Disney Cruise Line has enhanced their cruise ship dining on the Disney Wish by adding more entertainment to their rotational dining experiences. My favorite of the new options is Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure and let me share my experience from the trip and why this restaurant was my favorite dining experience onboard.
Tables are assigned for dining at all of Disney Cruise Line’s rotational restaurants so don’t be concerned if you are running a few minutes late. Those that arrive before the restaurant opens, will wait in the fully decorated entrance hall to the restaurant complete with port windows covered in frosty designs. You’ll be able to view and take pictures with the royal portraits and statue of armor, just as Anna and Elsa experienced growing up in their Arendelle castle.
Once you enter the main dining hall, you’ll be seated around the performance stage set in the middle of the room. After your order is taken, the planning for the celebration of the royal engagement of Queen Anna and Kristoff begins. Hosted by Oaken, “local” musicians will provide the music for the evening. These amazing musicians appear exclusively at this dining experience and include a violinist, guitarist, and singer. We were fortunate to sit right beside the room’s soundman, so the quality of the evening’s sound was spot on perfect. It doesn’t take long for Olaf, Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa to make their appearance onstage as well, singing, telling stories, and of course adding in their own humor to the show.
A break in the show happens for your appetizers, soup, salad, and bread courses. Our family loved Elsa’s Royal Baked Scallops and the Jarlsberg Cheese and Rosemary Ham Tart. While partaking of these, characters walked around the restaurant to greet families. While they mostly conversed with those nearest the aisle, they were very attentive to all in the room, making sure to wave to everyone that wished to say hello.
The show resumed with the celebration of the royal engagement as our entrees were served, followed by dessert. The entertainment was taken to a new high as Elsa’s magic took over the room with the appearance of crystals lighting the ceiling and walls through fiber optic effects. The audience fully participated in the singing of “Let It Go”. Our entrée choices included the Pan-seared Chilean Sea Bass and Arendelle Kjottkake Braised Meatballs. Both were menu items I would choose again. One of the best things about a Disney Cruise is if you can’t choose which dessert item you’d like to order, you can choose multiple items. Our family adores desserts, and our favorites were the Signature Troll Family’s Rock Chocolate Bar, Elsa’s Coronation Sundae, and the Norwegian Pancake Roulade with Lingonberry Jam.
Our experience at Arendelle’s was on our last night of the cruise and I considered it our favorite meal. Between the European style menu items and the phenomenal entertainers, it was a meal that we look forward to experiencing over and over again as we revisit the Wish. Arendelle is located on the Disney Wish on Deck 5 Aft.