Crystal Palace Breakfast Review

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The Crystal Palace

Today we will be looking at one of our favorite breakfast spots in all of Disney World, The Crystal Palace inside the Magic Kingdom. This breakfast is always a family favorite for us due to the food, the location, and the great character interactions. We arrived at 10:30 for our dining reservation and were seated just about five minutes after checking in. This is a beautiful building located just off of Main Street USA and within view of Cinderella Castle.

Breakfast is by far our favorite meal at the Crystal Palace and today was no different. We sampled a lot of the traditional breakfast fare at the Crystal Palace and everything was very appetizing. We enjoyed many of the typical breakfast options such as the biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, and potato casserole.

Of course one of my favorite dishes here is the breakfast lasagna that includes pancakes, waffles, pound cake, custard, and fruit in one delicious mixture. I will say that the lasagna was a little too soggy on this visit. Typically is sets up very well and is a great dish, but today it was just slightly off.

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Breakfast Lasagna (Top Left of Plate)

Another of our favorites is the puffed french toast, a specialty of the Crystal Palace.

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Puffed French Toast (Right Side of Plate)

It is a great mixture between a fritter and french toast that is dusted with sugar. It is delicious with syrup or honey over the top or just by itself. Unlike the lasagna the puffed french toast was spot on in its preparation on this visit. It was crispy on the outside, had the perfect amount of sugar, and was perfectly cooked on the inside.

I also tried an omelette with ham and cheese, yes I’m boring, and it was good. Not the best omelette I’ve ever had, but certainly much better than just getting the eggs off of the buffet.

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Ham & Cheese Omelette

In addition to the delicious food this meal includes characters. Winnie the Pooh and his friends, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet all make a visit to your table during your meal. We have always had great interactions with the characters when dining here, but I had heard going in they had slowed the characters down some. We did not experience that, but we were eating between 10:45 and 11:15 and the restaurant was only about half full since we were at the tail end of the breakfast period. This is most likely why the characters arrived quickly for us and spent a good deal of time at our table. I can certainly see how if you arrive in the middle of the busy dining time you may wait over an hour to see all of the characters at your table.

Overall, The Crystal Palace is one of our go to breakfast spots at Disney World and this visit did not disappoint. Let us know your thoughts on Crystal Palace by commenting below or visiting us on Facebook.

5 Theme Park Table Service Restaurants that “Shouldn’t Be Missed”

Dining is an experience that many people overlook when thinking of a Disney trip, but it is truly one of the best parts of a Disney World vacation. Some of the most unique dining experiences are those table service restaurants that are located inside the theme parks of the Disney World Resort. The main method that we have used to pick this list of five is first on food experience and then on atmosphere. Above all to make our list the food at the restaurants had to be very high in quality and the atmosphere immersive and unique. It is also important to note that we did not include signature dining restaurants in this list, which means all of these restaurants that we recommend below will only use one table service dining credit when on the Disney Dining Plan. We have also not included any character dining restaurants, as those will be included on their own top five list. Here are five of our favorites theme park table services restaurants and these are ones that we would say “Shouldn’t Be Missed!”

