Everything you need to know: Dining, Entertainment and On-board Activities

As your family is announced when you walk onto the Disney Wonder the feelings of adventure and excitement will overcome you.  This amazing ship is true to Disney style where no detail is over looked.  They boast the very best in family entertainment for all ages.  You will be immersed in the Disney experience from dining to shows to experiences on board the Disney Wonder.  This was Disney’s second ship to set sail on August 15,1999 and has undergone refurbishments to keep up with Disney’s ever-changing magic and service to create an unforgettable vacation for any family that sails with them.

Dining

Disney Creates magical dining experiences that you will not want to miss.  You will rotate through their three main dining areas for three very different and family fun experiences.  You choose from 2 different dining times and then your rotation order will be noted on your room key. 

Make sure to book your preferred dining time at the time you book your cruise.

Main Dining

Tiana’s Place

Live jazz music sets to tone for this immersive dining experience. The food is influenced by the Bayou from the movie Princess and the Frog.  It is a mix of food from New Orleans French quarter, creole and Cajun inspirations.  Don’t forget dessert at Tiana’s where the specialties include Tiana’s Buttermilk Beignets, Mama Odie’s Chocolate Bread Pudding and New Orleans Banana Foster sundae.

Triton’s

This is an “under the sea” themed upscale dining experience. Make sure to enjoy your time in King Triton’s underwater ballroom.  You will find a menu full of French and American offerings.  This restaurant is also open for a sit-down breakfast and lunch if you choose to skip the buffet.

Animator’s Palate

Don’t miss this one of a kind true to the roots journey through Disney Animation from its beginnings up to current Disney Magic.  The Wonder offers two dinner shows that celebrate Disney Animation.  “Drawn to Magic” and “Animation Magic” (for 7+day cruises).  Food inspirations are a fusion of Pacific Island, Asian, and California’s fresh take on food. 

Other Dining and Food Options

Cabanas

Disney’s buffet inspired by the seaside boardwalk of a beautiful Australian beach with all the Disney charm you could ever ask for.  This is not part of the dinner rotation.  You can choose to come here for dinner and experience a more casual sit-down dinner and enjoy indoor and outdoor ocean views.  A large fresh buffet is always available during breakfast and lunch.

Palo

A special Treat for Adults.  This upscale dining experience is available for an extra fee.  This restaurant offers Northern Italian specialties with modern flair.  Make sure you dress for the occasion as this dinning experience creates an elegant atmosphere with flavors that match.  You will not find a more amazing dining experience anywhere on the seven seas.  Book your spot in advance as reservations fill quickly.

Royal Court Tea

A Character experience to never forget. This experience is available for an extra fee.  Tea with the princesses offers a two-course meal, meet the princesses, and special keepsakes for boys and girls.  This takes place in a perfectly created storybook setting with all the royal luxuries one could imagine.  Book your spot in advance as reservations fill quickly.

Daisy’s De-Lites

This is a pool side healthy snack bar that offers Salads, Sandwiches and fruit.

Eye Scream Treats

Don’t forget the ice cream these treats!  Soft serve ice cream and toppings the whole family will love!

Pete’s Boiler Bites

You can find a quick meal here featuring burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, fries and tacos.  This food is available for lunch, dinner and snacks.

Pinocchio’s Pizzeria

Fill all your Pizza Cravings here with this fun food offered during lunch, dinner and snack times.

Preludes

Get all your treats here before the show begins.  It is an additional cost for all the treats you find here.  The candy, popcorn and drinks make the perfect complement to all the magic that happens on stage.

Entertainment

Live Shows

Immerse yourself in the Wonder of the shows.  Definitely DO NOT MISS…  The Current shows on the Disney Wonder are: Frozen, A Musical Spectacular, The Golden Mickeys and Disney Dreams – an Enchanted Classic.  There are 2 shows a night that are scheduled around your dining times.

