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“Great value and characters at Disney” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crystal Palace Restaurant

Crystal Palace Restaurant
Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830
407 939-3463
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Ranked #285 of 3,168 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Crystal Palace Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Theme Park serves a buffet of American cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy this Buffet with Character!Step into The Hundred Acre Wood as you enter this whimsical restaurant for a willy nilly delicious good time. Marvel at the colorful Character topiary of Winnie the Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger. The light and airy ambiance fits the upbeat blustery mood, surrounded by Victorian elegance.Live On-Stage Kitchen at The Crystal PalaceWatch The Crystal Palace come to life with the sights and smells of the day's offerings as chefs prepare your fare in the live on-stage kitchen.The breakfast buffet includes traditional favorites such as omelets, cereals, freshly baked pastries, fresh fruit, breakfast pizza and cheddar cheese potatoes.The buffet abounds with American favorites like carved flank steak for lunch and sirloin for dinner, rotisserie chicken and Atlantic salmon, along with dishes that have a delicious hint of curry, cinnamon, mango and papaya. Desserts tempt you with a variety of sweet delights.Kid's Buffet at The Crystal PalaceNail on your tail and get over to ""Pooh Corner,"" The Crystal Palace's separate buffet just for kids! Little ones can fill their plates with fried chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and pizza.
Rockford, Illinois, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great value and characters at Disney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Buffet style breakfast with many choices. Satisfies both young and old appetites. We generally do this one later in the am to hold us over til a late afternoon snack. Pooh and Friends visit your table and spend a fair amount of time with you for pictures and autographs.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful start to the day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We've had the breakfast buffet here twice and it is wonderful! The light and airy setting with bright flowers and cheerful servers make it a beautiful place to start the day. Not to mention the view of Cinderella's castle and the delightful interaction with the characters. The characters, especially Tigger, are a hoot! The lighting is great for character photos. The food is filling and fresh - we dream of the Pooh's Puffed French Toast and the made-to-order omelettes are worth the wait. First time we went we did the last breakfast seating of the day and it was great - at the end the staff was playing hula-hoop games with the kids and doing a parade and all sorts of fun stuff. Next time we did the first seating of the day which was amazing in its own right because we got in the park before opening - literally we were among the first 10 guests in the park. We finished up just as the park opened and were able to walk onto any ride we chose (we chose Winnie the Pooh of course!).

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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scotland
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“Okay food - great to meet characters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The food at Crystal Palace is okay. It's the usual buffet food. The I interaction with the characters is what you pay for here. We were told it would take an hour to see all the characters - and it did. We saw Piglet as soon as we sat down but it was nearly 45 minutes later till we saw the other 3 characters. Overall a good experience.

Visited July 2013
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“Book for breakfast...so enjoyable and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We made reservations at Crystal Palace about 45 minutes before the park opened, and it worked wonderfully! The breakfast choices seemed to be endless. Any breakfast food I could possibly think of was there, and my sons (2 and 5) enjoyed the meal and meeting Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore. Everybody was kind and patient, and we never once felt rushed. We were able to wait until all of the characters came around and had plenty of time to eat and enjoy ourselves before our big (and first as a family) venture into the Magic Kingdom. We finished, and walked right out into Fantasyland while the lines at the entrance were filling quickly. It was perfect, and I would recommend to any family...especially those with boys who aren't as "into" the princesses...yet. ;)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“We will always come back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We almost did not go here on this last trip because we wanted to try all new things. But at the last minute we agreed to go and we are glad we did. This was our first lunch (we usually do breakfast). We liked it but think we will only do breakfast here. We like to book a 9 am breakfast and arrive early before the park opens so we can get our picture on Main Street with limited people around.

The characters are organized. Seem to be more organized than most characters meals.

The only flaw is the limited bathroom stalls for such a large restaurant, but being a woman you get used to it.

Visited June 2013
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