George’s joy was infectious as we entered the restaurant. He was eager to see how the Avengers Quantum Core device on each table would, in his words, “shrink things.” As we were seated, George warned us not to push the device’s buttons—and then he pushed them 20 times.
On screens around us, a supervillain was attacking the ship. George was soon engrossed by headliners Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly).
As we left the dining room, George, holding Eli’s hand, asked, “Will Ultron come back? If he does, will you defend the ship?” Eli reassured him that he would.
George was also fascinated by if not quite as taken with Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure, a musical dinner theater with live characters from the Frozen movies, including Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff, singing hit songs such as “Let It Go.”
“Hey, I know that guy,” George shouted when he spied Oaken, the housekeeper character.
It was all wonderment until he examined the snowman, Olaf, and saw a zipper. “It’s just a robot,” he declared, prompting Eli to launch into an explanation of Disney animatronics while we munched on a Nordic-inspired menu that included smoked salmon and braised meatballs with lingonberry chutney.
Although the dining experiences aboard the Disney Wish cater to kids, the sophisticated menu also pleased us adults. So even though George on Day 1 declared that he’d be eating burgers, or as he put it, “meat and bread, plain meat and bread,” Eli and I had plenty of choices.
At Worlds of Marvel, I ordered seared turbot fillet with sweet pea puree and roasted heirloom carrots; Eli had a Delmonico rib eye with black truffle butter.