Disney Bringing MORE Immersive Entertainment to New Ship

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Aladdin Show

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Today, Disney gave a virtual presentation called “Once Upon A Disney Wish and Walt Disney Imagineers revealed an exclusive premiere of the newest ship coming to its Disney Cruise Line — the Disney Wish! The newest ship will sail with four other ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet — the Disney Dream, Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, and Disney Fantasy.

Disney Wish
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The Disney Wish will be captained by none other than Captain Minnie Mouse. There are also many new and exciting things that will be available to Guests on the Disney Wish cruise ship, including brand-new concept restaurants, two-story suites, and even a first-of-its-kind attraction at sea called the AquaMouse!

Aqua Mouse
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Disney is known for its incredible storytelling through the art of theater, and the shows on Disney Wish will be no exception. The Disney Wish will feature The Walt Disney Theater that is designed to look like a magical forest straight out of a storybook or fairy tale. While other Disney Cruise Line ships do have Walt Disney Theaters, none of them will look like this. The magical forest setting is exclusive to Disney’s newest ship.

Walt Disney Theater Disney Wish
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One of the shows at this new Walt Disney Theater will feature one of Disney’s ultimate wish-makers, the Genie of the Lamp! Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular will reimagine and enhance the classic show we know and love.

Aladdin Show
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Disney released the following information about the Aladdin stage show on the Disney Wish:

As part of its line-up of theatrical productions, the Disney Wish will feature a reimagined adaptation of “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular,” a guest-favorite show from across the fleet. This fastpaced musical comedy is based on the classic Disney Animation tale of “street rat” Aladdin meeting the wise-cracking Genie, battling the evil Jafar and falling in love with Princess Jasmine. Iconic scenes and songs from the movie will be re-created on stage, including a lively, Las Vegas-style rendition of “Friend Like Me” and a breathtaking performance of “A Whole New World” atop a flying magic carpet. Grammy Award-winning composer Alan Menken created an original song for Disney Cruise Line entitled “To Be Free,” a solo performance for Jasmine.

Disney's Aladdin Show
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There are also two other shows being developed exclusively for the Disney Wish, but Disney remained hush-hush on the details and will release them at a later date.

Another brand-new experience Guests will have aboard the Disney Wish is the Grand Hall Stage. This gorgeous stage will be a modern twist on a traditional atrium and will be found in the heart of the ship. Guests will experience special bits of entertainment magic on the stage throughout the day.

Grand Hall Stage Disney Wish
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Another new immersive concept is being called Luna, which will bring the ship from day to night. Disney Cruise Line has released some information on Luna and describes it as:

If the Grand Hall is the castle of the Disney Wish, Luna is the town square: an event gathering place that evokes the warmth and enchantment of classic Disney stories. 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. Featuring a celestial design inspired by the Disney and Pixar short “La Luna,” the venue will be outfitted with a two-story LED screen wall, stylish stage, full-service bar and spacious seating – creating an energetic atmosphere on the lower level that will buzz with community and life. The balcony will offer a more intimate setting for enjoying the festivities in small groups, with secluded seating in semiprivate booths.

La Luna Pixar
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A third offering that will be aboard the Disney Wish is the Hero Zone, for kids — and kids at heart — who love anything superhero. Disney describes the Hero Zone:

Introducing a completely new category of active family play to the Disney Cruise Line portfolio, Hero Zone 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. Here, families will take on action-packed physical challenges themed to some of Disney’s most incredible heroes during over-the-top, game show-style competitions. Balcony viewing space will be available for other guests to watch, cheer and admire the fearless feats performed during the epic games.

Marvel multiverse
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For Guests who want to relax with some popcorn and take in a movie, the Disney Wish will have not one, but two movie theaters! They will be called the Wonderland Cinema and the Never Land Cinema. Wonderland will be Alice in Wonderland themed and the Never Land theater will be themed after the boy who did not want to grow up, Peter Pan.

Alice and Peter Pan

Disney describes the Wonderland Cinema, which will have 84 seats:

Wonderland Cinema is inspired by the fantastical world of “Alice in Wonderland,” with nods to the otherworldly creatures and distinctive characters who inhabit the ever-curiouser Tulgey Wood. The woodland motif will continue into the ceiling to create the feeling that guests are peering up through the enchanted tree canopy above. 

Alice in Wonderland
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Here is what Guests can expect when they visit the 86-seat Never Land Cinema:

Never Land Cinema is inspired by Peter Pan’s flight from London to Never Land, sweeping guests up in their own flight of fantasy, past the second star to the right and straight into the magical world of movies. As guests revisit iconic scenes such as Skull Rock and Mermaid Lagoon, the venue’s night-sky color palette will light up with the flutter of Tinker Bell’s wings.

Peter Pan
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The Disney Wish is scheduled to set sail in the summer of 2022 and bookings will open May 27, 2021. Disney Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship is scheduled to have its maiden voyage on June 9, 2022 and will sail to Disney’s privately owned tropical island retreat, Castaway Cay.

Which of these new experiences are you most excited to experience on the Disney Wish? Let us know in the comments!

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