Crystal Palace
  • On Sep 23, 2022
    Clarice nicole from Singapore Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I bring other disney food/snacks into table service restaurants? I booked a Crystal Palace breakfast on my MK day but I also want to get the giant mickey waffle for a photo op in front of the castle, though I don't want to waste the food either.

    Hiya Clarice Nicole - welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks so much for stopping by with your food question - it's one of my favorite topics to answer questions about! I can definitely relate to your situation. There are just too many delicious treats to experience during a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    While I'm unable to locate any specific policies, I can say from my own experiences that this has sometimes been allowed when I've asked, and a couple of isolated times I was told it was not permitted. The only instances when I've had trouble have been when I've taken to-go food I've purchased elsewhere to a Lounge location that also had food options and servers. It makes sense - this isn't fair to the servers who are essentially provided service, but might not be tipped accordingly because you purchased the food elsewhere. With The Crystal Palace currently operating as a buffet with a set price, that wouldn't be an issue here.

    Here's how I view it, and of course, you may have different experiences ... If it's for a specific reason (e.g., to help out a picky eater in the crew), and doesn't mean you'll be ordering less food from your table service restaurant, while not encouraged, I wouldn't expect to have any issues.

    When you arrive for your magical day at Magic Kingdom Park, I suggest waltzing over to The Crystal Palace and speaking to a Cast Member at the host stand before your reservation. They can help you make the most of your time at breakfast and also meet your waffle photography goals. For example, they may request that you keep the food items not from The Crystal Palace in to-go boxes so other Guests don't assume that those items are available at The Crystal Palace, which could cause some confusion.

    I hope this helps - please swing by with any additional questions as you continue planning!

    Ryan J.
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