• On Sep 5, 2021
    Tami from VA 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 you please tell me if people will be serving them self at Boma and Crystal Palace (when it changes over)? Or will someone be stationed at the buffets to place the food on your plate? A few concerns due to Covid.

    It’s always a delight to see you at planDisney, Tami! 

    Thanks for stopping by with your question for us.

    While The Crystal Palace’s buffet experience doesn’t return until September 12th, I am happy to discuss the experience of dining at Boma - Flavors of Africa. Currently, Guests are able to enjoy family-style dining at The Crystal Palace through September 11th. When news broke that the dining experience of Boma - Flavors of Africa would be returning to Walt Disney World Resort, I know many Guests, including myself, were absolutely ecstatic. This restaurant features all-you-care-to-enjoy buffets at both breakfast and dinner, and I have missed the South African dish, Turkey Bobotie, so very much!

    Tami, I completely understand your concern during these uncertain times. Currently, face coverings are required in all restaurants, unless while actively eating or drinking while being stationary. Although the buffet lines at Boma - Flavors of Africa are self serve, Guests are required to wear face coverings while getting their food, and sanitizer dispensers have been placed at the front of the buffet lines for Guests to use.

    While I have returned to the magic several times since Walt Disney World Resort’s phased reopening, I have made it a point to only partake in experiences I feel comfortable with, and I would recommend the same for you. Perhaps you could opt for the first reservation of the day, so you’re among the first Guests to arrive in the lines for food!

    We can’t wait to welcome you back to the magic, Tami! Have an enchanting time.

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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