The Crystal Palace

Last Updated on: September 27th, 2022

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing The Crystal Palace restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

The Crystal Palace Description

The Crystal Palace Disney World restaurant

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At the Magic Kingdom’s The Crystal Palace, feast with some favorite friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood at this whimsical, all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet.

Join Winnie the Pooh and a few of his Pals for a willy, nilly, silly good time!

Inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s, The Crystal Palace brims with light, topiaries and tropical palms—and is an enchanting spot to meet some favorite Disney Friends!

Plus, while you dine on scrumptious fare, Disney Characters stop by for laughs, photos and autographs.

Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.

Bountiful buffets feature American favorites prepared before you in the onstage kitchen.


The Crystal Palace Fun Facts

  • Crystal Palace opened with the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971. 50+ years of operation and still going strong!
  • It began as a cafeteria-style restaurant and switched to buffet in 1996.
  • The restaurant was sponsored by Columbian Coffee Growers from 1985-2000.


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