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“Great 'Winnie the Pooh' Character Dinner Buffet”
Review of The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace
Ranked #367 of 4,421 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed February 27, 2011

The venue/restaurant is geared to children of all ages who are fans of Winnie the Pooh characters. It provides older children an opportunity to relive their childhoods and an opportunity for parents to introduce/aquatint the children with the simple pleasure of life.
The food/dining is almost an afterthought. We found the buffet to be average to above average. There was a wide variety of buffet food with average to above average quality. Service is very good especially given the frenetic atmosphere. Children are encouraged to join the Conga line dances with the characters through the restaurant.
This would not be a good choice if you desire a long, leisurely, meal in a hushed environment.
We found the 'Winnie the Pooh', character (dining) experience to be a good value, especially for the children - both young and old.

Date of visit: October 2010
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1  Thank bfg1943
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

Coming for breakfast before rope drop was the highlight of our recent trip to Disney world. Seeing main street empty was a sight to behold and the pictures we got were breathtaking. The food is good and the atmosphere is excellent. Highly recommended as a perfect way to start not only your day at the magic kingdom, but your intire vacation at walt disney world.

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Reviewed February 17, 2011

We had dinner here and the food was just okay as well as the service. The characters were very friendly and playful but they did not have them timed very well. We were all done eating and still had to wait about 20 minutes for Tigger to arrive at our table. Unless you are bigs fans of Winnie the Pooh and friends I wouldn't recommend.

Date of visit: February 2011
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

While the food here was very good for a lunch buffet (make sure to get the flank steak...excellent) what made this experience so great was that all the characters make their way to your table and greet you. My 5 year old son was in awe of Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore. We were able to get pictures with every character (which is great because then you don't have to wait in lines at other character spots :-) I highly recommend the Crystal Palace for the food but more importantly for a lasting memory for your kids.

Date of visit: February 2011
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Reviewed February 6, 2011

If you are on the Disney dining plan, this is worth one of the meals. We took our 2 kids and they enjoyed the buffet selection. They had pictures and autographs with the Pooh gang. The service was friendly and efficient. She even let us know which character will be coming to our table soon so that we did not miss them if we went to the buffet. The restaurant is light and airy and convenient in the Magic Kingdom.

Date of visit: February 2011
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Thank 99Stitch
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