Let’s Talk about 1923 on the Disney Wish
Quick! How old is The Walt Disney Company?
You may not know the answer today, but you will soon. Disney turns 100 next year, and it’s already planned a slew of festivities to celebrate.
Before that happens, the Disney Wish has already started paying tribute to the earliest days of Disney.
Let’s talk about 1923, the Disney Wish restaurant that embraces the history of the Disney Brothers, Walt and Roy!
What Is 1923?
When you purchase a cruise on the Disney Wish, you’re buying the best possible cruise experience in the world today.
Disney believes this and wants you to feel that way as well. So, Disney Cruise Line has sweetened the deal by including three unique experiences in the package.
As part of your basic cruise fare, you earn entry to three restaurants on the Disney Wish, each of which comes with a distinctive selling point.
The options are Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure, Worlds of Marvel with its Avengers: Quantum Encounter show, and 1923.
You may have read MickeyBlog’s reviews of the first two options, but they’re self-explanatory anyway.
One celebrates the Frozen franchise, while the other takes guests on a gripping adventure with the Avengers.
1923 as a restaurant is more understated. Instead, it’s the kind of fine dining experience you’d expect on a cruise, only it’s included as part of the package.
The Disney Wish does offer two additional upscale restaurants that are pay-to-play, Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement and Palo Steakhouse.
However, you won’t need either of them, as 1923 will deliver that special meal that makes your cruise unforgettable.
At its core, 1923 embraces Disney’s heritage throughout the dining hall. Even the division of the seating reinforces this point.
You’ll either sit in the Roy O. Disney or Walt Disney section. Yes, the options are the founding Disney brothers who made it all possible!
The Décor of 1923
Have you ever seen pictures of or maybe even dined at Club 33? That’s perhaps the closest comparison to the tasteful décor of 1923.
Disney history is seemingly everywhere, with displays of animated film imagery and scale model figurines of characters like Cinderella.
You’ll gawk at the various displays as you enter the restaurant and may get so distracted that you forget you’re starving.
Once you’re seated, that behavior may continue. The various tables at the restaurant reside beside tributes to various Disney animated classics.
You could spend your whole meal admiring the art and style of Be Our Guest because there’s a four-foot-tall pencil sketch of Beast right beside you!
Disney indicates that more than 1,000 individual pieces of Disney memorabilia are on display. If you’re anything like me, you’ll try to look at all of them!
As for the seating, 1923’s setup differs from Arendelle or Worlds of Marvel. Since those places offer shows, their seating proves more social.
At 1923, you’re eating a more intimate meal with your loved ones. The tables are primarily four-tops, and you won’t have strangers sitting beside you.
For that reason alone, you’ll adore 1923 on days when you’re in the mood for a bit more privacy.
I keep comparing these three experiences because Disney describes them as rotational dining.
You can eat at each one during your three- or four-night stay. However, when you throw Palo and Enchanté into the mix, you may need to choose.
My suggestion is that you select Arendelle if you’re traveling with smaller children or Frozen fanatics. But, of course, the same statement applies to Worlds of Marvel as well.
Conversely, 1923 appeals to Disney fans who want to know more about the company’s history. Also, this place is great for foodies. In fact…
Dining at 1923
Look, you’re on a Disney cruise ship. All the food will put a smile on your face and keep it there the entire vacation.
Nobody does escapism like Disney, and its cruise line is even better. Once you board the Disney Wish, you’ll forget the outside world for a time.
As part of your trip, you’ll want to eat the kind of cuisine whose memories will keep you warm at night long after you’ve returned to shore.
The whole point of taking a cruise is bragging about the food, right?
Among the included options on the Disney Wish, 1923 surpasses its peers. It’s the definitive choice for foodies.
1923 focuses on California cuisine, but the menu’s diversity stretches into several other continents like Asia, Europe, and South America.
As with the other rotational dining options, 1923 provides guests with their choice of soups, salads, appetizers, and bread service.
Remember that these restaurants are all-you-care-to-enjoy. So, if you like something, order as much of it as you want!
Something that elevates 1923 is the plating. You’ll consider your entire meal Insta-worthy and should keep your phone handy for a few quick pics.
You can look at the entrees in the adjoining photos!
I also haven’t focused much on desserts since you’re on a cruise ship. You’ll always be eating dessert!
Still, 1923 deserves special mention for Churros Calientes. They’re sugar spice churros with dulce de leche as the dipping sauce. This stuff is ambrosia!
Some MickeyBloggers ate at all three of the rotational dining experiences. The consensus was that 1923 offered the best food of the bunch.
As for the ambiance, it’s a nostalgic ode to Walt and Roy Disney! What could be better than that?
This place will make anyone happy to the point that Palo and Enchanté almost feel superfluous.
You don’t need to pay more when the standard cruise fare includes 1923!
While Arendelle and Worlds of Marvel provide dinner and a show, sometimes you only want a perfect meal.
In those instances, 1923 is the clear choice!