What do you need to know about the Disney Fantasy Restaurants?
There are so many options for you to choose from on the Disney Fantasy of places that can eat.
Many of the Disney Fantasy Restaurants and dining choices are already included in the price of your cruise.
Here we will show you exactly what is on offer on the Disney Fantasy to help you choose from all the different restaurants and dining places on the ship.
You can be sure that you will never be hungry on a Disney Cruise!
Disney Fantasy Rotational Dining Restaurants
If you haven’t cruised with Disney before, you may not be familiar with the term “rotational dining”.
It is a concept that is unique to Disney Cruise Lines.
On all of the Disney ships, there are three main dining restaurants. This is the place where you will dine every evening.
The Rotational Dining concept means that you will dine at least once in every restaurant. On cruises longer than 3 nights, you will dine in some restaurants more than once.
Being able to dine in all the restaurants is not the only great thing about Rotational Dining. The other huge positive is that your Servers come with you,
This means that you will always have the same Servers in the main restaurants for dinner. Therefore they can get to know you and this helps them to make your dining experience even more magical.
The Servers on Disney ships really are the very best. They want to make your experience the best it can be. They will get to know your likes and dislikes so that they can guide you to the options on the menu that you will like the most.
They are also amazing at keeping the kids happy. There is always a special kids menu. The Servers are always happy to cut up the little one’s food and even serve them with a Hidden Mickey ketchup design!
All of the Rotational Dining Restaurants are included in your Disney Cruise cost.
Rotational Dining Restaurants on Disney Fantasy
Here are the 3 fabulous main dining restaurants on the Disney Fantasy.
Enchanted Garden Disney Fantasy
Enchanted Garden is visually stunning. The design is meant to create the feeling of a 19th-century French greenhouse, and it is said to be inspired by the Garden of Versailles.
At the center of Enchanted Garden is Mickey himself. Although this is a rather “posh’ version of a 7 foot tall Mickey Mouse sitting atop an ornate fountain holding a bow and arrow.
Enchanted Garden is certainly a feast for the eyes. The center of the restaurant has the much sought-after booths.
These booths seat up to 4 guests and give a wonderful view of the restaurant as they are slightly elevated.
You can request them with your dining room team when you board, but as with all requests, they will do their best, but nothing is guaranteed.
The detail of the decor in Enchanted Garden really is truly stunning. The ceiling is not only beautiful but provides different lighting and effects according to the time of day and the stage of your dining experience.
If you are here for breakfast or lunch, the ceiling will have the bright light of the mid-day.
However, if you are dining here in the evening, the effects will change throughout the meal. You will see what seems to be ivy climbing the walls, and the light sky turns from day to dusk.
Look out for how the lights change towards “dusk” when the flower petals will start to open.
Enchanted Garden really is a very beautiful restaurant which you will only find on the Disney Fantasy and the Dream.
Going with the theme of a French garden, the menu is described as French-influenced.
Don’t be alarmed if French food is not your thing – the influence is in passing rather than a complete takeover!
The menu is pretty much American-based with some French ideas along the way.
Here is one of the menus which is served in Enchanted Garden on both the Disney Fantasy and the Dream.
Disney Fantasy Enchanted Garden Appetizers
- Cucumber Garden Roll: Filled with Julienne of Carrots, Bell Peppers and Zucchini, flavored with Cilantro and dressed with White Shoyu and Lemon Dressing
- Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tower: With Crispy Noodles and Wasabi Dressing
- North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli: With roasted Garlic and sweet Basil scented Tomato Juice
- Applewood Smoked Bacon Wild Mushroom Tarte: with creamy leeks
Enchanted Garden Soups and Salads
- Heirloom Tomato Soup: With Sour Cream, Croutons, and Basil
- Cream of Green Asparagus: With Crabmeat and Asparagus Tips
- Spinach and Raspberry Salad: Tender Spinach tossed with fresh Raspberries, toasted Pine Nuts, and crumbled Gorgonzola and a Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Romaine Wedge: fresh crisp Romaine topped with a creamy Romano Dressing and homemade spiced Croutons
Multi-grain Loaf and Country Current Bread with Chickpea-Garlic Purée
Disney Enchanted Garden Menu Entrees
- Caramelized Sea Scallops: With Roasted Asparagus, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Pearl Pasta, garnished with caramelized Leeks and Veal Jus Reduction
- Seared Pork Tenderloin Medaillions: with Rosti Potatoes, Collard Greens and a Morel Cognac Sour Cream Sauce