  1. Be Our Guest – From the moment you walk across the bridge to this beautiful castle inside of the Magic Kingdom you are transported into one of the most classic Disney movies of all time, Beauty and the Beast. The Beast’s castle is great to look at from the outside, but is downright stunning once you step inside the restaurant. One unique aspect of this restaurant is the three different dining spaces that you may be seated in. The main ballroom is the largest dining space and is complete with fantastic chandeliers and snow falling outside the window. Guests also may be seated in the West Wing, complete with the rose which loses its petals throughout dinner. The final room is the Rose Gallery, which is complete with the Beauty and the Beast music box in the center of the room. The decor and setting is not the only star of this restaurant the food is equally as impressive. The traditional French Onion Soup is a fantastic appetizer and it is hard to ignore the well cooked New York Strip Steak entree. The Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops entree is another star as it is served inside of a puff pastry with a creamy lobster sauce over the top. To top it all off are the signature desserts of the castle, which includes several cupcake options as well as cream puffs, and be sure to try “The Gray Stuff”. Finally, after dessert you will most likely have the opportunity to meet the host himself, The Beast, in his study before you leave. All in all you will not be disappointed at this fantastic dining opportunity in the Magic Kingdom.
  2. Teppan Edo – As we think at Epcot there are many great table service dining options, but when also factoring in trying to find a unique experience one must mention this fantastic Hibachi style dining experience in the Japan Pavilion of the World Showcase. Teppan Edo is truly a meal that is entertaining and will be enjoyed by every member of the family. The teppanyaki style restaurant is a very unique experience and your personal chefs will always be sure to put on a great show for your family that will include some cool tricks and even some comedy. The ordering experience is slightly different as you are mainly going to choose a meat or vegetable for the chef to prepare for you on the grill right before your eyes. There are some appetizers available and we love the Wafu Ribs, which are cooked on the flat top by the chef as soon as they arrive. When it comes to choosing your main meal they have many options available including filet mignon, chicken, shrimp, or even vegetable options. By this point in your meal the chef is cooking everyone’s entree as well as the noodles and other sides that come with it and before long you are enjoying a fantastic meal in a great location. The desserts are not the star of this restaurant but some of the choices are not to be missed. We enjoy both the Chocolate Ginger Cake and the Green Tea Cheesecake as both are very good despite their unique combinations of flavors.
  3. Biergarten – When it comes to unique experiences they are all around Epcot’s World Showcase, but one of the best is Biergarten in the Germany Pavilion. From the moment you walk in you feel as though you have walked right into a small German village and no detail is missed, including the moon rising into the sky over the housetops. In addition to the fantastic theming Disney takes it a step further and a live band will entertain at various times during dinner and guests are even invited to partake in the entertainment on the dance floor by the stage. Another favorite experience in this restaurant is the great assortment of traditional, German beers that are available from your server. The food is served from a buffet and you will certainly not leave this place hungry when the meal is over. There are a multitude of appetizer type options including salads , soups, various pickles, macaroni salad, and other traditional German dishes such as one of our favorites the Warm German Potato Salad. Then the hot buffet has many other great German dishes including multiple flavors of German sausages and bratwursts, Pork Shank Gratin and Braised Pork Schnitzel. In addition to all of these options there are many dessert options with the Bavarian Cheesecake being the traditional German headliner. When considering the great food, drink, atmosphere, and entertainment Biergarten is a restaurant not to be missed at Disney World.
  4. Sci Fi Diner – One of the most unique dining experiences in all of Disney World is the Sci-Fi Diner at Hollywood Studios. When you walk in you realize you are going to dine somewhere you probably never thought you would, in a car at a drive in movie from years past. The “cars” in the dining room will serve as your table for the evening and you will be entertained by movie flicks on the large “drive-in movie screen” at the front of the room. The food here is certainly not on the level of a fine dining establishment, but it is very good in it’s own right, and is relatively low priced when compared to other table service restaurants. The Chicken Wings appetizer with a Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce is particularly good and a great way to start the meal off. We have found the best entrees on this menu are relatively simple, but are done well. The Sci-Fi Specialty Burger, with swiss cheese, pulled pork, and sriracha BBQ sauce is a guest favorite. Other favorites are the BBQ Ribs or the Reuben sandwich. When it comes down to it the food is good and the atmosphere is very unique and entertaining, making this a table service meal that we think you should not miss when going to Disney World.
  5. Via Napoli – When people talk about pizza at Disney World the discussion usually doesn’t have many options for good pizza, but then the discussion probably turns to the one place that has fantastic, authentic, Italian pizza and that is at Via Napoli in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion. From the moment you walk in the door at Via Napoli you feel as though you are in an Italian Pizzeria complete with the large ovens and open kitchen where you can smell the fantastic pizza’s already being made. We have also found the servers at this restaurant to be among the best and most friendly on Disney property and they will go out of the way to make sure you enjoy your meal. Even though the pizza is the star here there are some noteworthy appetizers that will get your meal off to a great start. Our favorite appetizer is the Arancini, which is fried risotto balls filled with mozzarella and topped with marinara sauce. It is cooked perfectly and a great starter. After this you will be ready for a fantastic pizza from the ovens. Many people are partial to the Quattro Formaggi, which includes four different cheeses. Of course we love many of the other signature “pies” such as the spicy Piccante, but you really cannot go wrong with any of the pizza’s on the menu. If you love pizza, and most people do, this is a place you should not miss when traveling to Disney World.