Movie Theater

You can catch 1st run movies in the Buena Vista Theater.  You can catch a new favorite movie in this beautifully appointed theater.

Deck Parties

There are 2 Deck parties that you don’t want to miss!

 The Adventures Away Party that begins as the Wonder sets sail.  There is so much fun to be had with the characters, streamers flying through the air, fun music and the iconic bellowing of the ships horn “When You Wish Upon a Star.”

Pirate Night– Disney Cruises are known for their pirate night.  Make sure to dress like a pirate and party the night away.  Don’t miss the fireworks, trivia, games, meet and greets, pirate themed dinner and Deck Dance party.  All guests will be given a bandana in their guest room prior to the evening’s events.  For an extra fee you can also book a Pirates League Package at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique- book in advance as space fills quickly.

On Board Activities

Daily Activities

Don’t forget to check your daily Navigator or the Disney Cruise App to see what activities you can enjoy on board.  Actives are available for all ages.  You are guaranteed to find something for the whole family to experience.  Find times for character meet and greets, shows, game shows, karaoke, bingo, arts and crafts, kids club experiences…  The list is endless.  Disney has the best Activities Directors on the seas!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

A magical salon just for kids.  Boys and girls can have a makeover of a lifetime in this special boutique.  This experience requires an extra fee and advanced reservations.  Your child can become a princess, pirate, Star Wars character, or captain of the Disney wonder. 

Senses Spa and Salon

If you want to experience the ultimate relaxation then make sure to book your time at the spa.  Whether it is a massage, facial, or salon treatment you won’t be disappointed.  Make sure to enjoy the ocean views from this special place on board the Wonder.  This experience requires an extra fee as well as reservations.

Recreation

POOL – If spending time at the pool is your thing then there are 3 to choose from.  The Goofy Pool is a place where the whole family can hang out.  The AquaLab is where all the splashing fun and water slides are located. Finally, the Quite Cove pool for people 18+ to escape to for a quiet and relaxing day.

WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS DECK – If you want a pick-up game of basketball or ping-pong then this is the place to be.  There is nothing like playing basketball over the open ocean!

FITNESS CENTER – If exercising is your thing then make sure to enjoy some time at the fully equipped fitness center with state of the art equipment and machines.

Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab

Kids age 3 to 12 get to step into Magically themed areas designed just for them.  They can let their imagination take flight in the MARVEL super hero academy, Andy’s Room, Disney Junior and Frozen Adventures.  This is a place where parents can drop their children in the safety of Disney counselors have peace of mind that their children are not only being cared for but thoroughly entertained. They get their own personal character meet and greets, participate in fun immersive games, activities and crafts. 

Edge

Tweens and Teens age 11 to 14 get their own specially designed space where activities and games are planned create the best vacation ever for this age group.  The space is includes video gaming stations, arts and crafts area, huge TV to watch Disney movies and a dance floor for games and parties.

Vibe

This comfortable and trendy hangout will be your teens favorite place at sea.  Designed for 14 to 17 year olds in mind where they will connect with other teens on the ship.  This loungey atmosphere will be a fun place to play games create memories with new friends.  This chaperoned club also has a coffee bar with a large selection of fun beverages any teen would enjoy. 

“it’s a small world” Nursery

This sweet child care area is created for little ones from 6 months to 3 years old.  There are 3 areas to meet your child’s every need.  They have an acclimation zone, a play area, and a quiet room for napping.  This requires and extra fee as well as reservations.   Make sure to make proper arrangements as this service fills fast.  It is important for parents to connect while on vacation so make sure to book your space.

After Hours

On Deck 3 forward there is a place where only Adults are allowed.  There are 3 distinct places to relax and enjoy your evening:  Crown and Fin Pub, Cadillac Lounge and Azure.  Take the time to unwind or dance the night away the choice is yours!

The Disney Wonder is an amazing ship that has not over looked one detail.  You will be part of the magic during your whole time on board.  So make time to Cruise away with Disney. 

Author: Staff Writer

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