- Pan-Seared Sea Bass: With Fava Beans and Pea Risotto, Sliced Fennel and a Dill-Chive Riesling Cream Sauce
- Marjoram Scented All-Natural Chicken: Served with baked crushed Sweet Potatoes, sautéed Baby Spinach and a Tyhme Red Wine Chicken Jus
- Slow Roasted Prime Rib: Carved and served with Thyme-roasted Vegetables, Double-baked Potato, Horseradish, and Natural Jus
- Pearl-Barley Cakes with Shallots, Leeks, and Rosemary: Over sautéed Julienne of Carrots, Root Celery and Leeks with a light Saffron sauce
- Glazed Portobello Mushrooms: With Brown Lentil and Parsley Sauce and Sun-dried Tomato Cream Cream
Disney Enchanted Garden Menu Desserts
- Warm Sticky Date Pudding: served with Butterscotch Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream and Phyllo Crunch
- Chocolate Garden Torte: with Coffee Creme and Caramel
- Orange Almond Cake: with Vanilla Yogurt, Panna Cotta and Raspberry Coulis
- Chocolate Brownie Sundae: Peanut Butter Brownie Bite with Rich Chocolate Ice Ceam, Whipped Cream and Chocolate Fudge Sauce
- Southern Style Pecan Tarte: with Caramel Sauce
- Lemon Raspberry Mousse Bombe; No sugar added with Citrus Lemon Mousse embedded with Fresh Raspberries
Disney Fantasy Animator’s Palate
You will find Animator’s Palate on all four of the original Disney Cruise ships – the Disney Magic, Wonder, Dream, and Fantasy.
Animator’s Palate really was the restaurant that pushed the innovative technology which set the standard for Disney cruise ships.
It is perhaps a bit surprising that the new Disney Wish restaurants do not include Animator’s Palate. However, all of the Disney Wish restaurants are a new concept so really it was perhaps time for a new concept.
However, you will not be disappointed when you sit down for dinner in Animator’s Palate on the Disney Fantasy. Identical to the Dream, the technology definitely advanced from the classic ships to the Dream Class.
The decor in Animator’s Palate is very distinctive. The chairs are colored to look like Mickey Mouse’s pants, with red backs, yellow buttons, and a black belt.
Take some time to look around the restaurant – usually, after you have finished your meal is a good time to do this. All around the space are shelves full of Disney and Pixar animation memorabilia.
The artwork on the walls changes as your meal progresses.
There are two very different “shows” on Disney Fantasy and Dream in Animator’s Palate.
These are Animation Magic and Turtle Talk with Crush.
You may get the chance to see both shows if your cruise is longer than 3 nights, depending upon your restaurant dining rotation.
The first show is Animation Magic at Animator’s Palate. This show debuted on the Disney Fantasy.
The other Disney ships caught up later when they went into dry dock, but the Disney Fantasy had the original Animation Magic.
What exactly is the Animation Magic show?
When you are seated at your table you will see a printed placemat and some pens.
This is where you can let your creativity shine! Don’t worry if you are not particularly talented at drawing – the whole thing is for fun.
Make sure you follow the instructions.
This really is one time that you have to color in between the lines or the effect doesn’t work properly!
When you have finished, your Servers will take your masterpiece.
The Disney animation magic comes to life where you will see your drawing brought to life on the walls of the restaurant.
This is a really great show as all the family gets to join in. It really doesn’t matter what your drawing abilities are. It is just fun to see your character animated on the walls.
The second show is Turtle Talk with Crush. This is based upon the attraction at Epcot and Disney’s California Adventure.
The appeal of Animator’s Palate is that you never quite know how the screens around you are going to come to life.
You will soon become aware that Crush really wants to talk with you.
Crush will pick certain tables and have a conversation with them. It’s a lot of fun, and certainly a unique dining experience!
Now we have spent so long talking about the decor and the shows in Animator’s Palate, what about the food?
The cuisine is described as Pacific Rim/American. Yes, you guessed it. More American than Pacific Rim.
This menu does have some of my very favorite appetizers.
And this is what happens when you tell your Server this is your favorite appetizer:
Disney Fantasy Animator’s Palate Entrees
Whilst the appetizer menu is one of my favorites, the entrees really aren’t.
I am sure that if you eat meat then the selections are fine, but I only have the fish and vegetarian options.
The Seasame Halloumi Parcel is rather disappointing – as you almost have to search for the halloumi! There is so little of the cheese it is difficult to find in amongst the sweet potato.
Tuna is not a favorite of mine, so I usually opt for the Black Bean Chipotle Cakes. They are not the best vegetarian entree – but they are certainly better than the halloumi!
Animator’s Palate Dessert Menu
Even after all those appetizers, you will probably still be able to find room for dessert!
