Disney Cruise Line is known for bringing the magic of Disney to the high seas. Even a simple dinner can be turned into an extraordinary experience. This is especially true at Animator’s Palate on the Disney Fantasy. During our 7-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise, we had the pleasure of dining in Animator’s Palate three nights and each featured a unique experience.
DIStracted Tip: Disney Cruise Line uses rotational dining in which guests rotate their nightly dinner service through three different restaurants. Did you know you can request a particular order for your rotational dining experience? I love Animator’s Palate so much that I plan to request this as the first restaurant on a 7-night cruise so that we can visit it three times again!
The restaurant celebrates the animation upon which Disney was founded and continues to embrace. Mickey Mouse inspires the chairs and the wait staff wears shirts featuring classic Disney sketches. The art throughout the restaurant is mostly digital and changes throughout the cruise as each night features a different theme.
Our first night in Animator’s Palate featured a special guest – Crush from Finding Nemo. Throughout the dinner, Crush swims up to tables and chats with guests. He asks questions about what life is like in the human world and then teaches everyone to ride the EAC just like our turtle friends. Kids and adults alike will have a great time playing and interacting throughout the meal.
The second night we dined in Animator’s Palate was Pirate Night. Disney Cruise Line hosts a Pirate Night on each of its Bahamian and Caribbean sailings. On this particular night, all restaurants on the ship feature a special pirate-themed menu and the wait staff dresses as “scurvy scallywags.” Spending Pirate Night in Animator’s Palate was a nice treat as the art in the restaurant changed to reflect pirate favorites like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Jack Sparrow.
Become the Artist
The last night of our cruise was also spent in Animator’s Palate and featured the show that is unique to the Disney Fantasy and perhaps the one that people look forward to the most. When you are seated for dinner, guests are given paper to draw their own cartoon. The wait staff then takes all cartoons, and at the end of the meal you get to see your animation come to life. Each drawing is featured alongside Disney classics in a magical cartoon experience that you won’t soon forget. Also, all guests will have their names featured in the credits of the cartoon for contributing animation.
Animator’s Palate will satisfy guest appetites and quench thirsts for an entertaining evening on the Disney Fantasy!