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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dining Aboard the Disney Magic

(This is an ongoing series about cruising on the Disney Magic. Click here if you want to go back to the start of the tour).

Back in the days when people cruised in Grand Style, dining while at sea was a significant part of the evening's activities. Today people tend to be more casual about food. The ships of the Disney Cruise Line offer dining experiences at a variety of levels along this spectrum.

Evening meals on board the Disney Magic employ an innovative rotation between three main venues: Parrot Cay, Lumiere's, and the Animators Palate.

Parrot Cay (pronounced "key") offers tropical flavors in a relaxed environment rich in festive color:

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Some of my favorite touches here are the
Sebastian-themed wall sconces, and the pirate-themed parrots in the lighting fixtures. (Sorry, they don't come to life and sing, even if you stomp your feet to wake them up.)

In contrast, Lumiere's offers a more elegant setting:

Disney Magic - Dining - Lumieres 1

Disney Magic - Dining - Captains Gala 4

For the epicurious, there's plenty of info about Disney Cruise Dining can be found online. For example: wdwinfo.com , official DCL site.

Next time we'll pay a visit to the third (and in my opinion, the best) of the Disney Magic's main dining rooms:

Disney Magic - Dining - Animator's Palate 06

P.S. -- While we're on the subject of dining, "What Will *You* Celebrate" ? ;-]

Disney Magic - Dining - Lumieres 6

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