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Explore the Enchanting Details Aboard the Disney Wish — Now Sailing!

by Mommy Frog on July 14, 2022 3 Orlando

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Take a deeper dive into all of the enchanting details of the Disney Wish. Passengers can toadally immerse themselves in the stories from Disney and Pixar films and the Marvel and "Star Wars" universes while on board. From entertainment to dining, and everywhere in between, the Disney Wish packs in plenty of magical experiences for every member of the family.

Disney Wish - Captain Minnie and Captain Mickey

Overview of the Disney Wish

Disney Wish - Exterior of the Disney Wish

With its maiden voyage underway, the Disney Wish has become the fifth ship to join the Disney Cruise Line. It is the first of three ships from a new generation, known as the Triton class. On the horizon, two more ships will join the fleet through 2025. The Triton class will all be powered by liquefied natural gas, a more environmentally friendly fuel (we frogs love green efforts!). At approximately 140,000 gross tons with around 1,250 guest staterooms, these ships will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

Disney Wish began its maiden voyage July 14, 2022, on a five-night cruise to the Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. The inaugural season offers three- and four-night cruises to the same destinations from Port Canaveral, Florida. Bookings are open now!

Disney Wish - The Grand Hall

Inspired by Disney’s timeless tales of wishes come true, the main theme of the Disney Wish is enchantment. Guests get a glimpse of the magic before they even step onto the ship. As a classic trademark of Disney Cruise Line, two character art pieces adorn the hull of each ship. The bow features Captain Minnie Mouse for the very first time, while the stern features Rapunzel “decorating” the exterior with the help of her friend, Pascal.

The spellbinding Grand Hall is fit for a fairy tale! Already nicknamed as Disney Cruise Line’s castle of the seas, the atrium welcomes guests with a grand staircase, majestic three-story columns, a shimmering chandelier and a bronze statue of Cinderella herself, who perfectly embodies the idea behind wishes turning into dreams and dreams becoming reality.

The Disney Wish also takes inspiration from "Frozen," "Toy Story," "Aladdin," Marvel, "Star Wars," "The Little Mermaid" and more. Whether guests have the chance to meet the characters themselves or the characters’ stories come to life through the experiences on the ship, the Disney Wish’s strength is its storytelling.

Disney Wish Accommodations

Disney Wish - Accommodations: Stateroom with Verandah

With an all-new look, every storybook-inspired stateroom on the Disney Wish is luxurious and peaceful, yet family-friendly, with upscale amenities and ample room for storage. Most of the 1,254 rooms feature a split-bathroom concept and an ocean view. There are 877 rooms with a spacious verandah and 451 connecting doors to accommodate larger parties. Tadpoles LOVE the secret starfield artwork, revealing a constellation of the Fairy Godmother hidden above the pull-down beds.

Disney Wish - Pull-Down Bunk with Constellation Artwork

If you’re feeling extra fancy, the Disney Wish boasts more than double the number of premium concierge staterooms and suites —a total of 76 — as the other Disney ships. The ship also offers seven premium staterooms located above the bridge. The guests in those rooms can enjoy extended living areas and breathtaking views out of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bow of the ship.

Disney Wish debuts four royal suites, the Princess Aurora Royal Suites and Briar Rose Royal Suites, that accommodate up to six guests and include first-class amenities. Each pair has a single-floor option and a two-story setup (the first of its kind!), which has a spiral staircase and stained-glass artwork.

Disney Wish - Two-Story Royal Suite

All concierge guests have access to an exclusive lounge with a private sun deck. The Concierge Lounge offers a full bar, light bites, a special kids’ area and an outdoor terrace. From the lounge, the sun deck has two whirlpools, a wading pool, a bar, lush lounge furniture and pool deck service.

