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The Crystal Palace

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Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
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  • Sean V.
    "Hopping with tigger is the best."(5 Tips)
    Mike K.
    "Great character breakfast but very popular."(7 Tips)
    Clare L.
    "Say hi to Eeyore and friends, and get a customized omelette"(4 Tips)
    Rebeka W.
    "Get a meet and greet with Pooh and friends!"(3 Tips)
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  • Mark D.
    Mark DavisOctober 21
    Only ok. Food was a little meh
  • James R.
    James RiderSeptember 7
    Had terrific service here..food is good but let's face it-it's about meeting Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore!
  • Reed D.
    Reed DworskiSeptember 5
    Ask for Rand. He was our waiter in 2012 but unfortunately he was not working at the time we visited for lunch last week. But he is still there and is the best waiter ever. Great food but pricey.
  • Imported Fun
    Great place to get out of the heat and get pictures with the characters without a line!
  • AFA
    AFAJune 27
    Over priced, no much variety of food
  • Maurice R.
    The bread pudding, the different food options, it's all good. A great buffet.
  • Petra L.
    Petra LynchFebruary 12
    We reserved an early dinner at 3pm. It was totally empty and the kids had a ton of time with the characters.
  • Clare L.
    Clare LynchFebruary 12
    Say hi to Eeyore and friends, and get a customized omelette
  • Skyler L.
    Skyler LeonOctober 26, 2016
    Lunch is the bomb. Polish food is awesome and the ice cream and apple tart is over the top
  • Mike K.
    Mike KowalczykOctober 15, 2016
    Great character breakfast but very popular. Reserve as far in advance as you can.
  • Clarissa M.
    Clarissa McDanielOctober 2, 2016
    One of our favorite places for breakfast!
  • Clarissa M.
    Clarissa McDanielOctober 1, 2016
    One of my favorite places for breakfast. Huge, delicious buffet in a neat building.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishAugust 26, 2016
    Have some breakfast with Pooh and pals. Excellent food and excellent for allergies!
  • Jorge O.
    Jorge OrizaJuly 21, 2016
    We waited more than 20 minutes vs our arrival time and 15 vs our reservarion time, but if you are not on time they cancel your reservation, its fair, doesn't it?
  • Jorge O.
    Jorge OrizaJuly 21, 2016
    There is not a reservation system it's a rudimentary waiting list. 3 families arrived after us and enter first.
  • Joe R.
    Joe RivMay 31, 2016
    Mac and cheese is all I can say. Wow.
  • Lily C.
    Lily ChavesApril 27, 2016
    Mac & cheese is awesome!!!!!!
  • Rudy A.
    Rudy ArciniegaApril 5, 2016
    The dinnering
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyMarch 30, 2016
    Terrible food.
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan SmithMarch 22, 2016
    The food quality is average for a buffet, but not a $40 buffet. You're paying for the character experience. Expect a lengthy wait before and after check in.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LegnerFebruary 23, 2016
    Winnie the Pooh character breakfast buffet. Many good food options, but as many other character breakfasts, very pricey! Not worth it if your child isn't in love with Pooh and the gang.
  • Sean V.
    Sean VoyseyFebruary 7, 2016
    Hopping with tigger is the best.
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosJanuary 17, 2016
    A fun buffet breakfast all you can eat! Pretty standard but great food and characters, can't complain.
  • Braden L.
    Braden LucasNovember 13, 2015
    Nice place and a good "meet and greet" with poo and freinds , but you need to make sure that you have reservations or you won't get in for many hours. Note: a bit pricy
  • Josh B.
    Josh BabetskiOctober 25, 2015
    Nice buffet. The real draw is a character meal so little ones can meet and greet with Disney costumed characters.
  • Oli K.
    Oli KaSeptember 23, 2015
    Diner with the charakters from winny pooh
  • Noah D.
    Noah Della PietroJuly 27, 2015
    if you're in Magic Kingdom, this is the place to eat. great buffet and awesome to hang with Pooh & Friends!
  • Bailey P.
    Bailey PappasMay 28, 2015
    Yummy buffet!!
  • Minh N.
    Minh NghiMay 25, 2015
    Get an early reservation for breakfast and they let you in before the park opens!
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FronheiserMarch 7, 2015
    The puffed French toast was awesome. Kyle was a really great server too
  • Ed
    EdMarch 6, 2015
    An all-around good buffet. It won't disappoint.
  • Russ W.
    Russ WakelinMarch 3, 2015
    We've been to nearly all the character breakfasts and this is our favorite. Only one we've found with make to order omelet bar. Also Pooh's French toast in kids section is tasty for kids of all ages.
