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Disembarakation Breakfast on Disney Cruise Ships

I've never seen such meticulous organization as I have when cruising with Disney Cruise Line. One really learns a lot about implementing that kind of organization to ones own life, truly valuable lessons! They carry this organization out even to the last day with disembarkation, helping transition guests back to reality in Disney style!

My tip on this post is about what to do if Disney's plan really doesn't work well with your family. Remember that yummy buffet restaurant up on the pool decks, which was ever so convenient and the food always delicious? If you sailed on the Disney Magic then I'm talking about Topsider's (soon to be Cabana's), if you were on the Disney Wonder, then it's Beach Blanket and if you sailed on the Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy then I'm talking about Cabana's.

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Beautiful sand relief artwork at Cabana's on the Disney Dream.

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The stunning mosaic wall adorning Cabana's on the Disney Dream.

When you sail with Disney Cruise Line you are placed in a first or second dining rotation, with a wait-staff that follows you to your next restaurant. You are assigned a table number and will undoubtedly become friends with fellow diners as they are strategically placed in your area on nights to follow.

If you have first dinner seating, then expect dinner to occur close to 6 p.m. with the live stage show at the Walt Disney Theatre to follow beginning at 8:30 p.m. If you have second dinner seating, expect to be seated at 8 p.m. after having enjoyed your live stage show in the Walt Disney Theatre at 6 p.m. Disney's masterful art of crowd control, ensures seating for all.

On disembarkation day, you will have been instructed the previous night by your serving team where to go for breakfast. The first dinner seaters will be expected down at breakfast around 7 a.m. while the second dinner seaters are expected down at breakfast at around 8 a.m. You will be told which restaurant to dine at where you'll be offered an 'a la carte' breakfast menu for that morning only. None of the table service restaurants operate a buffet. The only one that does so is on the pool deck called Topsider's on the Magic (soon to be Cabana's), Beach Blanket on the Wonder and Cabana's on the Dream and Fantasy.

Which brings me to my next tip. For folks like us, who have special needs situations, feel free to go up to the only buffet restaurant on disembarkation day no later than 8 a.m., especially if you really have difficulty with your travellers for first breakfast seating on disembarkation day. This tip was given to me by a Cast Member who was well aware of our situation with my son and for the past eight cruises that's exactly what we've done. We're still off of the ship by 8:30 and on to WDW.

Topsider's on the Disney Magic, photo: Magical Mouse.

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Beach Blanket on the Disney Wonder.

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Cabana's on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.


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