Recreation and Entertainment Aboard the Disney Wish

Disney Wish - AquaMouse

Something caught our eye during the grand reveal of Disney Wish, and it’s none other than AquaMouse, the first-ever Disney attraction at sea! Complete with show scenes, lighting, special effects and surprises, everyone in the family will love this new water ride inspired by “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” animated shorts. Zigzag through 760 feet of winding tubes suspended above the upper decks. As part of the ride’s backstory, Mickey and Minnie have started their own seaside excursion company called “Port Misadventures” on board the ship, and riders can join them on either a zany undersea adventure to Mermaid Lagoon where things don’t go as planned or on a mountain sledding excursion that will inevitably (and hilarious) go awry depending on the day.

Aside from AquaMouse, families can enjoy more pools, deck space and dining in an expansive pool district themed to Mickey and friends. Located on decks 11 and 12, the area has a whopping six pools of different sizes and depths, spread out among tiered decks. Additionally, there is poolside entertainment and a new casual dining option with a character twist.

Disney Wish - Toy Story Splash Zone

Go to “swim”-finity and beyond at the new Toy Story-themed waterplay district, made for families with toddlers and young children. The Toy Story Splash Zone is themed after a bathtub inspired by the short “Partysaurus Rex,” combining Woody’s Roundup with Buzz Lightyear’s intergalactic world. It also has a family water slide (Slide-a-saurus-Rex), a wading pool (Trixie’s Falls) and a smoothie bar (Wheezy’s Freezies).

For indoor entertainment, there are numerous stage shows, deck parties, character experiences, family activities, cabarets and more onboard. The Grand Hall itself evolves into the first-ever atrium stage with built-in special effects for shows and interactive entertainment. Luna is an entertainment hub that transitions from a daytime, family-friendly environment into a nighttime, adult-exclusive venue for shows and live programming. Catch classic Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm movies at the Wonderland and Never Land Cinemas, the movie theaters first in the cruise industry to offer Dolby Atmos 3D audio technology.

Of course, it's not a Disney cruise ship without a Walt Disney Theater. The Disney Wish has three Broadway-style stage productions:

  • Based on the classic animated film, "Disney's Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular" features iconic scenes and songs for the movie, including a lively rendition of "Friend Like Me," a breathtaking performance of "A Whole New World" and even a brand new solo for Jasmine, "To Be Free," written for Disney Cruise Line by Grammy-winning composer Alan Menken.
  • A modern-day retelling of the renowned 1989 film, "Disney The Little Mermaid" brings to life the timeless story of a young woman's search for independence, love and a place in the world with a reimagined script and score, state-of-the-art video projections, contemporary, interpretive costuming and cutting-edge puppetry.
  • An original musical spectacular, "Disney Seas the Adventure" takes the stage during the first night of every cruise. When Captain Minnie hands over the helm to Goofy, he sets sail into uncharted waters on a journey to discover his own inner captain, encountering a bevy of bold, brave and brilliant Disney and Pixar friends along the way.

Disney Wish - Hero Zone

If you’re a sports or game show fan, you’ll want to check out Hero Zone, a futuristic sports arena that hosts physical challenges and game show-style competitions. This space houses a free-play sports hub where guests can enjoy some friendly competition with basketball, soccer and a variety of table-top games, including Ping-Pong, air hockey, foosball and shuffleboard. It's also where you'll find the Incredi-Games, a highly interactive, imaginatively produced game show that dares families to take on an incredible obstacle course with over-the-top physical challenges themed to the powers of the Parr family heroes and fellow hero Frozone! This game show-style experience features high-energy hosts, adrenaline-pumping music, special effects and more. Here are the missions that await you — should you choose to accept them:

  • Test your strength by busting through a “brick” wall during Mr. Incredible’s Power Punch
  • Take on Rocky and his raccoon friends at Jack-Jack’s Whack-A Rac
  • Conquer the twists and turns of Elastigirl’s Stretch-O-Rama
  • Race for your life in Dash’s Mad Dash Mayhem
  • Soar across a "lava" field in Violet’s Force Field Swing
  • Ascend to the highest peak and slide down the icy slope to victory on Frozone’s Ice Slide

Disney Wish - Incredi-Games

The Incredi-Games also heralds the return of Jack-Jack’s Incredible Diaper Dash, a beloved competition that offers terrific tots the chance to compete for the coveted title of Diaper Dash Champion as they speed-crawl across a 20-foot track.

