lexx1214 Earning My Ears

    Jul 1, 2017
    We are hoping for reservations in September. DH and I liked the current menu and what we’ve heard about the new menu as well. We were planning on BOG regardless as I’ve always wanted to go but never did and I’ve always loved Beauty and the Beast. Will it be worth the 2TS credits? Who knows but I’ll use them anyway. We try to do as many signature meals as possible on the DxDP.

    I had no idea that people going just for cupcakes and water was a thing. I mean the cupcakes are pretty but it’s just a cupcake. Mind bobbling to me.
  15. maltdizzy

    maltdizzy DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2013
    The cupcake wouldn't be the reason they are doing it, but to get in, enjoy the ambiance, and meet the Beast without buying a heavy meal (especially for the burger and chicken finger crowd). Though, I'm on record in one of these threads saying that this is probably more about leveraging BOG's popularity to get a solid $55 per guest out of it.

    "Worth" is obviously relative. Mathematically, at $45 per TS credit, only 4 or 5 signatures will break even on $90 mark even if the most expensive items are ordered (BOG being the worst value). But we can't overlook the placebo effect, some people will spend $90 in credit on a $75 meal without issue, but would stress out staring at a menu thinking about paying the actual $75 out of pocket. And vacations shouldn't be stressful.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018 at 12:26 PM
  16. Araminta18

    Araminta18 DIS Veteran

    Mar 11, 2016
    I got a BOG dinner reservation in Sept, so if it’s not letting you make one it’s likely a party day. They’re supposed to load dinner times on party days soon. Keep checking. :)
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