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Dining on the Disney Wonder

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I hadn’t cruised before sailing on the Disney Wonder, yet remarks from others centered hugely around ‘the food’. I knew my family and I were in for superb dining on the Disney Wonder, yet I was very happily surprised at the variety, in food choices as well as where to get that meal or quick snack.

Like I said in my previously in my Disney Wonder review, there is a unique rotational dining schedule. This way, all guests can experience each restaurant on the ship. Yet don’t think it’s your run-of-the-mill restaurant, each has a theme and a different menu offering such wide selections and fun for the entire family.

I especially liked the stark black and white decor of Animator’s Palate, it has an authentic animation feel in that space. I could stare at the sketches on all over the walls for hours.

Animators Palate Disney Wonder Dining

Yet, Triton’s is always popular, the entrance is right where Ariel’s bronze statue is right in the main lobby. Little-Mermaid decor yet with an elegant feel, a wedding party had their dinner there one night. In reality, dining guests went to the happy couple’s reception!

Tritons Disney Wonder Dining

If you ask my kids, they’ll say they loved the character breakfast at Parrot Cay the most. Think of it as a nice family brunch with many Disney Characters coming to visit right at your table. No need to wait in line, my girls thought it was ‘cool’ that they could munch on bacon until Mickey Mouse makes his way over, don’t forget those autograph books!

character breakfast disney wonder cruise review

Saving the best for last, Palo is one adult-only restaurant that should not be passed by. A perfect excuse to let your kids have fun at kids-club for a while, Palo is the only restaurant on board that comes at an additional cost. Yet, for $20 for a fabulous dinner – not an issue when you see the ambiance, romantic views and exceptional food available. I HIGHLY recommend, if not beg that you go.

Palo Disney Wonder Dining

The décor and food of the Palo restaurant are inspired by Italy, the birthplace of the Disney Wonder. Palo takes its name from the poles that line the canals of Venice, and boasts beautiful artwork and blown glass creations at every turn. Foodies, do I have your attention? Rather than list a bit of the selection or bore you with words, photos will make you salivate more. So here they are. Your welcome.

Palo Disney Wonder Dining Cruise

Palo offers desserts such as cheesecakes, an assortment of gelato, and its signature dessert, the chocolate soufflé served with a vanilla bean sauce {to.die.for}. There is also a wide selection of reserve wines, yet if wine isn’t your thing, they have any other choice imaginable as well. I quite enjoyed the Mimosa’s!

palo restaurant disney wonder

If you are in for a more casual meal, check out the options for fast dining service. Stop at the Beach Blanket Buffet, we chose this location for a couple breakfasts and lunches. They had a great selection for all, yet sometimes it’s hard to get seating inside for larger groups right at peak hours {Yet, there’s outdoor seating as well, which as you see below, has one of a kind views}.

Dining Disney Wonder Views

For a quick bite there’s Goofy’s Gallery, Pinocchio’s Pizza, Preludes and Pluto’s Dog House or Preludes. Pluto’s Dog House is located near the kids pool, serving up hot dogs, chicken fingers, hamburgers and beef on a bun. On the other side of the kids pool is Goofy’s Galley, and this is where you find healthier options such as paninis, fruits and wraps. Yet, I have to commend Pinocchio’s Pizza, their pizza is delicious. Right by the big outdoor movie screen, enjoy a slice in the evening while taking in a movie by the pool.

Goofy's Galley Disney Wonder Cruise Lines

As for refreshments; pop, juice, coffee and hot chocolate are free to all guests. There’s convenient stations to grab that drink whenever you want, night or day. Alcoholic drinks and water comes at an extra cost. Yet, you can drink the tap water in your room, so if you like to sip water all day long, I’d suggest bringing a travel mug!

Beverages Disney Wonder Cruise Lines

No matter which option you choose, be prepared for great service and warm smiles. If you aren’t familiar with the special attention your family gets from your meal servers, make sure to read up on it in my previous Disney Wonder review, it’s a pretty big deal!

Yet, don’t forget that there’s 24 hr room service as well. As you can see the options are endless, you’ll never get bored with the food, I promise! For those needing vegetarian and gluten free options, just tell your server and your wish is granted!

Bon Appétit cruisers!

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  1. Simply amazing!! I have to admit, one thing I do worry about when I travel with my girls is what they will eat. They are not the most adventerous eaters, and when taking them to places like Mexico etc I tend to be a bit of a worrier that we will end up with some food that their delicate systems won’t be able to handle. Looks like s Disney Crusie would eliminate all these worries for me! (err and them) Plus the adults only restuaraunt? Brilliant! Thanks for sharing your adventures!

    1. One night my twins ordered something and just wouldn’t eat it, promptly something else was brought out for them. Usually I’m not one for complying to their pickiness so much, yet I wanted them to have a good meal, so I agreed. Same goes for adults too, very nice to have this option!

