Come dine with Winnie the Pooh and friends at the Crystal Palace, located in the Magic Kingdom. This character dining experience is one you won’t want to miss. A buffet, meet and greet with your friends from the 100 Acre Woods, and parade make this a must on your next Disney World Resort vacation. www.DisneyWorld.com
My family and I have eaten at the Crystal Palace several times and have always enjoyed it. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and we have attended all 3 meals. On our most recent trip, we had dinner.
There are 4 buffets located just off the entrance of the restaurant. Two of the buffets offer meat carving stations, salads, soups, side dishes, and a kid’s corner. Some of the foods you will find waiting for you include: peel and eat shrimp, prime rib, turkey, Atlantic salmon, edamame salad, mixed field greens, pasta salad, clam chowder, mashed potatoes, rice dishes, braised kale, chicken fingers, pizza, and mac and cheese. There is something for even the pickiest eater here. Vegetarians will fare well here too.
The other 2 buffets offer some of the best desserts Disney has to offer. Some of these sweet temptations include: key lime pie, red velvet cheesecake, Boston cream pie, and cookies. There is even a create your own ice cream sundae station with everything from chocolate sauce and whip cream to candy sprinkles and gummy bears. For full menus, visit www.AllEars.net.
Come hungry, because you can visit the buffet lines as often as you’d like. Just pace yourself, because there is a lot of food. Your waiter will take all drink orders.
While you are eating, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore visit each table one at a time in the restaurant. They will sign autograph books, pose for pictures, and goof around with guests. We have gotten some of our best pictures here over the years. Don’t be shy, because the characters are there to make your visit memorable.
Every hour, the characters lead young guests in a parade around the Crystal Palace. All children are welcome to join in. They march to the “Winnie the Pooh” theme song. It’s really a cute site to see, and the little ones especially seem to love it. It’s a great way to make them feel involved.
I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. The food is fabulous and the character interaction is exceptional. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by visiting www.DisneyWorld.com or by calling (407)WDW-DINE. They are open 7 days a week.
Come hungry and leave with a full tummy.