Disney Wish 1923: Photos and Full Menu

by | Jul 5, 2022 | DCL Food, DCL News, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Wish

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Hollywood on the high seas! Here’s why Disney Wish 1923 blows other cruise ship restaurants out of the water. 

Our team had the pleasure of dining at 1923 as part of a recent Disney Wish media preview.

Scroll through these photos and you’ll know why our CEO, Stephanie, was blown away by the food and presentation.

The Atmosphere of Disney Wish 1923

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1923 is so old Hollywood. Concept Art via Disney Cruise Line

If you long for the days of Old Hollywood, you’ll feel right at home in the glamorous 1923. It may sound cliché to call the dining room’s decor a feast for the eyes, but in this case … it really is (especially if you’re a Disney animation historian)

🎬 Did You Know … 1923 is named after the year The Walt Disney Company was founded.

When you arrive, you’ll be seated in one of two dining rooms named after a pair of famous Disney siblings. No, not Anna and Elsa. That’s a different Disney Wish restaurant. The 1923 dining rooms are named after The Walt Disney Company founders, Walt and Roy Disney. The split dining area makes for a quieter and more intimate experience than what you would typically expect from a cruise ship restaurant.

🎬 WDW Magazine Review: For Stephanie, 1923 “felt more like an intimate restaurant in a big city than a high-capacity cruise ship dining room.” High praise for this high-seas dining experience!

Disney Wish 1923 decor

Photo by Danny Shuster

Think of 1923 as a more refined and sophisticated Animator’s Palate. There are more than 1,000 drawings, props, sketches and other animation tools on display in ornate glass cases. The artwork continues along the walls where 16 Disney films are showcased (including the world’s first-ever animated feature-length movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”). According to the Disney Parks Blog, these films were selected based on their connection to the Disney Wish’s “themes of enchantment and wish fulfillment.

Disney Wish 1923 table setting

Photo by Danny Shuster

Tables are set with a white table cloth, cream napkins, and gold-accented tableware. The plates, salt and pepper shakers, and breadbasket all add to that grandeur we associate with Old Hollywood. 

1923 Main Menu

The Disney Wish 1923 menu is inspired by The Walt Disney Company’s California heritage. Diners will indulge in chef-driven fusion dishes that blend together Asian, European, and South American cuisines. Served on gold-accented plates, they tie in well to the Golden State theme.

There’s no shortage of fresh produce, seafood, lean meats, and (most importantly) bold flavors on this menu. Don’t forget to check out the extensive selection of Napa Valley wines on offer too.

1923 Appetizers

Appetizers

Alameda Porcini Spiced Ahi Tuna at 1923

Alameda Porcini Spiced Ahi Tuna. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • Alameda Porcini Spiced Ahi Tuna: Pickled Lotus Root, Oyster Mushroom, Black Sesame Brittle, Wasabi & Yuzu Mayonnaise

🎬 WDW Magazine Review: The seared tuna appetizer is beautifully plated. Our Creative Director, Danny, enjoyed the unique garnishes like the sweet and crunchy black sesame brittle used to offset the tender and spice-rubbed fish.

Hyperion Four-Cheese Tri-Color Tortelloni at 1923

Hyperion Four-Cheese Tri-Color Tortelloni. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • Hyperion Four-Cheese Tri-Color Tortelloni: Meyer Lemon, Artichoke, Sun-dried Tomato, Baby Spinach
Disney Wish 1923 Burrata Mozzarella Cheese Prosciutto di Parma

Burrata Mozzarella Cheese & Prosciutto di Parma. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • Burrata Mozzarella Cheese & Prosciutto di Parma: Crisp Cranberry and Sunflower Seed Phyllo, Charred Blood Orange

🎬 WDW Magazine Review: The Burata appetizer was so good that Stephanie refused to share. Danny had no choice but to order a second one just so he could get a taste! Totally worth it.

