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Old 02-01-2013, 12:31 AM   #16
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I travel to Disney alone and my experiences at Crystal Palace have been awesome. The characters ALL interacted with me and took pictures.. and I am a 47 y.o. man

The staff has also been wonderful.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:51 AM   #17
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I would have to say the best breakfast overall was tusker house! I thought the food was great and the characters came around twice! 2nd place for sure is royal table the overall experience was AWESOME, we had lunch and my husband and I were super impressed.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:40 AM   #18
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We are big fans of O'hana's character breakfast. We even did this meal on our non-Disney trip at Christmas, because my "boys" (who are all grown up) still love it.

We love that the food is served family-style, delivered right to your table. We love the feel of the Poly. We love the leis that they give you when you arrive. We love having a view of the castle from our table. And the food......oh, its soooooooo good. Super yum.

The characters are great (Mickey, Pluto, Lilo, Stitch) and we have had great interaction here. Stitch is a real rascal, and is a hoot with the kids. When we were there over Christmas, he was picking boogers from his nose and wiping them on the shirts of guests. The kids were roaring with laughter. The characters also do a parade through the restaurant, and kids are welcome to join them as they shake their maracas and bang their tambourines while they wind their way through the tables.

I have a ton of photos and a full write up of O'hana's character breakfast from Christmas week 2012 in my trip report. Click on the link in my signature, then go to page 6, post 87.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by eangel12 View Post
We had a terrible experience at Tusker House with the characters....they spent NO time at our table, were rushed through, food was just okay. Crystal Palace was amazing...characters played peek-a-boo with my son and pretended to eat his food...it was great and the food was amazing!!
Same here with Tusker house. Mickey actually walked past our table and didn't even stop. My son was so dissapointed that Mickey ignored him.

But we've always had plenty of time with the characters at Crystal Palace. It is our all time favorite character meal.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:37 PM   #20
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Just chiming in...

We've done Tusker House and Crystal Palace and loved both!

I loved the food more at Tusker House because of the mixture of both African dishes and regular American choices. That said, Crystal Palace has puffed french toast which many people go there just for that! I thought Tusker had a great look and theme to it and I enjoyed getting a pic with Donald before we ate. We were two adults only and still enjoyed lots of interaction with the characters. Tusker House is more cramped though and gets very loud. CP had a more spread out feel, could've felt that way because it had more windows which gave it a more open and airy feel.

We had our kids with us for CP and even with our large older group of 6, we still got to enjoy the characters as much as those families with the younger kids.

We really enjoyed both very much - I personally liked Tusker House the most. Just a great place.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #21
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We enjoyed them all, but I'll list out top three:

1. O'hana
2. Hollywood & Vine
3. Tusker House
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:28 PM   #22
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for breakfast:

Crystal Palace is our number 1.
Ohana is our number 2.

We make sure we do both on our trips.
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