Disney Fantasy Royal Court Restaurant
Disney Fantasy Royal Court Appetizers
Pomegranate Glazed Duck Breast — with Gewürztraminer Gelée and Pomegranate Glaze
Double Baked Spinach Soufflé — Coated with a Three-Cheese Cre\am
Escargots Gratins — Herb-marinated Snails with Finely Chopped Mushrooms, topped with Garlic Butter and Breadstick
Iced Lobster and Jumbo Shrimp — White and Green Asparagus, Micro Greens and Lemon-Dill Dressing with Horseradish Cream
Disney Fantasy Royal Court Appetizers Soups and Salads
Avocado-Citrus Salad — with Iceberg and Radicchio Leaves and an Orange Vinaigrette
The Comtesse Du Barry’s Soup — rich velvety Cauliflower Cream, topped with Salmon Caviar Croutons
Royal Market Queen Salad — Cherry tomato, Cucumbers, Peppered goat cheese, and a Raspberry Vinaigrette
Belle’s French Onion Soup — with Gruyére Cheese Crouton
Disney Fantasy Royal Court Entrees
Royal Palace Aged Angus Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Lobster Medallions — Sautéed Snow peas and Marquis Potatoes with a Cognac Reduction
Oven-baked Salmon Royale — Crowned with King Smoked salmon and Horseradish, Crust accompanied by Sautéed Swiss Chard, Truffle-infused Cauliflower Purée and White Wine Beurre Blanc
Roasted Wild Boar Tenderloin — Sweet Carrot and onion potato cake with a Red Currant Reduction
Grilled Farm-Raised Organic Chicken Breast Salad — Romaine Lettuce, Herbed Croutons, Cherry Tomatoes, and a Creamy Parmesan Dressing
Double Cut Rack of Lamb with a Dijon Crust with fine Green beans, Gratin Potatoes and Rosemary Jus
Pan-Seared Tofu, Roasted Zucchini, Eggplant and Red Peppers on Israeli Couscous with a Lime Cilantro Drop
Baked Farm-Raised Organic Chicken Breast filled with Escarole, Raisins and pine nuts on Wild rice with a red wine reduction
Wild Mushroom filled Pasta in a Vegetable Broth topped with Watercress, Shaved Parmesan Cheese and a Paprika Oil Drizzle
Disney Fantasy Royal Court Desserts
Grand Mariner Souffle served with Grand Marnier Creme Anglaise
This is one of my favorite desserts on any Disney ship. It is very similar to the souffle served in Palo.
Apple Tart Tatin Caramelized Baked Apple served with Vanilla Ice Cream
Tahitian Vanilla Creme Brûlée with Almond Biscotti (Gluten-Free without Biscotti)
Strawberry Shortcake Sundae – Strawberries, Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Shortcake
Classic Opera Gateau – Layers of Joconde Sponge, soaked in Coffee Syrup, Chocolate Ganache, and Rich Buttercream
No Sugar Added Dessert
Duo Chocolate Slice – layers of Brownie and Truffle Mousse with a Berry Creme
Disney Fantasy Restaurants for Adults Only
Whilst the Disney Fantasy Rotational Restaurants are excellent, the grown-ups have other choices of where to dine.
Palo and Remy are for the over 18’s only and each has an additional charge.
Disney Fantasy Palo
All of the Disney ships have a Palo restaurant. The Disney Wish will also have Palo, although the difference is that it is named Palo Steakhouse.
Palo on the Disney Fantasy serves brunch on Sea Days. Dinner is served every night.
Palo Brunch and Dinner each have an additional charge of $45 per person. This does not include gratuity.
The very popular Disney Palo Brunch has changed quite a bit in recent times. It used to be that guests would choose from a menu and a fabulous buffet selection.
However, since the ships have started sailing again, the Brunch buffet is not available/ It has been replaced by Servers bringing a selection of antipasti to your table.
The choice between Brunch and Dinner was always a difficult one, but it tended to be that Brunch won out because of the buffet.
Now the buffet is either no more or at the very least, temporarily paused, the Brunch is not such an obvious option over the dinner.
Disney Fantasy Palo Brunch Menu
As you can see, the menu has a large and varied selection of Brunch items. It can be difficult to narrow down your choice!
Your Servers will bring you as many items as you want to try from the menu.
All of these entrees are delicious. But I do miss the Palo Brunch buffet…
Palo Dinner Menu on Disney Fantasy
Palo Dinner is an excellent experience – the only downside is that you miss one of your Rotational Dining restaurants.
The food is exceptional. You can order a la carte from the menu for a charge of $45 per person. This really is an excellent value.
