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Disney Wonder Bars
Here is a comprehensive guide to the Disney Wonder Bars so that you know what is available before you sail on your Disney Cruise.
There are a number of excellent and diversely themed Disney Wonder Bars on board the ship.
All of the Disney Wonder rotational restaurants have a drinks menu. Your assistant server will take your order so there is no need to visit one of the Disney Wonder bars if you want a drink with your dinner.
Disney Cruise lines also allow you to take a limited amount of wine onboard with you. If you want to know more about this you can click here.
Disney Wonder After Hours
The Disney Wonder underwent a major upgrade in dry dock in 2016 which included a complete redesign of all the bars in the adult area on Deck 3.
The improvement was huge. Gone was the Route 66 theme and name. Instead, this area was renamed After Hours in line with the Disney Wonder’s sister ship the Magic.
Another Disney Wonder Dry Dock in September 2019 replaced the Promenade Lounge with French Quarter. This was another great improvement to complement the adjacent Tiana’s Place restaurant.
The color scheme of the corridor of After Hours is a modern subtle gray color. Along the corridor are huge portholes. They are big enough to sit in! This can even be a quiet place to bring a book and relax.
In the After Hours area you will find three bars. The Crown and Fin, The Cadillac Lounge and Azure.
Whilst this is an adult area of the Disney Wonder, some of the time it is used for family-oriented activities. Only the Cadillac Lounge is completely child-free all day.
The Crown and Fin and Azure welcome children prior to 9 pm in the evening.
Disney Wonder Crown and Fin Pub
The Crown and Fin is one of my favorite bars on the Disney Wonder. It used to be called Diversions but was renamed and restyled in the 2016 Disney Wonder dry dock refurbishment.
It is designed with the look and feel of a traditional English Pub. It reminds me of home!
The Crown and Fin is the closest that the Disney Wonder gets to a sports bar, but this theme really is secondary to the English pub feel.
There are lots of screens in the Crown and Fin, but they are not overwhelming. It is a great place to catch the game, or just settle down and enjoy a drink or two.
It is cozy without being too small and it has plenty of light coming in from the huge porthole windows at one side of the room.
There are lots of nostalgically British touches in the Crown and Fin. As soon as you enter you will see the traditional red phone box. There are many decorations on the wall.
The leather chairs are very inviting. Towards the right-hand side, you will find an area with lots of chess, checkers and backgammon tables. There are also board games available.
Disney Wonder Crown and Fin Pub Menu
The Crown and Fin Pub has a drinks menu and a food menu.
As you would expect, the Crown and Fin have a good selection of beers on draft. Included of course is a pint of Guinness for $7.75.
If you want something a little lighter the Alaskan Amber Ale or the great value Crown and Fin Ale are good choices.
If you are a beer enthusiast why not try La Trappe Quadrupel. Of if you want to splurge then sample the Lindemans Framboise Lambic for $17.75.
If beer and lager is not your thing there is also a wine and cocktail menu. We highly recommend the Gin Tea Tonic.
This is a delicious mix of Hendrick’s Gin, Green Mango Peach Tea and King’s Giner for $8.75.
It is served in a beautiful teapot and you drink it from a cup and saucer. The serving is huge – it just keeps pouring!
The Crown and Fin Pub is the only bar with a food menu on the Disney Wonder.
We have never ordered from the food menu, but last time did see someone else order the German Pretzel. It was huge!
Just can’t see why we would order food there when it isn’t exactly difficult to find food which is included on the Disney Wonder. However, if you enjoy Bangers and Mash you can get your fix here!
Disney Wonder Cadillac Lounge
The Cadillac Lounge also underwent a major refurbishment in the Disney Wonder 2016 dry dock. The basic idea of a piano bar with a Cadillac theme stayed the same. However, the dry dock improved the decor by making it a lot more welcoming and rather less gloomy.
This is an adults-only area all of the time. The Cadillac Lounge on the Disney Wonder is usually open from 6 pm to midnight every day.
The theme is the 1950s when Cadillac was the height of its success. Lots of leather chairs which are made to look like nostalgic car seats. Take some time to look at the details.
We think that the seating arrangements are slightly strange. The middle of the room has a row of double chairs set opposite each other in groups of four.
They are too far apart to encourage conversation, but too close to be conducive to a romantic evening!
Nevertheless, on our recent trip on the Disney Wonder, the Cadillac Lounge became our favorite bar. The entertainment from the live piano player every evening was great.
The bar staff was particularly helpful and friendly here and that makes so much difference. Sit at the bar and get to know the bar staff on the Disney Wonder.
There are some great people and we have made many friends this way who always remember us when we go back!
The Cadillac Lounge is a great place for some cocktails. They also have a little known feature on the menu. The Sommelier Bin.
I am glad that I tried the Sommelier Bin. Not many people seem to know this secret of the Cadillac Lounge. You pay $10 for a glass of red, white or sparkling wine. The glass that you get is a surprise. The bartender gives you what they have available from an open bottle.
If it is priced at less than $10 you will get it for the lower price. If it is higher, you will just pay $10.
It is a great idea for the guest as they may get a much higher valued glass. It is also a good idea for Disney as they get to use up open bottles of wine which may have to be thrown out if they are not used that day.
I was very pleased as I got the Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. This is usually $24 so the $10 Sommelier Bin was a steal.
Disney Wonder Azure
Azure also got an upgrade and a name change with the 2016 Disney Wonder dry dock. It used to be called Wave Bands.
I have to admit that I see the Azure Bar on the Disney Wonder more as a location for events. Lots of the daily activities are held in Azure.
