Disney Wish Overview

Disney Wish Cruise Ship

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Disney Wish featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as Captains
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Introducing the Disney Wish Cruise Ship

Disney Cruise Line has announced the newest cruise ship to join the existing fleet of DCL cruise ships will be called Disney Wish.

This is the most comprehensive guide to Disney Wish Cruise Ship information on the Internet.


Table of Contents


When is the Disney Wish maiden voyage?

Disney Wish’s maiden voyage will be July 14, 2022.

It will be a special five-night sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida. It will include two days at sea, plus stops at Nassau (Bahamas) and Castaway Cay.

January 2022 was the original expected date of the maiden voyage of the Disney Wish cruise ship. Then, early June 2022 was the target for sailing after some delays at Meyer-Werft shipyard in Germany. Currently the Disney Wish is now scheduled to set sail in July 2022.

What is Disney Wish?

Disney Wish is the newest vessel in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. It joins its sister ships, Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream, Disney Magic, and Disney Wonder as the fifth Disney cruise ship.

In 2016, Disney announced it would be building two new ships and then, one year later, one MORE ship was announced, bringing the planned total of new cruise ships to three.

The Disney Wish is the first of those three new ocean vessels.


When was the Disney Wish completed?

The Disney Wish was completed in 2022 and arrived in Port Canaveral, Florida, in June 2022.

Originally planned to be completed and delivered in late 2021, the global travel industry disruptions of 2020 delayed the original schedule for completion of the Disney Wish.

Disney then announced the Wish would sail in June 2022 but that was pushed back by 6 weeks due to construction delays at the shipyard.

The Disney Wish maiden voyage is taking place in July 2022.


When will the Disney Wish first set sail?

Disney Wish as originally expected to make her inaugural sailing in January 2022. However, due to pandemic-related delays of the construction of ship, the maiden voyage of the Disney Wish is now scheduled for July 14, 2022.


What does the Disney Wish look like?

On the bow of the ship, Captain Minnie Mouse is showcased.

Minnie Mouse will be featured on the bow of the Disney Wish cruise ship.
Minnie Mouse is featured on the bow of the Disney Wish
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The exterior of the ship features Rapunzel (from Tangled) as she dangles from the stern.

The new Disney Cruise ship is the Disney Wish! It features Rapunzel on the stern.
The stern of the Disney Wish (concept)
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The interior of the ship was originally expected to continue the tradition of the existing ships in sporting an Art Deco or Art Noveau style. Disney Imagineers stated they want the insides of Disney’s ships to reflect “the golden age of ocean cruising.”

The look of the atrium is something of a departure from Art Deco or Art Noveau.

The atrium is three-stories, with a bright and airy décor intended to reflect the “beauty of an enchanted fairytale.”

Atrium of the Disney Wish (concept)
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The Grand Hall is billed as Disney’s “Castle on the Sea”. When cruisers step foot on board the Wish, they are met with a full enchantment motif, built to conjure visions of a fairytale castle.

This video highlights the details behind the creative process of Disney Imagineers to create the Disney Wish.

Watch the video:


What Disney character is featured in the atrium of the Disney Wish?

A statue of Cinderella is featured in the Grand Hall (atrium) of the Disney Wish.

cinderella statue in atrium of Disney Wish cruise ship
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Disney Wish Atrium
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How big is the new Disney Wish cruise ship?

Disney Wish is just slightly larger than the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream.

  • Expected Staterooms: 1,254
  • Tonnage: 140,000
The Dream/Fantasy both weigh 130,000 tons and have 1,250 staterooms.

Where will the Disney Wish cruise ship sail?

The Disney Wish has a home port of Port Canaveral, Florida.

Sailings include 3 and 4 night voyages to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay.


What is the Disney Wish Itinerary?

Disney Wish’s maiden voyage will be July 14, 2022.

It will be a special five-night sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida. It will include two days at sea, plus stops at Nassau (Bahamas) and Castaway Cay.

After the maiden voyage, there will be two types of sailings – 3 nights and 4 nights.

3-Night Disney Wish Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Leave Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Day 2 – Nassau, Bahamas
  • Day 3 – Castaway Cay
  • Day 4 – Return to Port Canaveral, Florida

4-Night Disney Wish Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Leave Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Day 2 – Nassau, Bahamas
  • Day 3 – Castaway Cay
  • Day 4 – Day at Sea
  • Day 5 – Return to Port Canaveral, Florida

Disney Wish Sailing Dates


When Will I Be Able to Book a Cruise on the Disney Wish?

Disney Wish cruises are available to book now.

First bookings were available to most people to book on May 27, 2021.

