Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Restaurants
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-31-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
harrington_67
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6

1900 Park Fare or Crystal Palace Dinner Buffet?

Our family will be traveling to Disney this summer. We are debating between 1900 Park Fare or Crystal Palace for Dinner. If you had one choice for Dinner, which choice would you make and why? Thanks for taking the time to post
harrington_67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 03:38 PM   #2
ncmickeyluvr
darn. I really like being right...maybe next time
What? You don't think shivering is exercise?
 
ncmickeyluvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,731

1900 Park Fare for the character at dinner...step sisters are a HOOT.
Crystal palace for the food.
__________________
Me , DH41 , DD13, DS11 and baby makes 5....coming January 2013!


Baby's First Birthday trip at Pop January 2014
Quick trip to Pop Century! October 2012
Port Orleans French Quarter November 2011 DD's 12th Birthday and first MVMCP!
Port Orleans French Quarter September 2010
Port Orleans French Quarter September 2009 Bounceback w/ Free Dining!
Port Orleans French Quarter October 2008
All Star Music November 2006
ncmickeyluvr is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-31-2009, 03:41 PM   #3
let'sgo
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,141

1900 Park Fare!! We had SOOOO much fun there. Make sure that you talk with the step sisters.
let'sgo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
Mom loves Disney
DIS Veteran
 
Mom loves Disney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 604

Crystal Palace for the food. If you just want character interaction then 1900 Park Fare, but last week the food was not as good as it was before. We were in general disappointed in the food everywhere except LeCellier and Beaches and Cream. I hope you have better luck!!
__________________
All Star Music Oct. 2005 Beach Club Oct 2012
All Star Movies Oct. 2006 WL Dec. 2012
Wilderness Lodge March 2007 CSR Aug. 2013
Wilderness Lodge Dec. 2007 Boardwalk March 2014
All Star Music June 2008
Wilderness Lodge Dec. 2008
CSR Dec. 2009
CSR Dec. 2011
Pop Century April 2012
Mom loves Disney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 03:50 PM   #5
goofypete
Earning My Ears
 
goofypete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 10

I vote for the Crystal Palace
goofypete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 05:14 PM   #6
mom2val
Can't wait to go back
 
mom2val's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: usa
Posts: 1,449

We had dinner at both 2 weeks ago. I'd vote for Crystal Palace. The food was much better. Who doesn't love Pooh? Also you don't have to leave the park.

Park Fair was just okay. We went in 2005 and loved it. This time Cinderella and the Prince flew by our table. I barely had time to snap 1 picture. The Step Mom and Sisters as everyone has said are great.
__________________
2005 CBR, 2008 AKL, 2009 Pop, 2010 POFQ, 2011 Pop, 2012 DCL Magic, 2013 DCL Wonder
mom2val is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 07:43 PM   #7
wvdislover
DIS Veteran
 
wvdislover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cross Lanes, WV
Posts: 1,364

We did both on our last trip, and enjoyed the food at both. It was our first trip to 1900 Park Fare...as PP said, the step-sisters were a hoot! We've always enjoyed going to Crystal Palace, and the family didn't want to skip it this year. However, when we got there, the place was packed! I had made my ADR's at 90 days out (it's back to 180 now), at 7am in the morning, so I'd get the time I wanted. I had it scheduled so we could eat, watch Spectromagic, and then see Wishes. It took us over an hour past our ADR time to get seated (not a good thing with a hungry, tired autistic child!). I wouldn't mind so much if they were just running behind, but instead, they were seating people who walked up with no ADR's! We're talking about several families who did this, not just a few. As I was standing there trying to find out how long it would take us to get seated, several people were able to walk up and "put there name on the list." If you're THAT busy, turn people away, just like the other restaurants do!!! Needless to say, Spectromagic started while we were still eating, and autistic DD started getting really anxious about us seeing the parade, as she knows it's one of my favorite things to do, and I had to leave without eating the dessert I had just gotten, so she'd calm down. We couldn't even stay for Wishes, b/c DD had gotten too stressed out over dinner and the parade, and needed to go back to the resort to "chill out." I will have to think twice before scheduling CP for and ADR next time. I was quite disappointed in the customer service we received. The staff was apologetic, yet they continued to seat people who had no ADR's...very frustrating!
__________________
July '89--Fort Wilderness; Feb '93--Dolphin, POR; Feb '95--Marriott World Center; Feb '97--Marriott World Center, POR; Feb '99--Marriott World Center; April '02--AS Movies; Feb '03--Gaylord Palms, Hard Rock Hotel; Feb '04--Dolphin, Hotel at Florida Mall; Feb '06--POR, Dolphin; June '06--POP; Sept '07--AKL (a dream come true!!!); Feb '08--Coronado Springs Resort/Marriott World Center; Sept '08--Beach Club/Disney Wonder (our first Disney Cruise!!!); Feb '09--Disneyland; Sept '09--Beach Club; Sept '10--Beach Club (3D Travel's Ultimate Field Trip); Sept '11--All-Star Music Family Suites (3D Travel's Ultimate Field Trip); Sept '12--Art of Animation (3D Travel's Ultimate Field Trip for Homeschoolers)
wvdislover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 10:36 PM   #8
mickey2minnie1
DIS Veteran
 
mickey2minnie1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,713

We enjoyed the whole package at 1900 Park Fare. It was great all the way around. We still talk about it!
__________________
Mar 2014 3 nights OKW
June 2013 6 nights Reunion/5 nights Poly GVCL
Nov/Dec 2010 5 nights at the Poly with my 3 children
June 2010 3 nights at the Poly w/ DH
Oct/Nov 2009 8 nights at the Poly GVCL
Oct/Nov 2007 9 nights at the Poly

Me DH DS 16 DS 13 DD 11 Sebastian 5
mickey2minnie1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 08:05 AM   #9
perkinsrose
DIS Veteran
 
perkinsrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Left of Center
Posts: 1,029

Stepmother is nasty! Truly stays in character! We have some great pictures of the stepsisters but stepmom really spooked DD who was under 7 at the time!

