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 onboard 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 onboard the Disney Wonder.
Disney Wonder Restaurants
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
Onboard 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. Check out everything to know about Rotational Dining on Disney Cruise Line.
Tiana’s Place brings you to the sassy south with decor featuring vines, firefly lights, and lilypads in classic New Orleans 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 breads, wild mushroom risotto, black truffle pasta pursettes, 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 avocado citrus salad, and a variety of meats, veggies, pasta, 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.
Cabanas is the resident buffet restaurant. Tables both in the restaurant and on deck make 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 or head to Triton’s instead.
Disney Wonder Quick Service Restaurants
These restaurants offer a grab-and-go food experience, all located on Deck 9, this food is for the taking. With the exception of dinner hours you can typically grab food from these counters all day.
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.
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.
Preludes: Cookies, candy, cocktails, and popcorn
Disney Wonder Adult-Only Restaurants
This Adult Only signature restaurant onboard the Disney Wonder is Palo. Offering a 270-degree oven view this restaurant has the best views on the ship. Featuring Northern Italian cuisine, this restaurant is considered a must-do for Disney Adult Cruisers at least once. Serving a multi-course dinner, dessert, and champagne event, as well as a specialty brunch, there are plenty of options. Dinner at Palo is typically $70 per person for the prix fixe menu and $45 for brunch. Given the spectacular views, we recommend aiming for brunch or an early dinner hour so you can see all there is to see. Check out all the offerings available during your cruise at Palo Restaurant. Remember that Palo must be booked in advance and is not included in your cruise costs. It will be billed to you separately.
Palo Reservation Window for Castaway Club
- First Time Cruiser: 75 days in advance
- Silver: 90 days in advance
- Gold: 105 days in advance
- Platinum: 120 days in advance (complimentary)
- Pearl/Concierge: 123 days in advance ( complimentary)
Palo Dress Code
- Men: dress pants or slacks and collared shirt; jacket is optional
- Women: dress, skirt or pants with a blouse
- Jeans may be worn if in good condition (no holes)
Adult-exclusive restaurants aboard Disney Cruise Line ships are elegant dining experiences. Guests are requested to dress in a manner consistent with the restaurant’s sophistication. Formal or semi-formal attire is recommended. Dress casual attire with a polished look is permitted (such as dress pants, jeans in good condition, collared shirts and blouses and lifestyle shoes). Clothing such as T-shirts, swimwear and sports attire is not permitted.
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 onboard the Disney Wonder you can haunt.
- Crown and Fin Pub: Old English Pub feels. Great for serious drinkers, trivia, and sports fans.
- Azure: Nightclub feels. Great for drinks and dancing and Bingo.
- Cadillac Lounge: Old Hollywood Vintage feel. Perfect throwback to the 1950s, featuring car-themed decor.
- French Quarter Lounge: Dr. Facilier and Tiana’s Streetcar make an appearance at this bar featuring elements from the Princess and the Frog.
Disney Wonder Dining Experiences
- Royal Court Royal Tea: We love tea parties, high tea, or any reason to sit down for tea service at any time! 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 a much better price.
- In-Cabin Room Service: One of the most confusing parts of our very first cruise regarded things that ARE and ARE 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. Review What’s Not Included on a Disney Cruise to get your bearings before you sail.
Dining on the Disney Wonder
So there you have it! All the dining options you’ll find onboard 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.
Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.