Quick Service Dining
Whether you’re craving a snack between meals or just a casual bite to eat, Disney Cruise Line offers a variety of quick-service dining options. These conveniently located dining spots are scattered across the pool deck and other areas of the ship, serving a range of food and beverages throughout the day.
The options range from classic comfort food like burgers, hot dogs, and pizza to healthier choices like fresh salads, wraps, and sandwiches. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, catching a movie under the stars, or simply looking for a snack to tide you over until dinner, quick-service dining offers a convenient and informal option that won’t interrupt your day’s activities.
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For instance, on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, you can grab a quick bite at Flo’s Café, a Cars-themed quick service location offering American classics. On the Disney Magic, you’ll find the Duck-In Diner serving up delicious meals poolside. Pinocchio’s Pizzeria, a beloved feature on Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, delivers hot, fresh pizza throughout the day. On the Disney Wish, the Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods offers a selection of quick bites.
Quick-service dining is included in your Disney cruise fare, ensuring a wide selection of options for everyone in your party at no additional cost.
Character Dining Experiences
One of the unique aspects of a Disney cruise is the opportunity to dine with beloved Disney characters. These special dining events provide magical moments for kids and kids-at-heart alike.
Some of the main dining rooms offer some character interaction during dinner. For example, Louie makes appearances at Tiana’s Place on the Disney Wonder, and the Frozen dining experience on Disney Wish features all the primary characters from the films.
Arendelle – a Frozen Dining Adventure, onboard the Disney Wish
Character breakfasts may be offered on cruises of seven nights or longer and offer the chance to pose for photos and get autographs from characters dressed in the cruise attire. It’s the perfect way to kick off your cruise day and one of the many reasons why Disney Cruise Line enjoys a reputation as the best cruise line for kids.
Additionally, the Royal Court Royal Tea Party (available for an additional fee on all ships except the Disney Wish) is a grand affair where young guests are treated like royalty. Accompanied by select Disney Princesses, guests enjoy tea, sandwiches, and pastries, along with storytelling and song performances.
The Vacationeer can provide more information about these special dining experiences.
Themed Dining Events
Disney Cruise Line takes themed dining to a whole new level with their unique dining events. These include Pirate Night, a swashbuckling celebration featuring a special menu and a grand deck party, and Frozen-themed dining on select sailings, where guests can savor Nordic-inspired dishes while interacting with beloved characters from the film.
On Marvel Day at Sea and Pixar Day at Sea sailings, guests can enjoy special themed menus inspired by their favorite movies. These dining events, complete with character appearances and entertainment, add another layer of magic to the Disney cruise experience.
In addition to meals, Disney Cruise Line offers a variety of snacks throughout the day. You can satisfy any mid-day or late-night craving with a variety of sweets and savory options.
One popular spot for a sweet treat is Eye Scream Treats, a self-service frozen dessert station where you can enjoy a (free!) swirled cone of soft-serve ice cream in various flavors. For those desiring a pastry or a caffeine kick, the adults-only Cove Café provides specialty coffees and assorted pastries.
Guests aboard Disney Dream can visit Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats, offering a delightful mix of candies, gelato, and baked goods inspired by the Wreck-It Ralph movies. On the Disney Fantasy, Sweet on You caters to guests’ sweet tooth with its handcrafted gelato, ice cream, chocolates, and an extensive selection of candies.
These snack locations are perfect for moments when a small treat is just what’s needed to satiate a sweet tooth or tide you over until the next meal. It’s important to note that while many snack options are included in your cruise fare, some items, particularly those from Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats and Sweet on You, carry an additional charge.
Disney Cruise Line offers 24-hour complimentary room service, allowing guests to enjoy a meal or snack in the comfort of their stateroom. The room service menu features a variety of options, including sandwiches, salads, burgers, desserts, and a selection of beverages. Be sure to try the All Hands On Deck cheese/cracker/fruit plate — it’s a repeat cruiser favorite!
You will need to pay a bit extra if you want canned sodas, specialty drinks, or prepackaged candies.