Comments for Disney Fantasy ‘Animation Magic’ dinner show is a wonder, while Animator’s Palate food is a bland blunder


  1. Scott B

    haha, this headline is pretty awesome.

  2. AJ

    Awesome pics and review, Ricky!!! I’m sorry to hear about the food here. I really enjoyed Animator’s Palate on the Dream, but perhaps that was more about atmosphere and fun than about food. I maintain that Palo and Remy are the places to eat on the ship.

    1. Ricky Brigante

      I also enjoyed the food at Animator’s Palate on the Dream, more so than the Turtle Talk entertainment. It was the reverse on the Fantasy. Fortunately you’re right – my meal at Palo the following night more than made up for this dull food. Palo’s food was fantastic! (Review and photos to come soon.)

  3. Jenny

    How will you know if you’re getting the Captain’s Gala menu? I don’t think I understood how you got this menu. Does the menu differ night by night, or does one night’s menu have different options than the other nights? Thanks for the review!

    1. Ricky Brigante

      The daily Navigator guide that’s delivered to staterooms tells which menu is served that night. The whole restaurant gets the same menu. You may be able to find out in advance when you first get on board and change your dining rotation around then, though there isn’t always room to switch.

  4. Nick

    Looks like we sat at the same table! What were the names of your dinner staff?

    1. Ricky Brigante

      Leandro and Noel.

  5. Tim

    We thought the food at Animator’s was great, but then, we like seafood and I love venison (I actually ordered both the venison and lobster). I loved the buttered popcorn soup, too. I thought Royal Court was the disappointment for us. Also, on the Magic, Wonder, and Dream, I’ve ordered from the other restaurant menus, even though we weren’t in that restaurant (for instance, I get the escargot every night). Have done this on every Disney cruise I’ve been on (LOTS) and have never had a problem. Tried to do the same thing on the Fantasy in Animators Palate and was DENIED! Was not a happy camper on that one…

  6. Leah

    Thanks for this review. One question…I have been talking up the Crush interaction that we experienced on Dream. Is this still a part of dinner at Animator’s Palate at all? Did you go on a 7-day cruise? Do you know what the show is at Animator’s Palate on those cruises, when you eat twice in this restaurant? Thanks!

    1. Ricky Brigante

      Turtle Talk is indeed also part of the restaurant’s experience, just not on the same night as Animation Magic.

  7. Olivia

    Ok HARSH. I just got off the Disney Fantasy and found out that the sailing I was on was only the 9th! They haven’t had much time to refine the menu and waiters like the other 3 ships have. Granted, my head waiter sucked too. But give em a break sheesh!

    1. Ricky Brigante

      Not harsh. The menu is nearly identical to the one served on the Dream. There has been plenty of time to refine it before porting it to the Fantasy. Yes, the staff has to be trained, and I give them some slack for that. But I can’t write an honest review and chalk up all poor experiences to it simply being “new.” Everyone on the ship today is a paying customer and should expect a quality meal and service. Anything short of that is worth noting, now or later.

  8. Curtis

    I am a tubal shock at your reviews Out table that consisted of seven people found the advice and food amazing The pop corn soup was designed for you to put popcorn in to the soup to highten taste which without it would be like a chocolate Sunday without the chocolate. Our expience with the different menue was nothing short of amazing. So I might say you werea bit harsh as well.

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