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Your Complete Guide to Disney Cruise Food — Everywhere You Can Eat & Drink While Aboard the Disney Cruise Line!

by Mommy Frog on December 4, 2023 4 Orlando   Video

 

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Sailing on the Disney Cruise Line is one of the most relaxing and delicious ways to experience the magic of Disney! No matter what you’re craving, there are marvelous options 24/7 when you're sailing aboard a Disney cruise. If you are wondering what kind of food they serve on a Disney Cruise, you've hopped to the right place. On a Disney Cruise, there are quick-service restaurants, room service, formal dining, adults-only and buffet options ... and of course, that fan-favorite unlimited soft serve!

Disney Cruise Food - Table-Service Dinner Fun with Server

Hop along as we take you through all of the delicious dining options that await you and how your selections will rotate each day!

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Quick-Service Dining Aboard the Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Food - Eye Scream Ice Cream

Each Disney Cruise ship features convenient dining that I’d like to call: "The Quick-Service Options." Much like you'll find in the theme parks, these are the places onboard where you can walk up and grab a bite in between your official meals.

Here’s where you can go for an in-between-meal or snack:

  • Daisy's De-Lites is an outdoor counter serving fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches and cookies. (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder)
  • Duck-In Diner is renowned for its delectable Middle Eastern-inspired shawarma, brimming with freshness, alongside timeless American classics such as juicy hamburgers and mouthwatering hot dogs. (Disney Magic)
  • Flo’s Café is a three-window quick-service restaurant that serves pizza, sandwiches, salads, hotdogs, burgers and french fries. The three windows are named Fillmore’s Favorites, Tow Mater’s Grill and Luigi’s Pizza. (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy)
  • Pinocchio’s Pizzeria serves all kinds of pizzas including pepperoni, vegetarian, Hawaiian and just plain ole cheese. (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder)
  • Pete's Boiler Bites not only serves hot dogs but also fries, hamburgers, chicken tenders, tacos and fish sandwiches. (Disney Wonder)
  • Preludes is the snack bar located right beside the Walt Disney Theatre onboard. Preludes serves beverages and snacks for purchase during live performances and movies. Yes, this fresh popcorn is worth the extra few dollars! (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic, Disney Wonder and Disney Wish)
  • Eye Scream and Frozone Treats are two quick-service windows that serve all the frozen treats to make you happy. This is where you can get that famous unlimited soft serve. This is also where you can grab a smoothie, alcoholic blended drinks and bottled beers. (Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy)
  • Vanellope's Sweets & Treats is the famous candy shop themed after Vanellope von Schweetz and her game “Sugar Rush'' from the animated film “Wreck-It Ralph.” Here you can enjoy frozen desserts, cupcakes, cookies and more. The items in this shop are not complimentary and must be purchased at an extra cost. (Disney Dream)
  • Sweet on You is a Minnie Mouse vintage-inspired ice cream parlor that offers over 16 different ice cream flavors, 20 hand-crafted gelatos, plus a wide array of toppings and other sweet treats such as cookies, cupcakes and chocolates. There is an additional charge for these goodies. (Disney Fantasy)
  • Vista Cafe is a mini coffee shop that is so hidden (on deck 4 of most ships) that most people miss it! Vista Cafe serves assorted pastries and desserts. But in the evening, the display case transforms into a charcuterie case serving meats, cheese, fruits and vegetables. There is no extra charge for these snacks. (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy)
  • Mickey & Friends Festival of Foods is a food court with several stations including Mickey's Smokestack Barbecue, Donald's Cantina, Daisy's Pizza Pies, Goofy's Grill and Sweet Minnie's Ice Cream. (Disney Wish)
  • Inside Out: Joyful Sweets is the dessert shop themed after Pixar's "Inside Out" with candy-filled "memory" orbs, colorful cupcakes, cookies, cake pops and more. (Disney Wish)
  • Wheezy's Freezies draws inspiration from the adorable penguin featured in Pixar's animated masterpiece Toy Story II. This relaxing poolside destination crafts icy fruit smoothies suitable for the whole family's delight, available from sunrise to sunset. The goodies found here are available for an additional fee. (Disney Wish)
  • Stay tuned for more quick-service info about Disney Treasure!

