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Dining on the Disney Magic Cruise Ship: Rotational Dining, Quick Service, Lounges, and more!


Did you know that dining on Disney Cruise Line is an experience like no other? With a wide variety of themed restaurants, your taste buds are in for a magical treat, and dining on the Disney Magic is no exception! From mouthwatering seafood to fine gourmet cuisines, they’ve got it all. And guess what? The rotational dining system allows you to explore different venues throughout your voyage, ensuring every meal is an unforgettable adventure.


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Quick Look

  • Quick-Service Options: Cabanas, Duck-In Diner, Eye Scream Treats, Frozone Treats, Pinocchio’s Pizzeria, Preludes, Room Service
  • Rotational Dining: Animator’s Palate, Lumiere’s, Rapunzel’s Royal Table
  • Fine/Adult Dining: Palo
  • Character Meals/Unique Dining: Royal Court Royal Tea
  • Nightclubs/Lounges: Beverage Tastings, Cove Café, Fathoms, Keys, D Lounge, Promenade Lounge, O’Gills Pub, Signals


Quick Service Options

Adult-only area on board the Disney Wonder | magicintheplanning.comQuick-service dining on Disney Cruise Line offers guests the convenience of fast, delicious meals and snacks throughout the day. With a variety of locations serving everything from burgers and pizza to sandwiches and salads, there is something for everyone.

Cabanas – Designed to look and feel like a boardwalk, this restaurant serves as the main buffet dining on four of the Disney ships. With an eclectic variety of food choices, there really is something for everyone. Even picky little ones will have plenty of options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Daisy’s De-Lites – If you’re looking to eat a little healthier, this is the place. They serve a variety of salads, sandwiches, wraps, and fruit.

Duck-In Diner – This quick-service restaurant serves Middle Eastern shawarma made with chicken and lamb along with classic American food such as hamburgers and hot dogs.

Eye Scream Treats – This is the place to get unlimited soft-serve ice cream board!

Frozone Treats – Located poolside, here you will find frozen fruit smoothies (offered at an additional fee.)

Pinocchio’s Pizzeria – Available during lunch and snack times just next to Goofy’s pool, this place serves several kinds of pizza to enjoy.

Preludes – Most of the snacks here are available for an additional fee. It’s a great place to grab popcorn, beverages, and other miscellaneous snacks to enjoy during the amazing shows onboard. (You’ll also find wait staff inside the theater offering snacks to purchase just before showtime.)

Room Service – Room service onboard all five Disney ships is available 24 hours a day and offers a wide range of choices. (Some of the choices are an additional fee, but much of the menu is included in the price of your cruise.)


Rotational Dining

Dining on Disney Cruise Line | Magic in the PlanningOne of the most unique dining aspects of a Disney Cruise is its rotational dining. Each night, your party rotates between three main restaurants on board, and your wait staff rotates with you. This allows you to try all that Disney has to offer while at the same time giving your waiters the opportunity to serve you better as they get to know you!

Animator’s Palate – This is definitely one of the most unique dining experiences onboard, and you can find it on four Disney cruise ships. Offering Pacific Island foods, Asian cooking, and fresh California fare, Disney animation comes to life throughout your meal.

Lumiere’s – This Main Dining restaurant found only on the Disney Magic serves American cuisine for breakfast and lunch and contemporary French fare for dinner.

Rapunzel’s Royal Table – This restaurant is only available on the Disney Magic and currently serves dinner on Disney’s rotational dining. It serves American favorites as well as flavors from around the world. And did I mention there is also live entertainment and character appearances?


Adults Only

Most of these options require an extra fee, but they offer some of the finest dining on board any cruise line. Be sure to make your reservations early!

Palo – This adults-only restaurant serves classic Northern Italian cooking, and reservations are required. They also serve a spectacular brunch, which is quite popular.


Character Meals & Unique Dining Experiences

Meeting Mickey Mouse at the Disney Junior Character Breakfast on the Disney Fantasy | magicintheplanning.comWhile some of these dining experiences require an additional fee, be sure to check your specific cruise information for more Disney character meals! On our last cruise, we were able to reserve our spot at the Disney Junior character breakfast at no additional charge. We simply needed a reservation!

Royal Court Royal Tea – Children ages 3-12 can participate in this uniquely royal experience. Herbal tea and two courses are provided, and several Disney princesses make an appearance! Children also receive a selection of special gifts. Like Olaf’s Royal Picnic, this experience is available for an additional fee.


Nightclubs & Lounges

Disney Cruise Line offers a variety of venues that cater to different preferences. Whether you’re looking for a lively atmosphere or a peaceful place to relax, there are options for you. Certain venues are family-friendly during the day and transition into adults-only spaces in the evening. This allows guests to enjoy the best of both worlds, ensuring a memorable and tailored experience for everyone on board.

Beverage Tastings – Discover and indulge in a wide range of adult beverages at engaging seminars that offer valuable insights into the realms of wine, beer, spirits, and beyond. Savor the opportunity to sample and learn from experts, as you delve into the fascinating world of libations and their diverse flavors. Seminars will vary based on itinerary, and additional fees apply. Reservations can be made when you complete your online check-in, and spots fill quickly.

Cove Cafe on board the Disney Wonder | magicintheplanning.comCove Café – This serene adults-only lounge offers specialty drinks, coffee beverages, and tea all day long. In the evening, adults can unwind and socialize while sipping on refreshing cocktails and exquisite wines, or enjoy a delightful light snack.

Fathoms – Discover a captivating nightclub experience, infused with the enigmatic essence of the ocean. Peer through portholes, socialize, and revel in this late-night oasis designed exclusively for adults. Engage in karaoke, game shows, and comedy acts; or be enthralled by live musical performances, while enjoying cocktails and dancing.

Keys – Featuring a charming ambiance reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Age, this piano bar on Sunset Boulevard evokes an intimate yet sophisticated atmosphere. With stylish retro-inspired decor, including plush armchairs, chestnut-colored wood walls, and large porthole windows, it provides a romantic setting for adults and couples seeking a mellow evening.

D Lounge – Enjoy a variety of refreshing beverages such as cocktails, smoothies, and sodas, while you dance the night away! At dusk, D Lounge undergoes a thrilling transformation into a vibrant, family-friendly nightclub. Join in lively dance parties and participate in exciting contests for endless entertainment.

Promenade Lounge – Enjoy the tranquil ambiance with large porthole windows offering scenic seaside views, ideal for relaxation. Stay entertained with big-screen TVs featuring news and sports, and unwind further with live music performances. (It features a toddler play area as well!) Additionally, a fully stocked bar provides an extensive choice of beer, wine, and mixed cocktails for an extra charge.

O’Gills Pub – Enjoy a lively atmosphere while watching your favorite sports teams on TV. This Irish pub and sports bar offers ample space to relax, chat, and support your team. You can also indulge in your preferred beverage, engage in board games or backgammon, or catch live sporting events through satellite broadcasts on high-definition TVs.

Signals – Located on Deck 9 with breathtaking views of the sea, shore, and sunset, this breezy pool bar is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing mixed drink.


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