Dine and Play is an amazing service provided on Disney Cruise Line for guests at second seating with children 3-12.
When you enter the dining room you let the wait staff know that you would like to participate in Dine and Play. Your amazing wait staff will bring the adults dinner at a leisurely pace but bring the children their food quickly so that they can finish their meal in about 45 minutes. At the conclusion of the children’s meal the counselors for the Oceaneers Club and Oceaneers Lab will come to the dining room and pick up your children and take them to their classes. There is no need for you to leave your meal and go sign them in. You can finish your meal (kid free) and enjoy your dessert, maybe even take a leisurely stroll on deck. Whenever you are ready you can go pick up your children from their classes.
You get to enjoy some family dinner time, some adult dinner time, and the kids get to go play when they are done eating. Its a win-win for everyone. I love Disney!