Just returned from 2 weeks stay on site and ate here under the dining plan for both breakfast and lunch. Good interaction with characters but had to wait quite a while at breakfast to see all of them. Good choice of food but would rate lunch better value than breakfast.
A tiggerific breakfast for kids of all ages!
This is a must do for every trip and thats what I've done 8/8 times!
The food is yummy with a wide selection and something for everyone. I have eaten breakfast dishes here i have never eaten before and know exactly what i will putting on my plate each visit.
Meeting the Winnie the pooh characters never disappoints and makes adults of all ages 5 years old once again.
My husband and i (both late 50's and retired) visited Disney World in September, 2012 and booked a reservation at the Crystal Palace for our first day at the Magic Kingdom. This was our first adult-only trip in years! We had a short wait past our reservation time but there was plenty of seating on the outdoor porch. We were seated at a table for two which was fine for us but I did notice large groups of 5 or 6 seated at tables meant for 4 which was a tight squeeze for them and made it difficult for the characters to get around. Our server took the time to explain the food choices on the buffet and was quick with drinks and refills. Even though we had no children at the table, all of the characters made a stop and engaged in playful antics. The food was okay but we basically came for the character experience and the convenient location within the park. We used the dining plan so it was the same cost (1 table service dining credit) as grabbing a sandwich at the plaza restaurant and offered more choice and a more fun atmosphere.
Almost $100 after tip for 2 to eat chicken nuggets and mac and cheese, which are the same ones served in the quick services. Took almost an hour to get the bill after requesting it. the waiter never cleared our dinner plates from the table between servings and never refilled our drinks. We asked to talk to the manager to place a compliant and she told us she was not able to do anything for us to make up for it.... then to add insult to injury, there was an automatic/mandatory 18% gratuity added (which for a buffet is pretty ridiculous.)
The characters only spent about 30 seconds each with the table. and were rushed along by the character handler.
The Crystal Palace is a Winnie the Pooh and friends character buffet dining experience at the Magic Kingdom. The menu features American cuisine, and includes an onstage kitchen with a wood-burning rotisserie.