    1. Ha, have you been on a cruise before?
      I definitely felt the rocking and thought I’d be a prime candidate, yet I was fine!
      🙂

  2. omg, LOVING your 3 little fairy godmothers having dinner.
    That has got to be the best photo, look at all the memories you made!

  3. I have left a comment here before but I must say once again how great this looks and I think @Jazzy6178 needs to take a look too

  4. So very hungry all of a sudden, looks like the dining provided as much fun as the rest of the trip.

  5. i have never been on a cruise. this food looks amazing! i will put this on my bucket list.

  6. I’ll be on the wonder again in ALaska in June! I love Animator’s Palate on the Wonder and the Magic better than the new ones! THanks!

    1. How was Alaska Nancy? Wondering with the cold plus the wind, was it too cold to go in the pools?

      1. Hi Tammi – I won’t be there until next June – 2013! I’m not planning on any pool time, but then again, I don’t go much for the pools anyway.

  7. I already wanted to do a Disney cruise but now having read the post, I MUST do it! Cute pic of the girls with the napkins! 🙂

  8. I love dining with the characters! We are off to Disney World TOMORROW MORNING and will be having dinner with Pooh and his friends one night! Can’t wait!

  9. Wow, sounds & looks like an awesome experience. One of these days I’m going to go, it may just be in my dreams.

  10. reading your review had it seeming as if I was right there and would have loved
    to have been. I can’t imagine so much fun and excitement

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  11. Wow, looks like spectacular kid friendly food and environment. Disney Cruise is on my bucket list, along with a trip to Australia ! Can dream can’t we ?

  12. Oh my! I never heard of this, but it looks like it would be a dream come true for any child!

  13. Wow everything looks and sounds so good. I’ve never been on a cruise before but the kids would love to do the Disney Wonder. Looks like your family had a wonderful time, I’m envious..:)

  14. I Had Never Heard Of The Disney Wonder Ship Before.
    It Looks Like A Beautiful Ship.
    The Food Looks Wonderful And Your Children Look Very Happy.
    I Am Glad You Enjoyed Your Family Cruise And Took A lot Of Pictures
    To Relive The Memories.

  15. Great Pictures. I would love to do Disney with my family. I am not sure if I could do a cruise though!

  16. Looks Like sooo Much FUN! Id love to be able to do something like this with my 2 Children~! Maybe in a couple years time 🙂

  17. I would LOVE to take a Disney Cruise with my family! One of these days! Thanks for the great review/post.

    Cheers, Lisa

  18. I wish I could take my boys on a cruise like this. It looks like an adventure of a lifetime. 🙂

  19. Is all the food free except Palo’s? It’s odd they would want you to pay for water. I’m surprised the fountain drink station doesn’t have a water option. Other then that I want to go so badly lol

    1. Becky, no cruise ships offer free water, except from the tap. Which I kinda get, if it was free can you imagine how much water they’d have to bring onto the ship? That would be crazy, I think!

  20. I hope to be able to do this with my family one day! It looks sooo fun! I just always think of it as not in the budget!

  21. Awe your girls look so happy! How adorable are they! So nice when parents can do that for their children and it looks like good food and fun, so envious not being healthy enough to do this so my belief is do it now while your healthy, no excuses that we use, time, money etc. I am so glad your family is having these great adventures!

  22. it looks and sounds amazing. Is it safe for kids – I’m very scared for the kids – otherwise is would be great

  23. that looks like so much fun i wish we were in a position to go on a vacation….one day 🙂

  24. this looks fabulous and what an adventure for the little ones to see mickey mouse

  25. I’ve never been to Disney and always have wanted to go. The Disney Cruise sounds like a lot of fun too.

  26. Looks like so much fun! would love to try this some day if I could get my hubby to get on a boat. lol

  27. This is something I would love to do with my family and I love seeing other people experiences. Thanks

  28. I wonder how much weight people gain when they’re on a cruise? 😉 The dining rooms look awesome and so does the food!

  29. This would be somewhere I would love to take my newborn when she is a little Older 🙂

  30. This looks like so much fun, maybe one day I will take the Grandkids on a cruise.

  31. Oh my goodness, that looks SO lavish! It’s so much more than what I would have expected. Looks like the girls had a great time 😀

  32. I love the idea of the rotational dining schedule! It nice to get to experience all they offer in dining experiences! And The food looks great !

  33. It looks absolutely beautiful. Adult only restaurant sounds wonderful – have a truely dinner for yourself & relax in a supposed relax vacation.

  34. You haven’t been to disneyland unless you have been on one of these cruises and I have relatives in LA, so been there many times or so I thought.

  35. Thank you so much for sharing. I really look forward to taking my kids at some point. They both would enjoy it so very much.

  36. Looks like you all had an amazing time! I hope to do a Disney cruise with my family soon… thank you for the great review!

  37. this is probably the best discription I have seen to date about the Disney Wonder cruises thanks so much really want to take my grandson this year keep putting it off, this is the year to go

  38. take my boys on this line for a baby moon before we give birth to our 3rd boy 🙂 I think I would have just as much fun as them lol

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