For instance, Bingo is always played here as it is the largest bar venue on the ship. Daily events such as Trivia and Karaoke are also often held here.
Azure is much larger than either the Cadillac Lounge or the Crown and Fin. It is one large area of seating with a long bar at the far end of the room.
Disney Wonder Azure Drinks Menu
Le Grand Blue – $11.25
Ocean Organic Vodka, Grand Mariner, Blue Curaçao, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, Moët & Chandon Impérial
Pomegranate Passion – $11.25
Pomegranate Liqueur, Passion Fruit Purée, Moët & Chandon Impérial
Azure – $11.25
Kissed Vodka, Sparkling Sake Mio, Patrón Citrónge, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, Guava Juice, Sugared Rim and a Souvenir Glow Cube
Elderbubble – $11.25
Absolut Raspberry, St Germain Elderflower Liquor, Moët & Chandon Impérial
Eco-tini – $11.25
Veev Açai Liqueur, Grand Mariner, Agave Nectar, Fresh Ginger, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice and a Souvenir Açai Seed Bracelet
Limone Basilico – $11.25
Pinot Grigio, Italy – $6.00
Castello Del Poggio Moscato, Italy – $7.50
St. Frances Chardonnay Sonoma, USA – $8.50
Seven Daughters Pinot Noir California, USA – $7.50
Murphy-Goode Merlot California, USA – $8.25
Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon Vinter’s Reserve California, USA – $8.75
Beers and Ciders on Tap
Angry Orchard 5% ABV – $6.75
Longboard 4.6% ABV – $6,50
Big Wave 4.4% AVB – $6.25
Disney Wonder French Quarter Bar
The recent Disney Wonder dry dock brought some great changes to what was the Promenade Lounge. Here is the new French Quarter Bar above with the comparison as to how it used to be when it was the Promenade Lounge.
The French Quarter is probably the bar that you will at least walk past the most on the Disney Wonder! It is located on Deck 3 aft close to Tiana’s Place. It was refurbished to incorporate the New Orleans theme of Tiana’s Place restaurant.
It is open every day from 7.30 am until midnight and is the place you will go for many scheduled activities on the Disney Wonder.
The French Quarter is the place where we have spent many happy times at Disney Trivia events!
Unlike some of the other bars on the Disney Wonder, the French Quarter is always open to anyone of any age.
In the evening it will have a live band playing and there is a small dance floor where you will often see the younger kids joining in the dancing.
It is also a great place to have a glass of wine, a beer or a cocktail.
The Promenade Lounge has one disadvantage. It is not enclosed. it is a busy walkway that gets a fair amount of traffic from guests walking from the Lobby Atrium area to Tiana’s Place Restaurant.
This means that before each seating for dinner there will be a long line of guests waiting to go into dinner. The walkway space used to have tables by the portholes, but the new French Quarter design has improved this so they are on the bar side.
The French Quarter menu has a great selection of drinks. You can even order the famous Princess Tiana beignets for a small extra fee!
The French Quarter redesign is definitely a great addition to the Disney Wonder. It is a great informal place to spend some time. It is welcoming for adults on their own but families are also very welcome.
Disney Wonder D Lounge
D Lounge is located on Deck 4 Midship on the Disney Wonder, above Triton’s Restaurant. This is one of the larger bars and is used for a lot of family activities.
The opening times of D Lounge vary according to the daily Navigator Schedule It is a place where all ages are welcome. The huge bar is in the back corner of the room, making this feel much less like a bar and more like a meeting place.
Often the doors are open, but the bar is not. D Lounge is probably not a space that you will spend much time in unless you are attending scheduled activities.
D Lounge is a space where the bar is incidental to the other uses of the space. Having said that, as always take some time to get to know the friendly bar staff. It’s always interesting to get to know them and many have been on the Disney Wonder for years.
Disney Wonder Cove Cafe
The Cove Cafe on the Disney Wonder is located in the adult-only area on Deck 9 Mid Ship. No children are allowed in the Cove Cafe at any time.
Many people think of the Cove Cafe as being just a coffee bar, but it is much more than that. It is one of my favorite places on the Disney Wonder.
The decor is relaxing, the chairs are comfortable and the bar staff always have time to talk.
My favorites on the Disney Wonder Cove Cafe Menu are the Eco-Tini where you even get a bracelet as a souvenir!
The Moet and Chandon Ice is also a treat even though it is priced at $14.75.
Just make sure you get a decent pour of the Moet and not just the ice!
Disney Wonder Signals
The Signals Bar on the Disney Wonder is at the side of the adults-only pool. Signals is usually pretty quiet and is the perfect place to grab a drink to enjoy by the pool.
The bar staff walk around the Deck 9 area, including the family pools, and will deliver drinks to you. As with all Disney Cast Members, they are friendly and not pushy. It is easy to order a drink but they will not hassle you over and over.
Disney Wonder Preludes Bar
If you want to enjoy a drink during one of the shows in the Walt Disney Theatre the Preludes Bar is just outside.
You can purchase a drink before you go in or get the attention of one of the bartenders who will be walking around prior to the show.
Disney Wonder Palo Bar
Not many people really think about Palo on the Disney Wonder as having a bar. However, during dinner service the bar is open and you are welcome to sit there whilst you are waiting to be seated.
However, for the many times we have dined at Palo it is very rare that we have ever seen anyone sitting at the bar.
Just bear it in mind that to truly savor your Palo dinner experience on the Disney Wonder why not arrive early and order a cocktail or a glass of wine?
You get a great view of the open kitchen at Palo from the bar. If you want a unique experience on the Disney Wonder take the chance to spend some time at the Palo bar – few guests ever do.