Crystal Palace
  • On Jul 18, 2022
    Darren from London Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I was told that Crystal Palace opens for character dining on the 20th but I’ve also been told that reservations for the 20th onwards haven’t opened yet even though it’s into the 60 day booking window. Any advice on this?

    Hi Darren,

    Thank you for making planDisney part of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation-planning team. My teammate Jane recently had some practically perfect tips to share about making advance dining reservations for The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom Park. I was so excited when the Disney Parks Blog announced that character dining is returning to this restaurant beginning September 20. The Crystal Palace was my children's first character dining experience and I'll never forget the look on my infant son's face when he first laid eyes on Winnie the Pooh. Now that our favorite characters are back giving hugs and signing autographs, The Crystal Palace is the perfect place to satisfy the rumbly in your tumbly. 

    Character dining experiences are extremely popular and tend to book up quickly. As Jane shared, if you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you can make advance dining reservations for the duration of your stay (up to 10 days) 60 days before your arrival day. For example, if you are checking into a Disney Resort Hotel on September 14 and staying until September 21, you're eligible to make a September 20 reservation for The Crystal Palace now! All other Guests may make reservations for September 20 exactly 60 days in advance, which is this Friday, July 22. My best tip for securing a coveted character dining reservation at The Crystal Palace is to be logged into your My Disney Experience account on the restaurant webpage by 5:45 a.m. EST (11:45 a.m. BST) on your first morning of eligibility. Click "Check Availability" to make a reservation. You may need to refresh the page a few times before the 60-day availability appears, which is usually by 6:00 a.m. EST.

    If you are unable to secure a reservation 60 days in advance, Darren, I encourage you to just keep checking. Dining availability changes in real-time as Guests constantly reimagine their park days. On the day of your desired reservation, you can also join the mobile walk-up list using the My Disney Experience mobile app (subject to availability). Just last week the mobile walk-up list feature enabled me to have breakfast with Mickey Mouse at Topolino's Terrace for my birthday. Dreams do come true!

    If you have any other Tiggerific trip-planning questions, Darren, you know where to find us!

    Plan magic; planDisney.

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