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Dining on the Disney Dream – Pt. 1

Disney Dream's AquaDuck

Disney Dream's AquaDuck watercoaster

Yesterday marked the 200-day mark until Brett and I embark on our first Disney Cruise. Not only is this our first cruise, but we will be taking it on Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship – the Disney Dream. My dear friend (and fellow Disney food lover), AJ Wolfe from DisneyFoodBlog.com had the awesome chance to spend some – albeit very short – time on the ship. Today is part one of two looking at the food options on this spectacular ship.

Take it away AJ!

In January I had the lucky opportunity to spend two days eating on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship, the Disney Cruise Line’s newest — and biggest — vessel! And when I say “spend two days eating,” I mean it. I’m pretty sure I always had a fork in my hand!

The food options seem endless on the Dream, and with five full-service restaurants, a breezy buffet, 24-hour room service, and plenty of grab-and-go counter service options, they pretty much are. Here’s a little overview of how to feed your face at sea!

Rotational Dining

The Disney Cruise Line assigns dining arrangements via a rotational dining system. This means that guests are assigned to dine at one of the main dining locations each evening, and they’ll “rotate” through the restaurants throughout their cruise. This way, you get to experience all of the main dining options on the ship! Best of all, your attentive waitstaff rotates with you.

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Food - General

Top 10 Fictional Foodies of All-Time

SF Weekly posted a list of the Top 10 foodies from TV and movies this week. On the list are Augustus Gloop from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” Remy from Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille and Liz Lemon from NBC’s “30 Rock.”

See the rest of the list here.

While I love the Gene Wilder version of “Willy Wonka” and “Ratatouille” is one of my favorite Disney-Pixar-animated flicks, I feel this list is missing some of the greatest fictional foodies. Here are some more to consider:

Hannibal Lecter
He scared legions of people away from fava beans and a nice chianti in 1991’s “The Silence of the Lambs,” but Sir Anthony Hopkins portrayal of Hannibal Lecter is one that is deep in our memories and in our stomachs.

Vianne from “Chocolat”
The 2000 Oscar-nominated “Chocolat” with Juliette Binoche as “Vianne,” is one of those quintessential films about food that goes deep into your mind and soul with an almost poetic look at chocolate and sweets.

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