One of our family’s favorite parts of cruising is FREE room service! We LOVE Disney Dream room service! On our recent 4 night cruise on the Disney Dream we ordered room service about 7 times. We mainly ordered room service in the morning and before bed.
There are two menus. The first is the continental breakfast menu. There will be several of these in your room. You simply fill out the form and and hang it on your door before you go to bed or by 3am.
On the top section of the form you can select a delivery time. The delivery times are in 30 minute windows from 5am to 9:30am. Below that is where you can select what you want delivered. It is a continental breakfast menu so you won’t find many hot items but you will find breads and pastries including fruit, danishes, muffins, croissants, doughnuts, white or wheat toast, English muffins and bagels. They also have a selection of cold cereals from Kelloggs including corn flakes, raisin bran, rice krispies, froot loops, special k, frosted flakes and low fat granola. You can also select cold and hot beverages such as various kinds of milk, juices, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.
On the front side there is a place to put your room number, name, and number of people. I preferred to leave the number of people blank or else we would get coffee for 5 instead of 2.
Some things I learned was not to check off the items I wanted but actually write in the number I wanted. For example, I would write 3 in front of fruit bowls, 1 in front of coffee, 3 by English muffins etc. Also, be sure to request all the condiments you need. Just because you order toast they won’t automatically give you butter. Be sure to request the butter, cream, sugar, etc you need for your food and drinks. Lastly, if there is a particular type of item you want like corn muffins specifically or a bowl of watermelon instead of “fresh fruit” just write it in. If they can accommodate you they will. We still went to breakfast but it was great to have a cup of coffee and some fruit in the morning so we didn’t feel rushed!
For the rest of the day there is a full menu. My kids would eat dinner around 5:30 so by the time we got back to the room at night they were hungry. We could go on deck and get food but I found it easier to go to the room, place an order and start getting the kids ready for bed. In about a half hour the food would get there and we could relax, watch Disney movies or cartoons on demand and eat. We would typically order some chicken fingers and french fries (don’t forget the ketchup) along with cheese and fruit. Although its not listed on the menu you can request Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars or order the cookies warmed with milk. When you are done with your tray you can put it out in the hall by your door if you don’t want it in your room.
For the most part room service was right on time in the morning and within a half hour at night (we typically ordered between 10 and 11pm). The only time we really waited longer, about 45 minutes, for room service was the first evening at dinner time. My youngest slept through the kids dinner in the kids club but didn’t want to come to dinner with us so we ordered him room service but it took so long we ended up bringing the meal with us to the dining room where he ate it with us and then went with the Oceaneer Club cast members that came to the dining room to collect the kids. I was told by our servers that room service tends to be slow the first night at dinner time for some reason.
Most everything except for certain snacks and alcohol are free on room service but the cast member that delivers it will give you a receipt to sign even if the total is $0. A tip is recommended. I usually tip $1 unless we order a ton. If you order anything that is not free then a higher tip may be nice. It is up to you though. Remember that the cast members that deliver room service do not get a share of the dining room tips so whatever you give them is the only tip they will get.
We LOVE Disney Dream Room Service. It makes us feel like VIPs and why not!