While we already knew some details about the Disney Wish — and even got a peek at some concept art! — today’s Once Upon a Disney Wish event gave us even more insight into the new ship! And boy do we have LOTS to share with you. So let’s get started!
When Will it Sail?
The Disney Wish will embark on its maiden voyage on June 9th, 2022! You’ll be able to book reservations starting on May 27th. Castaway Cay members, Disney Vacation Club members, and Adventure Insiders will get early access to booking. You can check out those dates below.
After the ship’s maiden voyage from June 9th-14th, you’ll be able to choose between a 3-night or 4-night Bahamian cruise.
Itineraries have been released through September 2022!
We’re ALL about food here at DFB, so of course, we’ve gotta talk about all the dining options onboard! And trust us, there are a LOT of ’em. To start, there are 3 restaurants for the whole family! The first is Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure, which will transport guests to Anna and Kristoff’s engagement party (with plenty of live music!).
Elsa and Olaf are hosting a celebration and the catering is from Oaken’s “Hearty Party Planning Service…and Sauna.” Guests will also be able to join in on table crafts, singalongs, and a grand finale! On the dessert menu in honor of Anna, Disney says there will be chocolate!
You can also stop by Worlds of Marvel, an “ambitious dining experience” that puts YOU right in the middle of your very own superhero adventure!
There’s also 1923, inspired by The Walt Disney Company’s journey through animation. This spot’s got a laid-back Hollywood vibe, with plenty of props showing the history of Disney movies!
Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge is a watering hole for all ages during the day — but at night, it transforms into an adult-only experience. You’ll sip on Star Wars-inspired beverages as you’re transported around the galaxy with plenty of cool tech!
Grown-ups can also enjoy a suite of adult-only Beauty and the Beast-inspired dining experiences. You can grab a cocktail at The Rose…
…enjoy authentic Italian at Palo Steakhouse (inspired by Cogsworth!)…
…or sit down for an extravagant meal at Enchanté, featuring a gourmet menu by three-Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Lallement. This spot is based off none other than the elegant Lumière!
As we receive more details about these restaurants — and as Disney announces any new ones! — we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.
One of the biggest pieces of news we received about the Disney Wish was AquaMouse! This will be Disney’s first-ever attraction at sea, so it’s a HUGE deal. It’ll take guests straight into the world of animated Mickey Mouse shorts!
The water adventure will put guests in a 2-seater ride vehicle. Along the way, they’ll encounter sea creatures and other characters from the original story Scuba Scramble.
Altogether, the ride winds through 760 feet of tubes. WOW is that impressive! You can read ALL the details on this exciting new ride right here.
Just for Kids
A lot of those dining experiences we told ya about were just for grown-ups — but there are also activities just for kiddos! 3 kids’ clubs provide immersive experiences for all ages. In Disney’s Oceaneer Club, little ones ages 3-12 can visit the Marvel Super Hero Academy to make their own supersuit and train for greatness…
…visit Fairytale Hall to read with Belle, do art with Rapunzel, or …
…or visit the Imagineering Lab to design their own rollercoaster!
Meanwhile, It’s a Small World Nursery offers babysitting services for ages 6 months to 3 years. Tots can play games, make crafts, read books, and more!
These kids’ clubs sound AWESOME, and we kinda wish we were young enough to experience them. BRB, researching a way to go back in time.
What’s a Disney cruise without some entertainment?! Luckily, there’s plenty of that onboard, too. The classic Walt Disney Theatre is returning to the Disney Wish, with a Fantasia-inspired design that will make you feel like you’re in an enchanted forest! It’s a massive 1,274-seat theater with 3 decks, along with orchestra and balcony seating.
At this theatre, you’ll get to experience Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular. We’ve seen this show on past ships, but it’ll be reimagined here! You’ll also be able to catch 2 NEW, original productions. Disney hasn’t specified more details on those yet, but we’ll let you know when they do!
There will also be 2 movie theaters, the Wonderland Cinema (inspired by Alice and Wonderland) and the Never Land Cinema (inspired by Peter Pan). You’ll be able to watch classic films as well as new movies here!
The Grand Hall of the Disney Wish will transform into an environmental theater, with a space that shifts from day to night…
…and it’ll also feature a balcony where you can greet characters from afar!
The Luna event space has a daytime setting of family fun, before transforming into an “elegant evening venue for adult-exclusive entertainment.” It’s inspired by the Disney and Pixar short La Luna! At night, the celestial theme will really pop in the luxurious atmosphere. You’ll even get to spot different characters from the short!
The Hero Zone is perfect for active family time, alternating “between an elaborate family obstacle course and a free-play sports hub.”
And lastly, there will be 10 pools and water play areas outside — including the Toy Story Splash Zone! That’ll feature the Slide-a-saurus Rex, the Trixie’s Falls wading pool, and a smoothie bar called Wheezy’s Freezies.
Near AquaMouse, there will also be a Mickey and friends-themed pool district, with six pools and Funnel Vision. Funnel Vision is a giant TV display that’ll screen Disney movies, live TV, and more!
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more details on all these spaces.
Of course, you’ll be able to meet plenty of Disney characters on board!
So far, Disney has announced that you can hang out with Mickey and Minnie; Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf from Frozen; super heroes Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man, and The Wasp; Rapunzel and Belle, and the Fairy Godmother!
Phew, that’s a lot of characters! There will be designated spaces around the ship for photo ops. You’ll also be able to rub shoulders with some of these characters through various experiences, like the Marvel Super Hero Academy!
The Disney Wish will feature 1,254 staterooms! Of those, most will offer an ocean view, and 70% will have a spacious veranda. The rooms will have 3 different themes: Fairytales and Castle, Forest and Animals, and Enchanted by the Sea!
There will also be 76 total concierge staterooms and suites, and four royal suites. Two of those royal suites are 2 stories, featuring an elegant spiral staircase and a two-deck-high stained-glass frieze!
As we told ya, the Disney Wish will set sail on June 9th, 2022. We could not be more excited to see this ship embark on its first trip! If you want to get even MORE pumped, you can check out Disney’s full reveal right here:
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