Main Dining Rooms
Disney Cruise Line continues its innovative rotational dining concept at two dinner seatings onboard 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, providing guests with friendly, familiar, personalized service each night. The rotational dining restaurants include:
- Animator's Palate, a signature Disney Cruise Line restaurant that brings the magic of Disney animation into the dining room for a unique experience that will captivate the entire family. Inspired by classic animator's studios, the venue is filled with character sketches, maquettes (three-dimensional character models), paint brushes, colored pencils, computer work stations, film strips and other tools of the animation trade. Scenes and characters from popular Disney and Disney•Pixar films adorn the walls.
Spanning from floor to ceiling are "paint brush" pillars and "pencil" columns. Depicted in relief on the ceiling are abstract, oversize artist's palettes and light boxes. During dinner, sparkling lights travel up the columns, through fiber optic brushes to "paint" the artist's palettes with vibrant colors. The cuisine will match the character of the restaurant, creatively combining fresh flavors with culinary flair to please guests' palates. Wines from California and the Pacific Rim will complement the menu.
- 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. Portholes providing spectacular views of the ocean are framed with majestic, tiara-topped window valances. With meticulous attention to detail, many of the restaurant's features are modeled precisely from the inspirational films. 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 will feast on a world-class continental cuisine. The menu will include dishes fit for a monarch, including beef Wellington, crowned rack of lamb, king salmon and princess cake. The wine list will feature an excellent selection of Old World wines. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at this restaurant.
- Enchanted Garden, a whimsical, casual restaurant inspired by the gardens of Versailles and featuring a dining environment that magically transforms from day to night.
Upon entering Enchanted Garden, guests will 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 above. Abundant, custom glass "flower" light fixtures suspend from the canopy overhead, ornamental light posts line the restaurant's center promenade and a charming terrace fountain is the focal point of the room. The cascading fountain rises seven 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 overhead 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 will match 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.
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Information Source: Disney Cruises