Family cruisers on Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship Disney Dream will have plenty of options when it comes to answering the question, “What’s for dinner?”
Disney Dream offers multiple dining venues:
- three main restaurants
- two adults-only specialty restaurants
- and several casual dining options
Family cruisers will have the chance to dine in all the main restaurants during their cruise vacations. Disney has a unique rotation dining system where guests have dinner at several different themed restaurants over the duration of their cruises. For convenience, be sure to specify dining time when you book your cruise.
On Disney Dream, dinner seating time determines which evening show cruisers will have tickets for. Main dining is scheduled for 6 p.m. and most likely tickets to the 9 p.m. show will be issued unless the earlier 5 p.m. show is requested. Second dining is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and cruisers will have tickets to the 7 p.m. show but can request the 5 p.m. show.
Main Dining Restaurants
Be ready to interact with Crush the talking turtle from “Finding Nemo”
Family cruisers will enjoy updates to this popular Disney Cruise Line themed restaurant. Dinner in Animator’s Palate will feature a newly developed show, unique to Disney Dream.
The fun starts after passengers place their food orders. The restaurant starts morphing from a lively animation studio into an interactive dining experience hosted by Crush from “Finding Nemo.”
The exciting thing here is that Crush is capable of having a real conversation. His body language actually changes as if he were, a real talking turtle (this is Disney, and yes it could happen.)
During the transformation of the room, lights dim, walls open and more than a hundred 103-inch HD monitors come into view. Bubbles appear, and everyone is immersed in an undersea world, complete with coral and fish swimming by.
Another fun thing to be on the lookout for are hidden suggestions of Mickey Mouse. Overall the color scheme of red, black, and yellow reminds diners of Mickey Mouse. Also, the chairs in Animator’s Palate are cleverly designed with details like two yellow buttons to suggest Mickey’s famous pants.
In another colorful detail, the ceiling – the artist’s palate of the restaurant’s name – is “painted” in light by fiber-optic brushes that form part of the décor.
Celebrating the Disney Princesses
Royal Palace is a Main Dining restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The decor is inspired by classic Disney Princess films: “Cinderella,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
With a hand-blown chandelier made of glass slippers and essential elements from classic Disney fairy tales such as royal crests, roses and tiaras, this themed restaurant will wake your inner-Princess.
Royal Palace offers a 4-course dinner, serving a seasonal menu of classic culinary faavorites.
New to Disney Dream
Inspired by the gardens of Versailles in France, Enchanted Garden is a new theme restaurant. The Enchanted Garden restaurant offers a seasonal menu featuring market-fresh ingredients.
Enchanted Garden transforms itself from day to night during the dinning experience. Maximizing the use of lighting technology, the restaurant’s ceiling changes from a bright blue daytime color into the golden red of a setting sun, finally transforming into a nighttime constellation of twinkling stars.
Family cruisers will enjoy looking at suspended overhead custom-glass flower light fixtures that “bloom.” Decorative wall sconces transform into folding fans, wall paintings project a dusky illumination and the centerpiece fountain is flooded with shimmering light.
Enchanted Garden serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as a Main Dining restaurant.
Specialty Dining For Adults
Remy is a French-inspired specialty restaurant for guests 18 years of age or older. The name of the restaurant is inspired from the star of the hit film, “Ratatouille.” Images of the character Remy will be hidden throughout the design.
Chef Arnaud Lallement from l’Assiette Champenoise, a Michelin two-star restaurant in France, and Chef Scott Hunnel from Walt Disney World’s signature restaurant Victoria & Albert’s are teaming up to create the new French-inspired menu.
Luxury touches await Remy patrons: tables are set with Frette linens, Riedel glassware, Christofle silverware, and china created exclusively for the restaurant.
For an extra charge, Remy offers a stellar wine list in addition to a wine pairing option. Elegant touches include a tableside trolley for international cheeses, decanting stations for wines, and an after-dinner coffee service.
Private Chef’s Table at Remy – For an even more memorable dining experience, Remy boasts a special Chef’s Table dining room where guests can enjoy a unique multi-course menu while interacting with the head chef. This special room features elegant, Ratatouille-inspired décor that includes bold red chairs and drapes, shimmering chandeliers and inviting scenes of Paris on the walls.
The Wine Room – Dine in a luxurious glass-walled room with marble flooring amid more than 900 bottles of wine, including a rare selection of Old World wines balanced with a solid selection of New World wines.
Reservations are required and can be made online or on Disney Dream. An additional charge of $75 per person is required to dine at Remy, in addition to the cost of wine and alcoholic beverages.
A dress code is enforced during dinner in Remy. Men must wear a jacket. Ladies can get by with a cocktail dress or similar, just no jeans, shorts, capri pants, sandals, flip-flops or tennis shoes.
Palo, named after the signature long poles used by gondoliers in Venice, is a great place to take a break from the kids and enjoy some wonderful food, great ocean views and adult-time.
Palo is for adults 18 and over only, and reservations are required. This restaurant features outstanding Northern Italian cuisine prepared to order.
Reservations are required and can be made online or on the ship. When dining at Palo, guests will skip the regularly scheduled Main Dining restaurant. An additional charge of $20 per person is required to dine at Palo
Similar in style to a high-end food court, food stations serve everything from sushi and pasta to desserts, Cabanas is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food stations are designed to look like a seaside beach cabana topped with a colorful awning.
Family cruisers will enjoy the restaurant’s décor. Tables resemble clam shells, and there are Adirondack chairs, palm trees and beach umbrellas. Look for a 30-foot-long handcrafted mosaic depicting an underwater scene from the Disney Pixar animated film “Finding Nemo.”
At dinnertime, Cabanas is transformed into a table-service dining experience where dinner entrees are cooked to order in the show kitchen. Families will enjoy this casual alternative to dinner, especially if traveling with younger kids that have skipped their nap.
Flo’s Café is located near the Donald Family Pool on Deck 11. Themed to popular characters from the Disney Pixar film “Cars” – Luigi’s Pizza, Doc’s Grill and Fillmore’s Favorites – this quick-service option serves snacks such as burgers, chicken tenders, pizza, fresh fruit, salads and sandwich wraps.
Eye Scream, Frozone Treats
Frozen sweet treats are available from two quick-service venues conveniently located near the Donald Family Pool on Deck 11:
- Eye Scream – inspired by the friendly, one-eyed monster Mike Wazowski from the Disney Pixar animated feature “Monsters, Inc.” – offers soft-serve ice cream with plenty of favorite sundae toppings.
- Frozone Treats – named after the ice-creating superhero in the Disney Pixar movie “The Incredibles” – mixes delicious fruit smoothies.
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