Disney Fantasy: See Ya Real Soon Dinner at Animator’s Palate

The final night of a seven day Disney Cruise features their “See Ya Real Soon” menu. We had Animator’s Palate for this menu, and the artwork featured sketches of food scenes in Disney and Pixar films. Guests dining at Animator’s Palate on nights 5, 6 and 7 will also be treated to the chance to sketch their own character to be animated on the screens in the dinner’s finale. Having both wanted to be Disney animators growing up, Matt and I were stoked to be able to participate!

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The bread service included Six-Grain Country Bread and a Caramelized Onions and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip.

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The menu for this dinner is significantly scaled back as kitchens prepare for the next round of guests to board. The appetizer selection is the Appetizer Sampler Platter. It features Smoked Duck Breast on Duck Confit with Pickled Red Onion, Sliced Mozzarella with Basil and Cherry Tomatoes, Dill-marinated Lobster and Shrimp with Tomato Mayonnaise and a Horseradish Cream.

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We both enjoyed a bite of the Smoked Duck Breast. I think Matt would have preferred an appetizer of just a few slices of this.

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The Sliced Mozzarella was creamy and about what one would expect from the cheese. The few pieces of basil were enough for their pop of flavor against it.

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Matt left me with the Dill-marinated Lobster and Shrimp, which I wasn’t crazy about. I think next time we would ask if we could just get the duck and cheese.

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The Macaroni Cheese and Baked Potato Soup had promise,but it fell short. The broth was good – a cheesy potato soup – but the macaroni sat heavily at the bottom of the bowl and was undercooked. I think it would be much better if they nixed the macaroni, but I’d still order this again and just leave the macaroni alone.

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For his entree, Matt opted for the Garlic and Rosemary-Marinated Lamb Sirloin with Onion, Leek, and Potato Gratin, and Sun-fried Tomato Jus. The lamb was nicely cooked and had a mild flavor, and there was plenty for me to sneak a few bites as well.

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This potato gratin was more enjoyable than the one we had during our first meal at Animator’s Palate, and didn’t have the seasoning we didn’t care for.

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I ordered off the Vegetarian menu and got the Wild Mushroom and Onion Strudel, featuring sauteed Mushroom, Sweet Onions, Spinach, and Tofu wrapped in Phyllo dough with a sun-dried Tomato Reduction.

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I found the dish to be MUCH better than the Tiger Lilies Savory Pancakes featured on the Pirate Night menu. This had better flavor, seasoning, and texture.

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Matt ordered the Baked Alaska: Sponge Loaf layered with Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry Ice Cream covered in Burnt Meringue. The dessert is a simple one, but Matt enjoyed every bite.

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I ordered the Seasonal Fruits with Sugar-free Cookies. The cookies were reminiscent of the icebox cookies I sometimes bake at Christmas. I liked their mild sweetness and snap.

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The menus:

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While not a favorite menu, there is definitely a lot of good stuff happening on it. We didn’t have any complaints, and I’m sure scaling back the selections makes things scores easier in the kitchen. Overall, it was a dinner for which we’d happily return.

If you’ve dined with the See Ya’ Real Soon menu, let us know what you ordered and what you thought!

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