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  • On Dec 29, 2015
    Jodi from MI 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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    it has been years since we have done a character dining which one is better chef mickey's or the crystal palace which one has better food and whats better the breakfast or the lunch or dinner

    Hi Jodi, thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    I have enjoyed my dining experience for every meal at both restaurants where every sitting has been buffet-style. Both restaurants offer a variety for all palettes at every meal. Chef Mickey’s and The Crystal Palace offer Disney Character interaction, and are included on the Disney Dining Plan (1 Table Service credit). I recommend that you make Advanced Dining Reservations through My Disney Experience before your vacation begins, to ensure your optimal seating time, at these highly popular restaurants.

    The Crystal Palace is located inside Magic Kingdom Park (theme park media ticket required), whereas Chef Mickey’s is located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, conveniently located on the Monorail line, with easy access to Magic Kingdom Park. The Disney Characters you’ll see at Chef Mickey’s are Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto, and at The Crystal Palace, you’ll be greeted by Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tiger and Piglet. I just know that you’ll enjoy the food, character interaction and festivities at both restaurants and that you’ll make an informed decision based on your needs and Disney Character preferences.

    May I recommend a delicious, hearty breakfast at The Crystal Palace one day, followed by a festive dinner at Chef Mickey’s another day. Both restaurants are always on my dining agenda on every trip.

    Happy planning and please feel free to ask any other questions.


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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