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1923 on the Disney Wish

Named for the year The Walt Disney Company was founded, 1923 celebrates the legendary animation studio that was founded in Southern California. 1923 is a vintage Disney fan's dream as its filled with over one thousand drawings and props from classic Disney animated films. The restaurant is split into two dining rooms, fittingly named Walt and Roy, after the two brothers behind the world's oldest-running animation studio. 

Since the Walt Disney Company was founded in California, the menu at 1923 is inspired by the best cuisine found throughout the Golden State. 1923 features a diverse menu showcasing the region's unique blend of Asian, European and South American influences. 

For our cruise on the Disney Wish, we were seated in the Walt Disney side of the restaurant. 
The meal started with bread service of fig and olive bread with honey butter dip. I love a good honey butter!
Bread Service
Fig and Olive Bread with Honey Butter Dip
For appetizers, we ordered the Burrata Mozzarella Cheese & Prosciutto di Parma and the Hyperion Four-Cheese Tri-Color Tortelloni. Both of these appetizers were a great start to the meal. 
Burrata Mozzarella Cheese & Prosciutto di Parma
Crispy Cranberry and Sunflower Seed Phyllo, Charred Blood Orange
Hyperion Four-Cheese Tri-Color Tortelloni
Meyer Lemon, Artichoke, Sun-dried Tomato, Baby Spinach
Since this was a cruise and we could order as much food as we wanted, we opted to order a salad and soup in addition to our appetizers. (Hey, you gotta live it up on vacation, right?!) I ordered the Split Napa Baby Romaine Lettuce salad and my husband ordered the Roasted Roma Tomato Soup. The salad was enjoyable but nothing to write home about. I would order it again if I was feeling the need for something relatively healthy on my cruise.
Split Napa Baby Romain Lettuce
Caesar Dressing, Heirloom Grape Tomatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Ciabatta Garlic Croutons
My husband enjoyed his tomato soup but I did not. In total fairness, I'm not a fan of tomato soup unless I'm dunking a grilled cheese into it so I'm probably not the best one to judge this dish. This tomato soup tasted like a bowl of ketchup to me. And don't get me wrong, I love ketchup but I also don't want to eat it by the spoonful. If you enjoy tomato soup, this is probably a great dish but just wasn't my cup of tea. 
Roasted Roma Tomato Soup
Sourdough Purple Basil Crostini
For entrees, we ordered the Seared Verlasso Salmon Filet and the 1923 Peppered Filet Mignon. Both of these entrees were absolutely delicious! Out of all of the entrees we had on our cruise, these were my favorites. I would happily order both the salmon and the filet mignon again. 
Seared Verlasso Salmon Filet
California Wild Honey Parsnip Puree, Orange Fennel Essence, Sautéed Black Garlic Rapini
1923 Peppered Filet Mignon
Buttered Long Green Beans, Smoked Bacon, Crushed Fingerling Potato Hash,
Pink Pepper Café Au Lait
The Kids menu at 1923 is super cute with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit on the front and the kids plates feature Mickey in Steamboat Willie. My youngest was in quite a mood this evening and didn't want anything that was on the menu. Our servers were wonderful and were able to accommodate his request for Mac and Cheese. My oldest son went with the cheese pizza which was on the menu. The pizza wasn't the greatest but my son didn't seem to mind.
Kids Menu
Desserts were another standout of this meal! We ordered the Churros Calientes, Atwater Fuji Apple Cheesecake and the Hollywood Hills Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae. Everything was delicious but my favorite was the churros. It's hard to say no to a Disney churro! The desserts were a fantastic end to a truly wonderful meal.  
Churros Calientes
Sugar Spice Churros, Dulce de Leche
Atwater Fuji Apple Cheesecake
Sweet Dough Shell, Caramelized Apples, Cinnamon Cheesecake, Rolled Oat Crumble
Hollywood Hills Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae
Vanilla Ice Cream, Fudge Brownie Bites, Fresh Whipped Cream, Glazed Cherry
Out of the three rotational dining restaurants on the Disney Wish, 1923 was my absolute favorite! The food was delicious and I love all of the vintage Disney memorabilia. You'll definitely want to take some time to walk around the restaurant to check out all of the animation cells and props. 

Which restaurant on the Disney Wish is your favorite? Let us know in the comments. 

Ashley is a Gold Castaway Club Member and has sailed on all of the Disney Cruise Line ships. You can email Ashley at


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