These are all the fun little places you can go to for a quick bite or sweet snack between your meals.

Room Service Aboard a Disney Cruise

Disney Cruise Food - Room Service Breakfast

Did you know that on a Disney Cruise you can order room service 24 hours a day and select from a variety of yummy treats? The best part about room service on a Disney Cruise is that it is completely complimentary! You can get anything from continental breakfast items to midnight snacks in the comfort of your stateroom.

The menu consists of charcuterie boards, salads, soups, mac and cheese, chicken tenders, hot dogs, hamburgers, wings, pizza varieties, panini varieties, desserts, wine, beer, juices and coffees. When your kiddos are hungry before bed and all the restaurants are closed, order a snack and enjoy it in your pajamas!

Buffet-Style Dining Options on a Disney Cruise

The buffet aboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy is called Cabanas; it’s located on the open deck beside the main pools. On the Disney Wish, Marceline Market serves breakfast and lunch buffet-style but turns into table service for dinner. This buffet-style restaurant has so many options for each meal. Here’s what you can typically find at Cabanas for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner.

Breakfast

  • Made-to-order omelets
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Hash browns
  • Pancakes
  • Mickey-shaped waffles
  • Ham steak
  • Sausages
  • Doughnuts
  • Danishes
  • Toast
  • Bagels
  • Muffins
  • Cereal
  • Juices

Lunch

  • Salads
  • Soups
  • Assorted fruits
  • Grilled lamb chops
  • Rib-eye steak
  • Marinated chicken breast with pico de gallo
  • Salmon steak
  • Grilled swordfish
  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Cakes
  • Stuffed zucchini
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Deli sandwiches
  • Baked goods
  • Ice cream
  • Honey-glazed ham
  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Juices
  • Milk
  • Tea (Iced/Hot)

Dinner

If dinner times are available on your sailing, Cabanas has a four-course meal that changes each night. The dinnertime menu consists of soups, salads, pasta, steaks and desserts.

Disney Cruise Food - Castaway Cay Smoothie Cheers

If your Disney Cruise sails near the Bahamas, you may stop at the Disney-owned private island, Castaway Cay. On the day that you spend here, there is a buffet set up for you on the island so you can have lunch without having to get back on board!

The all-you-can-eat buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends around 2 p.m. Cookie's BBQ and Cookie's Too BBQ both serve mouthwatering hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken breast sandwiches, Cajun grilled chicken, BBQ pork ribs, corn on the cob, sauerkraut, couscous, red-skinned potato salad, tomato salad, coleslaw and bags of Lay’s potato chips. Plant-based eaters will be pleased to know that there are veggie burgers available too! Dessert options include chocolate chip cookies, tropical fruit salad, banana bread and pineapple crumble bar cake.

Don’t froget that there are unlimited drink stations and unlimited soft-serve ice cream at Castaway Cay too!

The Main Course: Your Table-Service Dining Options

Every night, you will have an assigned table and assigned dining time. You will also have personal waist staff that will "rotate" with you to each of the main restaurants on board! You can check within the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to see which restaurant you are assigned to each day.

These are the restaurant options that you will get to experience while on board. The restaurants are different depending on which ship you’re sailing. But typically, three main restaurants will rotate on your sailing culinary adventure.

