Crystal Palace
  • On May 4, 2022
    Gregory from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Any news on when they will return The Winnie the Pooh characters to the Crystal Palace restaurant? It has been a family tradition dine there.

    Greetings, Gregory!

    Welcome to planDisney! This is such a great question. A visit to The Crystal Palace is also a tradition of my Ohana. We have dined at this Guest favorite location on all of our magical adventures. When this location was not an option on our most recent visit, we were as sad as Eeyore when he is missing his tail. Some of my favorite family photos are complete with Piglet or Tigger, so I too am excited about the long-anticipated return! 

    Disney Parks Blog recently announced the return of traditional Character Greetings. This may have been one of the most exciting Disney announcements in 2022! At least, that is my personal opinion. A hug from your favorite pal or an autograph to take home and cherish is one of the best parts of a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth. Hugging Olaf on my most recent trip to the parks was definitely one of the highlights. Oh, bother! At this time there is not an official date for the return of the Hundred-Acre Woods crew to this splendid dining spot. I am hoping to see them back real soon! It is worth mentioning that the dining has returned to its prior all you care to enjoy experience and is still absolutely worth making a reservation for your family. Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all of the latest updates on returning characters, attraction opening dates, and new experiences making their way to the parks. While we wait for our furry friends to return to The Crystal Palace, you can still see them in Magic Kingdom Park. Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Eyore, and the silly old bear himself, Winne The Pooh can be seen greeting friends from a trolley car as they make their way down Main Street U.S.A.. 

    I know this isn't the news you were hoping to hear. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that our friends return before your trip! If you are looking to enjoy character dining during your stay there are several options that are offering a visit from friends to your table. While these locations may not be a family tradition (yet), they offer great food and fun interactions! You can easily create a lifetime of memories at any of these delightful dining locations.

    I hope that your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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