Disney Cruise Line Dining Overview
Disney Cruise Line Dining Rotation: The Disney Cruise Line boasts a unique approach to Cruise Dining. The rotational dining system allows guests to enjoy each of the three themed restaurants on board each Disney cruise ship. One of the best parts of cruising is trying different cuisines. Don't be afraid to try something new! If you don't like it, your server can get you something else (or bring you more if you love it!).
When you get your Key To The World Card, you'll notice a series of letters. This celebration is your dining assignment. For example, if you have ARE, your rotation will be, and. On a longer cruise, you will visit the same restaurants more than once, but the theme and menu will be different. Your assigned seating time, restaurant schedule, and table number will follow you for the duration of your Disney cruise.
On your first night, you will be introduced to your Server and Assistant Server (they will follow you from restaurant to restaurant each evening). You will be amazed at how attentive the wait staff can be - don't be surprised if they learn all your names right away (and even what you prefer to drink and how you like your food prepared!).
Main seating on the Disney cruise ships is at 5:45 pm and Second seating is at 8:15 pm. The evening show or entertainment will normally be run twice, so you will be able to attend no matter which dining seating time you have.
Special summer sailings (including Alaskan and Mediterranean sailings) may have dinner at 6:00 and 8:30 pm. On the you'll dine in each of the three themed restaurants at least twice. On the, you will have the opportunity to dine in each restaurant once, and on the, you'll repeat one restaurant. Adults 18 and over on all of the Disney cruises may make reservations for or, the adults-exclusive, signature dining restaurants. Keep in mind that if you make a dinner reservation at or while on board a, you will miss the opportunity to dine at one of the restaurants in the regular dining rotation.
Seating Assignments and Requests:
You will most likely be sitting with other passengers at dinner. Private tables for your party can be requested but cannot be guaranteed, but part of the fun of cruising is meeting new people! So, don't be shy - you might just make new friends and meet interesting people.
Be sure to request your preferred seating time and table size when you make your cruise reservation. Disney Cruise Line will do their best to accommodate you. You can also ask to be waitlisted for the dining time you prefer. If for some reason you don't get what you requested, there is a time and place listed on your Personal Navigator on Embarkation Day where you can make dining changes once onboard.
If you are traveling with a group you can have your reservations linked by Disney so that you are seated at the same table. They may be able to combine tables for a large group that wish to dine together. Disney or your travel agent will be able to help with this. You will be seated with the same people at your table for every night of your cruise. If you aren’t going to be dining in the dining rooms, you should notify your server.
Disney Cruise Line Restaurants
Here's a brief description of each of the Disney Cruise Line restaurants:
Animator's Palate (Disney Fantasy,,, )
There are TV screens on the walls around the restaurant and the Finding Nemo characters will visit the tables to chat with guests during "Undersea Magic." Guests will also experience "Animation Magic", an interactive dinner show that will involve the guests in the animation shown during the meal. Guests are invited to draw Disney characters on placemats when they first come into the restaurant; servers will collect the completed drawings, which later show up as animation on screens around the room. The guests' names will be shown and they will later receive their drawings back with a special animator's stamp added. The show uses special Disney-created software to bring the drawings to life, along with a brand-new musical score and never-before-seen scenes from Disney films.
The video below shows the Animation Magic Dinner Show that takes place on the Disney Fantasy on the longer 7-night cruises!
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Step into the ballroom of the royal castle and join in the joyful celebration of Rapunzel's birthday. You'll be entertained by a joyous band of musicians, the mischievous Snuggly Duckly Thugs and Princess Rapunzel herself!
This restaurant is found on the Disney Magic. As the name implies, the theme is Beauty and the Beast. The elegant decor makes this the most formal of the three main restaurants.
Experience southern charm at Tiana's Place, inspired by the film The Princess and the Frog. Live jazz music will accompany the New Orleans-style specialty dishes.
The Disney Wonder's equivalent of Lumiere's and themed after Disney's Little Mermaid. The decor is upscale.
Enchanted Garden: (, ) Enchanted Garden serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as a Main Dining restaurant. During the daytime meals, the ceiling is a bright blue sky. For the evening meal, the Enchanted Garden transforms itself from day to night with a starry sky full of constellations. The decor is made to feel like you are eating in the famous gardens of Versailles, France. You are surrounded by white trellises, arches and landscape artwork. Lighting becomes part of the artwork, with the fixtures designed like glass flowers and light posts lining the center aisle. The glass flowers "bloom" at night and become colorful, as the rest of the gardens open as well. The centerpiece is a seven-foot tall fountain with a Mickey Mouse statue in the center.
Royal Palace: () This restaurant serves French-inspired cuisine fit for a king of queen. The decor is inspired by classic Disney Princess films, including hand-painted portraits of Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White, and Belle.
Royal Court: () This restaurant serves French-inspired, continental cuisine and is inspired by the classic Disney films Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty. Designed to look like a palace, some of the features include a whimsical chandelier, lighting fixtures made to look like Cinderella's Carriage, mosaic tile murals of the princesses and hidden images of glass slippers, apples, roses, and tiaras.
