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Magic Kingdom & EPCOT All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Buffets Returning Soon!

Calling all Disney foodies! Big news coming out of Walt Disney World Resort today as we are learning two Disney all-you-care-to-enjoy buffets are returning soon to Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. We previously shared the news that Boma Flavors of Africa reopened today (August 20) as the first buffet to reopen since the pandemic. Now, Disney has dropped two other favorite Disney buffets that are making a comeback.

Biergarten Restaurant in the German pavilion at EPCOT

First up, let’s head on over to EPCOT and stroll the World Showcase to the Germany pavilion. As shared by Disney: Beginning August 29, Biergarten Restaurant in the German pavilion at EPCOT will offer a buffet dining experience for lunch and dinner. Enjoy your favorite German dishes – pretzel rolls, bratwurst, spätzle, schnitzel, and a variety of desserts, including apple strudel and black forest rolls. Prost!

The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom Park

And now, moving right along to Magic Kingdom where the stunning Crystal Palace awaits! Inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s, The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom Park is such an enchanting spot for dining. I am happy to announce starting Sept. 12, their buffet will open for lunch and dinner where you can feast on Parker House rolls, create-your-own fresh garden salad, seared pork tenderloin, fire-roasted prime rib, braised beef short ribs, and more.

Food offerings from Nine Dragons Restaurant in the China pavilion at EPCOT

When The Crystal Palace Magic Kingdom Park reopened, we were sad to hear the Disney character dining including Winnie the Pooh and Friends would not be returning for the former character meal. While there are other modified character dining experiences like Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Topolino’s breakfast at Disney’s Riviera Resort, it seems like The Crystal Palace will remain characterless for now. Our hopes are that the return of the delicious buffet makes up for it! If/when characters do return to The Crystal Palace, we will be sure to share the news as soon as possible. In the meantime snag a dining reservation, happy dining at these delicious buffets once again!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and runDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. There isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 18 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family, we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.