Dining on the Disney Wonder Cruise, or any Disney Cruise Line Ship for that matter, is always a treat. Literally. With a selection of amazing restaurants, and an all-access pass to all the tastiest foods on board ship, you will not go hungry. Dare we say your cruise cost is completely justified once you see how much food there is for the taking? Here are all the restaurants to visit on board the Disney Wonder.
Disney Wonder Dining Options
Whether tackling your first cruise on the Disney Wonder or just your First Disney Cruise, know that you will find some of these restaurants on multiple ships within the Disney Cruise line fleet. We consider this a good thing as love the feeling of coming home on a Disney Cruise, regardless of what ship we’re sailing.
Your Rotational Dining Restaurants
On board Disney Cruise Line ships there is a concept called “rotational dining”, which just means you and your family rotate which restaurant you are in each evening for dinner. Note: these are “assigned to you.” You do not pick them. Check out your Cruise card or dining tickets for which restaurant you are in each evening. Dinner is served at 5:45 and 8:15; these are known as 1st and 2nd seating times respectively. On the Disney Wonder there are three restaurants that you will rotate through: Tiana’s Place, Animators Palate and Tritons.
Tiana’s Place brings you to the sassy south with decor featuring vines, firefly lights and lilypads in classic New Orlean’s style. You’ll also get classic southern cuisine and a live jazz band to liven up your meal. If you’re game you can stick around for a parade after dinner. With New Orleans inspired dishes like Creole-infused New Orleans Seafood Pepper Pot and desserts Tiana’s Buttermilk Beignets, Mama Odie’s Chocolate Bread Pudding, pecan pie and the decadent New Orleans Banana Foster Sundae, you will not leave hungry!
Animator’s Palate features “moving picture screens” all across the walls that allow you to watch your favorite characters, all in the glow of soft blue, purple and pink lighting. You’ll experience Asian cuisines, Pacific fare and some of the coziest foods here. You can get flatbreads, wild mushroom risotto, black truffle pasta purseittes and creamy butternut squash soup as part of the appetizer lineup. And a selection of meats and veggies for dinner. Desserts range from ice cream to crème brûlèe. No need to choose wisely. You can have some of everything if you wish.
Triton’s features a full scale mural featuring our favorite Under the Sea friends. Offering classic American cuisine with a french twist, dinner here comes in 4 courses. Here you can grab Chef Louis French onion soup to avocado citrus salad, and a variety of meats, veggies, pastas and even three-cheese lobster macaroni. A Grand Marnier souffle is the showstopper dessert, but there are many to choose from if that’s not your style.
Triton’s also offers Breakfast and Lunch if you decide to forego the buffets, or quick service dining restaurants on board. Since we always love a fancy meal, we would highly recommend grabbing either a fancy breakfast or lunch here one day.
Where to Eat Breakfast and Lunch?
Cabanas is the resident buffet restaurant. Tables both in the restaurant and on deck makes this a good place to go grab food and gear up for your busy day of relaxing. Truthfully, it is where everyone goes for breakfast and lunch, so if you’re looking to escape the crowds, plan to eat outside regular meal times ore head to Triton’s instead.
Where to Eat Lunch?
Pinocchio’s Pizzeria: Pizza, pizza and more pizza. all varieties, served all day.
Pete’s Boiler Bites: Burgers, hot dogs, and tacos. Great for a fast lunch or dinner or anytime in between.
Where to Grab Treats and Snacks? All day long…
Daisy’s De-Lites : Salads, sandwiches, wraps and fruits.
Eye Scream Treats: Ice Cream…all day, every day.
Cove Cafe: Coffee and Tea. Adults-Only.
Snacks for the Shows and Movies?
Preludes: Cookies, candy, cocktails and popcorn
Where to get a Fancy Dinner or Brunch?
If you’re celebrating on the cruise and need a special occasion dining experience, Palo is by far the fanciest thing on board. And every Disney Cruise Line ship has one. Here’s a few things to know about Palo. This restaurant has a dress code and you can eat here for an additional cost of 40 dollars per person. Palo offers signature dining and does require a reservation. Palo is all about exquisite food, sea views and live music. They have an extensive wine list, and wine service is extra. You can dine at Palo for Brunch or Dinner. Read more about the dress code and details here.
Disney Wonder Lounges
There are some Adults-Only spaces on board. So if you’re looking to get away or just need to see the game, here are the places on board the Disney Wonder you can haunt.
- Crown and Fin Pub: Old English Pub feel. Great for serious drinkers, trivia fans and sport fans.
- Azure: Nightclub feel. Great for drinks and dancing.
- Cadillac Lounge: Old Hollywood Vintage feel. Perfect throwback to the 1950’s with drinks near the piano.
Disney Wonder Dining Experiences
- Royal Court Royal Tea: We love tea parties, high tea, or any reason to sit down for tea service at anytime! So if you’re looking for something extra special on your cruise, check out the Royal Court Royal Tea. It includes the Disney Princesses, a special menu with sweet and savory dishes and a selection of herbal teas. The pricing as of this writing is 69 dollars per adult and 220 dollars per child. You will need reservations for this, so you can do that here. If you feel this is crazy pricey and will be at Walt Disney World before or after your cruise, check out the Garden View Tea Room for a tea experience ( without characters) at at a much better price.
- In-Cabin Room Service: One of the most confusing parts of our very first cruise regarded things that WERE and WERE NOT included. Room Service thankfully is INCLUDED! For most items on the menu that is. This is a nice perk! Especially if you just need a night in or aren’t feeling well.
Dining on the Disney Wonder
So there you have it! All the dining options you’ll find on board the Disney Wonder. It’s no secret that we show up for any foodie experience available, and Disney Cruising never disappoints. Hopefully you’ll find your favorites on board your next Disney Cruise! Until then check out all our Disney Cruise Tips and Tricks.