Opening Disney Wish Reservations 

The schedule for booking the earliest cruises was made available based on status with Disney Cruise Line:

  • May 17, 2021 – Platinum Castaway Club Members with 25+ sailings completed
  • May 18, 2021 – Platinum Castaway Club Members with 20+ sailings completed
  • May 19, 2021 – Platinum Castaway Club Members with 15+ sailings completed
  • May 20, 2021 – All Platinum Castaway Club Members
  • May 24, 2021 – Gold Castaway Club Members
  • May 25, 2021 – DVC Members & Adventures by Disney Adventure Insiders
  • May 26, 2021 – Silver Castaway Club Members
  • May 27, 2021 – Bookings open for all Guests

What does the Disney Wish chandelier look like?

Disney Wish has a three-story Grand Hall that is built to enchant guests. In the Grand Hall, you’ll find a statue of Cinderella, and a dazzling chandelier.

Chandelier in atrium of Disney Wish
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The chandelier is a centerpiece for special effects, dramatic show lighting, and shimmers and even showers pixie dust upon those that gaze upon it.

The chandelier is built to represent the movement that is witnessed in the movie Cinderella at the moment that Cinderella’s dress is transformed from drab attire into a glorious gown.

Disney Wish chandelier is built to look like Cinderella gown transformation from the Disney movie Cinderella.
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Who built the new Disney Wish?

Disney Cruise Line contracted with reputable German shipbuilding company Meyer Werft to build the three newest ship, including the Disney Wish. Meyer Werft were also the builders of Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream.

Meyer Werft officially turned the ship over to Disney Cruise Line on June 9, 2022, at which point the Wish set sail for Port Canaveral and arrived in port there before dawn on June 20, 2022.


How is the Disney Wish fueled?

The Wish is fueled by liquefied natural gas.

DCL has stated that LNG “is one of the cleanest-burning fuels available,” making the Disney Wish a more efficient and eco-friendly method of providing cruise vacations.

By moving to natural gas propulsion instead of oil-based fuel, cruise ships are able to reduce emissions of sulphur, nitrogen oxide and other chemicals.


How was the Disney Wish Revealed?

Disney Cruise Line gradually released information about their newest cruise ship over a period of years. When they finally introduced the ship, they previewed the design of the new Disney Wish ship with this video:


How many staterooms does the Disney Wish have?

Disney Wish has 1254 guest staterooms.


Disney Wish Staterooms

The Disney Wish has 1254 staterooms with the following stateroom types:

  • Inside
  • Oceanview
  • Verandah
  • Concierge
  • Royal Suites

To learn all the details about Disney Wish accommodations, visit our Disney Wish Stateroom Guide.


Disney Wish Facts & Trivia

  • The Disney Wish has 14 decks
  • Disney Wish has 1254 staterooms
  • 70% of staterooms on Disney Wish have a verandah
  • There are 451 staterooms with adjoining rooms for larger families
  • Disney Wish weighs 144,000 gross tons
  • The interior is decorated in art nouveau style, characterized by geometric designs and bold, solid colors
  • Disney Wish’s Statue in the Grand Hall is Cinderella
  • Disney was granted special permission by the U.S. Coast Guard to paint its lifeboats yellow – rather than the traditional regulation color of orange – to preserve the Mickey Mouse color palette of red, yellow and black
  • Staterooms are 25% larger than the current industry average
  • The stern (back end of the ship) features Rapunzel
  • The bow (front end of the ship) features Minnie Mouse
  • The ship will feature a Frozen-themed theatrical dining experience at a restaurant called Arendelle
  • The Wish will showcase a Star Wars themed lounge for grown-ups

Disney Wish Deck Plans

Disney Cruise Line provides detailed information about the 14 decks of the Disney Wish.

Click here to see an interactive rendering of the Disney Wish deck plans.

Want to see a full walkthrough of the Disney Wish?
This video does a great job of showing most of the ship:


Disney Wish Dining

About Dining Options on Disney Wish

Like the other ships in the DCL fleet, the Disney Wish features “Rotational Dining.”

To mix up your dinner dining enjoyment, guests rotate between three main restaurants, offering a unique dining experience every night. Your server, assistant server and the rest of dinner staff will move with you.

Here are the Disney Wish restaurants that are part of the rotational dining:

  • 1923
  • Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure
  • Worlds of Marvel

Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure

Located at the stern of Deck 5, Arendelle is a Frozen-themed restaurant! This restaurant serves up food from Arendelle.

Home to the royal family of Arendelle, a visit here immerses you in all things Frozen. A winter wonderland awaits at every turn as your journey takes you through thrilling scenes and adventures from Disney’s Academy Award-winning movie, “Frozen.”

Following the events of Frozen 2, The Frozen Dining Adventure is a continuation of the Frozen tale.

In a theatrical performance that unfolds while you eat, Anna and Kristoff are celebrating their engagement, and they have invited you to join them as the honored guest.

Frozen musical experience at Arendelle dining aboard Disney Wish cruise ship
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You can expect a number of musical numbers from Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf, as well as hearty Norwegian-inspired cuisine. Made by Oaken himself!

