Setting sail in Summer 2022, with the Maiden Voyage scheduled for June 9, 2022, a NEW world-class ship will join the Disney Cruise Line fleet: the Disney Wish!
The Disney Wish will sail from Port Canaveral, FL offering 3- and 4-night cruises to Nassau and Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay. The Wish will welcome passengers to its 1,250 staterooms on a voyage like no other on Disney’s “Castle on the Seas!”
The Disney Wish Atrium — Welcome Aboard
According to Disney, “the ship’s atrium will be a bright, airy and elegant space inspired by the beauty of an enchanted fairytale.”
In keeping with a Disney Cruise Line tradition, a beloved Disney character will be featured at the bottom of the grand staircase in the Grand Hall. On the Disney Wish, that character will be Cinderella!
Disney says the Grand Hall is “inspired by the beauty of a fairytale castle” and makes a bold welcoming statement as guests step on board. (And, in fact, it has been revealed that the Grand Hall will be offered as the newest venue for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.)
Water Features and The AquaMouse — The First Disney Attraction at Sea!
Disney has announced that the Disney Wish will feature the first Disney attraction AT SEA: the AquaMouse!
AquaMouse will take guests straight into the world of animated Mickey Mouse shorts (a bit like Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, but AT SEA)! You’ll encounter Disney characters and sea creatures alike in a “wild water ride” that loops 760 feet around the upper deck.
You’ll board a 2-seater ride vehicle and “ascend into a magical tunnel that will teleport [you] into the cartoon world of ‘Scuba Scramble.’” This new animated Mickey short will actually play out through oversized virtual portholes.
The family pool district will double as an entertainment venue. There will be a “poolside stage and a jumbo LED screen.” In this space, guests will get to enjoy “brand-new deck parties and nighttime fireworks spectaculars developed exclusively for this ship.”
According to Disney, the upper decks of the Disney Wish will also be home to “10 pools and water play areas—inspired by Mickey and his pals.” In this area, there will also be a “fresh take on quick and casual fare with a festive character twist.”
And there will be a new Toy Story Splash Zone “featuring larger-than-life rubber bath toys and the Slide-a-saurus Rex family slide.” This area is “designed especially for families with toddlers and young children,” and will include a “splash zone, wading pool, family waterslide and smoothie bar.”
The Disney Wish will also include Quiet Cove — an adults-only area with an infinity pool, bar and poolside lounge. Cove Cafe, the poolside lounge for Quiet Cove, will have ” a fresh new look that reflects the Oceania-inspired artistry of Disney’s ‘Moana.’”
And if you’re looking for some time at the spa or time to exercise, that’s available too. Senses Spa will offer a variety of spa and beauty treatments. And the reimagined Senses Fitness area “will offer state-of-the-art exercise and wellness facilities.”
Dining on the Disney Wish
The Disney Wish will have three entirely new restaurant concepts as part of Disney Cruise Line’s signature Rotational Dining, whereby you get to dine at every single restaurant while the wonderful crew servers rotate with you so they get to know your dining preferences!
Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure
Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure will be the world’s first Frozen-themed theatrical dining experience.
Guests will enjoy the presence of Frozen characters performing LIVE during the meal. The show’s special effects will include fiber optics, panoramic windows, and “cutting-edge” puppetry that lets you get up close and personal with Olaf.
You’ll see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf here, too! The backstory? You’re at Anna and Kristoff’s engagement party! And the food is provided by none other than Oaken’s “Hearty Party Planning Service… and Sauna.”
As for the food? Guests will dine on “world-class cuisine” with Nordic influences.
Worlds of Marvel
The Disney Wish will feature the first-ever Marvel dining adventure! Worlds of Marvel will let guests “play an interactive role in an action-packed Avengers mission that unfolds around them,” making this a truly immersive experience. (In short: you’ll get to be a superhero WHILE you eat!)
Cuisine will be based off of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with food inspired by Wakanda, Sokovia, and New York City.
Disney has shared that the restaurant will have “state-of-the-art Pym Tech” with a “Stark-itecture style.” Sounds like the perfect setting for you to act out your superhero story — Disney’s even hinted that an “infamous foe” may appear!
1923, named after the year the Walt Disney Company was founded, takes guests on a journey through animation. You’ll dine in either the Walt or Roy Disney rooms, which both feature a Hollywood setting with “a dash of Disney whimsy.”
