Everything We Know About Disney’s Newest Cruise Ship, Disney ‘Wish’

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Here is everything you need to know about Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship that is bringing DCL into the future: The Disney Wish.

Disney Wish
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What will the new Disney Wish ship feature?

Disney’s newest ship to join the Disney Cruise Line fleet is the Disney Wish. The Wish is the first of a brand-new class of ships for the Disney Cruise Line called the Triton Class and will be bigger than the other existing ships in the fleet. In essence, the Disney Wish will feature a lot of space and new experiences for Disney Cruise Line fans.

Disney is referring to the Disney Wish as a “castle on the sea”, which reflects the castle icons found in each Magic Kingdom styled Disney theme park around the world.

The Disney Wish will feature new restaurants, the first-ever attraction at sea, and much much more!

The AquaMouse

The AquaMouse is the first-ever Disney attraction at sea! It will be found on the top deck on the Disney Wish, and feature over 700 feet of track. This impressive new attraction will be themed to the Mickey Mouse animated shorts much like Mickey’s Runaway Railway. Read more about the AquaMouse here. 

Concept art for the AquaMouse:

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We got an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the AquaMouse from Disney. You can see photos of Imagineers working on the AquaMouse below:

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AquaMouse
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You can read about these behind-the-scenes photos of the AquaMouse and how the ride might operate here.

What restaurants will be on the Disney Wish?

Disney is pulling out all the stops when it comes to both the family dining and adults-only dining on the Disney Wish. Here are some of the exciting new restaurants and lounges you will find on the Wish.

Family Dining

The Disney Wish will debut with three brand new family restaurants! Here is what you can look forward to when it comes to one of the most important parts of your trip, the food!

Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure

Disney is bringing Frozen to the Disney Cruise Line with this new innovative theatrical dining experience. You will enjoy Nordic-inspired dishes while watching performances from your favorite Frozen characters like Anna, Elsa, and Olaf, culminating in the beautiful lights of the Aurora Borealis!

Concept art for Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure:

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Disney elaborated on this experience in a recent press release:

Throughout the meal, guests will enjoy live musical performances by these beloved characters and will even get the opportunity to join the festivities with fun table crafts, hilarious sing-alongs and a grand finale that’ll have everyone in the audience on their feet.

Designed in the style of a theater-in-the-round, this purpose-built entertainment venue will feature dining tables situated around a small center stage and all the theatrical bells and whistles needed to bring a story to life in 360-degree glory. Invisible fiber optics embedded in the ceiling will conjure Elsa’s icy magic, and panoramic windows will magically transform from real-time ocean views to the colorful dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis.

Concept art for Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure:

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You can read even more about Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure here.

Worlds of Marvel

Disney is not only bringing Marvel to Disneyland in a big way with the addition of Avenger’s Campus at Disney California Adventure — Now Marvel fans have even more to look forward to! The Disney Wish will feature a full Marvel dining experience at sea that will not be found at any Disney theme park.

According to Disney World of Marvel will include:

True to its name, Worlds of Marvel will take families on a flavorful tour of the real and fictional settings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with dishes inspired by legendary locales like African Wakanda, Eastern European Sokovia and the Avengers’ home base of New York City.

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We have even more details on World of Marvel here.

1923

A restaurant named after the year that Walt Disney began the Disney founded the company this restaurant will celebrate everything Disney animation.

Combining classic Hollywood glamour with a dash of Disney whimsy, 1923 features two lavishly appointed dining rooms, aptly named for the men behind the magic of the original film studio – Walt and Roy Disney. The rooms are adorned with more than 1,000 drawings, props and other tools of the trade, providing an inside look at the evolution of Disney animation from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to “Frozen 2.”

At 1923, guests will enjoy sophisticated dishes designed with families in mind and inspired by the fusion of cultural flavors found throughout the Golden State. The diverse menu will mirror the region’s unique blend of Asian, European and South American cuisines and will feature local ingredients like fresh produce, wild honey and earthy pistachios. All paired, of course, with a superlative selection of world-famous Napa Valley wines.

1923 will be the formal night dining experience on the Disney Wish for sure!

Concept art for 1923:

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Adults-only dining

Here are the Adults-only dining locations that are available on the Disney Wish for an additional charge, unlike the family dining that is included with your cruise.