Family artifacts and paintings, an Arendelle soldier’s suit of armor, the grandfather clock as from original film, busts of Anna and Elsa, and the lantern from Olaf’s Frozen Adventure adorn the walls of Arendelle. Furthermore, during the dinner, the gorgeous windows that look outward undergo a wonderful metamorphosis.


Worlds of Marvel

In this first-ever Worlds of Marvel cinematic dining adventure, guests play an active role in an Avengers mission, titled Avengers: Quantum Encounter that takes place all around them during their meal.

Ant-Man the The Wasp visit dining guests at Worlds of Marvel on Disney Wish ship
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Cruisers will follow Ant-Man and The Wasp as they host a special presentation of impressive Avengers tech:

  • Captain America’s shield
  • Iron Man’s arc reactor
  • Ant-Man’s Pym Particles
Interactive experience for guests at Worlds of Marvel dining on Disney Wish
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Guests are given a high-tech Quantum Core device that make objects grow and shrink. Throughout the meal, guests complete various missions by interacting with their surroundings, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Ms. Marvel, and fellow diners. There is even an unexpected visit from a villain and army that want to steal the quantum tech.

The dining hall itself is decorated with high-tech holographic models of Avengers iconic tools displayed on computerized displays on the walls.

Worlds of Marvel dining room on Disney Wish cruise
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Menus are inspired by Marvel Cinematic Universe locations such as African Wakanda, Avengers home base of New York City, and Sokovia of Eastern Europe.

This one-of-a-kind dining experience is located on Deck 4 of the Disney Wish.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL “AVENGERS: QUANTUM ENCOUNTER” TRAILER


1923

Specially named after the year that The Walt Disney Company was founded, 1923 features a Hollywood Golden Era theme, serving California culturally relevant recipes. Also, it walks you through the history and changes that have taken place in Disney animation.

1923 Restaurant on Disney Wish
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The decor showcases over 1000 props and drawings from 16 Disney movies, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Fantasia, Cinderella, and The Little Mermaid.

Guests at 1923 experience refined cuisine inspired by the blend of cultural tastes prevalent throughout the Golden State and crafted with families in mind.

Plate from 1923 restaurant on Disney Wish
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The menu reflects the region’s distinctive combination of Asian, European, and South American cuisines, with fresh fruit, wild honey, and earthy pistachios among the native delicacies.

All of this is, of course, accompanied by a superb range of world-renowned Napa Valley wines.

1923 restaurant on Disney Wish cruise ship is named after the year The Walt Disney Company was founded.
Image: Disney Cruise Line

This restaurant can be found on Deck 3.


Premium Dining Experiences

Looking for an adult only meal? The Disney Wish offers premium dining experiences to elevate your tastebuds.

PALO Steakhouse

This is a signature Disney dining experience and it is available only for adults. Located on Deck 12 aft.

This is an evolution of the version of Palo that is found on other Disney ships. This elegant, adults-only restaurant takes a theme from the lovable pomp and circumstance of Cogsworth, the enchanted clock from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

PALO Steakhouse on Disney Wish is a premium dining experience.
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Cuisine features premium steaks and Italian recipes.

Reservations are required and there is a dress code as well, please refer to our Disney Cruise packing list for suggestions on what to wear.

Image of Palo Steakhouse on Disney Wish cruise ship
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Enchanté

Another premium dining experience, The Enchanté restaurant is billed as the most elegant dining experience on the Disney Wish.

Menu was created by three-Michelin starred Chef Arnaud Lallement.

Enchante premium dining experience on Disney Wish
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Theme is built around Lumiere’s stately presences from Beauty and the Beast. Located on Deck 12.

Enchante premium dining on Disney Wish
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Casual Dining on Disney Wish

Marceline Market

Deck 11

This is a quick-service experience that features 10 “food stalls”. It’s called “walk-up” dining, meant for casual dining throughout the day.

The name Marceline Market pays homage to Walt Disney’s early childhood hometown in Marceline, Missouri.

Marceline Market casual dining restaurant onboard Disney Wish
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The food stalls are themed to match a popular Disney animated film like Zootopia or Alice in Wonderland. Will we be greeted by our favorite characters while we are dining??

Disney adds some credence to that rumor by saying:

This fun design twist presents favorite characters as honorary “shopkeepers,” offering a wide-ranging variety of freshly prepared cuisines for the whole family to enjoy, including American classics, international specialties, comfort foods, seafood, soups and salads, vegetarian and plant-based fare, baked goods, and desserts.

Disney Parks Blog
Family dining at Marceline Market on Disney Wish cruise ship
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The menu will change regularly but will include the following types of cuisine:

  • American classics
  • International dishes
  • Comfort food
  • Seafood, soups, salads
  • Vegetarian & plant-based choices
  • Baked goods
  • Desserts

Decorated as an industrial loft that has been converted into a food marketplace, each station will have a theme from a classic animated film, such as Ratatouille, Zootopia, Alice in Wonderland, Tangled, etc. A cafe-style beverage bar will be available as well.


Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods

Upper decks

Themed around Disney’s “Fab Five” characters, this series of eateries is themed as an oceanside boardwalk, providing quick bite options for those spending time on Disney Wish upper decks.

Festival of Foods on Disney Wish
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Open for lunch, snacks, and dinner, here are the five food stalls:

  • Daisy’s Pizza Pies
  • Donald’s Cantina
  • Goofy’s Grill
  • Mickey’s Smokestack Barbeque
  • Sweet Minnie’s Ice Cream
Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods: Themed around Disney's "Fab Five" characters, this series of eateries will be themed as a oceanside boardwalk, providing quick bite options for those spending time on Disney Wish upper decks.
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Menus feature soft-serve ice cream, American classics, BBQ, and Mexican options.

Hosted under a shaded seating area, there is plenty of space to find a place to step away from the pool and sun for a treat.


Room Service

Brought to your stateroom

Disney Wish room service menu is expansive. The menu is almost completely free, with myriad options available at any time of the night or day.

Our favorite room service items are traditionally chocolate chip cookies and Mickey Mouse ice cream bars!

To get more advice about Disney Cruise room service, read tips 54-59 of my 101 Disney Cruise Tips.


Beverage Stations

Deck 11 (expected location)

The drinks here are FREE. Your options include water, soda, juices, coffee, tea, milk, fruit punch, lemonade, and hot cocoa.

The bars and lounges on board will charge you for sodas, but it is free here. Check out tip #48 on my Disney Cruise Tips to enjoy more free soda.


Nightingale’s

Piano bar inspired by Cinderella’s “Sing Sweet Nightingale”. Located adjacent to the Grand Hall and is thematically tied to the atrium decor.

Nightingale's Piano Bar on the Disney Wish
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Bayou Lounge

Inspired by The Princess and the Frog, this is an informal bar and lounge for adults. Cocktails, specialty coffees and beignets are offered. Live entertainment include musical performances.

Bayou on Disney Wish
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The Rose

Deck 12

The Rose is an idyllic setting for a pre-dinner aperitif or after-dinner cocktail. There are subtle nods to the film Beauty and the Beast throughout, with the theming dedicated to the fateful flower of the classic movie.

The Rose lounge on Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wish ship
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Keg & Compass

Pub decorated to resemble a late 1800’s Norwegian sailor’s map room. Porthole windows accentuate the oldtime maritime style. Live sports, news and major broadcast events are experienced here. Assortment of wines & cocktails are available, along with three custom craft brews.

Keg & Compass bar on Disney Wish
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Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge

Deck 3

This adults-only lounge is a one-of-a-kind experience for Star Wars fan.

Passengers are able to order cocktails in a high-end luxury bar that is styled as a “yacht-class” spaceship from the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge on Disney Wish
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As you sip your drink, you gaze out portals to space that showcase different locales featured in Star Wars films and series, including Batuu, Endor, Coruscant, Tatooine and Mustafar.

As you look through the lounge’s prominent widescreen viewport, you have close-up encounters with the following starships from the Star Wars universe as you tour these locales:

TATOOINE

  • Corellian passenger transport
  • Rogue-class fighter
  • The Millennium Falcon
  • New Republic prison ship
  • The Razor Crest (from The Mandalorian)
  • KGZ-54 Starcrane
  • AA-C39 freighter
  • Ghtroc 820 Transport
  • Lantzant Hybrid Hauler
  • Lancer pursuit craft
  • Victor-wing fighter

MUSTAFAR

  • Dornean gunship
  • Imperial arrestor cruiser
  • Imperial Star Destroyer
  • Imperial Lambda-class shuttle
  • Imperial Delta-class shuttle
  • Imperial TIE boarder
  • Imperial TIE brute heavy fighter
  • Imperial TIE fighter

CORUSCANT

  • CR70 diplomatic cruiser
  • Coruscant AA-9 passenger liner
  • Coruscant transport freighter
  • Corellian CR90 corvette
  • Halcyon
  • Ibis freighter
  • Nukoy freighter
  • Marisas freighter
  • Naboo N-1 starfighter
  • Starspeeder 3000
  • Traffic Ships

ENDOR

  • Resistance bunkerbuster
  • Mining guild freighter
  • YT-2400 freighter
  • Gozanti cruiser
  • Nebulon-B frigate
  • Tri-wing S-91X fighter
  • Resistance cargo frigate
  • Resistance MC85 Mon Calamari cruiser
  • First Order TIE fighter
  • Drovan freighter
  • Razor assault ship
  • Resistance X-wing fighter
  • Resistance Y-wing fighter

BATUU

  • Resistance A-wing fighter
  • Tuggs’ Grub food transport
  • Coruscant AA-9 passenger liner
  • Coruscant transport freighter
  • Mining guild freighter
  • The Millennium Falcon
  • Resistance MC85 Mon Calamari cruiser
  • First Order Star Destroyer
  • First Order TIE fighter
  • Traffic ships
  • ZH-40 freighter
  • Resistance X-wing fighter

“Themed beverages” that are inspired by the films are served, and special “tastings” are also available in the Disney Wish Star Wars lounge.

