Jan 28

Disney World Dining – Spotlight of the Week – The Crystal Palace



The Crystal Palace is one of our favorite places to eat and a top pick for us to visit on any of our trips. If you or someone in your family is a big Winnie the Pooh and friends fan, then this is definitely the place for you.

Inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s, The Crystal Palace brims with light, topiaries, and tropical palms—and is an enchanting spot to meet some favorite Disney Friends!

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The Crystal Palace is located inside the Magic Kingdom at the end of ‘Main Street USA’. You and your family can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet style meal with your favorite Winnie the Pooh characters. Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet will entertain you and stop by your table for autographs and photos. They will even take the kids on a parade around the restaurant. The Crystal Palace is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is an all day character meal experience.

Winnie the Pooh & Friends

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While you dine on scrumptious fare, Disney Characters stop by for laughs, photos and autographs. Characters you may meet during your meal include:

  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Piglet
  • Tigger
  • Eeyore

Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.

All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Buffets

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Breakfast (8:00 – 11:00)

Breakfast consists of standard American breakfast fare with pancakes, french toast, hash browns, freshly baked pastries, fruits, breakfast meats, cooked to order eggs and omlets,etc.

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Lunch (11:30 am – 3:30pm)

Lunch focuses on sandwiches, salads, fresh breads, seasonal fish, carved meats, pastas, with a fair selection of desserts.

Crystal-Palace lunch

Dinner (4:00 pm – 7:00pm)

Dinner offers similar menu to lunch, heavier entrée items are added to the menu such as boiled shrimp, chicken, beef, fish, and vegetable items.

Crystal-Palace dinner

All meals offer a separate kids buffet with a wide selection of kid friendly choices such as: Mickey waffles, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, pasta and meatballs, and kid friendly vegetables.

Delight in such desserts as customized ice cream sundaes, cookies, brownies, cheesecakes, tiramisu, pudding and cobblers. It’s the perfect ending to any meal!

Crystal-Palace desserts

Opening and closing times can vary depending on the park hours, so be sure to ask when making your reservations. The restaurant is closed for a half-hour between meals so you can’t go in at the lunch price and stay for dinner.

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The Crystal Palace is a great character meal. The food is better than average, and the atmosphere and service is superb. It’s a great place to take the family for a delicious meal and a great Disney experience.

 Disnwhiz Disney Tip

Tip of the Day: Try to schedule a breakfast here before the park officially opens. It’s nice to be able to walk down Main Street early in the morning when there are only a few people in the park. You can get some great pictures of the castle without a ton of people’s heads in your photo, and this is one of the only times you can experience the park with just a handful of people.

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