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  • On Jun 7, 2009
    Amy from NS Asked

    When taking into consideration the volume of people, which meal would be better at Crystal Palace-Lunch or Dinner? I love the panel and hope to see more videos soon!

    Hi Amy!  I'm so glad that you enjoy coming to the Moms Panel for help in planning your next vacation! I also love seeing my fellow Moms in their videos, and I believe there are a few more in the works!

    I love the atmosphere at the Crystal Palace! It is a beautiful restaraunt and the Pooh characters are some of my favorites so I have enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner here. I honestly have to say that there always seems to be a steady stream of people coming and going from the restaraunt. If you are looking for a less crowded experience, I would suggest booking your meal at an off time.

    For example, instead of booking lunch at the typical "lunch time" around 12:00 or 12:30, book a late lunch. The last seating for lunch is usually around 3:00 pm, so I would aim for a reservation at around 2:30 for lunch. The buffet will remain stocked and the characters will all be around to see you even though lunchtime is almost over. In fact, I have had some of the best character interaction when we have a late seating because the restaraunt empties out and the characters have  a lot more time to devote to you.

    In my experience, I much preferred the buffet selection at dinner over lunch. Both were very good and had plenty of things to choose from, but I just enjoyed the items on the dinner buffet more. The typical dinner hours at the Crystal Palace are from 4:00 - park closing. Again, if you prefer dinner, I would opt for one of the first reservations at around 4:00 or a late seating around 8:00.

    I hope this helps! Have a wonderful vacation!
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My name is Amber and I’m a stay-at-home mom from southwestern Pennsylvania. Planning my family’s Disney vacations is always so much fun. I love spreading the magic by getting others excited for their trips.
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