Disney Parks website describes the lounge this way:

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.

Ranging from serene vistas to action-packed encounters, the spectacles seen through this virtual “window” into the galaxy will feature famous space ships from the films and fan-favorite locales like Batuu, Tatooine, Mustafar and Coruscant. The experience will be amplified by surround-sound audio and a holotube that presents holographic models of nearby ships.

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Alcohol is served only to those over 21 years of age.


Cove Cafe

On other Disney ships, like the Fantasy, we love to tell people about this serene, out-of-the-way spot on Deck 13 that overlooks Quiet Cove Pool.

It’s adults only and you can get your hands on some gourmet coffee (additional charge), enjoy a pastry or surf the internet.

Cove Cafe on Disney Wish
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Wheezy’s Freezies

Located on the pool deck next to the Toy Story Splash Zone, this smoothie bar serves blended fruit drinks.


Disney Wish Salon & Barbery

Untangled Salon

Adults hair salon, inspired by Tangled and Rapunzel. Colors are purple and gold with lanterns serving as light fixtures. Haircuts, nails, teeth whitening and skin treatments are among the services offered.

Disney Wish hair salon called "Untangled" is themed with Rapunzel theme in mind.
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Hook’s Barbery

This a traditional men’s salon pays homage to a scene in Peter Pan where Smee shaves what he thinks is Captain Hook. Get shaves, skin & nail treatments, as well as haircuts and style.

Bonus: the establishment features a “hidden bar” – ask about their bourbons, rum, whisky, and other spirits when you go.

Hook's Barbery is a men's salon on the Disney Wish.
Image: Disney Cruise Line

Disney Wish Spa Treatments

Senses Spa & Rainforest Room

Fitness center, private treatment rooms, and luxury spa treatments including facials, massages, and acupuncture.

Fitness center offers state of the art exercise equipment, dedicate space for cycling, yoga & aerobics.

The Rainforest Room is a sauna, steam room, and aromatherapy showers. Guests are given body scrubs, soothing scents, in a relaxing environment. Exclusive to the Disney Wish, Rainforest includes an ice lounge and an open-air oasis.

Disney Wish Senses Spa
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Rainbow Room at Sense Spa onboard the Disney Wish
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Rainbow Room at Senses Spa on Disney Wish will feature an open-air relaxation area.
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Disney Wish Entertainment

Walt Disney Theatre

Decks 3 & 4

Every evening on the Disney Wish, an exciting entertainment event is put on in the Walt Disney Theatre.

Guests get to witness performances that are truly Broadway-level in quality. Also frequenting the stage are musicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, hypnotists, or comedians.

Walt Disney Theatre on Disney Wish cruise ship
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Sometimes they put up a feature movie on a massive screen. The movie is usually a Disney-owned film that is new or due to theaters.

The Walt Disney Theatre is built to resemble a magical forest. Watch this video as Walt Disney Imagineers explain the development process of the Walt Disney Theatre:


Luna

Decks 4 & 5

This performance space is flexible enough to host parties, shows, and family games and entertainment during the day, while converting into an adults-only venue in the evening.

The Luna theater is set to look like a fairytale village and is two decks tall.

Featuring a LED screen wall that takes up two stories, along with a bar, stage, and plenty of seats, Luna should be a buzzy, oft-used place onboard.


Wonderland Cinema & Never Land Cinema

Deck 4

Two lux movie theaters to accommodate first-run feature films, using state of the art technology to play movies all day, every day.

Neverland Cinema is reminiscent of Peter Pan’s flight to Neverland with Tinker Bell and the Darling children.

Wonderland Cinema boasts an Alice in Wonderland theme.


Grand Hall

Deck 3

We’ve been told that the Grand Hall will act as both a gathering place (aka traditional cruise ship atrium) with a fairytale theme, as well as a functional theatre. from a fairytale gathering space into an environmental theater through the magic of built-in special effects and the first-ever atrium stage on a Disney ship. Dedicated shows and interactive entertainment will come to life all around the hall, putting guests front and center as they play a special role in the magic.

Disney Wish Atrium
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Funnel Vision

Deck 12

Funnel Vision is a giant screen that shows Disney movies while you chill on Deck 12 or swim in the Disney Wish pools.

Called “Funnel Vision” because it is mounted onto the forward funnel of the ship. It’s a massive LED screen, totally state of the art.


Disney Wish Pools & Water Fun

AquaMouse

It’s the first-ever Disney attraction at sea.

