During our recent trip on the Disney Fantasy we noticed a new line of merchandise inspired by Animator’s Palate, the popular rotational restaurant on all four ships. I’ve been sitting on these photos for over two weeks now to the point the Disney Parks Blog beat me to the story. In feeble attempt to ride their wave, I’m going to share the photos now, and reveal one big secret the Disney Parks Blog article didn’t mention.
You see, the Parks Blog wants you to book a cruise and buy this merchandise on board. Well, as luck would have it, the entire 14-item Animator’s Palate collection has been available from shopDisney since March 19th. See, I was on a cruise this is why I’ve been dragging my feet on this article. Included below you will find affiliate links to shopDisney for each item.
Before we get any further, the items in this collection have been in and out of stock at shopDisney since they first appeared online. I would say if you see something you like and it is sold out, just keep checking back as the shopDisney inventory is always changing.
Everyone’s favorite, the Animator’s Palette Butter Knife ($9.95), has long been available onboard and online, but the new collection is so much more than just kitchenware.
The majority of the items allow you to be a kid again and color the items with the included markers. On top of that, all the markers are Disney Cruise Line branded so in a few years they can be individually listed on eBay for $50 like the stateroom ballpoint pens are today.
Not that it matters, but it should be noted that the appetizer plate, bowl and dinner plate are all a hard plastic material called melamine, not ceramic. Given the target audience, this is a good thing as it should be durable. Additionally, the dish ware is listed as dishwasher safe, but it is NOT microwave safe.
Disney Cruise Line Bowl $9.99
What do you think about this new line of Animator’s Palate merchandise?