Our dining experience aboard the Disney Magic Cruise was nothing short of amazing. It was so good that I have to dedicate an entire post to the service, meals, snacks, restaurants and counter service we had throughout our week long stay.
When we arrived in our stateroom, we found our Meal Tickets along with our Personal Navigator. Our Meal Tickets showed our assigned seating time, restaurant schedule and table number for the following three restaurants… Animators Palate, Parrot Cay, and Lumiere’s.
Disney Cruise Line is the only cruise line with a rotation dining schedule that allows guests to experience a different restaurant each evening for dinner, and your servers go with you to your assigned restaurant! Since your servers stay with you throughout your cruise, they will get to know your family and practically feel like family by the end of your stay. Our servers took such good care of the boys….they even cut their food! YES! This mama of four boys was able to relax through every meal! With the exception of one night when I had a somewhat seasick boy and our server packed up our meals so we could eat them in our stateroom.
If anyone in your party has food allergies, no problem! We have two boys with peanut allergies, the servers checked and double checked to make sure all foods were safe before serving, they even checked for cross contamination among foods to be sure they were safe. – Amazing service!!
- Lumière’s had a beautiful, elegant dining room with French accents, it reminded me of a grand ballroom, like something you might see in….. “Beauty & the Beast” red roses and all!
- Parrot Cay reminded me of the Tiki Room with island-themed décor, brightly-colored accents and a taste of the Caribbean.
- Animators Palate was pure Disney heaven on earth! I can’t even tell you what we ate because I was too busy observing the beauty around me, Disney storytelling and animation. Dessert came to me in the form of the most heart warming surprise from Mickey himself. All I could think was…. Walt would be so overjoyed if he could see this. Pixie dust oozed at Animators Palate.
Along with fine restaurants, we also enjoyed more casual dining at Topsider, a bountiful buffet that prepares breakfast and themed lunch buffets every day. Topsider has open seating, sit indoors or take your meal outside to eat with a view.
While at the pool we would let the boys get quick (over the counter) service at Pinocchio’s Pizzeria and Pluto’s Dog House, where they served pizza, hot dogs, burgers, chicken fingers, chicken sandwich, tacos and the BEST fries!
Goofy’s Galley served the most delicious and nutritious light snacks such as wraps, sandwiches, fruit plates and my favorite… Avocado, Turkey and Brie Panini. There is also a drink station with soft drinks, water, coffee, tea and hot cocoa. TIP: bring a water bottle and fill up your bottles each night to have ice water in your stateroom.
The last night with our servers was bitter sweet. Below is a wonderful performance of It’s A Small World by the Cast Members / servers. I choked back tears while video taping this cuz I am a total dweeb. These guys were an extra special part of our trip.
Also, Kids Sail Free! For a limited time, kids ages 17 and under sail FREE when traveling with 2 full-fare Guests in the same stateroom on select 6-night and 8-night sailings from Galveston, Texas.
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Disclosure: My expenses for this cruise were paid for by Disney. However, the opinions, excitement, experiences and text are all mine.