Crystal Palace - Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by jen42002, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. jen42002

    jen42002 DIS Veteran

    May 11, 2009
    Wondering which meal is best. We are not going to be able to be there for an early, pre park opening breakfast. Want to definitely have a ressie at CP but not sure of what meal. Opinions as to your favorite meal?

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  3. ~M&M~

    ~M&M~ Earning My Ears

    Jul 10, 2009
    We ate there for lunch on our Honeymoon and really enjoyed it. :lovestruc I felt the character interaction was fantastic! We received a Magical Moments certificate signed by all the characters, had Mickey confetti on our table in the shape of a heart and Tigger proposed to me! The food was also quite good and there was a nice variety. The restaurant itself is a very pretty setting as well. We have an early morning breakfast planned for our next trip. Based on our experience, I think any meal you choose would be great! :thumbsup2
  4. Hootch

    Hootch DIS Veteran

    Mar 4, 2006
    early dinner there. We just don't do TS breakfasts at Disney on park days so that meal is eliminated. The lunch and dinner menus are similar at CP. There are a few items added at dinner (for an additional charge) so we opt for that meal.
  5. djp0630

    djp0630 DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2009
    Everybody raves about the breakfast so that is what we are trying. But we are doing a pre-park opening breakfast.
  6. dbenlee

    dbenlee DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2005
    IMHO you will be happy with which ever meal you choose. We have done breakfast and dinner at CP and been very pleased with both. We like breakfast there better, but a lot of that has to do with the early entry breakfast. We feel that walking down an almost empty Main Street is a major bonus to the wonderful breakfast and character interaction at CP.
  7. jennipooh

    jennipooh Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon

    Jan 6, 2008
    We have only done breakfast in the past an hour before park opening and just before park opening.

    An hour before park opening was the best, Main Street being empty we took tons of pictures before and after.

    But when we ate close to park opening we were able to ride one of the vehicles down Main Street, take pictures etc. before breakfast. But then when we exited CP after eating on that day MK was sooo crowded, it was crazy how crowded it got in just under an hour!!! If you choose breakfast and can't get the earliest slot, then I suggest making a late breakfast and enjoying some of the park before you eat.

    This year we are doing dinner for variety. Really the food is good, but the atmosphere is what we enjoy most.
  8. Cookie Princess

    Cookie Princess DIS Veteran

    Oct 10, 2004
    We have done all three meals and we LOVE the breakfast with a ressie before park opening time. Going again this year. It is a ritual.:banana:
  9. Dizneydaz

    Dizneydaz DIS Veteran

    Jul 12, 2005
    We're doing breakfast, early entry, at CP on my DD's 10th birthday. That's assuming I can get her up early enough. I booked it, as others have said, to get into the park before opening. Being for California. it's harder for us to get to the parks early but since her birthday is 7 days into our trip I'm hoping we'll be adjusted.

    Last year we did a late dinner at Tuskers on an EMH p.m. day. It was wonderful leaving AK after closing. (The dinner was only so-so, not many diners and the food wasn't very hot/good)

    This will be our first meal at CP.
  10. LAS321

    LAS321 When you wish upon a star...

    Jul 24, 2006
    :wizard: We always do breakfast at Crystal Palace...we do it on a day with early morning hours and instead of trying to get into the park early to eat, we do all the attractions that are open first and then have breakfast around 10:00 am...It's a "must-do" for us every trip!!
  11. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    We've only done breakfast and it is a must-do breakfast every trip for us. We won't try lunch or dinner. After two horrible experiences at H&V and a so-so meal at Chef Mickey's the last time, we've given up on lunche/dinner buffets (with the exception of Biergarten).
  12. ILoveJack

    ILoveJack Mouseketeer

    Apr 7, 2007
    We usually do lunch there and my whole family loved the food choices. Am thinking this time maybe a late lunch just to get out of the heat.


    Jun 26, 2006
    I seem to have different tastebuds than some of our dissers, as I didn't care for dole whip or LeCelllier, although I would try them again. I do, however, agree about CP at breakfast time. They have some really unique items, like the puffed french toast and breakfast lasagna (yum!) and a really large variety. The restaurant is really pretty too. I've always had a bit of a wait past our ADR times though.

    We have been at lunch before too, and I wasn't impressed, except for the bostom creme pie (cake actually) - it was delicous!

    Like others said, it's cool to get into MK early too.
  14. CharacterFan

    CharacterFan Will stop in walkways for characters

    Sep 20, 2007
    I like all 3.

    the only difference in Lunch and Dinner is shrimp. and since I don't eat seafood it doesn't matter to me.

    I like the veggie pasta they offer during lunch and dinner, but I'm not a big breakfast eater. I love egg whites, and have never had a problem having them make them.
  15. Pirate Me

    Pirate Me DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2007
    I think one of the safest choices is breakfast. You can't really mess up pancakes, eggs, and sausage.. I've never been to a Disney breakfast buffet that wasn't good

    Crystal Palace also has that awesome breakfast lasagna!
  16. gregokdisney

    gregokdisney Mouseketeer

    Mar 23, 2009
    but we loved it so much that we're doing it twice when we go back in August! The food was to die for and the characters were wonderful. We loved the breakfast lasagna and puffed french toast, and I think my son ate his weight in fresh strawberries!
  17. Lynn5700

    Lynn5700 <font color=darkorchid>WOO HOO I will be there<br>

    Feb 2, 2007
    Honestly, breakfast is the best in my opinion. I love it!!!

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