Planning your first Disney Cruise and want to know all your Disney Fantasy dining options? Here’s a full list of what you can expect!
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I recently had the opportunity to cruise on the Disney Fantasy and it was such an amazing experience. One of the highlights, of course, was all the food.
Most of the Disney Fantasy dining options are totally free. At least, it’s part of the regular cost of the cruise, so there is no added charge.
The Disney Fantasy Dining that does have an added cost to it is usually well worth it. What I loved about all the restaurants on the Disney Fantasy was that you can order whatever you want and have as much as you want.
Even though the menu is laid out in courses, you can still order what you like, even if it’s multiple entrees. Some of the restaurants serve dinner only while others are open for breakfast and/or lunch.
There are also all kinds of great options for snacks and treats on the Disney Fantasy that you will not want to miss, even though some of them do cost more.
Here is what to expect from all of the fabulous Disney Fantasy Dining on the Disney Cruise Line.
Best Places to Eat on the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship
Cruise Ship Character Dining
First, there’s Character Dining. There is one experience that includes characters and that’s the Royal Court Royal Tea which costs $220 per child and $69 per adult.
This princess tea party is full of fun activities and a gift bag full of goodies. It’s expensive, but you do get great value from the experience and the gifts.
Special Dinners on Disney Fantasy
Animator’s Palate is different on every Disney cruise ship, so if you have been there before, it might not be as you experienced it on the Disney Fantasy.
In this version, Crush converses with dining guests and kids can bring their own drawings to life. This Disney Fantasy Dining is part of the cost of your cruise.
Palo is an adults-only Italian restaurant that charges passengers an additional $40 per person. There is a dress code to dine at Palo.
While Palo is available on all Disney Cruise Ships, the Disney Fantasy also has Remy, an even finer restaurant from two award-winning chefs.
The French restaurant offers three distinct experiences. Brunch at Remy is $75 per person. There is also a $60 dessert experience. Dinner is $125 per person.
It’s important to book reservations in advance if you want to dine at Palo or Remy.
If you aren’t able to reserve a table, they do hold some open tables for the cruise. When you get on board, head to the restaurant first to try again for an opening.
Disney Fantasy Dining Options
Disney Fantasy Dining includes four other restaurants to experience during your cruise.
Cabanas is the buffet which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every Disney ship has Cabanas.
Since Disney always has a theme and a story behind what it does, it should be no surprise that there is original inspiration behind the design of this restaurant which is made to evoke the feeling of a stroll on an Australian boardwalk promenade.
The greatest feature among the themed decor is the floor to ceiling windows that overlook vast seascapes. If you’re asking yourself, “why Australia?” consider P. Sherman from Sydney.
A 30′ Mozaic adds a Disney touch to the dining room with a scene depicting the Pixar classic Finding Nemo.
The first rotational restaurant I want to highlight is Animator’s Palate, which I mentioned earlier. This was our favorite restaurant because the screens keep the kids entertained throughout dinner.
A bright, airy and elegant Enchanted Garden offers a Disney Fantasy dining experience, which is only available on one other ship, the Dream.
Scenic Frescoes are enhanced and altered by an ever-changing light pattern, bringing the ambiance of daytime, sunset, and evening.
This rotational restaurant on the Disney Fantasy is matched only by the Royal Palace. This dining area takes all kinds of inspiration from Disney classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Sleeping Beauty.
There are even details in the floor plan columns and railing that faithfully recreate the Ballroom scene in Cinderella.
Disney Fantasy Juice Bar
You may be aware that the Disney Fantasy has a Senses Spa. This is available to all guests for an additional charge, whether you want to use it for fitness, or relaxation.
One feature of the Senses Spa is the Senses Juice Bar which is not included in the price of your cruise.
It is, however, an excellent place to refresh and replenish with freshly blended beverages from fruits and vegetables.
Additional fees depend on what you order at the Juice Bar, just as they would with cocktails in the ship’s lounges.
Snacks on Disney Fantasy
The restaurants in the Disney Fantasy dining rotation and the fine dining options for brunch and dinner, provide way more than enough food.
You can eat as much as you want, so why on Earth are there snacks on the ship? There are, though!
Not only that, they treat shops like Sweet on You, Frozone, and Eye Scream are really good. As if the Disney Cruise Line restaurants weren’t indulgent enough, the snack counters and treat shops push it over the edge in a fun way that you should consider exploring during some part of your stay on the ship.
Flo’s Cafe Is a Cars inspired quick service location that’s outdoors and features three types of food based on characters from the film. Here you will find Luigi’s Pizza, Mater’s Grill and Filmore’s Favorites.
For ice cream, you have to go to Eye Scream, Frozone Treats, or Sweet on You. These places take inspiration from Monsters Inc, The Incredibles, and Mickey & Minnie Mouse respectively.
Sweet on You has the best variety of candy, gelato and other Disney-inspired treats, including a massive sundae, served in a souvenir cup. This particular sweet shop is only found on the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy.
Preludes is the concessions stand near the Walt Disney Theater. The extravagant playhouse is for Broadway caliber performances and uses 3D at Sea technology that transforms the entire theater into an immersive environment.
You can stop at Preludes for cookies, candy, popcorn, or even cocktails before the show, or be tended to by the Disney wait staff inside the theater.
As with the shops for sweets and treats, Preludes charges additional fees for their offerings.