  • Kingswell Duck Confit Pastilla: Dates, Apricot, Ginger, Red Pepper, Saffron, Black Raspberry Jam

Salads

Disney Wish 1923 Fennel, Bartlett Pear and Tatsoi Salad

Fennel, Bartlett Pear and Tatsoi Salad. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • Fennel, Bartlett Pear and Tatsoi Salad: Manchego Cheese, Walnuts, Sherry Dressing
  • Split Napa Baby Romaine Lettuce: Caesar Dressing, Heirloom Grape Tomatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Ciabatta Garlic Croutons

From The Kettle

  • Pulled Guinea Hen Corn Chowder: Yukon Gold Potato, Cilantro, Smoked Bacon
Disney Wish 1923 Roasted Roma Tomato Soup

Roasted Roma Tomato Soup. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • Roasted Roma Tomato Soup: Sourdough Purple Basil Crostini

Bread Service

  • Fig and Olive Bread: With Honey Butter Dip

1923 Entrées

  • Tortiglioni Pasta: Prosecco Cream, Pancetta, Shallots, Cremini Mushrooms, Lemon Thyme
Seared Verlasso Salmon Filet at 1923

Seared Verlasso Salmon Filet. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • Seared Verlasso Salmon Filet: Californian Wild Honey Parsnip Purée, Orange Fennel Essence, Sautéed Black Garlic Rapini
  • Riverside Roasted Green Circle Chicken: Leek Rondels, Brussels Sprouts, Yukon Potato Fondant, Honeycrisp Apple Chutney, Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction
  • Italian Flat Parsley and Rosemary-Crusted Rack of Lamb Dauphinoise Potato, Roasted Petite Turnip, Carrot and Zucchini, Zinfandel Rosemary Sauce
Disney Wish 1923 1923 Peppered Filet Mignon

1923 Peppered Filet Mignon. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • 1923 Peppered Filet Mignon: Buttered Long Green Beans, Smoked Bacon, Crushed Fingerling Potato Hash, Pink Pepper Café Au Lait

Vegetarian

Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Kabocha & Butternut Squash at 1923

Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Kabocha & Butternut Squash. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Kabocha & Butternut Squash: Zaalouk, Garbanzo, Cinnamon Brown Rice, Couscous, Cilantro, Arugula, Pita, Harissa Dairy Free Yogurt
  • Buena Vista Soft Shell Tacos: Coconut Oil Quinoa, Poblano, Sweet Bell Pepper, Salsa Fresca, Feta Cheese, Pickled Red Onions, Cashew Cream

Lighter Notes

Disney Wish 1923 Los Feliz Lobster Salad

Los Feliz Lobster Salad. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • Los Feliz Lobster Salad: Baby Bibb, Endive Lettuce, Avocado, Jicama, Celery, Purple Potato, Tostones, Black Beans, Grape Tomatoes, Cilantro, Lime

🎬 WDW Magazine Review: Everyone agreed that social media coordinator, Aly’s, lobster salad got top mark for visual appeal. She says it was light, yet satisfying as an entrée.

  • Grilled Sirloin Steak: Served with Garden Vegetables and your choice of Steamed White Rice or Baked Potato
  • Roasted Breast of Chicken: Served with Garden Vegetables and your choice of Steamed White Rice or Baked Potato
  • Oven-baked Fillet of Salmon: Served with Garden Vegetables and your choice of Steamed White Rice or Baked Potato

1923 Desserts

Dessert

Disney Wish 1923 Churros Calientes

Churros Calientes. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • Churros Calientes: Sugar Spice Churros, Dulce de Leche

🎬 WDW Magazine Review: These churros were a hit with team WDW Magazine! Served warm and crunchy with what Danny calls “an indulgent Dulce de Leche sauce.”