  • Animator’s Palate is themed around all things animation. Animator’s Palate is also an interactive dinner "show" that stars some super fun Disney and Pixar friends. (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy)
  • Rapunzel's Royal Table is a "Tangled" inspired dining banquet that serves both classic American fare and global eats. Throughout your meal, you'll celebrate Rapunzel's birthday with lively music and entertainment. The venue is illuminated with glowing lanterns, just like in the animated film. (Disney Magic)
  • Tiana's Place is a magical dining experience that transports guests into the enchanting world of Princess Tiana from Disney's "The Princess and the Frog." This immersive restaurant captures the essence of New Orleans with its vibrant atmosphere, live jazz music, and delectable Creole and Cajun cuisine. (Disney Wonder)
  • Enchanted Garden is a main dining restaurant themed after beautiful outdoor gardens. During your dinner, the decor magically transforms from day to night. It is important to note that this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy)
  • Lumiere’s serves elegant French fusion cuisine, while the decor is beautifully themed after the classic Disney movie, "Beauty and the Beast." This main restaurant has a more formal feel. (Disney Magic)
  • The Royal Palace is very similar to the Royal Court. It is royal princess-themed, as well. This main dining palace serves more formal and incredibly creative French cuisine. This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Disney Dream)
  • Triton's serves contemporary American food and transforms into a more elegant international menu for dinner. If you didn’t guess already from the name, this main dining restaurant is themed after the Disney classic movie, "The Little Mermaid." (Disney Wonder)
  • 1923 pays homage to the year Walt Disney Company was founded, as well as the golden age of animation and old Hollywood, and serves up a menu inspired by California flavors and ingredients. (Disney Wish)
  • Worlds of Marvel is a unique cinematic dining experience that allows you to help your favorite Marvel superheroes and eat food inspired by the iconic locations and characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Disney Wish)
  • Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure is another dining experience that combines Norwegian-inspired dishes with live entertainment with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf. (Disney Wish)
  • Stay tuned for details about Disney Treasure!

The main dining restaurants really add to the cruise experience. You are free to try anything on the menu and remember that this dining experience is complimentary and essentially unlimited. Do you love escargot? Order three plates!

My best tip for main dining is to come hungry and order all the entrees. You will not be disappointed. Ask your waiter which appetizer and dessert they recommend. Eat the dessert first, the appetizer next and then try any entree that you'd like! It’s a great way to get the full experience and really try each restaurant each night.

Adults-Only Dining

Disney Cruise Food - Cove Cafe

Yes, there are areas on a Disney Cruise that are reserved for guests 18 years old and above. These areas are usually quieter and more upscale, similar to someone's house who has never had kids! Let’s go through all the great adults-only spots to get food on board!

Cove Cafe is the adult version of the Vista Cafe hidden on deck 4 (located on all five Disney Cruise Line ships). It is an adults-only coffee shop with a huge display case filled with assorted pastries and desserts. I can personally attest to the deliciousness of the muffins, tarts and croissants. These treats are complimentary and included in the price of your cruise.

The adults-only entertainment area is typically located on deck 3 or 4. If you’re looking for a club atmosphere or a quiet bar, the adults-only entertainment area on this deck is just what you need! There are a variety of bars that I will explain later, but I wanted to give a little secret tip that most people don’t know about: Every evening around 10:30 p.m., there is a small snack buffet that opens beside the main bar area. This buffet has the best munchies such as chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, coconut shrimp and spring rolls. You know, the typical stuff you crave late at night after a fun party! The options do rotate every night so be sure to come back and see what’s available. This is self-serve, complimentary and unlimited, as well. The snack bar typically closes sometime between 11:30 p.m. and midnight.

Fine Dining for Adults Only

There are typically two formal restaurants on board most of the Disney cruise ships. These restaurants are reservation-only and have a strict formal dress code. These restaurants are not included in your cruise base price so there is an extra charge for dining here.

Hop tip: If you forgot to pack formal shoes, a suit or tie, ask the maitre d’! They have a secret closet on deck 12 where you can borrow (for no extra cost) whatever you need to meet the dress code!

Remy

My personal favorite adults-only dining experience was at a restaurant called Remy. This is a classic French cuisine restaurant that is themed after the Pixar movie, "Ratatouille." In case you didn’t remember, the main character's name was Remy — thus the name. Be sure to look up when you enter the restaurant — there is a hidden crystal statue of Remy on the chandelier! Ask the wait staff for help finding it in case you missed it. There are tiny details in this exquisite restaurant. The pattern on the seating is a silhouette of Remy and his brother. The menu is crafted by Chef Scott Hunnel, from Victoria & Albert's at Disney World, and Chef Arnaud Lallement, a 3-starred Michelin chef.