Enchanté and Palo

Alongside the Disney Cruise Line classic, Palo, there will be one brand new adults-only restaurant about the Disney Wish. Here is what Disney had to say about this new dining offering called, Enchanté:

Enchanté will offer the most luxurious dining experience on board, featuring a gourmet menu crafted by three-Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Lallement — of L’Assiette Champenoise, near Reims, France — one of the culinary masterminds behind the French-inspired fine dining experience at Remy aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

Concept art for Enchanté:

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Concept art for Disney Wish Palo:

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Disney will also debut a new lounge themed to the animated classic, Beauty and the Beast. This Beauty and the Beasted lounge called The Rose will be situated outside of Palo.

The Rose is a chic lounge at the entrance of Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté. Inspired by the fateful flower at the heart of the story, guests will enter The Rose through a corridor of beautiful, bespoke artwork commissioned exclusively for the Disney Wish. This grand entrance culminates in a gilded, golden rotunda, unfolding into a plush lounge with rich velvet seating, glorious views and magical illuminations. The Rose will be an idyllic setting for a pre-dinner aperitif or after-dinner cocktail, with an extensive selection of high-end wines and liquors. Guests will also indulge in a special menu of gourmet amusebouche and small plates from the Enchanté galley, curated by Chef Lallement.

Concept art for The Rose:

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The Rose reminds us of the Enchanted Lounge at Dinsey’s Grand Floridian Resort inside of Walt Disney World.

Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge

The next new lounge on the Disney Wish is the Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge this will transport Guests from the middle of the ocean to the far reaches of space! This is the first of its kind for any Disney Cruise Line ship and will be sure to impress any Star Wars fan!

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Concept art for Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge:

Hyperspace Lounge is described as:

The venue’s sleek interior design and metallic detailing is inspired by lavish star cruisers similar to Dryden Vos’ ship in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” While you sip your galactic concoctions, this space-faring voyage will transport you to iconic locations from the eras of the Republic, Empire and First Order, employing hyperspace jumps to travel from planet to planet while sensational scenes unfold just beyond the ship’s panoramic viewport at each stop.

We also know that Hyperspace Lounge will feature over 40 ships from across the Star Wars universe including the films, animated series, and The Mandalorian. These ships will appear on the panoramic viewport and be a part of a larger storyline that is currently unknown! It is exciting to hear about the depth of storytelling that will be found inside the Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge.

What do the rooms of the Disney Wish look like?

The staterooms on the Disney Wish have been luxuriously themed staterooms. luxury is the keyword here as the rooms are beautifully done. The Disney Wish will feature the first two-story stateroom on a Disney Cruise Line ship!

Here is what Disney says about the stateroom, note that most all rooms have a view:

Every stateroom aboard the Disney Wish has been designed with ample room for families, plenty of storage space and upscale amenities. Most of the ship’s 1,254 staterooms will offer an ocean view — including 877 (70%) with a spacious verandah — and there will be 451 connecting doors that adjoin rooms to accommodate larger families. Some connecting staterooms will have a partition between verandahs that may be opened to create a bigger, shared balcony. 

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Each room is themed to Disney royalty and brings a whole new feel to the Disney Cruise Line experience. No magical portholes in the interior stateroom of the Disney Wish, unlike what you would find on the Disney Fantasy. But there are plenty of other immersive experiences throughout the ship!

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There will be four two-story suites themed to the Disney animated classic, Sleeping Beauty. Two called the Princess Aurora Royal Suites, and two more called the Briar Rose Royal Suites.

Additionally, there will be suites themed to Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Rapunzel from Tangled.

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What is there for kids to do on the Disney Wish?

Disney has completely reimagined their fan-favorite Oceaneers Club for the Disney Wish! Giving your little ones a special secret entrance to the club. Read all the details of the Oceaneer club here.

The new Oceaneer Club will feature characters and experiences from your kid’s favorite Disney movies such as Marvel and the Disney Princesses! Fairytale Hall and Marvel’s Super Hero Academy, alongside the Imagineering Lab, will offer plenty of new and exciting offerings for children when they cruise on the Disney Wish.