  • Marcos K.
    Marcos Kalil FilhoMarch 1, 2015
    Buffet all you can eat que vale muito a pena com character dining do ursinho pooh.
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChaneyFebruary 15, 2015
    Great seeing the Pooh characters! Try the corn beef hash! Also, eggs cooked to order!
  • J A.
    J ArmsFebruary 11, 2015
    Sooo lovely in here, an awesome breakfast buffet, and you meet some friends from he Hundred Acre Woods! Perfect morning in my book!!
  • Krystal H.
    Krystal H.February 7, 2015
    Food was a little spendy but the quality was good and we met Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet & Pooh without having to wait in line forever
  • Harvey E.
    Harvey EnokidaDecember 23, 2014
    I've heard mixed reviews about the food, but was pleasantly surprised.
  • MiKe M.
    MiKe McDonoughNovember 28, 2014
    You need a reservation, but they treat them like most car rental places: Like it never happened, because you still have to wait after arrival in another line! Reservations for Dinner on Thanksgiving.
  • J F.
    J FNovember 16, 2014
    Food way better than I expected!
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DeSilvaNovember 10, 2014
    The dinner was relaxed and enjoyable. Carving station, pasta, soup, salad, and more.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CliffordOctober 16, 2014
    Avoid this restaurant. Food was okay, but the service was awful. I hope Disney improves this place.
  • Bee C.
    Bee ChelseOctober 4, 2014
    Chef Ron was awesome! Walked with us and pointed out all vegan items at the buffet! He also sent vegan rolls with vegan butter! Finished with vegan cookie & ice cream! Great tips from the chef!
  • Elissa F.
    Elissa FalloSeptember 30, 2014
    Love me some breakfast with eeyore
  • Kandice L.
    Kandice LecheneSeptember 20, 2014
    Great with special diets!
  • Michael O.
    Michael O.August 8, 2014
    Get a free cup of ice water up on the porch to the right...w/ lemon, too....don't need to be a customer! Enjoy!
  • D M.
    D MilewskiAugust 6, 2014
    Get a reservation!!
  • Ivette A.
    Ivette AlvarezJuly 16, 2014
    Excelent salads! But limited menu, anyway great taste!!!
  • Laurie A.
    Laurie AlfaroJune 24, 2014
    There are no Disney photographers here, so you can't use your Memory Maker. :'(
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole De GrandaApril 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Stay at your table when a character is nearby. Be sure to ask your server sbout the character's rotation so you can plan accordingly and not miss the characters.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole De GrandaApril 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Seat children on the outside, have your autograph books open, and cameras ready for an optimal character experience.
  • Nathan
    NathanApril 1, 2014
    Can the tables be any closer?
  • Lindsey P.
    Lindsey P.February 23, 2014
    $40 per buffet plate... You're paying for the character experience healthy food, but not gourmet.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SebranekFebruary 5, 2014
    We go here every trip! Cute and fun. Reservations are a must.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PagansFebruary 1, 2014
    fire-roasted beef and other items on menu were good; we enjoyed good service, and this seems to one of the better "sit down" meal services available at Magic Kingdom.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HeckelJanuary 26, 2014
    Kids on the outside, so when Pooh & friends visit they're already in position. You can stay in place, take photos and continue eating. It's just like any other meal when giant animals drop by.
  • Robbie P.
    Robbie ProvenzanoJanuary 7, 2014
    The tips are spot on, don't listen to anyone who tells you the food is good...because they have no sense of a good meal if they do. Worst meal I've had in Disney
  • Matt M.
    Matt MNovember 11, 2013
    This is the place to come if you want Pooh and friends to come visit you. If you are looking for a good meal this is not the place to come, the food quality is not good.
  • chiapoh
    chiapohSeptember 30, 2013
    Piglet is the cutest!! 💞💘🐷😍
  • Nigel F.
    Nigel FortescueSeptember 24, 2013
    Stop the whinging and enjoy this great and fun breakfast with your family and Disney characters. We did!!
  • Suzanne S.
    Suzanne SiddenSeptember 21, 2013
    Pooh and friends are the best! Buffet is great! Come hungry cause it's all you can eat!
  • Leela W.
    Leela WSeptember 17, 2013
    Not a whole lot of food choices.
  • Salud F.
    Salud Flores BorjabadAugust 30, 2013
    Bad food and too expensive! In addition, Karen our server too bad with us
  • Dave K.
    Dave KlineAugust 26, 2013
    This place sucks.
