The Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace the Magic Kingdom home to Winnie the Pooh and friends including Tigger. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner the silly bear and his bouncy buddies prowl around the tables of this airy, delightful restaurant.
The restaurant is located between Main Street USA and Adventureland. To get there you turn toward Adventureland at Casey's Corner and follow the path. It's the big building with all the windows. (How'd you like to clean all of those windows?)
The Crystal Palace
Photo by Matthew Cooper
About the Crystal Palace
The food is served buffet style. There is a carving station and some of the food is prepared in a live on-stage kitchen. There is a separate buffet just for the kids called Pooh's Corner. It's filled with things like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and pizza.
All the meals are character meals. Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet make an appearance at every table during mealtimes.
Pooh is a great hugger
Photo by Disney Photo Snapper
Breakfast is served buffet style from 8:00am to 10:30am.
Selections on the buffet include (the menu change with availability of ingredients)
- Fresh Fruit
- Ham, Sausage, Bacon
- Scrambled Eggs
- Oven-roasted potatoes
- French Toast
- Breakfast Pizza and Lasagna
- Character Waffles, Donuts, Muffins, Croissants, Pancakes
Breakfast is 18.99 for adults and 10.99 for children ages 3 - 9. Tax and tip are extra.
A lunch buffet is served from 11:30am to 3:00pm.
Sample menu items -
- Mixed greens
- Edamame salad
- Couscous, tofu and roasted vega table salad
- Tabbouleh salad
- Tropical slaw
- Side dishes
- Garlic smashed potatoes
- Fire roasted corn spoon bread
- Braised kale
- Vegetables with balsamic glaze
- Cheese Pizza
- Vegetable pasta
- Roasted chicken
- Pork tenderloin
- Lemon squares
- Chocolate marbled cheesecake
- Boston cream pie
- Double chocolate brownies
- Banana bread pudding
- Soft serve vanilla and chocolate ice cream
Lunch costs $20.99 for adults and $11.99 for children ages 3 - 9. Taxes and tip are extra.
Dinner is as fancy as you can get for a buffet. It's opens at 4:00pm. Closing time depends on when the park closes.
Here are some menu items from the dinner menu.
- Beet salad with sag dahl dressing
- Papaya frisee and arugula salad
- Sweet plantain, cucumber, and corn salad
- Shrimp, black bean, and mango salad
- Turkey vegetable soup
- Smoked corn chowder
- Side dishes
- Broccoli tossed with puri puri topped with key lime ponzu
- Mac and cheese
- Thai curry mussels
- Prime rib
- Roast turkey
- Adobo pork
- Ancho chili rubbed salmon
- Chicken fingers
- Key lime pie
- Red velvet cheesecake
- Pineapple upside down cake
Dinner is $28.99 for adults and $13.99 for children ages 3 - 9. Tips and taxes are extra.
The Chef will be happy to try to meet any special dietary needs.
Photo by Harshlight
Disney Restaurant odds and ends
You can make Advanced Dining Reservation 180 days prior to your arrival. This restaurant reservations are required most of the year. These can be made online at Disney's Dining Reservations or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.
This restaurant is part of the Disney Dining Plan. Click on the link for more information about how the plan works.
All Disney Restaurants are non-smoking.
Magic Kingdom Dining
The Magic Kingdom has some pretty good places to eat. (Yes, Crystal Palace is pretty good.) If you look just down Main Street, you have Casey's Corner, Main Street Bake Shop, oh and that little restaurant in the castle. Eating in the Magic Kingdom is more than just hamburgers and hot dogs. Check it out.
Dad's Bottom Line
The Crystal Palace is a unique buffet. It's a great place for kids. The kids buffet is a great addition. The regular buffet sometimes tries too hard to be upscale. Still it's a good experience.
Check it out.