Disney Cruise Line dining is a delicious and magical experience that truly sets it apart from other cruise lines. Offering a variety of dining options that range from casual to upscale, every meal is a culinary adventure. The main dining rooms feature a rotating menu that reflects the theme of the night and the location of the ship. There are also specialty restaurants like Palo and Remy, which offer gourmet cuisine and impeccable service. For families with young children, there are even character dining experiences where you can dine with beloved Disney characters. With 24-hour room service and snack options available throughout the ship, you’ll never go hungry on a Disney Cruise Line vacation.
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Disney Cruise Line Dining – Overview
All five of Disney’s ships offer a wide range of options. Quick-service options are available throughout the day and include a main buffet. Every ship offers three main dining rooms and features rotational dining. You will get to eat at all three locations during your cruise.
Then there are adult-only options, fine dining, and character meals. Reservations are highly recommended and some of them do require an additional fee.
Here’s a quick look at what each ship has to offer:
- 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
- Quick-Service Options: Cabanas, Daisy’s De-Lites, Eye Scream Treats, Pete’s Boiler Bites, Pinocchio’s Pizzeria, Preludes, Room Service
- Rotational Dining: Animator’s Palate, Tiana’s Place, Triton’s
- Fine/Adult Dining: Palo
- Character Meals/Unique Dining: Royal Court Royal Tea
- Quick-Service Options: Cabanas, Eye Scream Treats, Flo’s Cafe, Frozone Treats, Preludes, Room Service, Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats
- Rotational Dining: Animator’s Palate, Enchanted Garden, Royal Palace
- Fine/Adult Dining: Palo, Remy, Senses Juice Bar
- Character Meals/Unique Dining: Royal Court Royal Tea
- Quick-Service Options: Cabanas, Eye Scream Treats, Flo’s Cafe, Frozone Treats, Preludes, Room Service, Sweet on You
- Rotational Dining: Animator’s Palate, Enchanted Garden, Royal Court
- Fine/Adult Dining: Palo, Remy, Sense Juice Bar
- Character Meals/Unique Dining: Palo Be Our Chef, Royal Court Royal Tea
- Quick-Service Options: Inside Out – Joyful Sweets, Marceline Market, Mickey & Friends Festival of Foods, Room Service, Wheezy’s Freezies
- Rotational Dining: 1923, Arendelle – A Frozen Dining Adventure, Worlds of Marvel
- Fine/Adult Dining: Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement, Palo Steakhouse
- Character Meals/Unique Dining: Olaf’s Royal Picnic
Quick Service Options
Quick-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 (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) – 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 (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder) – 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 (Disney Magic) – 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 (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) – This is the place to get unlimited soft-serve ice cream board!
Flo’s Cafe (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) – Here you will find Luigi’s Pizza, Tow Mater’s Grill, and Fillmore’s Favorites serving a wide selection of burgers, chicken, pizza, salads, and sandwiches.
Frozone Treats (Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) – Located poolside, here you will find frozen fruit smoothies (offered at an additional fee.)
Inside Out: Joyful Sweets (Disney Wish) – Enjoy hand-scooped gelato served in freshly made waffle cones. Treats include candy-filled chocolate “Memory Orbs” and colorful cupcakes that pay tribute to the film’s characters – Joy (lemon), Sadness (blueberry), Disgust (pistachio), Anger (red velvet) and Fear (bubble gum). Other specialties include macarons, cake pops, handcrafted truffles, designer cookies, chocolatey brownies, and assorted candies. (These sweet treats are offered at an additional fee.)
Marceline Market (Disney Wish) – Like Cabanas, this is the main dining buffet onboard the Disney Wish featuring a variety of American classics, International specialties, comfort foods, seafood, soups and salads, vegetarian and plant-based fare, as well as baked goods and desserts. During breakfast and lunch, Marceline Market offers a casual, walk-around dining experience. At dinner, guests can experience table-service dining with entrees cooked to order.
Mickey & Friends Festival of Foods (Disney Wish) – Enjoy pizza, burgers, tacos, BBQ, and other favorites including signature soft-serve ice cream. Choose from a selection of 5 uniquely themed quick-serve venues: Mickey’s Smokestack Barbecue, Daisy’s Pizza Pies, Goofy’s Grill, Sweet Minnie’s Ice Cream, and Donald’s Cantina.
Pete’s Boiler Bites (Disney Wonder) – Here you can enjoy classic American fare like burgers, hot dogs, and tacos for lunch or dinner.
Pinocchio’s Pizzeria (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder) – Available during lunch and snack times just next to Goofy’s pool, this place serves several kinds of pizza to enjoy.