Over 1,000 props and pieces of artwork will set the scene, and you’ll get a peek at how Disney animation has evolved, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs all the way to Frozen 2.
Dishes will feature light and fresh California flavors. There will be a blend of Asian, European, and South American cuisines — all of which you can find in California! — and the menu will be built with the whole family in mind, with of-age guests being able to partake in a selection of Napa Valley wines.
Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge
Disney has also revealed an “out of this galaxy,” adults-only experience on the Disney Wish: the Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge!
This lounge will offer “otherworldly concoctions” and interactive tasting experiences in a space designed with sleek, metallic detailing inspired by Dryden Vos’ ship in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The virtually-enhanced space will transport guests to “far, far away” Star Wars locations like Tatooine, Mustafar, Batuu, Coruscant, and more.
In fact, OVER 40 spaceships from the Star Wars will be seen from the window views! (You can get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this unique space here.) Add surround-sound audio and a holotube that presents holographic models of nearby ships and you’ve got a very cool lounge to enjoy SPACE… at SEA.
Beauty and the Beast-Inspired Spaces
Adults will also be able to experience a suite of 3 adult-exclusive dining experiences inspired by Beauty and the Beast! Of-age guests can visit The Rose to sip on a before or after-dinner cocktail.
Of-age guests can visit The Rose to sip on a before or after-dinner cocktail or choose from an extensive collection of wines and liquors. According to Disney, at The Rose “guests will also indulge in a special menu of gourmet amuse-bouche and small plates from the Enchanté galley.”
Another signature spot will be Palo Steakhouse, inspired by Cogsworth. Palo Steakhouse will also feature “A private dining room will be available for more intimate gatherings of up to 12 guests.”
Adults will also get to dine over at Enchanté, inspired by Lumière!
Enchanté will be the ship’s most elegant dining experience, featuring a gourmet menu by three-Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Lallement. It’s just what Lumière would want!
Sailing with Disney Characters
Your best Disney pals, of course, will be taking the voyage with you!
There will be plenty of opportunities to meet your favorite characters onboard with dedicated themed spaces around the ship for you to greet and snap pictures with characters. One of those spots is a Juliet balcony in the Grand Hall, where you may just find the Fairy Godmother!
And don’t forget that you’ll be sailing with Captain Minnie…
…and, of course, Mickey Mouse!
He’s ready to SAIL with you REAL SOON!
The Walt Disney Theatre
The signature entertainment venue on a Disney Cruise Ship is the Walt Disney Theatre, featuring Broadway-style productions and more world-class entertainment throughout the cruise.
The 1,274-seat theater spans three decks with orchestra and balcony seating.
Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular
Guests will get to enjoy a reimagined adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular on the Disney Wish!
Guests will also get to experience 2 all-NEW, original productions! Disney has said that more details about these shows will be released in the future.
Another fan-favorite activity aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships is the ability to watch new and old movies in the movie theater on board. On the Disney Wish there will be 2 intimate screening rooms to watch your favorite films.
These movie theaters “will be the first in the cruise industry to offer Dolby Atmos 3D audio technology for the most immersive movie-going experience on the high seas.” A Disney Cruise Line official noted that they will still be able to premiere new movies on the ship when they premiere on land!
The Grand Hall
The Grand Hall of the Disney Wish will actually be able to transform into an environmental theater with the “help of a hidden layer of special effects and the first-ever atrium stage on board a Disney ship.”
The stage will transform throughout the cruise, and one Disney representative said that special effects and the integration of technology will transform the space from day to night.
On the Disney Wish, there will also be an event space called “Luna.” According to Disney, “This brand-new entertainment hub will transition from a daytime setting for family fun into an elegant evening venue for adult-exclusive entertainment, offering a variety of live shows and interactive programming throughout the day and night.”
Luna is inspired by the Disney and Pixar short La Luna. It will feature a “celestial design” and will have a “two-story LED screen wall, stylish stage, full-service bar and spacious seating.”
If you’re looking for some active family time, Hero Zone is where you’ll want to go! This is a “futuristic sports arena where physical activity will blend with imagination, alternating between an elaborate family obstacle course and a free-play sports hub.”
It’s set to be a space where imagination will meet active play. Families will be able to take on some physical challenges here themed to Disney’s heroes during game show-style competitions. Just want to watch and not participate? You can head to the balcony viewing area to cheer on the participants!