From sitting down to walking out, this gourmet dining experience is an attraction unto itself. By the way, there is a surprise chocolatey souvenir that they provide when you finish your meal! My best suggestion would be to order the chef’s suggested courses and consult the knowledgeable sommelier for what will pair well with each dish. We were able to order a glass for every two dishes as it would enhance the menu. Trust the experts! Remy can be found aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

Palo

The next adults-only restaurant is another opulent choice restaurant called "Palo." Palo is Italian-inspired. You can visit this location for a renowned brunch buffet or in the evening for a romantic candle-lit dinner. The restaurant has an ambiance reminiscent of Venice. The entire side of the restaurant is windows. The sea view and extensive wine and cocktail list make Palo toadally worth it!

On my first few cruises, I did not try these adults-only restaurants and only ate the standard meals. Boy, was I missing out! I implore you to try at least one of the adults-only restaurants next time you go sailing with Disney! Palo can be found on Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. On Disney Wish, there's a slight twist — it's known as Palo Steakhouse, and you can choose from a selection of Italian dishes or worldly steaks, such as Japanese Kobe, Australian wagyu and American prime cuts.

Enchanté

Enchanté offers the most luxurious dining experience onboard Disney Wish, featuring a menu crafted by Chef Arnaud Lallement (who is one of the masterminds behind Remy). This romantic and intimate venue boasts international dishes with seasonal ingredients sourced from all over the world. There are brunch, dessert and dinner experiences available.

Drinks Only Please | The Bars & Nightclubs on a Disney Cruise

Disney Cruise Food - Adults-Only Options

It is so important to note that all alcoholic drinks are not complimentary on a Disney Cruise and must be purchased at an extra cost. No one wants a surprise cocktail bill! That being said, here are all the fun frogtastic bars and nightclubs that you can visit on your next Disney Cruise.

  • Quiet Cove Pool Bar is located beside the hot tubs and tranquil adult pools. It is a walk-up / swim-up bar with refreshing drinks. 
  • Signals is located just beside the adults-only main pool. It’s a breezy bar area where you can sip away all your cares! (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder)
  • Currents is a wide-open bar located on the top deck. It is in a sunny area with a great view of the midship action down below. It’s the perfect adults-only bar to sip a refreshing cocktail and people-watch. (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish)
  • Waves is another bar located on a sunny deck just between the family and adults-only area. This menu has a ton of chilled and blended beverages. There’s plenty of seating with tables here. (Disney Dream)
  • Bon Voyage is technically a bar but with lounge vibes. It’s located on deck 3, midship and you can get almost any refreshing beverage you can think of. (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy)
  • Soul Cat Lounge offers a groovy and captivating entertainment hub inspired by the spirit of jazz and rhythm. (Disney Magic)
  • Meridian is another bar that doubles as a lounge. The theming here is incredible. It's themed after all things travel. The booths look like old-fashioned suitcases, the windows look like globes and the wallpaper looks like passport stamps! But it’s done in such a tasteful way that you won’t even notice unless you’re looking for it. Meridian is located on deck 12 between the two adults-only restaurants, Remy and Palo. I highly recommend this bar for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail. Take it through the door located on either side of the bar, to the outdoor deck. The sea breeze and views are stunning! (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy)
  • Promenade Lounge is a classy and casual lounge with tables located on deck 3. (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder)
  • The Bayou is an elegant "Princess and the Frog"-themed bar that also serves specialty coffees and beignets. (Disney Wish)
  • Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge is reserved for adults only and reservations are required to board the luxurious starcruiser-themed lounge. (Disney Wish)
  • Nightingale's is a Cinderella-inspired piano bar, serving an extensive list of wines, champagnes and cocktails. (Disney Wish)

Now let’s talk about all of the nightclubs and bars that you can find on the Aft Deck of most Disney Cruises. This is the perfect place to sneak off in the evening when the kiddos are having a blast in the kids' club! 