Disney Cruise Line has also conjured up a brand new interactive mobile game called Disney Uncharted Adventure. Using a combination of augmented reality and physical effects, guests can venture with Captain Minnie into far-off lands, such as Motunui, New Orleans, Never Land and Sydney, to find the missing pieces of the shattered wishing star. Whether you team up with Moana to navigate their canoes beyond the reef, help Tiana cook up the perfect pot of her father’s favorite gumbo, summon Tinker Bell to give the Disney Wish an extra dash of pixie dust or dive into the East Australian Current (EAC) with Nemo and friends, each quest will take you on an expansive journey throughout the Disney Wish. During your voyage, you'll be prompted to seek out artwork, signs and props that will magically transform to bring these story worlds to life all around you.

Disney Wish - Fireworks

On one special night of every voyage, frogs of all ages can don their most swashbuckling pirate garb and head to the upper decks for Pirate's Rockin' Parlay Party, a rollicking rock-and-roll extravaganza unlike anything on the high seas. Hosted by Captain Redd, this nighttime celebration features live music, remarkable stunts, special effects and plenty of surprises. Throughout the party, Redd and her band of head-banging buccaneers perform famous radio hits from the genre, plus a rockin’ rendition of the classic pirate tune “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)." At the end of the night, Redd assembles a fearsome council of captains, including the notorious scoundrel Captain Jack Sparrow, to unlock a sparkling treasure that lights the night sky: a fantastic fireworks display underscored by an original arrangement of the sensational soundtrack from the Walt Disney Studios “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.

Disney Wish Experiences for Tadpoles, Tweens & Teens

Disney Wish - Super Hero Academy

Aboard the Disney Wish, kids of all ages have their own place to explore the worlds of heroes, princesses and Imagineers, or hang out in trendy spaces and meet new friends.

The reimagined Disney’s Oceaneer Club has more themed spaces than ever for children 3 to 12 years old. This club is filled with endless entertainment and opportunities not only to meet their favorite characters but also to play with them! Upon check-in time in the Great Hall on deck 3, the tadpoles can slide down a twisting slide that lands directly into the club’s central hub on deck 2. Aside from the central hub (which has a stage and its own programming of special shows, activities and character appearances), there are five distinct themed spaces:

Disney Wish - Fairytale Hall

  • Marvel Super Hero Academy: At this high-tech Avengers headquarters, young “recruits” can train to become the next Super Heroes. To kick off the experience, kids suit up before they play a high-tech virtual game to put their suits and skills to the test. Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp are on-site to help!
  • Fairytale Hall: In a royal trio of activity rooms, kids pursue creative art projects at Rapunzel’s Art Studio, read and act out stories in Belle’s Library and test out ice powers in a series of games at Anna and Elsa’s summer cabin.
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Lab: This first-of-its-kind opportunity allows kids to step into the shoes of a Disney Imagineer. At the Ride Studio, kids design their own roller coasters and then virtually ride their own creations! Sorcerer Mickey, the ambassador of Disney Imagineering, even stops by to visit the mini magic-makers.
  • Star Wars: Cargo Bay: This brand new immersive experience places tadpoles in the important role of creature handlers as they learn to manage a mischievous menagerie of exotic beings from across the galaxy, including a porg, Loth-cat, worrt and more — all the while helping to deliver Rey and Chewbacca back to the Resistance and even channeling the Force to secure the ship from destruction.
  • Mickey and Minnie Captain's Deck: At this nautical playground specially designed for the youngest sailors aboard the Disney Wish, tadpoles can play with an array of maritime-themed physical and sensory-style games and activities and even get to enjoy quality playtime with Mickey and Minnie themselves!