We LOVE Crystal Palace. Soo sad in refurb this trip. Normally, we can't miss Pooh & friends and lunch there every trip. We were even going to do breakfast AND lunch this time until we realized they were closed!

Floridian dinner is great though for those that need a Cinderella fix and don't want to use up 2 dining credits on Cinderella's RoyalTable and/or can't get ADRs there...
__________________

WDW (offsite) late 70s, DL (offsite) early 80s, WDW (offsite) mid 80s
Contemporary Jan 2006
All-Star Sports Feb 2007
All-Star Sports Feb 2008
Polynesian ! Feb 2009 Buy4getFree!
Beach Club Jan 2010 Buy4getFree!
POFQ Jan 2011
Beach Club July 2012
Beach Club June 2013
perkinsrose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 08:21 AM   #10
djblu883
DIS Veteran
 
djblu883's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tuscaloosa,Alabama
Posts: 2,208

Talking 1900 Park Fare vs Crystal Palace

Our family with 4 year old included perferred 1900 Park Fare for both the food and character interaction. Pooh is fun but the Step Sisters can't be beat. BTW we had breakfast there too and the Mad Hatter was awesome!!!
__________________
missing this season at Disney...my new DGD will be arriving this fall so skipping this year....may try to sneak off this winter for a short trip lol
djblu883 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 12:25 PM   #11
MinnieForMe
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,687

We actually liked the food better at 1900 Fare. All around it was a great experience. We dressed up and had pictures taken outside the Floridian (don't know if the photopass photographers still do this).

I told my 10 year old son to kiss Cinderellas hand and she swooned over him. When it came time for a waltz, she came over and picked him. He was mortified but we got some great pictures and he really was a good sport about it.

Either way, you won't be disappointed.
__________________
Michelle

2000 - Dixie Landings
2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 at the Sheraton Vistana and Cypress Palms.

Took a break from Disney for Grand Cayman 2013.

2014- Florida and Aruba

I need to remind myself often to: "Enjoy life. To remember that life is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fastpass. Make the most of everyday and enjoy the ride!"
MinnieForMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 08:32 AM   #12
MickeyNicki
It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out as a big Boma eater
 
MickeyNicki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Naples Florida
Posts: 21,464

If I had to choose I would say CP but I dont like how salty the food has become and the noise level is insane. We will never set foot back in 1900 PF even though Cinderella and group are a blast, the food is just gross.
MickeyNicki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 08:40 AM   #13
Chelley00
DIS Veteran
 
Chelley00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,788

We went to Crystal Palace and 1900 both in November. I was disappointed in Park Fare. The stepsisters didn't make a fuss or anything over anyone in our section. It was truely boring. The food was good, but we liked the food better at Crystal Palace.

Just be prepared if you go to Park Fare for the stepsisters, you may not get "fun" ones.
__________________
Chelley00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 10:22 AM   #14
disneymath
DIS Veteran
 
disneymath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,301

Question Scary Stepmom???

OP ... we love CP and plan to go back on our upcoming trip this August. (It will be our third time for dinner.) We're also thinking about 1900 Park Fare, but a few of the comment here now have me second guessing ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by perkinsrose View Post
Stepmother is nasty! Truly stays in character! We have some great pictures of the stepsisters but stepmom really spooked DD who was under 7 at the time!
Can you be a bit more specific about what the Stepmom did that spooked your DD. The last thing we would want is for one of the boys (who will be 3 years old and 16 months old) to get spooked.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chelley00 View Post
We went to Crystal Palace and 1900 both in November. I was disappointed in Park Fare. The stepsisters didn't make a fuss or anything over anyone in our section. It was truely boring. The food was good, but we liked the food better at Crystal Palace.

Just be prepared if you go to Park Fare for the stepsisters, you may not get "fun" ones.
By "fun" did you mean "interactive" or "nice"? Because, not interactive would be a bummer, but not nice would not be good.
__________________
Offsite - 1986, 1991, CBR Aug 1989, ASMo Aug 2003, WL Aug 2006, ASMu (FS) Dec 2007, AKL Aug 2008, CSR Aug 2009, BLT Aug 2010 DVC BLT since September 2010
DCL & ABD Alaskan Wonders Aug 2011, BLT (1st Trip Home) Dec 2011/Jan 2012, OKW Aug 2012, BLT (first MNSSHP) Oct 2013'


disneymath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 10:28 AM   #15
kdaisy20
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 14

We have not been to CP but 1900PF we went to for both breakfast and dinner about a year ago. Breakfast was great but with dinner we were disappointed with and will probably not go back for awhile. We are looking at going next winter and thinking about trying CP.

The entertainment was excellent for both though.
kdaisy20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1900 park fare, crystal palace, dinner



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did you ever get stuck on a disney park ride? sallyfan Teen Disney 99 03-02-2010 04:57 PM
What's your first dinner? KateMW Disney Restaurants 67 01-02-2010 02:02 PM
SWA Child Fares? Kanga1 Transportation 11 01-01-2010 07:22 PM
Over Charged for Dinner teamstrawley05 Disney Restaurants 6 12-31-2009 08:45 PM
Water Park EMHs? Duckyiam71 Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 5 12-31-2009 07:49 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.