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    The Crystal Palace

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Location

Magic Kingdom in Main Street, U.S.A., where Main Street meets Adventureland.

Selections

Prime rib, fried chicken, vegetarian selections

Entree Range

Lunch: Adult $39, Child $23 ◆ Dinner: Adult $39, Child $23

Summary

After closing during the pandemic, Crystal Palace made a number of significant changes to re-open. Its buffet was replaced with a family-style menu; breakfast is no longer served; and characters no longer appear at meals.

Since reopening, Crystal Palace has had trouble maintaining the quality of the entrees it delivers. The Crispy Fried Chicken is greasy, and the Prime Rib is tough and overcooked. The best of the bunch might be the plant-based Southern Fried Cauliflower, but nobody should have to pay $39 for fancy broccoli.

Likewise,the dessert portions are unusually small: one cupcake per table, which you're supposed to split among your group.

Reader ratings for Crystal Palace have dropped significantly with these changes. For the price of $39 per adult and $23 per child we recommend Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary or Garden Grill at EPCOT instead, however.

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Setting and Atmosphere

A lunch visit to The Crystal Palace surrounds you with cool sunlight and decorative plants, along with a large, easy-to-navigate buffet area. The restaurant’s white steel supports, arched ceilings, and glass roof (especially the atrium) are tributes to its namesake, built to house London’s 1851 Great Exhibition—the first World’s Fair—and among the first structures to use plate glass in large quantities. Because of all the windows, the setting is less distinctive for dinner after dark.

House Specialties

For appetizers, the seasonal salads are the best thing on the menu.

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Type Discount Valid Weekdays Valid Meals
Tables in Wonderland 20% All All
WDW Passholder 10% All All

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