Disney Wish - Walt Disney Imagineering Lab

Meanwhile, It’s a Small World Nursery offers babysitting services for the littlest of tadpoles ages 6 months to 3 years in a whimsical space inspired by the beloved Disney attraction of the same name. Under the care of Disney-trained counselors, little ones can play games, make crafts, watch movies, read books and spend time with Disney characters. Each section of the space is dedicated to different areas of the world. The playroom is decorated with magical murals designed with interactive special effects.

The older crowd of tweens and teens can chill out in their own trendy hangouts:

  • At Edge, tweens ages 11 to 14 can make friends in this bright and colorful space inspired by a New York City loft. They can also watch movies and play video games on comfortable furniture and grab a beverage at the soda bar. This space even features photo walls which provide plenty of Insta-worthy inspo. No parents allowed — you can only access it through a hidden entrance.
  • At Vibe, teens ages 14 to 17 can watch movies, play games, meet new friends and participate in activities designed just for them. This stylish space takes after a Parisian artists’ loft with an electric retro twist (think neon signs and funky pop art!). With a traditional French Morris column plastered with Disney-inspired travel posters, a larger-than-life, brightly painted Mickey Mouse statue and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, this retro lounge is a surefire spot for some epic selfies.
  • At The Hideaway, both tweens and teens sip a smoothie, listen to music, bust a move on the dance floor or sing their heart out. This first-of-its-kind hybrid club features a vibrant color palette, retro-inspired design details and disco ball lights and can be opened to the teen club, closed off for tween activities and even reserved especially for guests ages 18 to 20.

No matter which club they choose to chill in, tweens and teens can participate in customized, counselor-lead programming designed to engage their unique interests and enjoy dedicated activities throughout the ship during special events hosted in Hero Zone, Luna and more.

Disney Wish - Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Who doesn't want to become a princess, pirate or knight?!? Tadpoles ages 3 to 12 get the chance to undergo magical pixie-dusted makeovers complete with hairstyling, makeup, costumes and accessories at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! This storybook salon is adorned with beautiful wood detailing, chandeliers with candle lights and design elements inspired by Cinderella, including a mural featuring a majestic wooded landscape and Cindy's castle sparkling in the distance. It's also the first ever location where tadpoles can become Captain Minnie Mouse and Captain Mickey Mouse and even try out a brand new Ariel look, perfect for watching the original "The Little Mermaid" stage show aboard the ship. Get your cameras ready, Mom and Dad!

Disney Wish Experiences for Grown-Up Frogs

Adults aboard the Disney Wish have a number of venues and entertainment designated just for them! You can relax and unwind at Quiet Cove, indulge at Palo Steakhouse, immerse yourself in the storytelling at the “Star Wars”-themed lounge as a kid at heart (it’s a no-judgment zone here!) and much more.

Disney Wish - Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge

I don’t know about you, but Leap and I were SUPER excited to hear about the Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge. It’s a high-end bar styled as a luxurious yacht-class spaceship, reserved for adults every evening. The immersive experience offers interactive tasting menus and signature beverages inspired by intergalactic destinations such as Batuu, Tatooine and Mustafar. As guests enjoy their space journey, the ship transports them to iconic locations, while using hyperspace to jump from planet to planet. Guests can look out the panoramic viewport and see famous spaceships from the films. The experience uses surround-sound audio and a holotube that presents models of those nearby ships. Toadally cool!

If you’re looking to indulge, you’re in luck! Adults have several more dining venues to choose from, including Palo Steakhouse, Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement and The Rose. Each is inspired by icons from “Beauty and the Beast.”