I always used to recommend the Brunch over the Dinner at Palo. However, with the buffet table now not being available, the decision really isn’t so easy.
Disney Fantasy Remy
If you want to experience the finest dining at sea then book a table at Disney’s Remy.
Named after everyone’s favorite rat from Ratatouille, this is an experience you really should treat yourself to at least once.
For those of you familiar with Walt Disney World Restaurants, Remy is the culinary equivalent of Victoria and Albert’s.
Remy is located on Deck 12 Aft on the same deck as Palo.
Remy and Palo are separated by the Meridian Bar. This bar is often missed, but it is a hidden gem on Disney Fantasy.
Meridian Bar is a great place to spend some time, even if you are not dining at Remy or Palo. It has a great outside space as well as being very welcoming inside.
The restaurant has many very subtle references to the lovable Remy and the Pixar movie.
The decor is very elegant and if you didn’t know to look for the references you may not even see them!
Remy is a much smaller restaurant than Palo and has a much more intimate atmosphere.
Your Servers have a vast knowledge of the menu and will attend to your every need. This is indeed fine dining.
Somehow your server will know when you need them and when you want them to be out of sight.
What’s not to like about a restaurant that has a stool for you to rest your purse on?
The Remy menu is as you would expect unapologetically French.
Chef Scott Hunnel of Victoria and Albert’s and advising Chef Arnaud Lallement a 3 Michelin starred acclaimed owner of l’Assiette Champenoise restaurant in France, each create a menu.
The Remy menu varies according to the season and what is available in the ship’s location. You can be assured that you will experience something very special when you dine at Remy.
Remy restaurant on the Disney Dream offers four different dining experiences.
- Remy Champagne Brunch
- Remy Dinner
- Remy Dessert Experience
- Petites Assiettes de Remy
My favorite is the Remy Champagne Brunch.
This begins with you being invited to wait in the Meridian Bar until your dining experience is ready to start.
You will then be taken into the restaurant with your fellow diners.
The chef and the sommelier will explain some of the details of the food and the wine. You will be served a glass of champagne and a small plate of amuse-bouche.
Take a moment to look at some of the wines in the cabinets at the side of the room. You will probably just be looking at them rather than drinking them! Some of those bottles cost more than I paid for my first house!
Fortunately, there is a more reasonable and accessible wine and champagne list.
The Remy Brunch includes one glass of complimentary sparkling wine only.
If you want anything more you can choose a bottle or the very popular Champagne Paring option.
Your server will then show you to your table and discuss the food options with you.
If you have any special dietary requirements or preferences always discuss this with your server. They will go over and above to accommodate you.
There will follow a series of beautifully presented dishes for you to savor. Remy Brunch really is an exceptional experience on the Disney Dream.
Remy Champagne Brunch costs $75 per person.
If you want to add the Champagne Pairing it is an additional $30 per person. Even though this adds to the cost, it definitely adds to the overall experience.
Remy Dessert Experience is for those who love their desserts and want to learn more about them.
The Experience is a 5-course dessert menu served with coffee.
But it isn’t just about eating.
Remy’s Executive Chef and Pastry Chef explain the history and concepts behind each of the desserts offered. This is another exceptional experience offered by Remy.
The Remy Dessert Experience on the Disney Dream is available for $60 per person.
There is a $25 additional charge per person when adding the wine pairing.
Petites Assiettes de Remy is a different experience where you combine small plates with a 6-course wine tasting.
This is only offered on the first day of your sailing in the early evening. It is hosted by the Executive Chef and the Sommelier of Remy. Be prepared to enjoy the excellent food and also learn something about it.
The cost for Petites Assiettes de Remy is $50 per person including the wine pairing.
Remy Dinner is offered for each night of your cruise. This is an amazing dining experience.
Though it is a splurge at $125 per person plus $105 if you want to add the wine pairing, dining at Remy really is something that you have to experience at least once in a lifetime!
One of the highlights is the fabulous Collette cocktail which is named after one of the characters in Ratatouille.
This is a delicious combination of Prosecco, Grey Goose, Grand Marnier, Cassis Pearls, and Dried Pineapple.
You have to choose between two menus.
You have a choice of the Saveur Menu which is the French menu or the Gout Menu which is American.
I realize that Remy is a bit of a splurge, but it is worth every penny.
It may be pricey, but it is excellent value compared to a similar experience on land. Go on and treat yourself!
Want to Learn More About Dining on the Other Disney Ships?
All of the Disney Ships have some fabulous dining experiences to offer.
If you want an overview of all of the food available on the Disney Ships here is the Ultimate Disney Cruise Food Guide.