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Garden Grill Dinner Review

From the moment you walk into the Land Pavilion at Epcot one is hit with the smell of the fresh food being prepared both at Sunshine Seasons and Garden Grill and it is one of my favorite smells on property. The entire sustainability theme in this pavilion where they use food that is grown and prepared right there at Epcot make the experience just that much better.

For our dinner at Garden Grill we were really looking forward to the characters with a three year old boy in tow. There is no shortage of experiences and meals geared towards girls and princesses at Disney World, but this is actually one of those meals that I think are great for boys. And after this experience I would continue to hold that viewpoint, although this restaurant is just a really great experience for all ages of boys and girls…and adults alike!

Garden Grill started off on the right foot as we had a 5:15 reservation and were seated at 5:20, which was excellent compared to some other experiences on this trip. The service was fantastic during this meal as our server, Janelle was a real treat! They even had our table set up in neat fashion when we arrived.

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Like I mentioned earlier we had our three year old son with us and were trying to take care of character interaction so we missed a few food pictures. They started us off with their salad which was good and we appreciated that it had hard boiled egg and real bacon on it, although the dressing was pretty bland in our opinion, but along with the salad they served some dinner rolls with this tasty honey butter with sea salt on the top. Those really hit the spot.

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As we were eating we were able to have great character interactions with Mickey, Pluto, Chip, & Dale. We even got to see Mickey and Pluto twice during our meal and I don’t think we were there for much over an hour. All of the characters spent plenty of time with us and took some great pictures with our son. The fact that we saw Mickey & Pluto twice and we weren’t there that long tells me the number of tables in this restaurant actually allows them to move around in a decent amount of time without sacrificing the amount of time they spend at each table.

Next up came our entree plate which looked like this.

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We enjoyed all of the meats overall. The beef was my favorite as it was cooked very well, was nice and tender, and had the perfect seasoning. The turkey was good, I’m just not a big fan of turkey in general, but my wife enjoyed it a lot. Finally, the fish was cooked well and was tasty, but I felt the sauce on the top was slightly overpowering to the fish. That may have just been personal taste or just the person preparing the food got a little generous, but anyway I could have done with a little less of the sauce.

For the sides the big winner was the mashed potatoes, they were fantastic. They were creamy and seasoned well and all three of us loved them so much we had to have them bring some more. The other plate of sides they brought also had some very tasty options on it.

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I’m not sure if everyone gets the macaroni and cheese or if we did just because we had a child with us. Anyway the macaroni and cheese was a big winner with all of us as it was actually really good and not just made for the kids. The broccoli was also good, although not seasoned very much if at all. Finally, we enjoyed the addition of the sweet potato fries, again we may have only gotten these because we had a kid with us.

Now, after all of that food we were ready for dessert and the Garden Grill knows how to do dessert.

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The cobbler that they served us was awesome! It had many different types of berries inside and the crumb and nut topping was done perfectly and the proportions were right on. This was the fantastic ending to a great meal with great characters. One of the biggest wins of this meal is the fact that it is served family style. So many Disney character meals are buffets so when you have kids you have the constant juggling of taking care of your kids, getting your food, getting your kids food, making sure you kids eat, trying to eat yourself, and in the midst of all that you have to handle meeting the characters. With this meal at Garden Grill you never have to leave your table so the character meets are much less stressful and the food is brought to you hot an ready and if you need more all you have to do is ask.

