Dinner at the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom

8pm reservation for dinner

8pm reservation for dinner at the Crystal Palace

My CP work friend Ricky invited me to dinner at the Crystal Palace last week.  While I’ve eaten there for breakfast, I’ve not tried their dinner buffet.

Dinner with my CP friends.

Dinner with my CP friends Ricky and Dylson.

It was delicious!

The dinner buffet features savory sirloin steak, peel-and-eat shrimp, and a carving station with some tasty turkey with all the trimmings.

The dessert bar features warm bread pudding, key lime pie, coconut flan, brownies, fruit cobbler and soft-serve ice cream.

It was the perfect ending to our meal!

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Little bit of everything…it was all so good!

All the characters from the 100 Acre Woods stopped by our table:  Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet.

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

Tigger stopped by just as I sat down to eat.

Tigger stopped by just as I sat down to eat.

Piglet (one of my favorite characters!)

Piglet (one of my favorite characters!)

Eyeore (looking just a little sad!)

Eyeore (looking just a little sad!)

Best of all:  Our reservation was for 8pm and we got a window seat.  It was the perfect spot to view the Wishes fireworks over the Cinderella Castle at 9pm! So fun!  🙂

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Our view of the Cinderella Castle.  Perfect spot for watching Wishes fireworks!!

To read more about my crazy 3 reservations in 1 day, click here: Crystal Palace Breakfast and here: Be Our Guest Lunch.

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The Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom was inspired by the great Crystal Palace Exhibition in London in 1851.

The look and feel is inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s.  So sunny!

The look and feel is inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s. So pretty!

It brims with light, topiaries, and tropical palms—and is an enchanting dining spot to meet some favorite Disney friends. There are windows everywhere with lovely Victorian touches.

Winnie the Pooh topiary in the center.

Winnie the Pooh topiary in the center.

As you enter, there’s a wonderful character topiary in the center featuring the 100 Acre Woods friends. (This is the only character meal at WDW where Winnie the Pooh and friends can be found.) This buffet restaurant is pretty, light-filled, spacious, and bright. The Crystal Palace Character Meal features meeting Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet. They meet and greet you as you enjoy your meal. The bountiful buffet features American favorites prepared before you in the onstage kitchen.

Dinner Menu  (Updated: 07/2015), $41.99/person

Entree/Main Course

Dinner Buffet – “A Buffet with Character”: Winnie the Pooh and friends invite you to indulge in a bountiful buffet. Gourmet cuisine offered in Victorian elegance that offers a variety of selections to tempt every taste including Garden Fresh Salads, Spice-boiled Shrimp, Spit-roasted Carved Meats, Chicken, Beef, Fish and Vegetable Creations, Freshly-prepared Pastas, House- made Sweets and Ice Cream. A Non-Specialty Beverage is included with all meals.

  • Carving Stations (Beef and Turkey)
  • Chicken, Beef, Fish Stations
  • Vegetable Side Dishes and Casseroles
  • Salad Bar
  • Pasta Bar
  • Dessert Buffet featuring assorted cakes, sweet treats, and ice cream
  • Coffee, tea, milk, sodas, water

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