Disney Wish Staterooms and Suites
The Disney Wish staterooms will feature an all-new “enchanted” look with a luxurious design keeping families in mind. Most of the ship’s 1,254 staterooms will offer an ocean view and 70% of them have a spacious veranda.
The wide variety of stateroom types will include 451 connecting doors that adjoin rooms to accommodate larger families and groups. Select adjoining rooms will also boast adjoined balconies for a larger, shared space!
Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Director Claire Weiss shares that, “All of our ships offer spacious, comfortable and functional rooms that uniquely meet the needs of families. On the Disney Wish, we are elevating this approach with a new level of storytelling and artful design infused with the theme of enchantment that brings to life cherished Disney fairytales.”
Most staterooms will feature Disney Cruise Line’s split-bathroom concept. This layout features a sink and shower in one room and a sink and toilet in a separate room. And all staterooms will feature a bathtub.
Enhanced storage options will include roomy closets and elevated bed frames for additional under-bed storage. More space-maximizing details include pull-down beds for children that feature a secret starfield above.
Staterooms will feature a 43-inch TV, USB and USB-C ports, large vanity, mini drawer refrigerator, full-length mirror, mini-safe, hairdryer, privacy divider, queen and pull-out sofa beds, deluxe toiletries, plush robes, and lavish bed linens and duvets.
The staterooms are full of rich theming to enhance enchanted storytelling. Imagineers used the “enchanted” motif to design the rooms through three different lenses: Fairytales and Castle, Forest and Animals, and Enchanted by the Sea.
Each stateroom will feature custom-made artwork for the Disney Wish that depicts beloved Disney fairytales. Beyond that, the furnishings will tell the story as well with delicate linen embroidery and more.
Disney Cruise Line is greatly expanding on the concierge experience by more than doubling the number of premium rooms and suites to 76 total concierge staterooms and suites. These rooms include Disney’s first-ever staterooms located above the bridge with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The rooms will accommodate up to five guests with large living areas, king beds, luxurious finished, and previous amenities. Most concierge rooms feature a private veranda and/or have been themed with design elements of Tangled in mind.
One-bedroom concierge suites will have a separate set of amenities, featuring a separate living room, walk-in closets, two 43-inch TVs, and two bathrooms (including a master bathroom with rain shower, bathtub, and double vanity).
All concierge-level rooms and suites will have access to an exclusive lounge with a private sun deck so that guests can enjoy a premium level of dedicated service.
For the most luxurious room offerings, the Disney Wish will debut four royal suites. These extremely lavish suites will accommodate up to six guests and feature first-class amenities. Two of the rooms are Disney Cruise Line’s first two-story suites with features like an elegant spiral staircase and a spectacular two-deck-high stained-glass frieze.
All of the royal suites are inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Two are the Princess Aurora Royal Suites and two are the Briar Rose Royal Suites. Each pair has one single-floor suite and one two-floor option.
Expect the royal suites to include an extensive living area, open dining salon, sizeable pantry, and private hot tub on the oversized veranda. They will also each feature two master bedrooms with bathrooms that feature a double vanity and either a rain shower or bathtub.
The living room will have a double sleeper sofa in the living room near a third bathroom with a shower.
And, for the first time ever, guests who sail on the Disney Wish will actually be able to book a two-story suite that’s located WITHIN one of the ship’s funnels: the Moana-inspired Wish Tower Suite.
It is a 1,966-square-foot penthouse with 2 main bedrooms, a children’s room, a library that converts into a bedroom, and 4.5 bathrooms. There’s an open dining area as well as a spacious pantry and bar. And you can’t forget about those views! This suite will have some incredible views across the upper decks thanks to its 2-story window wall.
Disney has provided the following video so you can take a video tour of the Tower Suite and Staterooms!
Disney Wish Kids Clubs
Disney’s Oceaneer Club (Ages 3 to 12)
Kids ages 3 to 12 will be able to visit Disney’s Oceaneer Club, as on the fleet’s other ships. The new one on the Disney Wish is reimagined with a LOT of immersive spaces.
The Wish’s Oceaneer Club features three signature themed spaces where kids will get to experience storytelling, arts and crafts, dress-up, toys, games, watching Disney movies, and hanging out with their favorite Disney characters.
And GET THIS: To enter the club, parents will check their kiddos in a deck above in the Grand Hall and then send them “down the rabbit hole” on a secret SLIDE that will land them safely in the central hub!! Now, let’s talk about those themed spaces…
Marvel Super Hero Academy
First, there’s the Marvel Super Hero Academy where youngsters will train to be the next generation of superheroes with help from heroes like Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man, and the Wasp.
