Better buffet ~ 1900 Park Fare or Crystal Palace?

oceanmarina

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Hi all,

Was curious where people thought the food was better - Crystal Palace or 1900 Park fare? I Am deciding between the two. Haven't been to 1900 Park fare in about 6 years, did Crystal palace for dinner this August, it was good (DH rated it just ok).

Thanks for any feedback, Marina
 

amytaylor2

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Jun 25, 2015
We ate at both for dinner on our last trip and I’d say 1900 Park Fare for us hands down! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal there and the character interactions. One of the best meals of our trip. Crystal Palace was somewhere I would gladly never eat again. The food was horrible.
 
  • jaiminee krikit

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    May 23, 2013
    1900PF. I like the breakfast at CP just fine, but between those two 1900PF will always win. I love their pecan sticky buns at breakfast and just about everything at dinner. And both meals have my absolutely favorite thing - strawberry soup!
     

    goofy4prez

    A guy can love Disney and still keep his man card!
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    Jul 24, 2008
    For lunch and dinner pick your poison. IMO they are both typical mass quantity, minimal quality buffets about stacking it high and repeating many times until one slips into a self-induced coma or until one's pants become too tight they no longer can breath easy. For breakfast, they are both average quality buffets where the same procedure is repeated. I'd say make your choice strictly based on which character experience you desire. :rotfl2:

    (I will admit though I am addicted to the breakfast lasagna at CP)
     

    CynBeth

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    Apr 17, 2011
    What meal is this for? If breakfast we love CP. Have not been to any other meal there but have heard good things. Have never been to 1900 at all.
     
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  • Micharlotte

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    1900Park Fare is by far the better choice for dinner. I would go there and eat just the butternut squash ravioli! Make sure to try it if you go, definitely the best item on the buffet!
     

    Michigan_Minnie

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    Oct 20, 2008
    Hi all,

    Was curious where people thought the food was better - Crystal Palace or 1900 Park fare? I Am deciding between the two. Haven't been to 1900 Park fare in about 6 years, did Crystal palace for dinner this August, it was good (DH rated it just ok).

    Thanks for any feedback, Marina

    1900 Park Fare is our favorite!
     
  • KenHutch

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    Jul 7, 2005
    This is easy like everyone else 1900 Park Fare. And if possible sometime you should go for the breakfast the character interaction at breakfast is incredible.
     

    DisneyGirlMI

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    Dec 8, 2012
    We thought the food was better at 1900PF but the atmosphere was more stuffy. CP is more relaxed
     

    enchantingodin

    You may have noticed that I'm not all there myself
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    Umm.. does Crystal Palace have Strawberry Soup? I don't think so. So it's gotta a be 1900, I mean OBVI.

    Seriously though, I think it wins on a few things. 1st, and most important to me, FOOD. It's a smaller venue and at a resort. In my experience resort restaurants are just generally better in food quality than park ones. 2nd Character Interaction, unless you have someone in your party who is REALLY into Pooh and the gang, the 'face' characters at 1900 offer much more improvised iteration. You can ask them silly questions, and they can joke around with you more. I know Crystal tends to be busier and characters can be rushed. But that can happen anywhere. 3rd, 'cause I feel it needs it's own reason, Strawberry Soup. You can only get it at 1900. Not sure what kind of crack they put in it (this is a joke of course) - but it's just a-MAZ-ing.
     

    darthvaderusa

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    Mar 12, 2008
    I am a big Cp fan. Love Pooh & Tigger! I would highly recommend it for breakfast. I have never been there for any other meal. Its a fun place for kids.
     

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