Concept art for the Oceaneer Club:

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Inside Fairytale Hall, little princesses will enjoy an enchanted storytime with Belle in her library that is right out of Beauty and the Beast. Read more details on that experience here!

Concept art for the Oceaneer Club:

Additionally, for the little ones, Disney Imagineers have created an interactive splash zone-themed to our favorite toys from Pixar’s Toy Story. You can read more about that experience here.

Concept art for the Toy Story Splash Zone:

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What Shows Will be on the Disney Wish?

The Disney Wish will feature two brand new shows that are currently still in development, as well as Aladdin! The shows will be housed in the Walt Disney Theater which will transport Gusts into a magical forest-like setting.

Concept art for the Walt Disney Theater on the Disney Wish:

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Aladdin Show
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The Disney Wish will also feature not one, but two movie theaters! One will be the Wonderland Cinema-themed after the animated classic Alice in Wonderland, and the other will be the Neverland Cinema-themed after Peter Pan.

Concept art for the Dinsey Wish:

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You can read more about the immersive theatrical experience, including brand new experiences called Luna that will transform the Disney Wish from day to night here.

How long will the Disney Wish be delayed?

The Disney Wish did experience a delay in its construction due to shutdowns caused by the pandemic. However, construction has resumed and fans of Disney Cruise Line can look forward to the Disney Wish beginning to sail in the summer of 2022.

Where are the new Disney Cruise Line ships being built?

The Disney Wish and the other two new Disney Cruise Line Triton Class ships are being built in Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.

When is Disney Wish scheduled for its maiden voyage?

The Disney Wish will have its maiden voyage on June 9 out of Port Canaveral Florida, just an hour outside of Walt Disney World.

The Wish will also host a special Disney Vacation Club member cruise only on June 14.

Concept art for Quiet Cove, adults-only area lounge:

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When will you be able to book a room on the Disney Wish?

You can look forward to booking your voyage on the Disney Wish on May 27, 2021! Click here to find out more information.

What itineraries are available for Disney Wish?

the Disney Wish will begin setting sail June 9 and sail 3 and 4-night cruises out of Port Canaveral. It will sail Nassau, and Disney’s private island Castaway Cay. Read more about the Disney Wish itineraries here.

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How much will it cost to sail on the Disney Wish?

For the maiden voyage of the Disney Wish prices starting for two Guests in an interior stateroom will start at $5,000 and go up from there. That is a very expensive cruise, however, we anticipate that prices after the maiden voyage may go down a bit.

The Disney Wish will also offer a special DVC members-only cruise as its second voyage, you can read all about how many points it will cost you to be a part of that sailing here.

What is the inspiration behind the Disney Wish?

Laura Cabo, a Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, described the entrance of the Disney Wish as:
“Daring to dream even bigger, our Imagineers are creating a breathtaking new world of enchantment aboard the Disney Wish. Upon arrival, families will step into the Grand Hall, a veritable castle on the seas rising 3 decks in height and literally shimmering with regal details. Inspired by classic Disney fairytales, this space will serve as the majestic heart of the ship, welcoming and delighting all ages and setting the tone for a magical voyage ahead.”
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We know that the Disney Wish takes heavy inspiration from the Walt Disney Studios animated classic, Cinderella, and will feature a statue of Cinderella in the Grand Hall of the ship.

Which characters will be featured at the stern of the Disney Wish?

Rapunzel will be featured at the stern of the Disney Wish.

We have seen this first look at Rapunzel painting the stern of the Disney Wish. It gives off a whimsical, fantasy feeling that perfectly captures the feeling of making a wish!

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In addition to Rapunzel being on the stern of the Disney Wish — which is an exciting addition to the Disney Wish –, it has been announced for the first time ever on a Disney Cruise Line ship, Minnie Mouse will be the captain.

Captain Minnie will be leading the way on the Disney Wish, and her image will be displayed throughout the ship in various ways.

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What are the newest photos of Disney Wish?

Here are some of the latest photos of the Disney Wish! Some of these are concept art.
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What are the latest videos of Disney Wish?

You can see a video of the keel-laying ceremony below:

Here is a detailed video that tells a little more about the Disney Wish:

 

Want more information on the Disney Wish? Disney recently launched a new website called, Everything Disney Wish which is the hub of Disney Wish information.

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