Sunday, July 15, 2007

Disney Crystal Palace review

Crystal Palace wasn’t on our original list to eat at however due to some switching around due to Star Wars Weekend in MGM, I need to make some changes. My mother in law raved about Crystal Palace in the past so I decided to make advance dining reservation there. We would be dinning with Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends!

Crystal Palace is located at the end of Main Street USA near Casey’s hot dogs in the
 Disney World   Magic Kingdom. park.  There is fantastic view of the castle from there. The inside has beautiful windows and there is natural light. . It is like an old Victorian building inside. We were going to eat an early dinner to Crystal Palace at 4:15. We checked in and were told that would be a short wait. We waited about 25 minutes to be seated.

Once we sat down, our waitress even explained what route the characters would be taking around the restaurant, so we'd have a good idea where and when to look for them.

Crystal Palace is a buffet and wow what a buffet. The all you can eat buffet offers a wide variety of choices including, salads, pasta dishes, soups, carved meats, seafood, breads, desserts and an ice cream station complete with soft serve and toppings. There is also a separate children’s buffet that had typical kid fare, chicken nuggets, hot dogs etc.

The character interaction is great. No waiting in lines like you do in the park. They come around to the table. We had Pooh, Tigger, Eyore, and Piglet all visited our table. They signed our autograph book and we were able to take pictures and get hugs! . The kids loved being able to get their autographs.

Crystal Palace was a wonderful dinner. We enjoyed the food and since we were on the Disney Dinning plan didn’t have to worry about the cost. The adult dinner buffet is $27.99 and the children was 12.99! Well worth the cost!


JoLynn Braley said...

It's been years since I've been to Disney. Reading your review makes me want to go back, it is so much fun there. :)

Frugal Work at home mom said...

It was a blast we enjoyed our time the re very much.