Disney Wish Rotational Dining Features 3 Restaurants: Arendelle, Worlds of Marvel, and 1923.
For first timers, Disney Cruise Line employs a rotational dining system, rather than sending everyone to a Main Dining Room each night for dinner. Your family will be assigned a time and a table at one of the three restaurants each evening. Your wait staff also will rotate with you each night, as will the parties seated at adjacent tables. The rotational dining is included with your cruise fare, so you can order as much or as little as you would like! However, alcoholic beverages are not included, so you will be paying for those by the glass.
For Disney Wish Rotational Dining, you’ll dine at Arendelle, Worlds of Marvel, and 1923. Let’s take a deeper dive into what was my personal favorite dining experience, 1923. Named after the year the Walt Disney Company was founded, this feast for the eyes harkens back to the golden age of Hollywood. There are 2 rooms, Roy Disney and Walt Disney, and this creates smaller, more intimate setting.
There are more than 1,000 drawings, props, sketches, and other animation tools on display throughout the restaurant. These items represent 16 Disney films that are based on the connection to the Disney Wish’s themes of enchantment and fulfillment. Finally, the place settings feature gold-accented tableware on white tablecloths with cream napkins.
This menu at this restaurant is inspired by California cuisine. Chef-driven fusion dishes that blend Asian, European, and South American cuisines. Admittedly, I didn’t think I would care too much about this restaurant before sailing on the Wish, but it ended up being my absolute favorite.
Dining with Food Allergies on Disney Cruise Ships
Due to the nature of the rotational dining, you have the same wait staff in every restaurant every night when you sail. So, in addition to marking food allergies on your reservation, and contacting special diets, let your server know you food allergies and special dietary requests right away. Ashley, my amazing server, was always ready for me with all the options that were safe for me to eat. Also, the menu is clearly marked with allergens. When in doubt, ask!
The food was fantastic, each and every course. Hyperion Four-Cheese Tri-Color Tortelloni – Meyer lemon, artichoke, sun-dried tomato, and baby spinach. This perfectly plated masterpiece is incredibly light and refreshing. The burrata mozzarella cheese and prosciutto di parma with crisp cranberry and sunflower phyllo and charred blood orange is a perfect burrata and prosciutto mix. The Fennel, Bartlett Pear and Tatsoi Salad with Manchego Cheese, Walnuts, and Sherry Dressing was basically a bowl of shaved fennel. Perhaps that’s a dream for black licorice fans, but not for me.
The split napa baby romaine lettuce salad, topped with Caesar dressing, heirloom grape tomatoes, parmigiana-Reggiano cheese, and ciabatta garlic croutons, was slightly lacking and fairly basic. But my favorite item on the menu BY FAR was the pulled Guinea hen corn chowder. With Yukon gold potato, cilantro, and smoked bacon, this soup was amazingly delicious.
Have no fear, the great food doesn’t end with appetizers. The menu’s signature dish is the 1923 Peppered Filet Mignon. Served with long green beans wrapped in smoked bacon, crushed fingerling potato hash, heirloom tomatoes, and pink pepper cafe au lait. Yes, it’s amazing. And the best part, since it’s all included, eat two if you want! Additional entrees include tortiglioni pasta, seared verlasso salmon filet, Italian flat parsley and rosemary-crusted rack of lamb. For vegetarians, try the Moroccan-spiced roasted kabocha and butternut squash or the Buena Vista soft shell tacos.
And finally, we come to dessert. And yes, we tried (almost) all of it. The churros caliente with Dulce de leche dipping sauce tastes like they took ’em right off of Main St in Disneyland. The flourless orange almond cake with guava gel and lychee yogurt crème is the only gluten free dessert item and is actually perfectly light and refreshing. The Atwater Fuji apple cheesecake, with it’s sweet dough shell, cinnamon cheesecake, and rolled oat crumble. The Burbank blueberry-lemon Bavarian cream, with Ecuador vanilla bean, lemon rocks, and dried raspberry meringue. Tasty. And then there’s the “no thank you.” This plated chocolate syrup was made to order for the picky teenager that continually ordered “no thank you” for dessert! And finally, the superb chocolate mousse cake for the birthday girl!
1923 was far and away my absolute favorite restaurant on the Disney Wish. The decor was fantastic, the setting was perfect, and the food was amazing. Ready to sail on the Disney Wish? Let’s talk!