Dining With Winnie the Pooh at the Crystal Palace
You don’t have to travel all the way to the Hundred Acre Wood to eat with Winnie the Pooh and friends. Guests of the Magic Kingdom can eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner with the World’s Greatest Bear in the beautiful Crystal Palace. The experience is one of Walt Disney World’s character meals and is a must for any fan of Pooh Bear.
The Crystal Palace sits at the end of Main Street USA and resembles a Victorian greenhouse in the 19th century. The exterior and interior are a brilliant white with numerous windows along the walls and a glass dome in the ceiling which allows natural light to fill the restaurant.
Here’s what you need to know about this magical dining experience:
At the Crystal Palace, your family will meet Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger. Characters meet with each Guest, coming around to tables to take pictures, provide signatures and interact. They also lead young Guests on a parade throughout the restaurant. A Disney photographer is on-hand to take photos of your interactions with the Characters. The photos are included in the PhotoPass package or are available for individual purchase.
Adult pricing ranges from $15-$34.99 for breakfast, with lunch and dinner costing between $35-$59.99. Children’s pricing is not listed on Disney’s official webpage, however past pricing has run between $13.99-$20 for breakfast and $18.99-$28 for lunch and dinner. Pricing depends on time of year and the day of the week you plan your meal.
Disney describes the menu as an “all you care to enjoy experience” and is served buffet style. Waiters will come to your table to take drink orders.
Breakfast includes a scrambled egg and omelette station, pancakes and waffles, fresh baked pastries, breakfast meats like bacon and sausage, potatoes, seasonal fresh fruit, and Kellogg’s brand breakfast cereals. Lunch and dinner include garden salads, carved meats, seasonal fish, chicken, soups, fresh baked bread, Peel-N-Eat shrimp, vegetables, and assorted desserts. Soft drinks and juices are available, as well as beers, hard cider, wine, and mimosas. In addition, Walt Disney World’s web-page indicates that allergen guides are available upon request for Guests with specific dietary needs.
4. Reservations and Meal Times
Reservations are not required but strongly recommended. They can be made up to 180 days before your visit. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 10:45. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m., with dinner running from 3:15-5:55 p.m.
5. Meal Plans
Some Disney Dining Plans are accepted, with meals costing one table service credit. Note that the Disney Quick-Service Plan will not pay for your meal at the Crystal Palace.