AquaMouse is a water raft ride that sends you through winding tubes that are perched well above the upper decks of the ship.

Mickey Mouse water ride on the Disney Wish called the AquaMouse
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As guests ride, they see animated shorts, special effects, lighting and scenes from “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.”

The original story, titled “Scuba Scramble”, is set around Mickey’s ill-fated excursion company called “Port Misadventures”.

Watch this video for a POV of what it’s like to ride the AquaMouse:


Toy Story Splash Zone

Splash pad with a fun Toy Story theme for kids ages 3 and under. Water spurts all over; coming up from the floor and jetting from replicas of characters from the Pixar short titled “Partysaurus Rex“.

Characters such as Woody and Buzz Lightyear are re-imagined as enormous rubber bath toys. These characters move and spray water.

The space features a waterslide called Slide-a-saurus Rex, a wading pool called Trixie’s Falls, and close by is a smoothie bar called Wheezy’s Freezies.


Quiet Cove – Adult Pool

For ages 18 and up, the secluded Quiet Cove pool area is found at the very rear of the ship. It has been designed to cater to adults with an infinity pool, whirlpool spa, open-air bar, and poolside cafe.

This is one of our favorite areas on any Disney Cruise ship.

Adults only Quiet Cove on Disney Wish
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Disney Wish Shows

Aladdin – a Musical Spectacular

The classic songs and scenes of Disney’s adored Aladdin come to life on the stage in the Walt Disney Theatre on every  Disney Wish voyage.  


Seas the Adventures

With the guidance of Tinkerbell, Captain Minnie and an all-star ensemble of Disney and Pixar characters, Goofy discovers his inner captain in Seas the Adventure.

Disney Seas the Adventure show on the Disney Wish cruise ship of Disney Cruise Line
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The program will feature characters from ‘Princess and the Frog,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Moana,’ and other Disney movies, and will be one of the first live performances on board the Disney Wish.


Disney The Little Mermaid

Disney The Little Mermaid
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Disney The Little Mermaid is a contemporary and imaginative retelling of the Walt Disney Animation Studios classic about a little girl discovering the power of her voice.

The production has spectacular special effects, cutting-edge theatrical design, artistic choreography, and a reworked narrative and soundtrack that will excite and astonish audiences of all ages.

Disney the Little Mermaid show on Disney Wish
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Hero Zone: Incredibles Themed Games

The Hero Zone is a game show-style contest in which families compete in a futuristic sports venue against one another.

Hero Zone on Disney Wish
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Inspired by the dynamic characters of Pixar’s “The Incredibles,” this highly interactive, imaginatively produced game show will dare families to take on an incredible obstacle course with over-the-top physical challenges themed to the powers of the Parr family heroes and their good friend Frozone.

Jack-Jack’s Incredible Diaper Dash!, a popular Disney Cruise Line attraction, is now housed in Hero Zone. This renowned contest allows fantastic tots the opportunity to compete for the prestigious status of Diaper Dash Champion as they speed-crawl around a 20-foot track amid the applause (and giggles) of family, friends, and loving fans, with more hoopla than ever before.

Watch this short video of an amazing comeback during Diaper Dash on one of our voyages:

When Hero Zone isn’t dressed up in superhero garb, it is a free-play sports center where guests play basketball, soccer, and a variety of table-top activities including Ping-Pong, air hockey, foosball, and shuffleboard.

Basketball on Disney Wish
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Fireworks at Sea

Disney Cruise Line is famous for launching fireworks off the ship, quite frequently connected to a pirate theme.

The Disney Wish has its own fireworks spectacular show.

Watch this video of Disney fireworks show on the Disney Fantasy:


Disney Wish Kids Clubs

It’s a Small World Nursery

Deck 5

Childcare for your wee ones. You can leave kids ages 6 months to 3 years old at the nursery.

The Cast Members at the nursery are well-trained Disney counselors who will feed your child at the proper time, change diapers, and lead the kids in crafts, activities and games.

Additional charge and reservations suggested.


Disney’s Oceaneer Club

Deck 2 – for ages 3-12

Children ages 3-12 will love hanging out with Disney Characters each day.

With a secret entrance (a slide!) from the Grand Hall, kids can immerse themselves in incredible experiences.

Disney Wish Oceaneer Club features…

Marvel Super Hero Academy

It’s the Avengers headquarters! Your child becomes a new “recruit” and is trained to be a future superhero with personalized guidance by the likes of Black Panther, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Spider-Man.

Young recruits participate in a hands-on training session with Ant-Man and The Wasp at Marvel Super Hero Academy, where they learn how to manufacture and test their own Pym Particles, the technology that allows heroes to shrink and expand items (and themselves). They join forces with Pym Technologies and Wakandan Design Group masterminds — including a special appearance by Black Panther — to stop Taskmaster’s nefarious scheme to hack into the academy’s system and steal the world’s most sophisticated hero technology.