Disney Wish - Palo Steakhouse

Palo Steakhouse combines authentic Italian dining with a modern steakhouse in a refined setting inspired by Cogsworth. The menu features a selection of the world’s best steaks, such as American prime cuts, Australian wagyu, Japanese Kobe and Miyazaki beef. Of course, dinner is paired with the finest Italian wines and craft beers and finished off with the signature Palo chocolate soufflé.

At this romantic venue, Enchanté offers the most luxurious dining experience onboard. The three-Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Lallement himself crafted the gourmet menu, which features seasonal ingredients sourced from around the world. Lumiere inspires the restaurant’s cozy, intimate atmosphere with shimmering candlelight and stunning ocean views.

To round out the trio, The Rose is a chic lounge at the entrance of Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté. Inspired by the iconic rose at the heart of “Beauty and the Beast,” guests enter The Rose through a corridor with artwork commissioned exclusively for the Disney Wish. It’s the perfect spot for either a pre- or post-dinner drink. In addition to a selection of fine wines and liquors, The Rose has a special menu of amuse-bouche and small plates from the Enchanté galley.

Disney Wish - Quiet Cove

The secluded Quiet Cove pool district caters to frogs ages 18 and older. Away from the hustle and bustle of the Disney Wish, guests can take a dip in the infinity pool with panoramic ocean views. Enjoy an alcoholic drink from the open-air Cove Bar, or grab a coffee and a treat from Cove Cafe, which has an all-new look inspired by “Moana.”

Senses Spa has indulgent spa and beauty treatments needed for ultimate relaxation. The spa has private treatment rooms, spa villas for couples and steam and aromatherapy rooms to help guests decompress and recharge. Guests can also choose from specialized treatments customized to their needs, such as pain management and sleep improvement. The reimagined Senses Fitness boasts state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a cycle studio and an aerobics room, along with complimentary group fitness classes.

Dining Aboard the Disney Wish

Disney Wish introduces three brand-new family dining concepts, ranging from a live theatrical experience to an interactive adventure, to an elegant celebration of Disney. Dinner becomes so much more than a meal, as guests can interact with Disney stories in new, creative ways!

Disney Wish - Frozen-Themed Dining

Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure is Disney’s first immersive, “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience. The live entertainment, accompanied by magical special effects, brings the kingdom of Arendelle and its royalty to life. Guests are invited to attend the royal engagement party for Queen Anna and Kristoff, hosted by Elsa and Olaf! Enjoy live performances by the characters and join in the celebration with table crafts, sing-alongs and a grand finale. As for dinner, the menu includes world-class cuisine infused with Nordic influences. Who doesn’t want some “Frozen” fun while you feast?

Disney Wish - Worlds of Marvel

Worlds of Marvel is the first Marvel cinematic dining adventure in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Guests are immersed in an action-packed Avengers mission that unfolds around them. It features an original storyline starring fan-favorite Avengers and an infamous foe. The menu is inspired by the real and fictional locations in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as Wakanda, Sokovia and New York City.

This adventure includes Disney Cruise Line's most ambitious dining experience ever. "Avengers: Quantum Encounter" is a larger-than-life showcase of revolutionary quantum technology and world-class cuisine. Follow Ant-Man and The Wasp as they embark on their first public speaking engagement on behalf of the Avengers. They're hosting a special presentation of the most powerful Super Hero technologies — such as Captain America’s shield, Iron Man’s arc reactor and Ant-Man’s Pym Particles — giving the audience an up-close look at holographic models, field reports and iconic scenes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe displayed on the screens surrounding the room.

Disney Wish - Avengers Quantum Encounter

The highlight of this special event is a hands-on demonstration of the latest and greatest Pym Tech, the Quantum Core, which uses cutting-edge (and highly unstable) technology to shrink and grow targets at the push of a button. A few “misfires” result in hilarious Ant-Man-style hijinks, but the real trouble begins when an unexpected villain shows up with a fearsome army in tow, eager to get their hands on this powerful quantum technology. Ant-Man and The Wasp need all the help they can get to save the day, calling on Captain America, Captain Marvel and the brave diners of the Disney Wish for backup. Returning to their roles for this first-of-its-kind adventure are Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp, Anthony Mackie as Captain America and Brie Larson as Captain Marvel! Kerry Condon also reprises her role as the voice of F.R.I.D.A.Y. and actor Ross Marquand lends his villainous vocal skills to Ultron.

