The Disney Fantasy Dining experience exceeded all of my expectations. And as a Disney World veteran of multiple trips – my expectations were high!
When you board the cruise, you’ll be assigned a dinner rotation through their 3 on-board restaurants: Animator’s Palate; Royal Court, and Enchanted Garden.
All of these restaurants serve similar fare and offer several entree choices – even for pickiest of palates. And if you don’t see something on the menu that you’d really like – just ask (this is where Disney outshines the rest – rarely can they not meet or exceed your expectations).
Adults may opt to treat themselves to a night at the adult-only exclusive dining at Palo or Remy restaurants. And the buffet-style of Cabanas is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner should that suit your fancy.
One really neat feature of the Disney Fantasy dining that I enjoyed was the fact that your wait staff stays with you for the whole cruise!
After just a few meals, they knew all of our preferences and habits (ketchup for the fries, 2nd chocolate milk for the little guy, extra rolls for the big guys – the wait staff was awesome!). This really added to the overall experience. It was so much fun coming back from an excursion or day’s adventures each evening and socializing with our table-mates and waiters.
This was our family’s favorite restaurant! The walls were adorned like an artist studio and the large aquariums on the wall came to life with Crush and other Disney friends (Finding Nemo).
The floors had light-up tiles, the place settings all fit the motif of an animator’s palate. Even the butter knife looked like a paint brush (our boys bought this butter knife as a souvenir in the ship’s souvenir shop on the last night of the cruise and gave it to us!).
The 2nd dinner in Animator’s Palate is the Draw Your Own Character night – don’t miss this! Your crayon creations come to life in a fun show after your meal. We had lots of fun on our 2 dinners here!
Inspired by the gardens of Versailles, you will think that you’ve been transported to a posh French garden, complete with trellis, fountains, and all the sight and sounds of a beautiful Spring day.
While in there, the day will transform, lighting will change, and flowers on the light fixtures will bloom! Leave it to Disney to make a dining experience so much more than a meal.
This restaurant will have you thinking that you are eating at the castle in the King’s dining room. Like everything else on the ship, the details will amaze you.
We enjoyed breakfast here each morning and often lunch. The buffet was stocked with everything you could imagine (and more). On a few occasions, we ate outside on the deck and marveled at the endless ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Check the Navigator each day for which eateries are open when. It will tell you where you can find a late night snack, get a drink, and which places are open for breakfast. If you’re thinking about a Disney Cruise, fill out this form to get a free quote