One of the things first time Disney cruisers don’t entirely understand is the rotational dining concept. Rotational dining is Disney’s way of making sure guests get to check out all 3 of their fabulously themed restaurants on each ship. You’ll be assigned a dining rotation and each night will have a specific restaurant to dine in. This is different than all of the other cruise lines where you are assigned to one table in one restaurant or you’re given dining options. It’s kind-of the best of both worlds. And the best part? Your dining staff rotates with you so you’ll have the same server, assistant server and head server each night. You’ll enjoy the beauty and themed menus each gorgeous restaurant has to offer. If you’re on a longer cruise (7-10 nights) the menus will be different each night and it’s fun to see the restaurants again.
Animator’s Palate, in my opinion, is not to be missed (even on the duplicate night) especially for first time cruisers. Depending on what ship you’re on you may have the chance to enjoy some time with everyone’s favorite turtle from down under, Crush, or watch the colors in the dining room transition from black and white to stunning vivid colors in a magical show, or you’ll have the opportunity to draw your own picture which is then added to an animated show played later during dinner.
Of course, you always have the option of ordering room service (free!), or eating at one of the quick service type restaurants on the top deck if you’re tired or you just don’t feel like going to the sit down meal.
Whatever you choose to do I highly recommend that you rotate through the restaurants several of the nights to see what they’re like.
Have you cruised with Disney? What did you think of the rotational dining? What were your favorites? If you’ve yet to experience the magic of a Disney cruise, I’d love to help you. Email email@example.com and let’s get your family making memories to last a lifetime with Disney Cruise Line!
Dream Maker ~ Mickey’s Dream Vacations