  • Dean S.
    Dean ScruttonAugust 24, 2013
    Ask for Rand the waiter, he's like, totally awesome!!!!
  • George E. J.
    George E. JenksAugust 9, 2013
    Food OK, atmosphere great
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JamesAugust 4, 2013
    I never bother with reservation. Ate her multiple times with out and never waited more then 15 mins.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BeatonJuly 1, 2013
    Get there 15 min before reservation. As one of the most popular spots to eat, it's always packed.
  • Robert C.
    Robert ChristianMay 13, 2013
    Avoid this buffet there are a lot better ones on disney property
  • Stephanie
    StephanieMay 4, 2013
    Rand was an awesome server!!
  • Liz C.
    Liz CoyApril 26, 2013
    Came here in 2010 and 2013. Delicious both times. Overheard a cast member turning people away saying they no longer accept walk ups unless there are last second reservation cancellations.
  • Norman C.
    Norman CApril 19, 2013
    The food here is awful. Only good if you're bringing the kids to see the characters. I would suggest avoiding this place at all cost if you're not on a meal plan
  • Bob A.
    Bob AycockApril 14, 2013
    Located at the end of Main Street, just before the bridge to Adventureland. Feast with friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood at this whimsical, all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet. Reservations recommended.
  • Jen A.
    Jen AndersonMarch 26, 2013
    don't worry about all the negative comments on here. I have been coming here my whole entire life and the food always great and a character meetings are great too. pricey but worth it
  • John
    JohnMarch 23, 2013
    Def make reservations way in advance - table wait two mins if you do; buffet service; solid staff - it's WDW so be patient! Happy thoughts...
  • Ashley-Michelle C.
    When you come to celebrate a birthday, they make it special! Save room for your birthday cupcake!!
  • hanibal o.
    hanibal obaidFebruary 28, 2013
    Good food and avoid character lines . They walk right up to your table for photos.
  • Niels_jak
    Niels_jakFebruary 28, 2013
    Great place to start a magic day! All the disney characters come to your table to take pictures! Fun place for kids!
  • Michael O.
    Michael O.February 17, 2013
    If you need a quick boost for your cell phone...and you've got your charger with you...there's a wall outlet in the little sitting area by the bathrooms... Saved me a few times!
  • Daniela P.
    Daniela PrevostJanuary 29, 2013
    If you want to have a better buffet breakfast try Tusker House in Animal Kingdom ;)
  • DonnaLee B.
    DonnaLee BurkeJanuary 27, 2013
    Food that the adults will like and all the kids favorites in one place. Space between the tables.
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly BauerJanuary 21, 2013
    Came here for a character dinner - wonderful food. Try the kids options and prime rib. Tons of different salads. We left stuffed - totally worth the buffet!
  • Danielle H.
    Danielle HJanuary 20, 2013
    Great character dining w. Pooh & friends.... A must do. It's always crowded so be sure to make a reservation. The food for the "kids" is tasty for the adults too!
  • Crissy S.
    Crissy StoutJanuary 19, 2013
    If you want the Mickey-shaped pancakes (available at the omelet station, with or without chocolate chips) or toast, go there first since it takes a while.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LandryJanuary 9, 2013
    Don't think that if you have a reservation you'll get seated at that time. "Reservations" are really priority seating. You still have to check-in 30 minutes early to let them know you are there. SKIP!
  • Mindy K.
    Mindy KrejciDecember 28, 2012
    Character breakfast is wonderful. Kyle is a fantastic server!!
  • NiCo C.
    NiCo CorleoneDecember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch your kids and please be kind to the characters... If not they will leave and not take pictures with you. Its happened trust me!!!
  • Christina M.
    Christina MinnaDecember 18, 2012
    They take walk-ins from 9 pm til 10 pm most nights
  • Staci G.
    Staci GDecember 8, 2012
    Loved the breakfast buffet but the dinner one was awful! I was mad I paid $37 for dinner
  • Chris A.
    Chris ASeptember 22, 2012
    The puffed French toast is awesome! This is the only place in Disney to get it. Don't miss out!
  • Steve W.
    Steve W.September 19, 2012
    Dinner with characters is great for the kids. That being said $35 for dried out bad buffet food kind of ruined the experience. C'mon Disney, food here needs to improve!
  • Dan D.
    Dan DoubleEweAugust 27, 2012
    Try the dessert custard. Its flantastic!
  • Beth V.
