Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On May 9, 2013
    Daniela Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    If I had to choose the character dinning between Crystal Palace and Tusker House, which one would you suggest?? I have 2 boys, 3 and 6 years old.


    The Crystal Palace may be iconic, and it may be in the Magic Kingdom, but hands down I would pick Tusker House. Here are a few reasons why;

    Better food: Tusker House choices range from classic American buffet foods to African and Indian-inspired options. This mean more variety, and I think the food quality is better too.

    Better characters: Sure, I love Winnie the Pooh. But he has nothing on Mickey and friends!

    Better ambiance: The exotic theming is just cool. It really transports you to a different continent.

    Better noise level: Let's not kid ourselves. These are both loud restaurants. But the greater number of separated rooms at Tusker House can make it a bit less deafening.

    Better waiting area: People seem piled on top of each other at the entry way of Crystal Palace, whereas the covered outdoor waiting area at Tusker House is comparably expansive.

    BOTTOM LINE: It is not even close. Tusker House wins hands down.

    Write me back if you have more questions!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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