Disney Cruise Line Dining is such an experience. Something I’ve never had during any other travel. So what can you expect from Disney Cruise Line Dining? Keep reading for more!
Disney Cruise Line Dining – What to Expect
The Servers Remember
The servers are amazing at remembering exactly what you enjoy. Every time we approached our table, after the first evening, there was chocolate milk ready to go for the kids and a soda for me. It blew my mind that they remembered each of these things for each table they served.
Plus, they always had Mickey Premium Bars ready to go for the kids after their meal. They did not skip a beat.
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The Servers Let Mom and Dad Eat
This one makes me want to cruise on the Disney Cruise Line all of the time. There was an evening that our server actually helped me cut up the kids’ food. She even told me not to worry and eat. Who does that?! Do I get to eat a warm meal? AMAZING!
Food From Another Restaurant
Not seeing anything on the menu you enjoy and missing that burger from the night before? Just ask! They will go out of their way to get you something from another restaurant. You don’t get that anywhere else. I may or may not have asked for Tiana’s Buttermilk Beignets the other evenings.
There was one evening my husband mentioned how much he loved Mickey Premium Bars. I kid you not, the servers brought about four extra bars for him to take with him. I laughed hysterically at the amount but loved that they treated him with extras.
You’re Treated Like Royalty
Every time we sat down for a meal, our napkins were quickly placed on our laps and water was poured. I have never had that happen to me before. Drinks are quickly refilled and meals are out in no time. You really feel like they are only serving you and you alone. Even with other tables and families to care for. I don’t know how these wonderful people do it.
The Servers are Helpful Every Way Possible
One evening, my son had a meltdown. Total meltdown. My husband left with him to the room, and my daughter and I stayed at the table. Our server, Sofia, was kind enough to take his’ and our son’s meal to our room. No questions asked. She simply grabbed it up and went. I’ve never had that kind of service and truly believe the Disney Cruise Line Dining staff is the best.
The day we were on Castaway Cay, I had gone to Cookie’s BBQ to get our lunch. My husband and kids stayed back at the family beach. My hands were so full with two trays of food. A Cast Member came out of nowhere and offered to help me take the food back to the beach. All the way … back to the beach. This was not a simple walk away. He was so friendly and kind. Even with me saying not to worry about it; he insisted. Again, service like no other.
Shows and Fun
Every evening there was a show to enjoy. Singing, parades for the kids, characters. The show at Animator’s Palate is fantastic! The kids got to meet Tiana and see Sorcerer Mickey making magic happen. So fun!
Disney Cruise Dining Times
Main Seating and a Second Seating for dinner. Times may vary based on itinerary.
- Main Seating begins between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM
- Second Seating begins between 8:00 PM and 8:30
Getting to Know Your Staff
I just love that you have the same table number and staff every evening. It makes it a personal experience. Even on a three-day cruise, I felt like these people knew us and we knew them. A Disney touch that I always appreciate. I hope to see Andriana and Sofia (our servers) again soon.
Disney Cruise Line Dining is a magical experience. You really get to love your staff and consider them friends. I literally cried when we got off the ship; leaving them behind. What an amazing and unforgettable experience. Don’t miss this on a Disney Cruise. You won’t be disappointed!
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The biggest of thanks to the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration that we were invited to attend with a conference fee. We received discounted and complimentary items from Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and their sponsors during our stay. While not required to write about our experiences, I wanted to share with you these amazing memories. All opinions are my own.