The Crystal Palace Dinner Review at Magic Kingdom

One of our favorite family restaurants for decades now is The Crystal Palace.  Located in the Magic Kingdom, The Crystal Palace is near and dear to my heart. The atmosphere is charmingly inspired by beautiful green houses of the Victorian Era.  There are adorable floral topiaries of all of the 100 Acre Woods characters and tropical palms throughout the restaurant.



While dining, you have a lovely view of Main Street, U.S.A. and Cinderella Castle.  This location is superb!


I have many memories of bringing my young children here for character dining experiences with Winnie the Pooh and friends.  These photos are priceless! Hopefully we can look forward to seeing all of our friends from the 100 Acre Woods soon. Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger are still taking a much needed break!

This year we really missed the character dining (sigh), but we still enjoyed the family style meal.  The buffet experience will return on September 12, but I really did enjoy having the food brought to our table. If I could have my way, I would choose family style over buffets any day.  This meal was a little unique to our other “family style” dining experiences, as you got to choose your entrée and your starter.  We all ordered something a little different so that we could try multiple entrees.

Our friendly waitress started off by bringing out a large salad and a delicious variety of corn bread. The cheddar bacon cornbread was popular at our table.  We ordered seconds and I wish that I had asked for the recipe because it was a favorite of everyone in my family!


For the main course I ordered prime rib and also shared the southern fried cauliflower with a friend which was very good.  The kids menu included chicken legs, mac & cheese and prime rib. I felt that this restaurant was a great choice for those that are picky eaters.


The Crystal Palace certainly outdid themselves with the dessert platter. They had strawberry shortcake, banana cream pie, hummingbird cake and chocolate cupcakes.


The staff was amazing in regards to the multiple allergies that we had at our table with a large group. They brought items marked with the allergy tag letting us know that it was kept away from cross-contamination. To learn more about allergies, check out my previous blog post; there’s lots of information there.

If you are looking for a great restaurant to dine in at the Magic Kingdom you cannot go wrong with The Crystal Palace!

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Jen Brennan

Jen Brennan has specialized in planning magical Disney vacations for Mickey World Travel since 2018. She loves traveling to Disney with her husband and three children as often as possible. When she is not busy with vacation planning, Jen is sharing all of her Disney tips and tricks on her YouTube channel, jenshappyhome. It is not hard to believe that Belle is her favorite princess, as she likes to read and dream of exploring the world just as much. If you are interested in going on an adventure in the great wide somewhere, Jen can certainly plan the perfect vacation for you.

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