Spiderman on Marvel Academy on Disney Wish
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Fairytale Hall

Three activity rooms! Anna & Elsa’s Sommerhaus, Belle’s Library, and Rapunzel’s Art Studio. Kids creativity reign overall here.

Kids enjoy the greatest day ever with Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they embark on a treasure quest to retrieve the missing parts of the Snuggly Duckling sign when the center of Disney’s Oceaneer Club turns into the Snuggly Duckling pub from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Tangled.”

Children use their imaginations to write a bold, humorous, magical new narrative for their favorite book lover in Belle’s Library. Belle uses her wits and her magical mirror to assist decide the story’s characters, storyline, and ending.

The newest citizens of Arendelle join a special celebration of Queen Anna’s recent coronation at Anna and Elsa’s Sommerhus by acting out the history of how she became queen — taking on the roles and iconic movie moments of characters like Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Hans, and more — before the queen, her sister, and their snowman friend arrive to join in the fun.

Rapunzel at Fairy Tale Hall on Disney Wish
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Walt Disney Imagineering Lab

Your kids will become Disney Imagineers in training. Through hands-on activities, experiments, and just good old fashioned play, children can learn what it is like to design Disney theme park rides.

Star Wars Cargo Bay on Disney Wish
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Star Wars: Cargo Bay

Star Wars: Cargo Bay will feature strange creatures and iconic figures from the Star Wars universe. This first-of-its-kind immersive experience will immerse children in the role of creature managers as they learn to control a naughty zoo of exotic animals from all across the galaxy, including a porg, Loth-cat, worrt, and more.

Kids will utilize augmented reality-enabled datapads to follow and study the species on a series of special missions during the cruise. But there might be more to this endeavor than meets the eye: the new crew will be undertaking a critical operation to return Rey and Chewbacca, two hidden stowaways, to the Resistance.

Disney Cruise mockup of Star Wars: Cargo Bay

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They’ll utilize augmented reality-enabled datapads to monitor and study the critters on a series of special tasks during the voyage. The new crew will be undertaking a vital operation to return Rey and Chewbacca, two hidden stowaways, to the Resistance.

The newly minted caregivers will be put to the test as they assist feed the lifelike animals and meet some of the galaxy’s most deadly monsters during the interactive “Star Wars: Creature Challenge” event. When things go wrong, they’ll have to rely on Rey and Chewbacca’s knowledge — and maybe the Force — to save the ship from sinking.

Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck

Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck is a nautical playground inspired by the colors, iconography, and enchantment of Disney Cruise Line, and is specifically developed for the youngest sailors at Disney’s Oceaneer Club. Pipe slides and crawl-throughs, ship’s wheels, “busy boxes” fashioned as ship controls, and plush life preserver seating spaces will be among the many maritime-themed physical and sensory games and activities available in this brand-new area.

When kids enter the space, they’ll spend time with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The area will be accessible to young ones’ families for group play at various times throughout the trip, and toddlers from It’s a Small World Nursery will have special access to the club to explore, learn, and play with Mickey and Minnie.

“Minnie’s Captain Academy,” a high-energy training session for youngsters to exercise their bodies (via amusing games, dancing, and maritime “drills”) and their minds (through a series of tasks related to STEAM principles), will be the trademark event (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Captain Minnie will examine their accomplishments and formally appoint them as honorary captains!

Don’t be surprised if you barely see your kids during the cruise!


Edge

Deck 5, ages 11-14

This New York loft-themed hangout is perfect for the tweens and offers a space for them to watch movies, craft, play games and hang out with other kids their age (ages 11-14).

Tweens ages 11 to 14 will have a blast, meet new people, and play games. The club has comfy seating, nooks for solo gaming and movie viewing, and a soda bar.

Edge Teen club on Disney Wish
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The inside solarium area has a sunny overhead skylight effect, a carpet patterned with fresh grass and daisies, a back wall painting of a bright blue sky, and activities inspired by a colorful outside city park.

Graphic art exhibits called as “photo walls” are set up around Edge to allow tweens to take stylish, shareable vacation photos that will be the envy of their pals back home.


Vibe

Deck 12

Teens 14-17 will have a blast at Vibe, whether it’s listening to music, dancing or competing with other teens to get the highest video game score. It’s a space of their own, themed like a Parisian loft…adults have to stay away and that’s how these teens like it. (Did I mention you might not see your kids that much?)

Teenage passengers will make new friends, watch movies, play games, and participate in fun activities designed specifically for them.

This stylish space features classic architectural elements like regal French columns and paneled walls covered with whimsical pop art murals and colorful graffiti, as well as a traditional French Morris column plastered with Disney-inspired travel posters, and is inspired by a Parisian artists’ loft.

Vibe club on Disney Wish
Image: Disney Cruise Line

With vivid neon signs and wacky pop art everywhere, the décor has an electrifying vintage touch, which is emphasized by a larger-than-life, brightly painted Mickey Mouse figure.

