It’s been a while since my last Disney Restaurant Review post or my last Disney Cruise post. So today I thought I’d combine the two and bring you guys a Disney Cruise Line restaurant review. *Drops mic*. As of January 2020, I’ve sailed on the Disney Dream three times. (Side note: I’m still not use to typing 2020). Although I LOVE the Dream, I’m so excited to be cruising on the Fantasy for the first time this August. But back to the Disney Dream…
There are three main rotational dinning rooms on the Disney Dream: Animator’s Palate, Enchanted Garden and The Royal Palace. All three restaurants are amazing but my favorite restaurant is definitely Animator’s Palate. Enchanted Garden gets the number two spot for me, leaving The Royal Palace as my least favorite. (But like I said earlier, they are all good!).
I’m going to be reviewing all three of the main rotational dinning rooms located on the Disney Dream. But for today, we’ll be talking exclusively about Enchanted Garden!
Here’s everything you need to know about dining at Enchanted Garden on the Disney Dream:
Enchanted Garden is one of the three Main Dining rotational restaurants located on the Disney Dream. Enchanted Garden, which is inspired by the gardens of Versailles, is located on Deck 2, Midship. This beautifully themed restaurant transports guests to a gorgeous French arboretum.
First, let me break down what Rotational Dining is for those of you who haven’t been on a Disney Cruise or are unfamiliar with the process. Rotational Dining is the Disney Cruise Line way of making sure that all Guests get to enjoy each of the 3 themed dining venues while on board. Different ships have different restaurants. The three main rotational dinning rooms on the Disney Dream are: Animator’s Palate, Enchanted Garden and The Royal Palace.
So let’s say you are on a 4 day (3 night) cruise and your Key To The World card (ID card) says RAE. That means the first night of the cruise you will be dinning at The Royal Palace (R). Night two you’ll be in Animator’s Palate (A). Followed by Enchanted Garden (E) on night three.
You will receive your restaurant schedule upon boarding.
Each night, there is a Main Seating and a Second Seating for dinner. In general, the Main Seating begins between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM and the Second Seating begins between 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM, though these times may vary based on itinerary. I personally have always opted for Second Seating dinning.
The great thing about Rotational Dining is that not only will guests have their meals at the same time each evening, but also the same servers will follow you from restaurant to restaurant. You truly get to develop a relationship with your severs and it’s so amazing. Your same tablemates will also dine with you each night.
You read that right, you will (most likely) have tablemates. Disney tries to place people with similar parties together. Let’s say you are a party of two adults. You will likely dine at a six person table with two other sets of two adults. Don’t worry, if you are two adults you will NOT be seated with a family with kids. Parties with kids will be seated with other parties with kids.
Sometimes by the luck of the draw you might be able to dine alone/with just your party. Large parties (let’s say a family of 10) will likely be the only ones at their respective table. Also, sometimes people skip dinner. So let’s say you are a party of 2 adults and 2 kids and you are seated with another family of 4. That family might decide to skip dinner one night and eat at the buffet so you’ll have the table to yourself that night.
Pro tip: You can always call Disney and request a private table.
Meaning, you will only be sitting with your party. This is only a request but it doesn’t hurt to call and ask. Man do I wish I knew about this earlier. My first two Disney Cruises we (a party of two adults) were seated with other parties. My first cruise we dinned at an eight person table and we were with three other parties of two adults.
One my second Disney Cruise we dined at a four person table with one other party of two adults. But on my third cruise we decided to call Disney and request a private table and our request was granted! (We are requesting a private table again for our fourth cruise in August).
We dinned at a four person table but it was just the two of us. The tables are private, but it’s not like you are in the corner all by yourself. You can see in the photos above how “far” you are from the next table. (You’re like a few inches from the next table/party).
Now onto the part I’m sure you’ve been waiting for: the food!
How cute is the menu at Enchanted Garden?
Dinner at Enchanted Garden (and at all three rotational dinning rooms on the Disney Dream) starts off with fresh bread. The bread served at Enchanted Garden is a Multi Grain loaf and country current bread with Chick-pea garlic puree.
Next up is appetizers!
When dinning at Enchanted Garden I always opt for the North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli with roasted garlic and Sweet Basil in a light tomato broth. I am NOT a seafood person nor do I like lobster. BUT, this ravioli is so yummy. (And I normally just pick the lobster part out).
Next up is the soup/salad portion of the meal. I often go with the Romaine Wedge which is a Fresh Crisp Romaine topped with creamy Romano Dressing and homemade spiced croutons. It’s AMAZING!
My mom usually goes for the Seared Pork Tenderloin Medallions for dinner. And for me…
I normally order TWO entrees. That’s right two! Another Pro trip: You can order as much food as you’d like at dinner. Trust me, you don’t have to be shy about it either, your servers are more than happy to bring out whatever you want. One my first Disney Cruise I got two soups, two desserts, two of everything. Why not, it’s included in the price of the cruise.
My first entree at Enchanted Garden is usually the Marjoram Scented Organic Chicken, a Half a Chicken served with sweet baked potatoes and Sautéed baby Spinach. (I am obsessed with all things sweet potato!).
I also like to order the Slow Roasted Prime Rib!
Even though I usually order more than more entree, I always leave room for dessert! And between me and my mom, we normally end up with three desserts to spilt between us!
The first dessert we order is usually the Orange Yogurt Cake with Citrus Syrup and Vanilla Sauce.
We also like to order the Southern Style Pecan Tart with Bourbon Caramel Sauce.
And last, but certainly not least, I always order a Chocolate Brownie Sundae. This sundae comes with peanut butter brownie bites with chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate fudge sauce. This dessert is EVERYTHING!
SO. FREAKING. YUMMY!
Make sure to check out more Disney Cruise Line posts HERE. I can’t wait until my next Disney Cruise in August!