Review of Disney Wonder deck 4 (Promenade-Shops)
Walt Disney Wonder Theatre (capacity 977 seats, live Disney-themed show performances, 3D movies, acrobatic and pyrotechnic shows, new Disney movies premieres; 3-decks high). Walt Disney Theatre hosts Disney's production shows, including "The Golden Mickeys," rotating through some classics to present winners for best friendship or best hero. In "Disney Dreams" little Anne Marie teams up Peter Pan to find the inner magic in hers. "Frozen, a Musical Spectacular," brings Elsa, Anna and Olaf to the stage for a retelling of "Frozen" Disney film.
Preludes Bar (a theater bar with a la carte prices, open 5:30 to 9 p.m. - selling snacks and beverages during the evening shows in the Wonder’s theater. Wrapping the lobby of Walt Disney Theatre, Preludes provides all the alcoholic and soft drinks, snacks, popcorn and cups in the shape of Star Wars' BB-8.)
Mickey’s Mates (Disney brand merchandise shop for souvenirs, toys, clothing, towels, swimwear)
Treasure Ketch (shop for jewelry, watches, precious stones, Disney branded clothes, perfumes)
Whitecaps Shop sells Disney-logoed goods- including cosmetics and beauty products, also brand handbags and watches.
Mickey’s Mainsail Shop sells Walt Disney merchandise.
Shutters Photo & Shop (open from 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. to 11:00p.m., services, packages, cameras, accessories; onboard photographers available 5-11pm, portraits are made by appointment). Accessories like camera cases and frames are sold at the desk. A separate studio for family portraits is situated off the photo center.)
D Lounge (family day bar and nightclub, games, dancing, shows, karaoke; full bar service. The lounge features cushioned bench seating, light wooden tables and chairs, as well as a small bar with 5 chairs tucked to one side. Beverages are served only during showtimes. And for all guests here, the carpet tells a story.)
Art Gallery (art works on sale)
Shuffleboard, Walking/Jogging Track (3,5 laps = 1 mi)
Studio Sea (kids and families entertainment, stage, comfortable chairs, make-up mirrors, TVs, full bar)
Portside and starboard Promenade Deck areas
Animator’s Palate Restaurant (462 seats aft Dining Room/dinner-only, with 2 seatings 5:30-6pm and 8-8:30pm, 4-course menu, an animator’s studio design, favorite Disney characters interactive dinner shows). Animator's Palate is part of rotational evening dining, and depending on the "show" for the evening (2 options are available, depending on the itinerary length), guests are asked to draw a figure, that ends up animated on video screens ringing the venue by the end of the night. Animator's Palate is a blank palate with sketches of various Disney characters on its walls, chair backs resembling the buttons on Mickey Mouse's pants and huge pillars of paintbrushes in black and white. Disney attention to details features butter knives which look like palate brushes, cups and plates lined with film strips and moving menus. Screens food-themed clips from popular Disney films. For adults, meals come with preset appetizer samplers, such as pickled onions, smoked salmon tartar, smoked duck breast and shrimp salad, along with a spaghetti, meatball and tomato soup. Popular entrees include chicken schnitzel and beef Wellington. A vegetarian entree features sesame-crusted, sweet-and-sour tofu. A sweet end to the meal is the celebration cake consisting of layers of cheesecake with strawberries and vanilla cream.