Every table at Worlds of Marvel features its own Quantum Core. During dinner, you assist Ant-Man and The Wasp as they attempt some small-scale trials. When enough of the Quantum Cores are activated at the same time, the entire venue becomes supercharged as energy pulses through the power channels in the walls and ceiling.

Disney Wish - 1923 Restaurant

1923 is named after the year The Walt Disney Company was founded, and the elegant dining experience celebrates its lasting legacy. It pays homage to the golden age of animation and offer a tribute to its Californian heritage with a unique fusion of flavors from the state. With a combination of classic Hollywood glamour and Disney whimsy, 1923 features two dining rooms named after Walt and Roy Disney, decorated with more than 1,000 drawings and props.

Aside from the three themed restaurants, the Disney Wish offers a variety of options, including quick bites, gourmet cafes, casual dining and 24-hour room service. Here are the details on two different quick-and-casual options you'll find on the ship!

Named for Walt Disney’s early childhood hometown in Missouri, Marceline Market is a free-flow food hall inspired by popular marketplaces around the world. Here, you will find an ever-changing menu of specialized offerings that the whole family can enjoy, including American classics, international specialties, comfort foods, seafood, soups and salads, vegetarian and plant-based fare, baked goods and desserts.

Disney Wish - Marceline Market

Featuring 10 food stalls and a café-style beverage bar in the center, Marceline Market is styled as an old industrial loft converted into a bustling marketplace, but with a distinctly Disney design twist: At this food hall, the local proprietors are Disney characters themselves! Each station is themed to beloved animated films such as "Tangled," "Ratatouille," "Alice in Wonderland," "Zootopia" and more.

Right in the middle of the fun on the upper decks is where you'll find Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods — the perfect place to grab a quick bite for lunch, dinner or any time in between. If you’re an avid Disney cruiser, you’re going to love the mix of fan-favorite treats — including Disney Cruise Line’s signature soft-serve ice cream — with two brand-new selections: the fleet’s first dedicated quick-service venues for barbeque and Mexican-inspired fare. ¡Delicioso!

Also offering delectable American classics and other snackable goodies, this open-air eatery comprises five uniquely themed food stalls: Mickey’s Smokestack Barbecue, Donald’s Cantina, Daisy’s Pizza Pies, Goofy’s Grill and Sweet Minnie’s Ice Cream. The entire area is inspired by the seaside boardwalk setting featured in popular "Mickey Mouse" animated shorts.

Disney Wish - Joyful Sweets

Feeling a little hangry? Head on over to Joyful Sweets, the ships' sweet shop inspired by Pixar's "Inside Out." Designed to resemble the Headquarters inside Riley's mind, this confectionery carries candy-filled Memory Orbs, 40-plus flavors of gelato and ice cream, an "Inside Out" cupcake line with flavors such as a fiery red velvet and sweet lemon and so much more. Be sure to check out sculptures of everyone's favorite emotions and the glowing Memory Orb light fixtures while you're here. Talk about a sweet memory!

What are you most looking forward to about the Disney Wish? Share in the comments below!

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Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Aug 17, 2022 at 1:21 p.m. Peggy King Says...

We will be on the May 19-22, 2023 Wish cruise. How do we get a tour of the ship

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Jul 13, 2022 at 12:25 p.m. Tom Wall Says...

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Is there an office center on board the Disney Wish? Does it have computers, printers, etc.?

Thank you

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Jul 15, 2022 at 10:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tom!

There aren't any business/office centers aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships, but if you have any computer/printing/faxing needs, we'd recommend hopping to Guest Services.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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