If you’ve been on a Disney Cruise before, you know that food is a big part of your experience. Most of the food is included in your experience at no additional cost, so you’re encouraged to try lots of new things. During my trip on the Disney Wonder last year, I loved the three restaurants that I visited – Tiana’s Place, Triton’s, and Animator’s Palate. If you are planning a trip on the Disney Wonder soon, here’s everything you need to know about the Disney Wonder restaurants.
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Disney Wonder Restaurants
Like other Disney Cruises, the Disney Wonder offers a rotational dining experience. You’ll be assigned to one of the three main restaurants each night, and your serving team travels with you each night. There are two dining services each night – an early one and a later one. You’ll choose your dining time when you book your reservation. You usually have the opportunity to change it before you leave, or maybe even on board when you arrive.
If you have specific preferences of which restaurants you want to visit on each night, you can make a request before you set sail. It’s not guaranteed, but they will try to accommodate you as best as they can.
Triton’s, named for Ariel’s father from the Little Mermaid, offers delicious French cuisine for dinner. I found that it’s most like Royal Court/Royal Palace on the Disney Fantasy/Disney Dream. It feels like the most upscale of the three rotational restaurants. My menu choices are the escargot, the chateaubriand steak, and the Grand Marnier souffle (one of my favorite desserts on board).
The newest restaurant on board the Disney Wonder is also my favorite. Tiana’s Place, named after the main character in the Princess and the Frog, features delicious food inspired by the state of Louisiana. As you eat your dinner, you’ll be entertained by a full live jazz band. Don’t miss the delicious beignets – you may even be able to order them at other restaurants on the Disney Wonder. Another fun touch is the light up dessert menu – so fun! (see in the video below).
If you’ve been on the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy, you are already familiar with Animator’s Palate. Like the version on the Disney Fantasy, you’ll be able to animate your very own character. The menu includes Pacific island-inspired food, and my favorite include the Jumbo Shrimp Salad, the Smoked Salmon, and the Cookies ‘n Cream sundae. Animator’s Palate feels fun and casual, and kids love it.
Cabanas, which offers a delicious buffet for breakfast and lunch, is a casual and delicious place to dine. On Pirate Night (on the Caribbean itineraries), you can also enjoy a full spread after the fireworks. There are so many great options – it’s easy to fill up on delicious food.
We absolutely love dining at Palo, the upscale, adult-only restaurant. There is a small upcharge, unless you are a Disney Castaway Club platinum level member, but it’s absolutely worth it. Unlike the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream, Palo is the only premium adult-only restaurant. There’s no Remy on the Disney Wonder.
You can read more about Palo here.
Other Quick Service Locations
You definitely won’t go hungry on board the Disney Wonder. If you find yourself looking for food between meals, there are still some great options. Daisy’s De-Lites and Pinocchio’s Pizza offer grab and go items like pizza and sandwiches. Room service is also available 24×7, except for your last day. Most of the items available through room service are included in your cruise fare.
When I have the second seating for dinner, I usually grab a quick bite at one of these locations so that I’m not hungry while watching the show. My kids love going to get their own snacks on board.
Have you been on the Disney Wonder? What is your favorite restaurant?