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“Great atmosphere”
Review of The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace
Ranked #171 of 3,777 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Had a great time with my wife, two of my sons, daughter in law and two of my grandchildren. Whilst dining we were visited by a number of characters including piglet, tigger and eeyore plus Winnie the Pooh.

The food was buffet, good but it is the atmosphere which makes the meal worthwhile, and of course the cost.

Great family moments.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Bob D
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

All about the experience of having a character breakfast in the magic kingdom and boy was this worth it. First off we arrived late due to traffic but this was not a problem for the staff as they were only to happy to make sure we were well looked after in typical Disney fashion. We were asked to wait while our table was prepared as we were a large party of eight but didn't wait long about ten minutes maximum. In this time the kids were entertained by other Disney staff milling about then it was time for breakfast and after being shown to our table and giving tea, coffee and juice we were told to help ourselves to the buffet, and just as you would expect the quality of the food was exceptional and the choice was also quite large ranging from cereals and fresh fruit to made to order omelettes. Then time for the characters Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger not only were they well enough spread not to all arrive together but spent enough time with you that you really did find yourself feeling like a kid again. Although the restaurant was packed we were never pressured to hurry ourselves and even stayed long enough for the character to visit us twice over. This really did add to the Disney experience and not only did the kids enjoy it but even the parents and grandparents were feeling young again if you have the money even though mickey himself is not here this is definitely one of the best Disney character experiences you can have.

  • Visited June 2013
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Winnipeg
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“Loved this Disney character dining!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

There was fabulous food, great selection, and wonderful flavours to suit the tastes of a 9 year old, 12 year old, and parents, too! Again, well done, Disney.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank gls2083
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Hillside, New Jersey
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168 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Finally got to see Eor.”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Ten of us had lunch here. Our server was very good and quite attentive. The food was excellent, considering this is buffet style eating. The characters came around often and stayed with you awhile. We finally got to se Eor. All in all, a good time for all.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank jferro439
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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“Its all about the experience”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

The 4 characters did a great job of moving through the room quickly. Plan on at least an hour here but closer to 1.5 hrs to see all the characters & actually eat. There was a wide variety of food offered but most of it was cold before we got back to the table. Everyone in our party of 7 ages 11-88 was able to find things they liked. My favorite part of the meal (aside from Eeyore) was the ice cream machine!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Mrsomalley
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