Kids will be able to choose a super-suit from options inspired by Marvel heroes and watch as it forms in real-time. Then, they can join Avengers: Mission Training for a gesture-based technology game where they put their new suits and skills to the test as they virtually battle bad guys.
Another experience is over in Fairytale Hall — a trio of activity rooms themed around some iconic Disney ladies — Rapunzel’s Art Studio, Belle’s Library, and Anna and Elsa’s Sommerhus.
Kids will make arts and crafts like floating lanterns and paintings in Rapunzel’s Art Studio, read and act out stories near an enchanted painting in Belle’s Library, and use gesture-based games to throw snowballs and unlock ice powers in Anna and Elsa’s Sommerhus. In the Frozen-themed gesture-based games, hosted by Olaf, you’ll be able to have “snowball fights with friendly trolls and [go on] a hunt for mischievous Snowgies.”
Walt Disney Imagineering Lab
Finally, the Oceaneer Club also contains the Walt Disney Imagineering Lab where kids can “discover the secrets of world-renowned Disney Imagineers” through hands-on activities and experiments. Sorcerer Mickey might stop by too!
One of these activities will be the Ride Studio where kids can create a coaster along the lines of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, or Matterhorn Bobsleds and then climb into a capsule to virtually ride it.
It’s A Small World Nursery (Ages 6 months to 3)
For the extra littles, those 6 months to 3 years, the It’s A Small World” Nursery is the option. This area offers babysitting services in a whimsical environment inspired by “it’s a small world!” Kids will be left with Disney-trained counselors to play games, make crafts, watch movies, read books and even spend time with special Disney friends.
According to Disney, “Little ones will be able to spark a cascade of ice magic from Elsa’s hand, send Aladdin and Jasmine swaying on the magic carpet, uncover Flynn Rider as he clings to Rapunzel’s enchanted tresses, and more. A toy train will chug along the ceiling, filling the space with colorful lights, playful sounds and kinetic energy.”
Edge and Vibe (Ages 11 to 17)
Tweens and teens will have access to Edge and Vibe, two older-kid hangouts that offer counselor-led programs in super cool spaces. Both will have customized experiences and even secret entryways accessible only to the VIPs — the tweens and teens!
Edge is a space for those ages 11 to 14 years old to have fun, make friends and play games. The hangout is inspired by a chic New York City loft complete with a picnic area and graphic art displays called “photo walls.” The entrance will be hidden behind a piece of art “that reimagines world-famous paintings in a pop art-inspired compilation of Disney characters, including Minnie as the ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’ and Donald as Salvador Dali.”
Vibe is for those 14 to 17 years old where they can meet new friends, watch movies, play games and participate in entertaining activities. This spot is inspired by a Parisian artists’ loft complete with neon signs, pop art, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Captain Minnie, the Bow, and the Keel
The Disney Wish’s captain will be none other than Minnie Mouse herself! According to Disney, Captain Minnie is taking the helm to “inspire the next generation of female leaders in the cruise industry.”
Disney has also released the artwork that will be featured on the bow of the Disney Wish — starring Minnie, of course! Disney explains that the scroll pattern (which has Hidden Mickeys and Plutos!) is reminiscent of the classic ocean liners of the 1930s, in keeping with the design of the other ships in the fleet.
In April 2021, Disney performed an important ceremony: the traditional keel laying ceremony! When a ship is being built, a newly minted coin is placed under the ship’s keel when the first section of the ship is lowered into the building dock. (It’s considered a token of good fortune.)
You can spy Captain Minnie charting the course!
Additionally, the ship itself will be powered by “liquefied natural gas,” one of the cleanest-burning fuels on the market.
The Disney Wish Stern
The fifth Disney cruise ship will feature the beloved Rapunzel — and, of course, her flowing hair — on its stern. (You might also spy Pascal, who lends a helping hand to Rapunzel as she paints!)
Disney has shared the following video on the Disney Parks YouTube Channel to catch a glimpse of all the magic on the High Seas to come!
Booking and Maiden Voyage Information for the Disney Wish
Booking for the Disney Wish opened to the general public on May 27, 2021. The Maiden Voyage is scheduled for June 9, 2022! You can learn more about the initial sailing dates HERE. And you can find an overview of pricing by clicking here.
Stay tuned to this page as we update it with MORE information about the Disney Wish as it is revealed!
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