Located at the far end of Main Street (from the gate;>), The Crystal Palace is Character Buffet that offers up three meals of Disney magic a day
The ambiance is light-filled and garden-like.
and the seating is surprisingly comfortable
The buffet was excellent, in our humble opinions. Everything was VERY fresh, and the vegetarian options were plentiful. We particularly enjoyed the variety of Thai curry dishes available.
The traditional buffet carving station was available as well as the Childrens' corner of "kid favorites"
There was salmon and chicken as well (VERY popular)
My favorite area, though, was the Salad selection... The assortment was fresh and impressively varied, imho
The "sides" area and dessert assortment weren't to shabby, either; >)
Of course, our table wanted the sugar-free version of dessert, and we were brought a lovely plate of soy ice cream and chocolate brownies from the back
While the food was quite yummy,
the main event at the Crystal Palace is the characters
Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger circulate the restaurant for pictures and autographs. It's a great way to visit characters without standing in line; >) Between the good food and great character opportunity - not to mention excellent central location in the park - this restaurant gets VERY busy at meal times. Be prepared to wait OR make your reservations for earlier or later than traditional meal times.