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Disney Fantasy Rotational Dining Details

Kids Mac and Cheese at Animator's Palate

Disney Cruise Line has mastered the art of unique dining! Every passenger is offered the opportunity to dine at three different main restaurants. Rotational dining allows each guest to experience the menus and surroundings of the amazing dining rooms aboard the Disney Fantasy!

Whether you book main or late seating, your family will rotate to each of the main restaurants at least once during your voyage. Best of all, your servers rotate with you! Be sure to check out our sneak peek at the Disney Fantasy Menus!

Once aboard the Disney Fantasy, you’ll receive your dining schedule indicating the time and place for your evening meals. Plus there’s always the option to order room service, or dine at one of the adults-only venues (check out exclusive Disney Fantasy cocktails here!).

Animator’s Palate

The art of animation is showcased at Animator’s Palate with art-inspired tableware, artwork, and a special “Animator’s Magic” show. The special effects create a memorable meal. Oh, and then there’s some delicious food on the Disney Fantasy Animator’s Palate menu too!

Animator's Palate

On select evenings you’ll even be treated to Undersea Magic; favorite characters from Finding Nemo interact with guests! Here’s a video I made on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship of Crush interacting with some fellow diners!

Enchanted Garden

Escape to the gardens of Versailles at the Enchanted Garden, where Disney magic transforms the ceiling from day to night. Enchanted Garden evokes a memorable evening inside a serene conservatory while guests enjoy a market-inspired menu.

Enchanted Garden

While enjoying an elegant meal, the flower light sconces will bloom amidst the lush greenery and white trellises.

Flowers on the ceiling bloom throughout the day

I’ll be posting my Enchanted Garden review later this week! In the meantime, check out the Disney Fantasy Enchanted Garden Menu to start planning your visit!

Royal Court

The French-inspired Royal Court is inspired by the Disney classics such as Cinderella. Look for light fixtures fashioned after Cinderella’s Coach! While enjoying delightful cuisine, iconic symbols such as tiaras and glass slippers surround you. You can see the Disney Fantasy Royal Court Menu here!

Royal Court

Rotational dining is offered on every Disney cruise. Savor the exceptional cuisine and setting of each restaurant while your memorable waitstaff rotates with you!

Does your family enjoy rotational dining? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


  1. Are you sailing on one of the press cruises again? How exciting!

  2. Miranda says:

    My husband and I sailed on the Disney Magic for a week around the caribbean last fall, and whilst we loved the cruise, we didn’t love the rotational dining. Having no choice as to where we ate each night was good for the first few nights when each restaurant was new to you, but when you were going back a second time to a place you hadn’t enjoyed the first time, it felt a bit inflexible.

    Rotational dining also meant, as you noted, that your servers follow you through each dining rotation. For us this meant that our grumpy assistant server continued to be useless with our drinks orders, and our head waiter continued to not talk to us each night. We did really like the people we shared a table with (luckily!) and so we were able to laugh together at the dreadful service (and on one night, complain together!). Getting to know our table friends was definitely the best thing about the rotating dining.

    I think if you have a good server team, like the people you’re sharing a table with, and aren’t too fussy about food, rotational dining works. For myself I would have preferred to have the first three or four nights assigned, get to know your table-mates, but then be given the choice of where to eat for the remaining nights of the cruise.

  3. Steve B says:

    Just came off the Disney Magic out of Galveston and my wife and I really liked the rotational dining. First, our head server, Pong, and assistant, Rachel, were FANTASTIC! Over our seven nights we all became family. Next, rotating through the three main restaurants was easy to follow, and we quickly became friends with the three other couples at our table. I don’t know if we were just lucky, but we found the rotational dining to be one of the highlights of our cruise.

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