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Restaurant and Cruise Dining Options on the Disney Magic

Dining on Board the Disney Magic

The dining experiences aboard a Disney Cruise are exceptional.

In the evenings you will experience  Disney’s innovative one-of-a kind Rotational Dining,  where you will  “rotate” to one of three different restaurants with a unique menu each night of your cruise, accompanied by servers who cater to your every taste.

We met our servers, Giorgio and Alexandro at our first dinner and they were with us for every evening meal, which was lovely. By the second meal, they new our names, our drink preferences, the childrens interests etc. They absolutely go far and beyond to ensure a special and memorable experienced is enjoyed by all.



Our first evening meal was enjoyed at the enchanting Lumiere’s. Set in an elegant ballroom you are able to relive the magic of Beauty and the Beast at this restaurant named after the scheming candelabra from the hit movie.  Inside, your taste buds are treated to freshly prepared and artfully presented French and American cuisine.

Animator’s Palate

Enjoy an innovative dinner show celebrating the art of storytelling where Disney characters come to life before your eyes.

Behold the evolution of animation—from pencil test to ink-and-paint. Follow a hero’s storytelling journey through Disney and Pixar animation. In an emotional finale, the black-and-white interior of the restaurant is transformed with splashes of vibrant colour.
And on cruises of 7 nights or longer you get to try your hand at drawing your very own character—and then watch in wonder as your creation becomes part of the show, dancing alongside some classic Disney characters. At the end your names are featured in the titles for all to see.


Dining at Carioca’s is a colourful celebration in sight and sound direct from the bustling boulevards of Brazil.

Named after Donald Duck’s amigo in Disney’s classic film The Three Caballeros, Carioca’s follows a Brazilian theme of hanging festival lanterns and marketplace baskets, wavy floor patterns that are reminiscent of the breezy beach sidewalks of Copacabana, and wonderful facades, mindful of South American architecture.

A sit down waiter service breakfast here is an absolute must. We did it every day except for those we were on Port Adventures. The Eggs Benedict is something to behold.


The epitome of class, sophistication and elegance. The Palo restaurant is on the adult only deck of the Disney Magic and has a strictly over 18 policy. It is there to give the adults on board a truly memorable experience. Booking is essential. Palo offers brunch and evening meals.

The restaurant takes its names from the long poles used by gondoliers in Venice. It serves Italian fare in an elegant and intimate setting.

Incomparable Italian dining and impeccable service sure to exceed your highest expectations.

Of course, there’s an abundance of fine European wines and Italian-American-inspired cocktails and cappuccino, espresso, lattes and café mochas.

There is a strict dress code. Smart/ smart casual. No torn jeans / shorts/swimwear etc. My husband wore smart trousers and a shirt, I wore a long sun – dress.


There is a additional charge for Palo of £25 per person. Its absolutely worth it.

Whatever you do, get a Palo reservation. You deserve it.