Overall this was a fantastic meal with good food, great character interactions and great service. This meal is expensive, but that is the norm for character meals at Disney World. The adult price ranges from $37.97 to $44.72 depending on the time of year and the child price ranges from $$19.10 to $24.99. Tax is included in those prices, but gratuity is not. This meal is also one credit on the dining plan and they do accept Tables in Wonderland for a 20% discount.

Have you been to Garden Grill? Let us know your thoughts below!

Major Changes to the Disney Dining Plan in 2017

Crystal Palace SignWhen Disney released package reservations for 2017 a few days ago that mean they were also releasing some details of the dining plan and there is a fairly major change coming. For several years now all meals, both quick service and table service have included 1 entree, 1 non-alcoholic drink, and 1 dessert. In 2017 there will be no dessert included with quick service meals, but guests will receive an extra snack each day of their plan. This change affects both the quick service dining plan and the table service plan. For table service meals a dessert is still included. See the full details of the 2017 plan below:

2017 Quick Service Dining Plan

  • 2 Quick Service Meals (Include an entree and a non-alcoholic drink)
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Resort Refillable Mug per person

2017 Disney Dining Plan

  • 1 Quick Service Meal (Include an entree and a non-alcoholic drink)
  • 1 Table Service Meal (Includes an entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic drink or full meal at buffet)
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Resort Refillable Mug per person

2017 Deluxe Disney Dining Plan

  • 3 Meals – Meal can be either quick service or table service (Table Service meals on the Deluxe Plan includes an appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage)
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Resort Refillable Mug per person

You can find the full details on the 2017 Dining Plan by visiting that section of the Disney website HERE. Keep in mind not all restaurants may be included on the list yet, but most will continue to be added as we get closer to 2017. Many restaurants on property are not directly owned and/or operated by Disney so it take a little longer to negotiate the dining plan contracts. Leave a comment below if you have any questions on the 2017 plan and we’ll do our best to get an answer.

Top Five Quick Service Food Items at Animal Kingdom – Episode 9

In this week’s episode, for June 20, 2016 we will be continuing our series on top quick service menu items in the parks as we visit Animal Kingdom.

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Understanding All of the Important Reservation Dates

Trip Planning Tuesday CastleAs you begin the planning of your Disney World vacation there are several important dates that you need to be aware of. We recommend booking your resort package or room only reservation as far in advance as you can. Having a reservation on the books will give you a way to make dining reservations in advance of the general public, which can be a big advantage with those hard to get reservations. Also, it is important to remember just because you are booked into a certain package does not mean you cannot get a discount if one is released. If a package discount or room only discount is released after you have booked your trip you just need to call Disney or your travel agent and the discount can be applied, which means the price of your trip will go down! Awesome! Now, once you have the initial reservation made here are a few important dates you need to be aware of moving forward.