When you combine all of that with floor-to-ceiling windows that stare out over the ocean, you’ve got yourself a winner.


The Hideaway

Deck 12

The Disney Wish has a third hideaway for tweens and adolescents, The Hideaway, for the first time aboard a Disney cruise ship.

This cool new hangout provides an additional option for older kids and young adults to relax, sip a smoothie, listen to music, and more in a luxury environment replete with a dance floor and DJ booth – ideal for karaoke and dancing competitions.

A vivid color palette, retro-inspired design elements, a stylized “Hiya, friend” mural, and disco ball lighting is featured throughout the Hideaway.

This versatile space, located next to Vibe, may be opened to the teen club, locked off for tween events, or reserved exclusively for visitors aged 18 to 20.

Tweens and teenagers will have “llama” fun with personalized, counselor-led programming geared to engage their specific interests, such as a humorous new competition based on “The Emperor’s New Groove,” which is a fan favorite.

They’ll also have specific activities around the ship during special events conducted in Hero Zone, Luna, and other locations.


Disney Wish Ports of Call

Want to know where the Disney Wish will be sailing in 2022?

Disney Wish Ports of Call 2022

Disney Fantasy is scheduled to visit the following destinations in 2022:

  • Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Castaway Cay (Disney’s Private Island)

Disney Wish Cruise Ship News

Here’s a Disney Wish update:

JUNE 29, 2022. Disney Wish was christened in Port Canaveral on June 29, 2022. Rather than have one “godmother” for the christening of the ship, as is the company tradition, it made children from Make-A-Wish Foundation the ship’s “godchildren”. Watch the christening ceremony:

JUNE 20, 2022. Disney Wish arrives in dock at Port Canaveral for the first time ever in the early dawn hours of Monday, June 20, 2022. Watch this video of her arrival:

JUNE 9, 2022. Meyer Werft transferred official ownership of Disney Wish ship to Disney Cruise Line in Bremerhaven, Germany. [SOURCE]

MARCH 23, 2022. Good Morning America video shows current progress of the ship being built, while also announcing a Disney Wish giveaway.

FEBRUARY 11, 2022. Watch the Disney Wish Float Out of the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. DON’T MISS…the fireworks and music at the very end!

FEBRUARY 4, 2022. Disney Cruise Line announces the delay of the inaugural sailing to July 14, 2022, citing building delays at Meyer Werft shipyard.

JANUARY 22, 2022. A time-lapse depicting the installation of both azipods beneath the stern of the Disney Wish was posted by Walt Disney Imagineering.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2021. Disney Wish received its stripe at the Meyer-Werft. 

 
 
 
 
 
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JUNE 25, 2021. First sections of AquaMouse installed on Disney Wish.

 
 
 
 
 
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JUNE 17, 2021. Funnel arrives at Meyer-Werft.

 
 
 
 
 
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MAY 8, 2021. Front bow keel sections arrive at Meyer-Werft.

APRIL 29, 2021. DCL announces that reservations will be available to book cruises on the Disney Wish starting May 27, 2021.

APRIL 8, 2021. Meyer Werft laid the keel for Disney Wish in a German shipyard.


Disney Wishes Cruise Ship

Just a helpful note - the name of the ship is Disney Wish. It is not the Disney Wishes cruise ship as I've seen reported in other places 😉.


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Carl Davidson

Great coverage, keep it coming

April

I can’t wait for this! It’s going to be so awesome!

Tom Danner
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What all exciting things can you do on the Wish ?

Katie

This is all so great to know! I appreciate how thorough this article is.

Betsy

This ship looks amazing! The kids are going to LOVE this!

Robert
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Hope they announce when they will start taking reservations.

Judith Schomaker
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Cruising with Disney is a complete adventure with smiles, laughter and surprises! Each one we take is Magical! There is so much around you on the ship that has a deeper meaning! Disney pays attention to the small and large picture of a cruising experience. It is cruising luxury at your pace and style! Have a Magical Day!

Tom Miller
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Bad time. Hopefully you’ll do another at a time we working people can ser

Donna Virgona
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To get back to cruising!!!!

Gerald Felmdan
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The New Adult Only Sections. Especially the Star Wars Bar!…Can’t wait!

Allyson Reed Zea

Wow! I’ve never been on a Disney cruise, but this looks seriously amazing! My kids would go crazy!

Natalie

Seriously, looks so magical!! Can’t wait & hope to take my family someday!

Amy Nash

I have always wanted to go on a disney cruise with my kids! When everything lifts, it’s the first big trip I want to do! Your info and tips were super helpful!

wilhelmina

This looks so incredible! A Disney cruise is on our vacation bucket list, thanks so much for all the great info!

Allyson Reed Zea

My kids are going to flip out over this ship!!!

Andrea Thueson

Wow!! What an experience, my family would love this