  • Pub 687 is a modern sports bar. It is relaxed and friendly. It’s the perfect place to catch whatever game or match you’re dying to see with a friend and beer in hand! Side note, there are also family-friendly activities here during the day. (Disney Dream)
  • Keg & Compass has a maritime-inspired ambiance. This pub-style eatery offers a curated selection of craft beers, fine wines and artisanal cocktails that perfectly complement its menu of innovative and delectable small plates. (Disney Wish)
  • The Rose captures the elegance and romance of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." This upscale, adults-only venue offers a sophisticated atmosphere where guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, fine wines and artisanal spirits. (Disney Wish)
  • O’Gills Pub is another version of a sports bar but with a delightful Irish twist! Enjoy this shamrock-inspired bar with your favorite lass! (Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic)
  • District Lounge is a high-energy bar with a very modern design. There are quiet tables in case you are looking for a more intimate conversation on your date night. The bar boasts an extensive mixed drink menu. (Disney Dream)
  • Evolution is the fun dance club that you didn’t know you needed! The entire place is butterfly-themed, and so is the drink menu. The DJ always plays a variety of upbeat music, and there’s something for everyone looking to boogie. (Disney Dream)
  • Pink Bar is a more elegant nightclub. The entire place is themed after champagne and pink. It makes for a very Instagram-worthy bar counter! There are even bubbles floating up on the walls! Come here, grab a glass of champagne or your favorite cocktail and relax. (Disney Dream)
  • Ooh La La is another champagne-themed bar. Come here to unwind in a whimsical 1920s Paris-inspired ambiance. (Disney Fantasy)
  • French Quarter Lounge is, you guessed it, a New Orleans-inspired bar with all the charm you come to expect from the bayou. (Disney Wonder)
  • Crown & Fin Pub is a jolly good English-themed pub where you can grab a pint with friends and take a breather. (Disney Wonder)
  • The Tube is where you can say "'ello" to your new friends at this British modern dance club. (Disney Fantasy)
  • Azure means bright blue and that perfectly explains this nightclub. Dance in the flashing gorgeous blue hues with a cocktail in hand at this ocean-themed club. (Disney Wonder)
  • Keys is themed after old Hollywood and the piano bars that were made famous at that time. This lounge has a classic and upscale feel throughout. (Disney Magic)
  • Cadillac Lounge celebrated the glitz and glamor of old Hollywood. Let the good times roll with a classic drink. I recommend a dirty martini or an old fashioned. (Disney Wonder)
  • Fathoms is a sea-worthy club themed after the mysteries of the ocean. Peek through portholes on the walls and plunge into the after-hours! (Disney Magic)
  • La Piazza is the most picturesque of all the nightclubs. This bar resembles a turn-of-the-century carousel and you will want a selfie of this! (Disney Fantasy)
  • Skyline is a city skyline-themed bar, in case you couldn’t guess from the name! The views through the faux windows transform and sometimes you can’t tell if you’re in New York, London, Paris or some other magical famous city! Here, you can savor some of the best cocktails on the whole ship. (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream)

The nightclubs and bars differ on each ship, which means the more ships you try, the more options you have!

It's no secret that one of the best parts of any Disney Cruise is the food and drinks! It’s a notch above the rest. Trust me, I’ve sailed them all! We hope this answers any questions you had, and have a magical time sailing with Mickey Mouse and friends!

When it comes to Disney Cruise food, the options are almost endless! Have you been on a Disney Cruise before? What was your favorite thing you ate? 

Related: Everything to Know About the Disney Dream Cruise Ship

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Dec 5, 2023 at 12:32 p.m. Dara Campbell Says...

Love Disney cruises!!!!

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Dec 5, 2023 at 2:28 a.m. Lee Says...

Wow

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Jul 4, 2023 at 12:37 p.m. Rebecca Says...

Coming back to correct my previous comment. Chef Arnaud Lallement has been awarded three Michelin stars.

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Jul 4, 2023 at 12:25 p.m. Rebecca Says...

Remy, while a wonderful dining experience born from the collaboration of a two Michelin starred French chef and the chef of Victoria and Albert’s of Disney’s Grand Floridian, is not Michelin starred and was certainly not awarded three stars.

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