Dining onboard a Disney Cruise Ship is so much fun because there are so many different options, and you can eat to your heart’s content. There is a wide variety of food, so whether you enjoy American, Chinese, Mexican, etc., there’s something for everyone. If you enjoy Pacific Island foods, Asian cooking, and fresh California fare, you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss dining at Animator’s Palate next time you’re onboard the Disney Wonder, Magic, Dream, or Fantasy. All four ships have this unique dinner show starring Disney characters. Not only do they have state-of-the-art dining, but they also provide some great entertainment!
Your dining masterpiece begins with a gallery of tantalizing appetizers, including smoked salmon tartare, wild mushroom risotto, black truffle pasta purseittes, creamy butternut squash soup, taleggio cheese flatbread, polenta cake topped with Roma tomatoes, and Portobello mushrooms. Main entrees are, of course, artfully prepared and made fresh just for you! Main course selections include Pacific black cod, lemon-thyme marinated organic chicken breast, Angus beef tenderloin, and white shrimp pennette pasta. Vegetarian options include stir fry vegetables and black bean chipotle cakes, while a children’s menu is sure to inspire the pickiest of “palettes.”
Of course, there’s a delicious dessert menu to add that finishing touch to your meal. Choose from a curated collage of decadent desserts such as crème brûlèe, peanut butter mousse, or a classic ice-cream sundae. Anyone else ready for dessert?
On the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder
During this experience, you will enjoy an innovative dinner show celebrating the art of storytelling where Disney characters come to life before your eyes. On the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder cruise ships, you will enjoy a spacious yet stylized dining room that recalls a real-life, hand-drawn environment in black and white. Animator’s Palate boasts a fantastic architectural design, where proportions bend and slant suddenly, and sketches showcasing characters and scenes from Disney and Disney·Pixar films adorn the walls around you.
Dinner shows include (per DCL):
- Drawn to Magic
Behold the evolution of animation—from pencil test to ink-and-paint. Follow a hero’s storytelling journey through Disney and Pixar animation, where wishing upon a star paves the way for happily-ever-after. In an emotional finale, the black-and-white interior of the restaurant is transformed with splashes of vibrant color. Join Sorcerer Mickey as he leads the fun!
- Animation Magic (available on 7-night and longer sailings on the Disney Magic) Try your hand at drawing your very own character—and then watch in wonder as your creation becomes part of the show, dancing alongside some classic Disney characters. You won’t believe your eyes!
On the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy
This colorful restaurant is filled with everything you would expect to find inside an animator’s studio (seriously, so cool!). Character sketches, maquettes, light boxes, paint brushes, colored pencils, computer workstations, and other tools of the animation trade delightfully decorate the interior, and guests will find scenes and characters from popular Disney films on the walls. The decor and ambiance are one-of-a-kind and will captivate everyone of all ages!
Dinner shows include (per DCL):
- Undersea Magic
Immerse yourself in the underwater world of the Disney·Pixar film Finding Nemo. As you dine, enjoy a visit from some of your favorite Finding Nemo friends via spectacular digital animation and puppetry. You may even share in a conversation with Crush, the totally tubular turtle from the hit movie!
- Animation Magic (available on the Disney Fantasy)
Try your hand at drawing your very own character—and then watch in wonder as your creation becomes part of the show, dancing alongside some favorite classic Disney characters. You won’t believe your eyes!
Animator’s Palate is a Main Dining restaurant that is part of the Rotational Dining experience on board all Disney ships. If you cruise on the Disney Wonder, Magic, Dream, or Fantasy, you and your personal wait staff will “rotate” to one of the three distinctly themed restaurants on board the ship, ensuring you enjoy a delicious meal catered to your liking in a unique setting nightly. Animator’s Palate is one dining experience you don’t want to miss next time you cruise with the Disney Cruise Line on one of these four ships!
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