The Crystal Palace

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The Crystal Palace
The entrance to The Crystal Palace. Photo by Theme Park Tourist
Magic Kingdom
Land Fantasyland
Opening date October 1, 1971
Restaurant Type Character Meal/Buffet
Menu Type American
Also Known As The Crystal Palace, A Buffet with Character

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

Attraction History and Description

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

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


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Pooh Tigger
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Piglet Eeyore

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • 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
  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