Main Dining Rooms
Disney Cruise Line continues its innovative rotational dining concept at two dinner seatings on the Disney Dream with themed restaurants and distinctly Disney touches. Throughout the cruise, guests "rotate" through three different restaurants for dinner—with their servers accompanying them and providing guests with friendly, familiar, and personalized service each night. The rotational dining restaurants include:
- Animator's Palate is a signature Disney Cruise Line restaurant that brings the magic of Disney animation into a unique family dining experience. Inspired by classic animator's studios, the venue is filled with character sketches, maquettes (three-dimensional character models), paintbrushes, colored pencils, computer workstations, film strips, and other tools of the animation trade. The cuisine matches the character of the restaurant, creatively combining fresh flavors with culinary flair to please guests' palates. Wines from California and the Pacific Rim complement the menu. Animator's Palate offers the same interactive dining experience seen on other Disney ships, where guests of all ages get to try their hand at being a Disney animator. The Disney Fantasy, the Disney Dream's younger sister ship, was the first to offer this fun dining event, but it is now seen on all the Disney ships on sailings of seven days or more.
- Royal Palace, an elegant restaurant inspired by the classic Disney films Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty. Décor includes ornate marble floors and luxurious carpets plus a magnificent, hand-blown chandelier made of glass slippers, with essential elements from each fairy tale such as royal crests, roses, and tiaras. Chair backs are embellished with gilded emblems in the same motifs. The custom carpet is a pattern of flourishing roses in regal tones. Grand, hand-painted portraits of the princesses, Cinderella, Snow White, Belle and Sleeping Beauty (Aurora), and their princes grace the far wall. The Royal Palace's circular floor plan, fluted columns, and iron railing work are all recreated from the Cinderella ballroom scene. Wall sconces are fashioned after those seen in Beauty and the Beast. At Royal Palace, guests feast on continental cuisine. The menu features dishes fit for a queen (or king), including beef Wellington, crowned rack of lamb, king salmon, and a princess cake. The wine list features an excellent selection of Old World wines. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at this elegant restaurant.
- Enchanted Garden is a whimsical, casual restaurant inspired by the gardens of Versailles. It features a dining environment that magically transforms from day to night. Upon entering the Enchanted Garden, guests feel as though they've arrived at a lovely conservatory, with white trellises, original artwork depicting lush greenery, and the image of a beautiful blue sky on the ceiling. Custom glass "flower" light fixtures are suspended from the canopy overhead, ornamental light posts line the restaurant's central promenade, and a charming terrace fountain is the focal point of the room. The cascading fountain rises 7 feet tall and at its pinnacle stands a fanciful cherub Mickey Mouse statue. During the meal, the restaurant transforms into an enchanting evening scene. The sky becomes a glorious sunset, with dazzling colors and shades of light that change into a twinkling field of stars. The light-fixture flowers "bloom" and become infused with color, wall sconces open to become beautiful folding fans, paintings are illuminated in a nighttime perspective, and the centerpiece fountain is basked in shimmering light. The cuisine matches the crisp and airy feel of the restaurant with a seasonal menu featuring market-fresh ingredients. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, and dinner is a full-service, plated affair. A scrumptious selection of desserts includes a selection of gelatos during the day and a grand finale chocolate display with infused truffles and hand-made confections at night.
Disney Cruise Line introduced a new concept in casual dining on the Disney Dream with the Cabanas food court, a free-flow restaurant featuring a variety of food and beverage stations. Inspired by California beaches with uniquely Disney touches, Cabanas offers indoor and outdoor dining on Deck 11 aft with incredible ocean views.
Across the beach-themed dining room, tables are sheltered under palm trees and beach umbrellas. Surfboards, sun umbrellas, kites, teak Adirondack chairs, and clam-shell table tops add to the sunny seaside décor.
Disney details also decorate the area, including a familiar flock of seagulls from the Disney•Pixar animated film Finding Nemo. A 30-foot-long, hand-crafted mosaic tile wall depicts a whimsical underwater scene from the film.
Guests can partake in an eclectic array of cuisine served from 16 specialized food stations, each designed like a beach cabana with colorful awnings and providing delicious offerings. Dishes freshly prepared include American classics, comfort foods such as pizza and pasta, grilled specialties, stir-fry, savory soups, and fresh salads. One cabana features a skilled sushi chef preparing bite-sized sushi delicacies, while another station showcases an artful display of decadent desserts to satisfy the sweet tooth.
Each morning, Cabanas features numerous flavorful ways to start the day with assorted breakfast foods and made-to-order omelets. In the evenings, the restaurant transforms into a table-service casual dining experience, where dinner entrees are cooked to order.
Guests looking for a quick bite to eat can visit Flo's Café, 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. Frozone Treats—named after the ice-creating superhero in the Disney•Pixar movie The Incredibles—mixes delicious fruit smoothies. Eye Scream Treats—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.
Sweeping ocean views, rich décor, and epicurean excellence create the setting for a romantic escape aboard the Disney Dream in Disney Cruise Line's signature specialty restaurant, Palo.
Named after the colorful poles that line the canals of Venice, Palo invites adults to indulge in a menu of delectable Northern Italian cuisine, an extensive wine list, and superior service.
Every seat at Palo offers a beautiful ocean vista, and a pianist softly serenades guests. Stylish furnishings are accompanied by custom art, warm wood tones and a color palette of rich red, green, and gold jewel tones create an intimate, refined, and Italian-inspired décor. It's a wonderful place for adults to escape the (occasional) din of family dining.
On the Disney Dream, guests may dine al fresco on Palo's private outdoor teak deck, with picturesque views and warm ocean breezes further tantalizing the senses.
In addition to romantic dinners, Palo offers an exquisite adults-only champagne brunch featuring made-to-order entrées, seafood, a selection of international cheeses, fresh bread and pastries, desserts, champagne, and mimosas.
Disney Cruises has a second adults-only dining venue on the Disney Dream cruise ship, Remy. This restaurant is Disney's first premier dining experience, featuring gourmet French cuisine designed by two award-winning chefs. Located next to Palo on deck 12, Remy also has spectacular views of the sea.
Remy seats 80 guests and is only open for meals at dinner. Those wanting to sample some of the dinner menu dishes at Remy should reserve space at the Petites Assiettes de Remy.
Cruise travelers with a sweet tooth who love sampling amazing desserts should reserve space at Pompidou's Patisseries Dessert Experience, a sampling of six sweet delicacies. Also served at Remy, this sweet journey is only available on sea days on the Disney Fantasy.
If you're a fan of the Disney•Pixar movie Ratatouille, you will recognize the famous French character, Remy. If you dine in the Chef's Table private dining room in Remy, you will also recognize its design, since it was modeled after the Chez Gusteau restaurant in the movie.
The Disney Dream charges a surcharge for dinner at Remy, and wine pairings are an additional fee per person. Petites Assiettes de Remy also has a surcharge and includes a wine pairing with each course.
Remy has a dress code requiring men to wear a dress jacket, dress pants, and shoes (ties are not required). Women should wear cocktail dresses, evening dresses, pantsuits or dressy skirts, and blouses.