Disney Gives Construction Update on Newest Cruise Ship, Disney ‘Wish’

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Disney Wish Construction

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Back in April, Disney revealed its newest cruise ship that would be joining its already incredible fleet. The Disney Wish will be Disney’s most elegant cruise ship to date and will feature a number of brand new, one-of-a-kind experiences — including the first-ever “attraction at sea”, the Aquamouse, as well as a Frozen dining experience, and a gorgeous, enchanted forest-themed Walt Disney Theatre.

Disney Wish - Family Dining - Arendelle A Frozen Dining Adventure
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The Disney Wish is scheduled to set sail on its maiden voyage on June 9, 2022, and Disney is moving full speed on the massive ship’s construction — which is happening in Papenburg, Germany.

Disney Parks Blog recently shared photos of the installation of both the wheelhouse and the bow of the Disney Wish, as well as more information about how the installation works and what it means for the cruise ship.

The wheelhouse for the Disney Wish is nearing completion and is part of a huge block to be installed on the ship in the building dock. We have all eagerly awaited this moment, as this block will truly give the Disney Wish an identity. I would even go as far as saying that it gives our ship a face!

The wheelhouse was very carefully designed both from a navigational and functional means but also from an aesthetical point of view. With the lifting and installation of this very large and very wide block, the next milestone in the impressive construction process is achieved. The second main building part of the Disney Wish, the entire foreship, has now been constructed.

Wheelhouse Disney Wish
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One of the more beautiful aspects of the outside of the Disney Wish will be its bow, which will feature a beautiful medallion and intricate filigree focusing on the ship’s new Captain, Captain Minnie.

Just installed is the impressive bow of the Disney Wish, where Captain Minnie will be featured in a beautifully designed medallion and filigree. As part of the shipyard’s high-tech block building principle, the bow block has been lifted and installed to reveal the graceful bow of the Disney Wish. This block is just one of nearly 100 total blocks, and the tip of the bow alone weighs an impressive 500 metric tons!

The entire process of lifting, installing and fully welding the bow block, while being suspended from the overhead gantry crane, took just under 10 hours.

Disney Wish Bow Installation
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Bookings for sailings on the Disney Wish began on May 27 for voyages beginning June 9, 2022. Guests who would like to sail on the Disney Wish or any of Disney’s other incredible cruise ships — the Disney Magic, the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy, and the Disney Wonder — can find out more information about the sailing locations and dates by visiting the Disney Cruise Line website.

Will you be sailing on the Disney Wish when it sets off on its maiden voyage on June 9? Let us know in the comments!

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