The Crystal Palace is a beautiful, light and airy restaurant, inspired by the Victorian greenhouses of the 1800s, and it’s the favourite hangout of Winnie the Pooh and friends. The food is served buffet style, and there is every single type of breakfast food imaginable in there to satisfy grumbly morning tummies. It smells divine and looks SO good…and had I not had morning sickness and jetlag, and had I not had to chase Lyoto around the restaurant as he joined in the friendship day parade for the fifth time instead of sitting and having the slightest interest in the food there besides the grapes, I would have enjoyed eating it.
As it was, I felt sickity-sick, and after all of the delays, we had less than twenty minutes to eat before we needed to scoot back down to the Town Hall for our Family Magic Tour. I sent Dadda to the buffet to fill up and Jensen enjoyed a table to himself with chocolate milk and Mickey waffles whilst Lyoto popped grapes into his mouth and attempted escape every twenty seconds.
That being said, it was beyond wonderful. Of all the characters that visited our table, Tigger was hands down their favourite. The first furry friend they met, and boy was he bouncy. Lyoto recognised a kindred spirit, and Jensen suspected Tigger was after his Mickey waffle.
Thankfully, Baby Dragon took the Disney characters into his heart as though they were his long lost, best friends ever. Love, cuddles, stroking, shouting… It was so hard to take photos with happy tears in my eyes. So many people told this Momma that our holiday would be wasted because “they are too little to remember”….but I will. I’ll never forget the magic. Pure, complete belief in the fairytale and lost in absolute wonder, as their tiny innocent hearts watched their childhood heroes spring to life.
Without our bottoms (except for Jensen’s) even hitting the chairs in the restaurant, and with a little food in our rumbly tumblies, we paid the check, tipped our lovely waitress and hurried down to the Town Hall…
Next Up…. Family Magic Tour!