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The Crystal Palace[edit]

The Crystal Palace is a character dining restaurant located on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom

Attraction History and Description[edit]

The Crystal Palace opened with the rest of the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971[1]. When the restaurant opened it was a cafeteria-style experience [1]. This lasted until 1996 when the format of the dining experience changed to an all-you-can eat buffet featuring character dining [1]. At this time, the restaurant began to be referred to as The Crystal Palace, A Buffet with Character [1]

Current Menu[edit]

Click below to see The Crystal Palace's current menu:



Fun Facts and Trivia[edit]

  • Locations that influenced the design of the Crystal Palace include: the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, England's Kew Gardens and the Crystal Palace in New York [2].
  • Some sources cite the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, which was initially built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 as another source of inspiration[3].
  • From at least 1985 [4] until 2000 [5], The Crystal Palace was sponsored by Colombian Coffee Growers


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 http://www.florida-project.com/walt-disney-world-photos/magic-kingdom/main-street-usa/crystal-palace-restaurant
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World: an Imagineer's-Eye Tour Alex Wright - Disney Editions - 2005
  3. http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/crystal-palace/
  4. http://www.disboards.com/threads/main-street-is-no-place-for-corporate-branding.3019870/page-9
  5. http://www.florida-project.com/images/guidemaps/mk/magic-kingdom-guidemap-2000-december-04.jpg