The Crystal Palace, Tomorrowland Terrace and Woody's Lunchbox reopening dates announced

Nov 20, 2020 in "The Crystal Palace"

Posted: Friday November 20, 2020 12:50pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Three more Walt Disney World restaurants have reopening dates following their closures as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown.

At Magic Kingdom, The Crystal Palace will reopen on December 13 2020 as a family-style experience without characters. Individually plated entrées will include crispy fried chicken with honey pot drizzle, fire-roasted prime rib of beef, and fried cauliflower. Reservations will open on My Disney Experience on December 1.

Also at Magic Kingdom, the quick service Tomorrowland Terrace will reopen on December 17 2020, featuring an updated menu including lobster rolls, grilled salmon and New England Clam Chowder.

Finally, at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Woody's Lunchbox reopens on November 25 2020 in Toy Story Land.

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DznyGrlSDNov 23, 2020

Happy to see Tomorrowland Terrace taking on Columbia Harbor House menu items. MK food is trash currently as far as QS goes. Crystal Palace reopening will be nice but a set menu (like BoG & Cindy's) is too much food

mgfNov 23, 2020

Puzzling they kept one of their true outdoor dining locations closed during a pandemic. I know it is on the smaller side when you account for increased distancing but it has good airflow, etc.

jaklgreenNov 23, 2020

Did anybody see that in their announcement they said crispy fried chicken, but the menu online says baked chicken leg? I hope the baked chicken leg is a mistake.

hyperflameNov 23, 2020

I felt the tables at Crystal Palace were a little tight even before the pandemic, looking forward to seeing the new layout. To me, closing down Woody's was a strange decision from the beginning since there's plenty of space there to socially distance.

DfromATXNov 23, 2020

Yay! I'm excited about Woody's Lunch Box! We're going in January to Hollywood Studios and MK (hopefully, if things don't shut down again).

tcool123Nov 22, 2020

Could be to play into the decor as the characters have topiaries and friendship day banners in the entrance area.

DisneysonNov 22, 2020

The "Hunny"-themed food items indicate presence of the Pooh characters, perhaps they will return later as a parade?

jaklgreenNov 21, 2020

Thanks for the post, I had not seen this.

DCBakerNov 21, 2020

Menu here -

disneyC97Nov 21, 2020

I think you can see some trees and the canal/moat but nothing specifically Adventureland from one end of the restaurant.

jaklgreenNov 21, 2020

Sooooo, is Crystal Palace "family style" or individually plated? Those are 2 different things.

GoofGoofNov 21, 2020

I think that’s one of the last things to come back...if ever. I think in the short to medium term we will see buffet locations return as either family style or eventually a buffet with servers (no self serve). In either case that means less food choices overall or possibly an increase in cost (kinda hard to justify given the pre-Covid costs already). Long term it’s possible if customer appetites and society as a whole embrace buffets again they will be back. It’s still the cheapest way to feed large quantities of people quickly so if the demand is there Disney will bring them back once it’s deemed safe to do so.

sbunitNov 21, 2020

When do we anticipate buffet's to come back? Let me re-phrase, will buffet's ever return in a post Covid world? Personally we are not buffet people but oddly enough we do enjoy one or two character buffets on our Disney trips, so just curious if Buffet's will ever be seen again in their normal operating capacity (i.e. self serve at your discretion)

John park hopperNov 21, 2020

Years ago we would go to the CP before they converted it to character meals, never went back after that. If they keep without we may go back