    Beth Van VolkenburgAugust 20, 2012
    Characters were piglet, tigger, Pooh bear, and Eyeore. Didn't all make it to our table. LOUD environment and tables are fairly close. Food was average for dinner. Nothing special. Should have skipped
  • Edwin M.
    Edwin MarchanAugust 10, 2012
    If u r tired of nasty and expensive junk food this joint will be a real oasis
  • Devon
    DevonJune 29, 2012
    The food here is really bad. Also there was a strange smell when we walked in and flies everywhere. So....yeah. Eat at your own risk.
  • Matt W.
    Matt WeylJune 23, 2012
    The reservation check-in line (even when you've made them) gets huge and takes longer than Toy Story Midway Mania. Plan accordingly.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CaldareraJune 9, 2012
    Delicious dinner and desserts
  • Bill S.
    Bill SchubertJune 5, 2012
    I don't care what other people say, if you go to Disney World, it is a MUST that you have character breakfast here!
  • Brandy M.
    Brandy MartinMay 24, 2012
    Our server Michael Todd is the BEST! great personality. Great service. Fun guy!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BourquinMay 11, 2012
    You don't have to go through cold food line in order to get hot food. Two lines on each side!
  • Billy P.
    Billy PickelMay 9, 2012
    Eat Pooh's French Toast. It is awesome!
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BertucaMay 7, 2012
    Awesome Breakfast!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 16, 2012
    Stop for a moment and admire the beautiful architecture of this wonderful building.
  • Laura
    LauraFebruary 27, 2012
    Good vegetarian choices and great desserts!
  • Jim O.
    Jim O'DonnellFebruary 24, 2012
    Don't eat here.
  • Paula W.
    Paula Williams-DrumFebruary 7, 2012
    Early February is a great time for a trip. Take the kids out of school and enjoy no lines. We went on Space Mountain 3 times without a wait.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BrownJanuary 7, 2012
    The puffed french toast - so bad for you but taste
  • Simone B.
    Simone BennettJanuary 6, 2012
    The banana bread pudding with the amaretto cream sauce is truly divine!
  • The Transit Navigator
    The Transit NavigatorJanuary 1, 2012
    It's pricey, but certainly worth seeing (especially with kids).
  • Michael C.
    Michael CarterDecember 28, 2011
    I have always loved Crystal Palace but it is a huge letdown to see they have switched to imitation soft serve. The budget cuts at Disney are really starting to hurt the "Disney quality".
  • Leslie H.
    Leslie HammersmithDecember 7, 2011
    We enjoyed lunch buffet and thought food quality was pretty good. Our waitress Cathy was really the best, even bringing a cupcake and character-signed card when we joked about having an "un"-birthday.
  • Beth C.
    Beth CosperOctober 15, 2011
    Be sure to have your reservation number handy. They tend to loose your reservation so have some proof. Also sometimes they over book so your wait with a reservation can be as long as a walk up.
  • Christine E.
    Christine ElsesserOctober 8, 2011
    The dinner is very good with traditional and unique options (liked smoked scallops and lentils...yum!) but it is overpriced. With tip you are looking at $100 for a couple. This is a do it once place.
  • Becca C.
    Becca CannonOctober 4, 2011
    Awesome Restaurant. Ask for Tamy(Samy). She is great!
  • Lisa
    LisaSeptember 10, 2011
    There are better character breakfasts in the resorts or other parks. The food was mediocre.
  • Victoria C.
    Victoria CandioAugust 20, 2011
    Best Breakfast Buffet in WDW!
  • Brian
    BrianAugust 14, 2011
    Request John as a server! Great service! Berry Tart is heavenly!
  • Jeffrey L.
    Jeffrey LindauerAugust 12, 2011
    Kids on the outside, so when Pooh & friends visit they're already in position. You can stay in place, take photos and continue eating. It's just like any other meal when giant animals drop by.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SwansonAugust 11, 2011
    A cute experience for the kids. I recommend everyone do this at least once.
  • Bob B.
    Bob BobAugust 4, 2011
    Save your $$ or DD credit for another restaurant We having been coming to this restaurant for the last 4 years and wow has it declined over the last two. Food quality and selection are terrible.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MicheJune 26, 2011
    Be nice to the characters!! Have all autograph books open, pens ready to go, and cameras out and turned on.
  • Darrell W.
    Darrell WhitelawJune 26, 2011
    Don't waste your time trying to check in for your reservation ahead of time. Least organized experience in the entire park. Also, have reservation # handy, they tend to "lose" bookings.
  • Rebeka W.
    Rebeka WrightJune 10, 2011
    Great buffet with lots of choices. Get a meet and greet with Pooh and friends!
