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  • On Oct 26, 2022
    Steven from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are sailing on a 4 day aboard the Magic from New Orleans on February 23, 2023. We are trying to determine which night to book Palo. Is there a way to determine which nights we would have dinner at a repeat restaurant (so we do not miss a restaurant)?

    Hey there, Steven! Welcome aboard!

    Disney Cruise Line Rotational Dining is a pretty unique concept for cruise ship main dining rooms. You'll have an opportunity on your Disney Magic voyage to experience three dining rooms in your rotation. Lumiere's, an enchanting Beauty and the Beast themed dining room; Rapunzel's Royal Table, where you'll celebrate the homecoming of Princess Rapunzel in true fairytale style; and Animator's Palate, where you'll see art and animation come to life as you enjoy your dinner. 

    The dining rotation is not set in stone, which I know makes planning for a special evening at Palo a bit challenging. I can tell you, based on my sailings with Disney Cruise Line, the rotation on a four-night usually follows a 1223 rotation or a 1233 rotation. That means you're likely to revisit a restaurant either back to back in the middle of your sailing, or on the last two nights. I would recommend on a four-night sailing that you might be safe booking Palo on night three, since either way, night three will either be the same restaurant you visit on night two or the same restaurant you visit on night four. 

    I wanted to mention that if the restaurant repeats, you'll probably see that one of the two nights is a Pirate Night menu on the 4-night sailing, so if you skip one night to go to Palo, the other night may be a Pirate night. Your meal choices on Pirate Night are different than that dining room's usual menu. 

    I know this can get confusing, so I hope you're now in shipshape and ready to plan, Steven!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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