I know, I know. Two weeks ago I said Iâ€™d give you an exclusive preview of the three rotational restaurants that will debut next month aboard the Disney Dream, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Thanks for waiting, now hereâ€™s the dish!
Recently one of our photographers snapped this shot of Enchanted Garden, a casual restaurant on Deck 2 inspired by the gardens of Versailles in France.
At the center of the dining room will be a seven-foot-tall terrace fountain topped by a whimsical statue of Mickey Mouse as a cherub. But thatâ€™s not all.
The restaurant will magically transform from day to night as the sky overhead changes from a brilliant blue to a dazzling sunset and finally, a twinkling field of stars. The light-fixture flowers will â€œbloomâ€ with color, wall sconces will open to become folding fans and artwork around the room will glow with nighttime views.
At the aft end of Deck 3 is a re-imagined version of Animatorâ€™s Palate, the signature Disney Cruise Line restaurant that immerses guests in the magic of Disney animation. Floor-to-ceiling paint brush pillars, pencil columns, character sketches and tools of the artistâ€™s trade are scattered throughout the dining room, along with some high-tech magic that will entertain guests during dinner.
Royal Palace is an elegant restaurant inspired by classic Disney films like â€œCinderella,â€ â€œSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs,â€ â€œBeauty and the Beastâ€ and â€œSleeping Beauty.â€ Guests will enter from the shipâ€™s Deck 3 atrium and marvel at dÃ©cor including a hand-blown chandelier decorated with glass slippers (of course!) and portraits of Disney princesses and their princes.
Hereâ€™s a video shot over the past several weeks that shows how the restaurants are progressing, plus computer-generated renderings that depict what theyâ€™ll look like when complete.
Unfortunately, what I havenâ€™t been able to show you are the terrific servers whoâ€™ll accompany guests as they rotate through these restaurants for dinner night by night, or the deliciously creative cuisine theyâ€™ll present. I know you have your favorites and are probably anxious to know if theyâ€™ll be on the Disney Dream!
Meanwhile, in just 50 days, the Disney Dream will sail her maiden cruise from Port Canaveral in Florida. Whoâ€™s counting down like me?