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Marceline Market on the Disney Wish – What You Need to Know

When dining on the Disney Wish, the latest Disney Cruise Line ship, there is no shortage of fantastic dining options for families. While the Disney Wish offers upscale table-service experiences throughout the day, families can enjoy quick, convenient meals and snacks with more casual walk-up options than ever before. The main dining location is the new Marceline Market. Learn more below.


1 – Marceline Market

If you sailed on the other Disney Cruise Line ships, you’d be familiar with Cabanas, the buffet dining location on the other four ships. The Disney Wish has an all-new main dining location that guests will love. Named for Walt Disney’s early childhood hometown in Missouri, Marceline Market is a stylish food hall inspired by popular marketplaces from around the world. Marceline Market is a casual, walk-around dining experience for breakfast and lunch, followed by table-service dining at dinnertime with entrees cooked to order.

2 – Hand Washing Area

Like other cruise ships, you’ll find a hand-washing area before you enter the restaurant. Guests are strongly encouraged to wash their hands before they dine.

3 – Global Menu Options

At Marceline Market, guests find an ever-changing menu. Featuring ten food stalls and a café-style beverage bar in the center, the restaurant feels like an old industrial loft converted into a bustling marketplace with a distinctly Disney design twist. Because at this locale, the local proprietors are Disney characters, with each station inspired by beloved animated films such as “Tangled,” “Ratatouille,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Zootopia” and more.

These storied shopkeepers curate a wide-ranging variety of freshly prepared cuisines for the whole family, including American classics, international specialties, comfort foods, seafood, soups and salads, vegetarian and plant-based fare, baked goods, and desserts. And at breakfast, there are plenty of Mickey waffles!


4 – Thoughtful Design with Health and Safety in Mind

We need to mention that the way the food stations are set up is that they are almost all manned by Cast Members who serve the food to guests. We feel this is a good thing. We’ve been on many different cruise ships, and even before the global pandemic, many people were turned off on cruising, thinking about how many people have touched a serving spoon or even just grabbed food with their hands (we’ve seen it happen) on cruise ships. Even with all of the hand washing before the meal, germs spread at buffets. We loved the setup, and while it did create some lines at food stations, it was nice to know that Cast Members were the ones serving the food. And don’t be shy when asking for what you want. You don’t need to feel funny about asking if you want five Mickey waffles on one plate. The Cast Members are there to serve and love filling your request.


5 – Seating Options

There are a lot of different seating areas with indoor and outdoor seating with plenty of ocean views. Take a look at some of the seating options in the photos below.


6 – Thoughts on the Food and Experience

We ate breakfast every morning and ate lunch once at Marceline Market. We really enjoyed the food quality, choices, and overall experience. In the morning, I ordered an omelet, and it was delicious. I also enjoyed my fair share of Mickey waffles. We feel the food offered in the casual dining category on Disney Cruise Line is much better than other cruise lines we’ve sailed on. While we also enjoyed our lunch, on the other days, we had lunch on Castaway Cay and then also really enjoyed lunch at Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods. Our three-night cruise offered fantastic themed dining at the main restaurants, so we never needed to grab dinner at Marceline Market.

When comparing the restaurant to Cabanas on other Disney Cruise Line ships, we feel that the overall dining experience is better because of better food choices and the way the restaurant is set up with Cast Members serving the food. We highly recommend Marceline Market and think you’ll love it as well.

7 – Marceline Market Cafe

For an additional fee, coffee drinks, cocktails, and specialty drinks can be ordered from the full-service bar in the center or the market. This was a very busy place in the morning as many people wanted to get their coffee before getting breakfast.

8  – The Disney Wish

The Disney Wish offers three- and four-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Florida.

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Editor’s Note: Disney Cruise Line provided a complimentary Disney Christening Cruise with special media-specific events and tours during the cruise. However, as always, the thoughts and opinions contained in this article are entirely our own.

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Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
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