Crystal Palace
  • On Jun 28, 2022
    Angela from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Currently can you dine with a reservation and only order dessert? Also, At Crystal Palace are the characters coming to the tables for hugs and pictures?

    Howdy, Angela! Thanks for stopping by planDisney!

    It looks like the magic begins for your family in just a few days! How exciting! We have so much great news coming at us from the Walt Disney World Resort lately, including the return of my favorite mode of transportation, the Minnie Van Service™! While there are so many fun ways to navigate The Most Magical Place on Earth, this one is every parent's dream! A rideshare service fully equipped with car seats for your little ones, this makes going from Point A to Point B a breeze with our young Mouseketeers!

    I'm glad that you're finalizing some last-minute questions so you can let loose and enjoy your vacation when you arrive. You can certainly utilize an advance dining reservation to just order dessert at many dining locations, though there are some exceptions. The best rule of thumb- if there is a pre-fixe menu, you will be required to pay full price and ordering just dessert is generally not an option. For most other dining locations, you are welcome to order whatever you'd like, including just a sweet treat to end your day! If you're unsure, you can always stop by the restaurant earlier in the day to confirm.

    Angela, Character Dining has not yet returned to The Crystal Palace. Though we're not sure of an exact date, be sure to keep your eye on Disney Parks Blog, where you will likely find all the latest and greatest announcements first. When Winnie the Pooh and friends are back, they'll likely be the ones to tell us! Though characters are not yet available at The Crystal Palace, you'll find them at many other dining locations throughout the parks and resorts. If that is the dining experience you're looking for, you may consider Chef Mickey's, Tusker House Restaurant or Hollywood & Vine!

    I'm sure there is plenty of pixie dust in store for your stay!

    Have a magical day,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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