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  • On Aug 9, 2023
    John from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have anxiety so I just want to be sure. Do I have to prepay for a reservation at the Crystal Palace resturaunt? Or would I just provide my info and get charged upon arrival?

    Greetings, John.

    Hip hip hooray, I'm so glad you stopped by planDisney today! It's always wonderful to see another Disney friend around the Hundred Acre Wood, so welcome back!

    When there’s a rumbly in your tumbly, there’s no better place to be than The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom Park. The smorgasbord of delectable dishes on the buffet is enough to satisfy even the greatest of hunger, the view of Cinderella Castle is pretty spectacular, and the service is great. Plus, you can’t beat meeting Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet. It’s one of my family’s go-to restaurants on our Disney vacations, and I know you’ll love it too.

    While you do need to provide an active credit or debit card at the time of booking a reservation, your card will not be charged for your meal. In other words, you do not need to prepay for a meal at The Crystal Palace at this time. Your card is used as a placeholder of sorts. If you don’t show up for your reservation, your card will be charged a no-show fee in accordance with the dining cancellation policy. You will be able to pay for your meal after you finish eating.

    As you dine, the characters will come around to your table. If you miss a meet-and-greet with one of them while you are fixing your plate or for any other reason, just let your server know. They’ll make sure you have a chance to get that hug and snap a photo before you leave.

    John, I hope this information helps you breathe a great, big, beautiful sigh of relief. If you think of anything else, please stop by and let us know. We’re all ears and happy to help.

    Until next time,
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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