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Palo: (,,, )
With its 270-degree ocean view from high atop the ship on Deck 10, Palo has the loveliest view of all restaurants on the ship. Palo is adults 18 and over only, and reservations are required. This restaurant features outstanding Northern Italian cuisine prepared to order.
Guests may only book ONE dinner at Palo in advance, however for guests that make an online reservation for a Palo Dinner for the very first night of their Disney cruise, they may also reserve a second Palo and/or Remy on one other night during their cruise.
The view from Palo is spectacular due to the restaurant’s location on the ship, but please keep in mind that the view is only “viewable” before sunset. Around the perimeter of Palo is a walkway, which at night is illuminated by bright lights. After sunset, the only things visible from Palo are those bright lights and a reflection of the interior of the restaurant. We would certainly not let this deter us from taking an available reservation at a later time, but we like to let guests know that an earlier reservation is often easier to get and offers the addition of the spectacular view and sunset. A new feature on the Dream and Fantasy is the option to dine outside on Palo's private teak deck.
Because your server does not follow you to this restaurant, a cover charge per person is applied. In addition to dinner, Palo brunch is served at Palo on days at sea.
A tasting menu is available at Palo - "Esperienza del Vino." This five-course dinner will be paired with Italian wines. The cost is above the standard Palo charge. The menu is subject to change.
Dress code: Guests are asked to "preserve the ambiance of this fine dining venue. Dress pants, slacks and collared shirts are recommended for men and a dress, skirt or pants and a blouse are recommended for women. Jeans may also be worn if in good condition (no holes). Please no tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, shorts, hats, cut-offs, torn clothing, t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics, flip-flops or tennis shoes."
Palo on the Disney Dream
Remy (, )
This adults-only premier dining location is on the Disney Dream and Fantasy. The French-inspired restaurant is named Remy, after the star of the hit film, Ratatouille and uses seasonal ingredients from around the world.
Guests may only book ONE dinner at Remy in advance, however for guests that make an online reservation for a Remy Dinner for the very first night of their Disney cruise, they may also reserve a second Palo and/or Remy on one other night during their cruise.
Chef Arnaud Lallement from l'Assiette Champenoise, a Michelin two-star restaurant in France, and Chef Scott Hunnel from Walt Disney World's signature restaurant have teamed up to create the new menu. Dinner starts with a signature chilled Champagne cocktail and features eight or nine small courses. Remy has ocean views from its top deck location and is decorated in Art Nouveau style. Images of the character Remy are hidden throughout the design. This meal has a fee, plus if you want wine pairings with your meal. Brunch is per person.
Several different dining experiences being offered include: tasting opportunity, dessert experience, seasonal truffle menu, and caviar selections.
Petites Assiettes de Remy - Guests will travel through the restaurant and sample the "tastes of Remy," small plates of the food and wine. Only available the first evening of each cruise, this six-course experience is hosted by the Executive Chef and Sommelier. The evening begins in the wine room, the next four courses are served in the main dining room and the dessert is served in the Chef's Table dining room.
Pompidou's Patisseries Dessert Experience - Guests onboard the Disney Fantasy will have the opportunity to tast a variety of desserts crafted by Remy's Executive Pastry Chef. Begin in the Chef's Table dining room, Chez Gusteau, then move to the main dining room to taste six different desserts. Offered on sea days on the Disney Fantasy. per person, includes one complimentary glass of Champagne, wine or a cocktail.
Truffle Collection - On the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream from November through February, a special menu will be available featuring white Alba and black Perigord truffles in a six-course menu. 0 per person.
Caviar selections - A-la-carte caviar options on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy include farm-raised varieties of Osetra and Sevruga caviars from regions in France and Russia. Served with champagne. -0 for 1-ounce.
Dress code at Remy on all cruises:
- A tuxedo or jacket (sports or suit jacket) is required with dress pants for men. Ties are optional.
- A cocktail dress, pant suit or skirt/blouse is required for women.
- Please no jeans, shorts, capri pants, flip-flops or tennis shoes
Casual Dining Options
Guests have a few options for casual dining options. Each ship has a buffet that is open for breakfast and lunch. The main dining restaurants are also open for breakfast and lunch. There is open seating for these meals, meaning you can eat in any restaurant and at any table you choose. 24-hour room service is also available.
Cabanas: (,,, )
Cabanas is a Casual Dining restaurant that serves fresh food favorites. You have the option of eating indoors or outdoors on the pool deck. Cabanas is a buffet that also serves a few made-to-order food choices for breakfast and lunch. At dinner, the restaurant becomes a table-service dining room serving Main Dining specialties. Cabanas is most easily accessible from the Aft elevators.
Counter Service Options
For quick and easy fast food on the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic, Pinocchio's Pizzeria, Daisy's De-Lites, Pete's Boiler Bites (only on the Disney Magic), and Scoops serve pizza and hot dogs, burgers, chicken fingers, wraps, ice cream, fresh fruit, etc. at various times each day. There is also a milk, water, soft drinks, lemonade, tea and coffee station (Joffrey's brand) on Deck 9 aft that is available most of the time each day.
