The Crystal Palace
After my wedding in Vero Beach, mine and Blake’s family packed up and headed to Disney World. Since there were 12 of us, we made a breakfast reservation at the Crystal Palace so that we could enjoy one sit-down meal during our day at Magic Kingdom. We could not have picked a better place for all of us have breakfast! The Crystal Palace buffet’s offerings catered to everyone and we got to start our day at Disney meeting characters from Winnie the Pooh.
Blown Away By The Interior
The Crystal Palace can be found at the end of Main Street USA. When we arrived at the restaurant, we checked in, waited for our name to be called, and were shown to our table. All 12 of us could not believe how beautiful the interior of the restaurant was; the Disney website pictures do not do it justice! The 1800’s Victorian greenhouse building is full of light fixtures and plants. We loved the Christmas decorations, too.
The buffet’s arrangement helps avoid congestion. There are two identical buffet sides for each part of the restaurant and lots of space in between each station. The Crystal Palace’s all-you-can-eat food choices included made-to-order omelettes, fruit, scrambled eggs, Mickey waffles, hash brown casserole, pancakes, yogurt, bacon, sausage, french toast, mini cinnamon rolls, and soft serve ice cream. The buffet’s price includes drinks (soda, coffee, milk, and juice).
Characters from Hundred-Acre Woods
When I made this reservation, I must have glanced over the website because I did not know that this was a character dining restaurant. One at a time, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore made their way to our table for photo opportunities. The characters would stay at your table as long as you wanted. We enjoyed not having to rush to take pictures. Their costumes were incredibly vivid! We all left the Crystal Palace with smiles on our faces and our first Instagram picture posted for the day. What a great start to our day at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!
Dine At The Crystal Palace!
My family had a great experience at the Crystal Palace! Our breakfast was yummy, the service was good, and we took pictures with the characters from Winnie the Pooh. The price of the buffet is $34.99 per person and they do offer a Passholder discount. Magic Kingdom admission is required to dine here. As with all Walt Disney World table service restaurants, reservations are recommended and can be made 180 days in advance.
Tip: Book your breakfast reservation before 9:15 to enter Magic Kingdom before it opens. Seeing Main Street completely empty was awesome! We got some great family photos.
Taylor Pittman Hardy wrote this article.
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