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Character Dining Restaurants

1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ham” (2 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
“crystal palace” (23 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our eight family members had dinner at the Crystal Palace character buffet. We were seated at a large corner table and our waiter was there immediately to take our drink orders. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety of buffet items. Everything was...More

Thank crocHuntress
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate at both the Tusker House in Animal Kingdom and the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom. Each had very good buffet style food and the thrill of characters that visit the tables. At Tusker it was Mickey, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy in jungle garb....More

Thank Rich O
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Three of us was over 150 dollars. That is just crazy. Service was average because it was crazy busy. Feel sorry at times for the staff. Cost wasn't worth it to me.

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

11 of us did the Breakfast Character Dining Experience at the Boardwalk resort. Disappointing in the number of characters that were present, mainly Donald Duck, Goofy and Minnie Mouse, but the buffet was excellent. The cost is rather high, but you pay to see the...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Garden Grill Restaurant at EPCOT's the Land is a character dinning experience. The food was good and is served family style. Taking pictures with the characters was fun. But, just like most Disney World Character dinning, it is expensive..

Thank Jofrazz1
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Do not do a late dinner on a Disney trip! We made reservations months in advance for the only time available, 9:15 PM. We did not see a drink until 10:00 on a very hot day. We ordered staters and were promised bread, which was...More

Thank Ed U
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Garden Grill is a nice place to bring your family. The meals are served family style and you can get more of anything you like. Pork, Ham, Catfish, Mashed Potatoes, And loads of other things are served. You pick up the plate, take what...More

Thank jamesmT30JO
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We had my daughter's 30th birthday lunch here. The food was great, many different choices, and plenty to be had. The characters were great, good photo ops. They are accommodating of wheelchairs and the staff is outstanding. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Laura Ann Veron... C
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Booked as a treat for my children. Blown away by quality of service and food. My husband has to have a gluten free diet and this was met by the chef speaking to him personally and then preparing him his own gluten free bakery food,...More

Thank Nisajane46
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Unless you have young kids for a character meal and want to spend a lot on average food I would not recommend

Thank John B
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29 February 2016|
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Response from nancy u | Reviewed this property |
You can still try to book a character breakfast. perhaps you can put your name in for a cancellation. It would be nice to find out what your granddaughters' favorite Disney character is. My grandson loves Jake and so we... More
17 February 2016|
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Response from Jofrazz1 | Reviewed this property |
Stay away from character dining, not worth the expense.
26 October 2015|
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Response from fershnickity | Reviewed this property |
Christmas week is THE busiest week at Disney World. Honestly, get to the park as early as you can to be the least stressed out. However, don't stress being exactly on time to your dining appointment as they cast members... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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