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Old 04-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #16
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I would definitely choose 1900 Park Fare. The food is great, and the characters actually talk to you. I personally think the only advantage to CP is that it's in the park.
This is the way we lean though we enjoy CP too, but our character experience at 1900 PF's breakfast has always been stellar. And, well, strawberry soup wins, every time.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:18 PM   #17
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We used to do the pre-rope drop breakfast, but honestly, we always felt rushed to hurry and get done so we could get out there and enjoy the rides. I'd much rather do rope drop, get those most popular rides out of the way and then a late breakfast.

We LOVED 1900 Park Fare breakfast. The Mad Hatter was awesome. He would get into any high chair that didn't have a kid in it and get his picture taken and talk to the families.

Alice was as cute as can be.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #18
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We like both but I'm going to give the edge to Crystal Palace. The character interaction is better, as is the food. Make sure you try Pooh's french toast!
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:20 AM   #19
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I'm torn!!!

I'll be honest, the biggest appeal for Crystal Palace is being in the park before opening, but I have heard the food is excellent.

But...1900 Park Fare seems like it's..."better"

What do y'all think?!
We eat at Crystal Palace at least once during every trip. We've only eaten at 1900 once, and no doubt it will be the last time. The atmosphere just isn't good. It's an interior room with no windows. The tables seemed to be too close together and it just seemed like an unorganized mass of people. The food was good, but not great. Prior to being seated, everyone waits in a waiting room where they try to push everyone into a line to pay for and take a picture with Alice. There were no characters that walked around from table to table signing autographs, which is a big part of the fun.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:34 AM   #20
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Definetly Crystal Palace.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:41 AM   #21
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If I had to chose between the two, I'd select Crystal Palace. We love being in the park early and the characters at Crystal Palace (Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore). The food selection is similar (only Crystal Palace has Stuffed Toast)

The characters at 1900 are usually Pooh, Tigger, Alice, Mad Hatter and Mary Poppins.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #22
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Crystal Palace, for certain.

We've done both and much prefer CP. 1900 is ok but the atmosphere is dark and loud and the food is just meh to me. There's also something magical about walking down Main Street in the early hour - just soaking it all in.

Also - I second a previous reader about the breakfast lasagna - yum.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:58 AM   #23
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We have done 1900 and love it, we are going again this trip I have always heard great things about CP but have never gone My kids were never that into Pooh....I would love to go someday
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:57 AM   #24
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We eat at Crystal Palace at least once during every trip. We've only eaten at 1900 once, and no doubt it will be the last time. The atmosphere just isn't good. It's an interior room with no windows. The tables seemed to be too close together and it just seemed like an unorganized mass of people. The food was good, but not great. Prior to being seated, everyone waits in a waiting room where they try to push everyone into a line to pay for and take a picture with Alice. There were no characters that walked around from table to table signing autographs, which is a big part of the fun.
Every time we have eaten there, Mary Poppins, Alice, the Mad Hatter and a Pooh character or two have been circulating and signing autographs.
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We eat at Crystal Palace at least once during every trip. We've only eaten at 1900 once, and no doubt it will be the last time. The atmosphere just isn't good. It's an interior room with no windows. The tables seemed to be too close together and it just seemed like an unorganized mass of people. The food was good, but not great. Prior to being seated, everyone waits in a waiting room where they try to push everyone into a line to pay for and take a picture with Alice. There were no characters that walked around from table to table signing autographs, which is a big part of the fun.
No characters walked around and signed books and took pictures at the table when you were there?

That is odd, I've never been there when Alice, The Mad Hatter, Pooh Tigger and Mary Poppins DIDN'T walk around and sign books and get pics with the family. Last year The Mad Hatter when he'd come to tables where a kid was out of their high chair, either at the buffet with a parent or sitting on the parent's lap, he could climb up in the high chair and talk to the family and get his picture taken with the kids around behind him.
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We've been to both and love them both, but the character interaction at 1900 PF is awesome! The Mad Hatter is wild and him and Alice are hysterical. Mary Poppins is lovely too. The food is good, but not too different than the food at CP in my opinion.
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We are actually trying breakfast @ 1900 PF this August for the first time and can't wait to try it as it is the only Character breakfast left that we haven't tried. We've eaten at CP quite a few times (both breakfast and Dinner) with the last visit in 2011 and we won't be returning. The food and service were HORRIBLE the last two visits and while it is nice to be at the park before it opens, we found that it just isn't worth the money and I know we are probably in the minority....JMHO.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:41 PM   #28
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1900 for sure! If I were to do a pre-rope drop breakfast, CRT is the only way to go. I've done CP twice now and regretted it both times. If you enjoy hugging teddy bears that don't talk... CP might be for you. The Mad Hatter & Alice are HILARIOUS at 1900 and strawberry soup! And lobster benedict! And the pecan rolls! YUM!
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We eat at Crystal Palace at least once during every trip. We've only eaten at 1900 once, and no doubt it will be the last time. The atmosphere just isn't good. It's an interior room with no windows. The tables seemed to be too close together and it just seemed like an unorganized mass of people. The food was good, but not great. Prior to being seated, everyone waits in a waiting room where they try to push everyone into a line to pay for and take a picture with Alice. There were no characters that walked around from table to table signing autographs, which is a big part of the fun.
No character interaction? I am so sorry . Every time we've been there, the characters have been so gracious and spent so much time with each person. Our our last trip, Mary Poppins even came back to our table so my youngest son could rap for her.
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I've done both multiple times and have to say that Crystal Palace is way better. Sure, Alice & the Hatter over at 1900 could be awesome, but we always found the characters took FOREVER to come around and the service wasnt that good. CP I've usually had great service, and the characters are great and the food is delicious.
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