  • 180 Days in Advance – Dining reservations open 180 days prior to a certain date, and since the Dining plan came about many years ago it is important to make most of these reservations as many of them fill up and the times you want may not be available if you wait until later. Now, for the big perk of already having a reservation. You should have your reservation linked on your Disney account and when your 180 day mark comes about you should be able to book dining reservations not just for the first day of your trip, but for the next 10 days, so really you can book up to 190 days, which gives you a jump on when off-site guests can book. This can be a huge advantage, especially for those hard to get reservations like Be Our Guest, Cinderella’s Royal Table, or many of the character meals. Now, if you are staying off-site you will have to book your reservations for each day, 180 days in advance. So it does involve getting up early to get online or on the phone to make those reservations. This is a great reason to use a travel agent, because most Disney travel agents should help make dining reservations for you, at no cost, and you can keep sleeping. Of course our sponsor, Big Dreams Travel, is one of those agencies. Online dining reservations change to the next day at 6 AM EST, every morning, while the phone lines open at 7 AM EST (407-WDW-DINE). It is also important to note that many other things, such as the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and other services like that open at 180 days as well. You can also make recreation reservations 180 days in advance for things such as watercraft, evening fireworks cruises, fishing trips, or other things. Call 407-WDW-PLAY for recreation reservations.
  • 60 Days in Advance – If you are staying on-site the 60 day mark is important for two reasons. First, you need to be prepared by this day to make your FP+ reservations. Online FP+ reservations open at midnight EST 60 days in advance of your trip. Again, most Disney travel agents will help you make these plans and reservations. You should also have a rough set of touring plans ready to go for each day and have ideal FP+ times ready to book. Keep in mind you must have park tickets and a valid resort reservation linked to your Disney account to make these reservations at the 60 day mark. The second thing you can do on this day if you are a resort guest is check in online for your resort. You can view our post on 5 Things to Know About Checking In and Out to get more information on this process.
  • 30 Days in Advance – There are two important things happening at this stage of trip planning. First, if you are staying on side and have a vacation package reservation (hotel and park tickets) your final payment will be due at this time. So make sure you get this paid or have made arrangements with your travel agent. The other main thing to do on this date is if you are staying off-site this is your FP+ reservation date. Remember, you must have park tickets linked to your Disney account. Online FP+ reservations open at midnight EST 30 days in advance of your trip.
  • 90 Days in Advance – Disney golf courses open their reservations for tee times 90 days in advance. Call 407-WDW-PLAY for reservations. You can also visit the website at www.golfwdw.com.
  • 365 Days in Advance – We did want to mention one thing that opens to book one year in advance and that is golf cart rentals if you are staying at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. Call the bike barn at 407-824-2742 for reservations.

Let us know if you have any question in the comments section below.

Top Five Quick Service Food Items at Epcot – Episode 7

cropped-NEW-Icon-Edit-A.jpgIn this week’s episode, for March 7, 2016, we are continuing our series of top quick service food items at Disney World and we will be visiting Epcot.

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Top Five Quick Service Food Items at Magic Kingdom – Episode 5

cropped-NEW-Icon-Edit-A.jpgIn this week’s episode, for February 22, 2016, Jon and Lysa will be starting a new series highlighting our top five quick service food items at Disney World. In this edition we will focus on the Magic Kingdom.

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The Basics of the Disney Dining Plan

Steak at YachtsmanOnce you have decided on a resort and park tickets you need to decide if you want to add the Disney Dining Plan to your package. Remember, the dining plan can only be added if staying on-site in a Disney resort. The Disney Dining Plan, as described by Disney “offers you a convenient and affordable way to enjoy snacks and meals throughout the Walt Disney World resort, including those located in the Downtown Disney area”. The two key words in that statement are “convenient” and “affordable”. We will look at each of those factors and give you a brief overview of each of the different types of dining plans available at Disney World.

The Dining Plan is Affordable
Disney used to advertise really hard that the Dining plan would save you money, sometimes up to 20% on your dining. Well in recent years the cost of the dining plan has gone up and the price of food has not increased as much so that savings is pretty negligible now. Now, the dining plan usually doesn’t cost you more money, so it is affordable, but you do need to be aware of what you are getting and “paying for” upfront. Every meal on the dining plan includes a dessert and drink for every member of your family. So, if everyone doesn’t eat dessert with each meal or drink something other than water with each meal you are paying for something you might not use otherwise. Now, there are certainly creative ways to use those desserts and beverages, such as taking a pre-packaged dessert and using it as a snack later on in the day. So, it may not be a total loss, but you certainly need to decide if the eating habits of your family will make the dining plan beneficial or not.

