Family dining
  • On May 24, 2022
    Sonja from FL 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 will be taking a Disney cruise in the near future, and have been scheduled for the second seating at dinner. We prefer first seating; is there a way to change this? We've tried calling, but have not been able to connect.

    Welcome to planDisney Sonja!

    You must be so excited for your upcoming Disney Cruise! Make sure to have the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app on all your phones. This will keep you up to speed with everything happening around the ship. You don't want to miss any of the magical activities!

    To change your dining time, sign in on your Disney Cruise Line account. Select "Already Booked" then "My Reservations." Under "Dining" (towards the bottom of the page) click on "Change Seating." If it does not allow you to select Main Seating, that means it is currently filled. If this is the case, upon boarding your ship, inquire with Guest Services where you can speak with the Dining Team. They are usually set up in one of the dining rooms. Let them know of your dining preference and they will try to work their magic to move your time if possible. 

    If you are unable to change your dining time, there are advantages to the later dining. The mood is a bit more relaxed, and I like that I can enjoy a midafternoon snack up on deck since I am not dining until later. I even sometimes have Room Service send up some goodies to enjoy pre-dinner. (Don't you love the complimentary 24-hour Room Service during a Disney Cruise!) 

    Whichever seating you have for dinner, you will enjoy rotational dining where you will experience all 3 dining rooms and your wonderful service team will follow along! In addition to your favorite dishes, your servers will be happy to serve you some new cuisine you may have not tried before. My "can't miss" item during the cruise is the black truffle pasta in Animator's Palate. You may want to request a double order - it is THAT good! 

    Captains Mickey and Minnie are excited that you will be sailing with them real soon! Bon Voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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