Demand for the Be Our Guest Restaurant shows no sign of wavering, and Disney has implemented a new standby line policy during lunch.
Guests without a FastPass+ reservation for lunch will now be given a timed ticket, similar to the old FASTPASS system, and asked to return to the restaurant at that time. Once all the return times have been given out, a sign is posted that no more standby guests will be admitted.
The FastPass+ reservations for lunch at Be Our Guest are only available to Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests, so this new policy means that non-resort guests must arrive early to obtain a ticket, or dine elsewhere.
Dinner will continue to be table service with reservations, and is not affected by the new policy. No word on if the change will be permanent – Be Our Guest has implemented a number of systems since opening, so is subject to change at any time.