Preludes (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) – 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 (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish) – 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.)
Sweet on You (Disney Fantasy) – Here you will find specialty ice cream, cookies, cupcakes, and more (available at an additional cost.)
Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats (Disney Dream) – Similar to the sweets shop on the Disney Fantasy, this place is inspired by Princess Vanellope’s love of all things candy! (Treats are available for an additional cost.)
Wheezy’s Freezies (Disney Wish) – Inspired by everyone’s favorite penguin from Toy Story II, this poolside spot mixes up frozen-fruit smoothies.
One 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!
1923 (Disney Wish) – Step back in time and experience classic Hollywood glamour with a touch of Disney magic. This dining destination pays homage to the year when the legendary animation studio was founded in Southern California. With two stunning dining rooms named after the brothers who started it all – Walt and Roy, 1923 is a feast for the senses. Admire drawings, props, and other animation tools that depict the evolution of Disney animation from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Frozen II.
Animator’s Palate (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) – 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.
Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure (Disney Wish) – Join Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf for a Nordic feast like no other! Oaken’s “Hearty Party Planning Service… and Sauna” is providing a flurry of Norwegian-inspired dishes that will have you feeling like you’re in Arendelle yourself. This gala is packed with Frozen fun and live entertainment from “local” musicians featuring your favorite Frozen songs. Get ready to pick up where Frozen II left off and indulge in a night of Nordic proportions.
Enchanted Garden (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) – Inspired by the gardens of Versailles, this restaurant is truly breathtaking. It serves a market-style menu and is one of the main dining restaurants onboard that also serves breakfast and lunch.
Lumiere’s (Disney Magic) – 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 (Disney Magic) – 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?
Royal Court (Disney Fantasy) – This restaurant, serving French-inspired, continental fare, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board the Disney Fantasy, and its decor is inspired by several different Disney fairy tales.
Royal Palace (Disney Dream) – This restaurant is very similar to the Royal Court on the Disney Fantasy. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it serves French-inspired, continental fare, and is inspired by Disney royalty.
Tiana’s Place (Disney Wonder) – Inspired by Princess Tiana and New Orleans, this restaurant comes to life during dinner with live jazz music and character appearances while serving Louisiana-inspired, Creole and Cajun food.
Triton’s (Disney Wonder) – Inspired by Ariel and her father King Triton, here you will dine “under the sea” enjoying classic American cooking during breakfast and lunch and continental cuisine for dinner.
Worlds of Marvel (Disney Wish) – This restaurant is truly unique and takes guests straight into “an action-packed Avengers mission that unfolds around you.” It serves a menu inspired by the MCU, including Wakanda.
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!
Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement (Disney Wish) – Indulge in a gourmet culinary experience at Enchanté, where superior seasonal ingredients are expertly crafted into exquisite dishes by 3 Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Lallement. In addition to dinner, Enchanté also features two other extraordinary dining experiences – Champagne Brunch and Just Desserts.
Palo (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) – This adults-only restaurant serves classic Northern Italian cooking, and reservations are required. They also serve a spectacular brunch, which is quite popular.
Palo Steakhouse (Disney Wish) – Inspired by Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast, adults will be able to indulge in a sumptuous feast of the finest Italian dishes and world-class steaks. Choose from a wide range of prime cuts, including the rich marbled Japanese Kobe and Miyazaki beef, the succulent Australian wagyu, and the elite American prime cuts. Like Palo, this restaurant also serves brunch.
Remy (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) – This adult-only restaurant serves fine French fare and is considered one of the finest dining experiences onboard all of Disney Cruise Line. Reservations are required. In addition to dinner, this restaurant also features the following on cruises of 4 nights or longer: Remy Champagne Brunch, Remy Dessert Experience, and Petites Assiettes de Remy
Senses Juice Bar (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) – After your workout or massage, enjoy a healthy beverage to restore and replenish your body (available for an additional fee).
Character Meals/Unique Dining Experiences
While 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!
Olaf’s Royal Picnic (Disney Wish) – Join Olaf, Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff for a delightful afternoon of summertime melodies, treats, and merriment. For an additional fee, children can enjoy this experience for $220, and adults can join in for $69. Every child gets a distinguished assortment of gifts as a keepsake that includes Olaf headwear, a cinch bag, a mandolin, a Troll plush, a water bottle, an activity book, a picnic blanket, and a Troll necklace.
Palo Be Our Chef (Disney Fantasy) – This one-of-a-kind cooking class is available only on the Disney Fantasy and is currently priced at $279 per guest.
Royal Court Royal Tea (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) – 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.
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