The Dining Plan is Convenient
This is probably the biggest positive for most of the people who love using the dining plan. The convenience of having the dining for your entire trip paid for in advance is something a lot of people like. It gives you a nice peace of mind that you aren’t going to go home with hundreds of dollars in credit card charges. It also gives you peace of mind that your family will have plenty of food as the dining plan is notorious for always including more than enough to feed any family. The convenience of the plan is certainly the top reason we would recommend you to add the dining plan to your package.

How the Dining Plan Credits Work
The Disney Dining Plan includes credits for each night of your trip in different meal/snack types. For instance, if you are on a 6 night trip on the regular dining plan each member of your family will get 6 table service credits, 6 quick service credits, and 6 snacks. You are not limited to one of each type each day, instead you would simply have a bank of everyone’s credits in your party and you get to use them however you want. So if you want to split a meal that is do-able and then you can use the other meal at another time. Also, all dining plans include a resort refillable mug for each person that can be refilled at certain locations in your resort hotel.

Disney Dining Plan
The Disney Dining Plan includes each of the following for each night of your hotel stay.

  • 1 Table Service Meal Per Person – Includes 1 entree, 1 dessert (lunch or dinner only), and 1 non-alcoholic beverage –OR– 1 Full Buffet
  • 1 Quick Service Meal Per Person – Includes 1 entree or combo meal, 1 dessert (lunch or dinner only), and 1 non-alcoholic beverage
  • 1 Snack (Indicated by the snack symbol on boards at quick service locations)

Deluxe Disney Dining Plan
The Deluxe Disney Dining Plan includes 3 meal per person for each night of your hotel stay and 2 snacks per person per day. The meals for each day can be any combination of the following:

  • Table Service Meal – Includes 1 appetizer (lunch or dinner only), 1 entree, 1 dessert (lunch or dinner only), and 1 non-alcoholic beverage –OR– 1 Full Buffet
  • Quick Service Meal – Includes 1 entree or combo meal, 1 dessert (lunch or dinner only), and 1 non-alcoholic beverage

Quick Service Disney Dining Plan
The Quick Service Disney Dining Plan includes each of the following for each night of your hotel stay.

  • 2 Quick Service Meals Per Person – Includes 1 entree or combo meal, 1 dessert (lunch or dinner only), and 1 non-alcoholic beverage
  • 1 Snack (Indicated by the snack symbol on boards at quick service locations)

Let us know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below and we’ll be back to help you as soon as we can.

Kona Cafe Breakfast Review

For today’s Saturday Review article we are visiting one of the most popular breakfast spots at Disney World, Kona Cafe, at the Polynesian Village Resort. We were seated rather quickly once we checked in and were greeted by our server who quickly had our table filled with coffee, milk, and water. The service was adequate during the meal, although not something that was extremely memorable to us.

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We ordered two main entrees, the infamous Tonga Toast and the Big Kahuna. First, the tonga toast was fantastic. It was cooked very well and the filling was divine. The strawberry compote that accompanies this dish had mixed reviews. I loved it and thought it was a fantastic addition to the banana flavor of the tost. My wife on the other hand was not a huge fan of the compote saying it had too strong of a flavor for her. She used regular maple syrup and loved it on her part of the Tonga Toast.

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The Big Kahuna, just as it sounds, provides a large quantity and selection of items. The Pineapple Macadamia Nut Pancakes were what I really wanted to try and they did not disappoint. I felt the amount of pineapple on the top was a little over the top as I just like a little bit with each bite, but overall it is a really nice dish. The potatoes that come with this dish were cooked perfectly and had great flavor. Finally, the different meats on the plate were also cooked well and tasted to be of good quality.

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We also decided on the Donald’s Breakfast kids meal for the little one in the family and he loved it. He seemed to really enjoy the eggs and he ended up eating almost all of the cinnamon toast.

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I will also say the coffee was excellent, although I did not splurge for the press pot as my wife is not much of the coffee drinker. As you can see in the first picture above she is more of a cream drinker! Overall, we loved our first ever breakfast at Kona Cafe and will definitely be back.