  • Armando
    ArmandoMay 18, 2011
    Try the mango fruit tart. Delicious!
  • David G.
    David GrinerMay 15, 2011
    Food was much better than other users said. Try to get a reservation close to 11:40 for light crowds.
  • Jai-lo
    Jai-loMay 12, 2011
    30 minute wait after a reservation is ridiculous. Watch an empty table sit for 20 minutes dirty! Skip this joint!
  • Dan R.
    Dan RyanMarch 26, 2011
    Ask for the Mickey Mouse chocolate chip pancakes
  • Steph R.
    Steph RaquelJanuary 7, 2011
    No Mickey here. :( Pooh, Tigger & friends only.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HydeJanuary 1, 2011
    Food quality has dropped off in the last couple of years.
  • Jim S.
    Jim StepkoskiDecember 17, 2010
    never make reservations just walk up and sit in 15 minutes
  • Shelley R.
    Shelley RustDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    You can usually get in for breakfast without a reservation but you will need a reservation for lunch and dinner! They start booking 180 days in advance.
  • Grant W.
    Grant WilliamsDecember 6, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    During busy seasons such as Holidays it is possible for the restuant to be behind on reservations. So be nice to the cast memebers they are trying there best!
  • Jason T.
    Jason TomczakOctober 6, 2010
    ATTENTION FAMILIES: please leave your children at the table, while one parent goes through the food line... Not doing this causes the entire line to take forever!!!
  • A2Preschool E.
    A2Preschool EventsOctober 2, 2010
    try the French toast from kids buffet. you can book 1 hr before park open and walk down an empty Main Street - a great first day at Magic Kingdom.
  • Frank L.
    Frank LucianoJuly 4, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Be nice to your Disney friends!
  • Myke M.
    Myke MansbergerApril 19, 2010
    Avoid long wait times by making reservation in advance with Disney Dining!
  • Fernanda C.
    Fernanda Carvalho GavaSeptember 16, 2015
    Muito bacana pra ir com crianças!!! Os personagens da turma do ursinho Pooh passam nas mesas, tiram fotos e dão autógrafos!!! A comida é boa, mas não espetacular!!!
  • Patrícia T.
    Patrícia TavaresJuly 23, 2015
    Almoço gostoso, tipo buffet, com a turma do URSINHO POOH, ótimo p pegar autógrafos e tirar lindas fotos com os personagens! 😉Reserve c antecedência!
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BertolucciMay 17, 2015
    Personagens, BUFFET, Ar condicionado ! Combinação perfeita para refeições em família !
  • Luciano S.
    Luciano SilvaJanuary 8, 2015
    Otimo atendimento e buffet de café da manhã!! Os personagens passam na mesa, tiram fotos e dão autógrafos! As crianças se divertem enquanto os adultos comem muito!!
  • Marcelo S.
    Marcelo SantosSeptember 29, 2014
    O flan de côco é imperdível!
  • Meire M.
    Meire MaruyamaSeptember 18, 2014
    Ótimo atendimento, animação para as crianças; mas, além de ser sistema Buffet, a culinária não é boa.
  • Roberto M.
    Roberto MantovaniJuly 30, 2014
    Maravilhooooso!!! Comida deliciosa!!! Não deixem de dar uma passadinha!!!
  • Mariela S.
    Mariela SteegApril 25, 2014
    Sólo para fanáticos del bosque de los 100 acres. Comida regular, y poca variedad.
  • Vicente B.
    Vicente BariApril 16, 2014
    O lugar é lindo mas a refeição é self service e o preço é de table service. Compensa mais o Cinderela Royal Table no castelo
  • Angelica S.
    Angelica SernaMarch 26, 2014
    Mis hijos con cara de: nooo, no me tomes con Winnie Pooh (porque ya se creen grandes) lol
  • Mauricio L.
    Mauricio LopezFebruary 18, 2014
    Comer porciones pequeñas para poder probar de todo. Gran variedad. Todo bueno!!
  • Terezinha Campagnone R.
    Palácio de Cristal o nome ja diz... Beleza, felicidade e sonhos são na Disney.
  • F v.
    F vestidofloreadoJune 3, 2012
    es re lindo, aparecen todos los personajes de winnie pooh
  • Ricardo H.
    Para ser el restaurant con mejor vista en el Magic Kingdom, deberian esmerarse mas en el menu, muy simple. Hay personajes
  • Chino H.
    Chino HoffmanOctober 10, 2011
    Para comer con los personajes, solo con reservas
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