Guests looking for a quick bite to eat on the Dream or Fantasy can visit Flo's V8 Café, located near Donald's Pool on Deck 11. Themed to popular characters from "Cars" – Luigi's Pizza, Tow Mater's Grill and Fillmore's Favorites – this quick-service option serves snacks such as burgers, chicken tenders, pizza, fresh fruit, salads and sandwich wraps.
Eye Scream (all 4 ships), Frozone Treats: (, )
Frozen sweet treats are available from two quick-service venues located near Donald's Pool on Deck 11. Frozone Treats – named after the ice-creating superhero in the The Incredibles – mixes fruit smoothies. Eye Scream – inspired by Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. – offers softserve ice cream with plenty of favorite sundae toppings.
Vanellope's Sweets & Treats: ()
This Wreck-It Ralph-inspired shop offers hand-scooped gelato, fresh waffle cones, baked treats, and candy. Additional fees apply to the items in this shop. Vanellope's is attached to Cabanas and replaced the arcade.
Themed Disney Cruise Dinners
The Disney Cruise ships offer a that takes place one evening during your cruise. The "Pirates IN the Caribbean" evening includes a pirate-themed dinner that is followed by a deck party featuring Captain Hook, Captain Jack Sparrow or Captain Mickey. Guests are welcome to wear pirate attire if they'd like.
The Disney Dream will have a few additions to the evening that aren't available on the other ships. Captain Jack Sparrow will host "Club Pirate", a high-tech dance party on the deck. "Buccaneer Blast" is a new fireworks spectacular that is synced with music and includes even more fireworks than in the past!
Disney Cruise Line Dining Dress Code
Disney Cruise Line has a "Cruise Casual" dress code for evening dining. As part of the "Cruise Casual" policy, it is asked that you do not wear tank tops or swim wear to the dining rooms. Shorts and jeans are allowed.
On the you will have one night that is designated "Optional Dress-up (Semi-Formal)." It is suggested that gentleman wear a shirt and tie and ladies either a dress or pantsuit. 7-Night cruises will also have a "Formal" night. Many men will wear suits and women will wear a formal dress.
As noted above, and have their own dress policy.
is a popular event on the Disney Cruise ships. Guests are encouraged to wear pirate attire to dinner - some even go all out and wear full pirate costumes!
While the schedule is subject to change, here is what you can expect:
Night Port Dress Code Saturday Port Canaveral Casual Sunday Day at Sea Formal Monday Day at Sea Casual Tuesday St. Maarten Pirate Theme Wednesday St. Thomas Casual Thursday Day at Sea Semi-Formal Friday Casual
Disney Cruise Line Room Service
As part of your cruise package, all meals on board are included in your package price. This includes 24-hour room service. Unlike your main meals, however, soda is extra. The following is a list of items available through room service. This is, of course, subject to change, but it should give you a good idea of what to expect from Room Service.
PLEASE NOTE that while food is included in the price of your cruise, gratuities are not. The room service waiters are NOT part of your regular wait staff and will not be included in your "end of cruise" tipping. Keeping a few single dollar bills in a desk drawer allows you to tip the room service waiter at the time of service. You can also charge the tips to your onboard account.
Your choice of the following, delivered at 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, or 10 a.m.
Juices: Orange, Apple, Grapefruit
Breads & Pastries: Danish pastries, Fruit & Bran Muffins, Croissants, doughnuts, White/Whole Wheat Toast, English Muffin, Bagel
Condiments: Assorted Jams, Honey, Butter, Margarine
Cold Cereals: Served with Whole or Skim Milk; Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, Froot Loops, KOs, Frosted Flakes, Low-Fat Granola
Beverages: Whole/Skim Milk, Chocolate Milk, 100% Columbian Coffee, Decaf, Assortment of Teas
Appetizers, Soups and Salads
All Hands on Deck cheese platter
Mixed Garden Salad
Grilled Salmon Salad
Creamy Tomato Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup
Fresh Fruit Bowl
Freshly Made-to-Order Sandwiches (served with coleslaw and potato chips)
New York Steak Panini
Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Panini
Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich
All American Fare
Crispy Chicken Tenders
Grilled Macaroni and Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Cake at Sea (Ask the stateroom service team for daily cake selections)
Key Lime Pie
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
M&M's (14 oz)
Buttered Popcorn (5.5 oz)
Salted Peanuts (4.5 oz)
Salted Cashews (5.5 oz)
Wines and Beverages Packages
Buy 5, get the 6th free
6 Domestic Beers (Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light or Miller Light)
6 Imported Beers (Heineken, Amstel Light, Beck's or Corona)
3 Imported and 3 Domestic
Choice of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, ginger ale, or orange soda
6 Bottled Waters (20 oz Dasani or 16 oz. Evian)
24 Bottled Waters (20 oz bottles of Dasani - buy 20 and get 4 extra free)
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