Eat it Up! Guests Enjoy Creative Dining Options Aboard Disney Cruise Line


CELEBRATION, Fla. -- Elegant dinners, casual buffets, character breakfasts, themed deck party buffets and other exciting options make dining on a Disney Cruise Line ship a memorable experience for guests of all ages.

Rotation Dining

Disney Cruise Line originated the rotation dining concept that allows guests to experience a different restaurant each evening for dinner while their servers and tablemates remain the same.

Lumière's aboard the Disney Magic features a grand dining room with French elegance, resembling those aboard the classic transatlantic ocean liners of the past. On the Disney Wonder, Triton's presents an elegant dinner inspired by the "under the sea" theme of Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Animator's Palate offers more than great food -- though it may be hard to tear your attention away from the delicious dishes available, keep an eye on the artwork on the walls. Animation scenes from classic Disney films magically turn from black and white to color throughout the meal.

Parrot Cay , inspired by the cheerful style and fresh cuisine of the tropics, serves grille-style specialties. Vibrant colors, a relaxed atmosphere and delicious fare are the heart of this laid-back restaurant.

Special Menus

Special menus add spice to the longer four- and seven-night cruises, providing a unique dining experience every night of the cruise.

The Captain's Gala (Disney Magic) is a cruising tradition. The menu features fine wines and elegant cuisine such as baked lobster tail and grilled venison medallions with sirloin and red currant jus.

Master Chef (Disney Magic) takes some of the best recipes from chefs at Walt Disney World Resort and combines them onto one menu for a magical dining experience at sea.

Till We Meet Again (Disney Magic) is the perfect opportunity to say farewell to your servers and tablemates. This special last-night dinner includes many elegant dishes like lobster bisque, roasted mint pesto-crusted sirloin of lamb and a chocolate decadence dessert.

Dining with Character

Guests can interact with Disney characters during several special dining opportunities that take place throughout the cruise.

Character Breakfasts offer guests aboard the Disney Magic a special way to meet popular Disney characters for pictures, hugs and autographs.

Tea with Wendy Darling (Disney Magic) is a posh-yet-casual afternoon snack just for families. Peter Pan's pal, Wendy, visits with guests on sea days during an afternoon service of iced tea and cookies.

Pirates IN the Caribbean (Disney Magic and Disney Wonder) gives guests a chance to spend the evening with characters like Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Minnie and Goofy. Join the gang for a raucous good time that includes a Caribbean dinner -- including jerk chicken, crab cakes and seafood -- and a special pirate-themed deck party with fireworks, music and dancing.

Additional Dining Options

From elegant to casual, there are dining experiences that fit just about everyone's tastes and preferences.

Palo, Disney's signature restaurant at sea, treats adults to sweeping ocean views and northern Italian specialties. Located high atop both ships, it's the perfect setting for romantic dinners and intimate gatherings. During sea days, Palo hosts a spectacular champagne brunch and a traditional high tea. Due to its popularity, reservations are required at all times.

Topsider Buffet (Disney Magic) and Beach Blanket Buffet (Disney Wonder) prepare breakfast and themed lunch buffets every day. Topsider Buffet also offers casual dining on select evenings.

Pluto's Dog House and Pinocchio's Pizzeria serve snacks like burgers, chicken fingers and pizza. Scoops serves ice cream treats, fresh fruit and sandwich wraps.

Around the clock, guests can order stateroom dining or refresh themselves with complimentary soft drinks, iced tea, lemonade, assorted juices and teas, milk and coffee at a self-service beverage station.

At Castaway Cay, Disney's private Bahamian island, families enjoy an "all-you-care-to-eat" island barbecue, while adults can choose from a menu of grilled sandwiches at the far end of the island, an area reserved just for them.


A leader in the family cruise segment, Disney Cruise Line offers three-, four- and seven-night itineraries to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Land/sea vacation packages that include a stay at the Walt Disney World Resort are also available. Both the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder will embark on new itineraries in 2006, with the Disney Magic including a seven-night alternate western Caribbean itinerary making two stops at Castaway Cay, while the Disney Wonder will sail two first-ever 10- and 11-night itineraries to the Southern Caribbean.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can contact their travel agent, visit disneycruise.com or call Disney Cruise Line at (888) DCL-2500. Travel agents can call Disney Cruise Line at (888) 325-2500 or visit disneytravelagents.com.

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