  • Flourless Orange Almond Cake: Guava Gel, Lychee Yogurt Crème
Atwater Fuji Apple Cheesecake at 1923

Atwater Fuji Apple Cheesecake. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • Atwater Fuji Apple Cheesecake: Sweet Dough Shell, Caramelized Apples, Cinnamon Cheesecake, Rolled Oat Crumble

🎬 WDW Magazine Review: Leave it to Disney Cruise Line to find a way to “plus” the traditional cheesecake. This dessert is a hybrid that combines the flavor and texture of a warm apple crumble with a slice of cheesecake. Extra points for the gold leaf garnish.

Ice Cream Sundae

  • Hollywood Hills Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae: Vanilla Ice Cream, Fudge Brownie Bites, fresh Whipped Cream, Glazed Cherry

Signature Dessert

  • Burbank Blueberry-Lemon Bavarian Cream: Ecuador Vanilla Bean, Lemon Rocks, Dried Raspberry Meringue

No Sugar Added

Disney Wish 1923 Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Coconut Tapioca Pudding. Photo by Danny Shuster

  • Coconut Tapioca Pudding: Strawberry-Lime Salsa, Matcha Crumble

Disney Wish 1923 Kid’s Menu

Starters

  • Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup: With Crisp Cheese Twist
  • Goofy’s Garden Salad: With your favorite choice of Dressing

Main Event

  • Chicken Pot Pie: With Carrots, Potatoes, Celery and Peas. Entrées served with fresh Vegetables and your choice of Smashed Potatoes, Steak Fries or Macaroni & Cheese.
  • Mini Cheeseburger: On Brioche Bun. Entrées served with fresh Vegetables and your choice of Smashed Potatoes, Steak Fries or Macaroni & Cheese.
  • Panko-Crusted Cod with Tartar Sauce: Entrées served with fresh Vegetables and your choice of Smashed Potatoes, Steak Fries or Macaroni & Cheese
  • Crusty Pepperoni Pizza Entrées: Entrées served with fresh Vegetables and your choice of Smashed Potatoes, Steak Fries or Macaroni & Cheese

Disney Check Meals

  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin: With Green Beans, Roasted Red Skin Potatoes, and Strawberry Yogurt Parfait. Served with choice of small Low Fat Milk or Water
  • Whole Wheat Spiral Pasta & Tomato Sauce: With Roasted Sliced Chicken Breast, Mozzarella Cheese, Green Peas, and Apple Slices. Served with choice of small Low Fat Milk or Water

Desserts

  • Warm Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookie: Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Sprinkles
  • Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • Selection of Assorted Ice Cream

Disney Wish 1923 Review

Disney Wish 1923 plate

Photo by Danny Shuster

If you were like Stephanie, you may have worried that 1923 would fall short of its more entertainment-focused counterparts, Worlds of Marvel and Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure. Well, she was very happy to be proven wrong! In fact, she says: “The food and presentation here blew me away!”

Overall, our team enjoyed their appetizers and desserts more than the main courses. Dessert in particular was a win across the board.

If you’re already a fan of … 

  • Carthay Circle Restaurant or Lamplight Lounge at Disney’s California Adventure 
  • The Brown Derby or Steakhouse 71 at Walt Disney World

… you’ll love the Old Hollywood vibes of 1923.

With gold finishing touches throughout the dining room, 1923 provides an experience that Stephanie describes as “absolutely stunning and feels so posh.” It’s that attention to detail that makes 1923 a fitting tribute to Hollywood’s first cartoon studio and the golden era of Disney animation.

That’s a wrap on our Disney Wish 1923 review. For more Disney Wish coverage, check out the DCL Magazine Instagram and DCL Magazine Facebook page. Don’t forget to join the waiting list for DCL Magazine too!

Thanks to Disney for hosting us during the Christening Cruise of the Disney Wish. As part of a media preview we were able to enjoy a 3-night sailing, tour the facilities, speak with Imagineers and Cast Members who brought the ship to life, visit Castaway Cay, and enjoy many of the onboard offerings. #DisneyCruise #DisneyWish #DisneyChristening

Written by Natasha Szostak

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Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.
Natasha Szostak

Written by Natasha Szostak

Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.