Disney Cruise Line just unveiled a look at the new Disney Wish. Cruisers like me have been anxiously awaiting a glimpse into the magic that awaits aboard the Disney Wish and it did not disappoint. If I could sign myself up for the maiden cruise right now I would! Here is your first look at the Disney Wish itineraries, dining experiences, kid spaces, and more.
The Disney Wish Itineraries
The maiden voyage for the Disney Wish is on June 9, 2022 with stops at Nassau, Bahamas and Disney's Castaway Cay. After the initial 5 night sailing, 3 and 4 night cruises will be offered. Bookings open to the general public on May 27, 2021 with early booking options for Castaway Club and Disney Vacation Club members.
Disney Wish AquaMouse
The AquaMouse not to be confused with the AquaDuck will be the first-ever Disney attraction at sea that will feature an all-new short starring Mickey and Minnie. In addition to the AquaMouse, there will be more pools and deck space for families to enjoy. For little ones there is a Toy Story-themed district which will include a splash zone, wading pool, and more.
Disney Wish Dining
Dining together as a family with the same serving team every night is one of the things I love about cruising Disney. It allows us to get to know our wait staff and reconnect after a serious day of play. Three new dining experiences for families are coming to the Disney Wish and if you're like me, you're going to be so excited about them.
Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure will feature everyone's favorite Frozen characters Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf for a theatrical dining experience. It reminds me of the Tiana's Place experience onboard the Disney Wonder, which I love by the way. The food will be infused with Nordic influences, yum!
Worlds of Marvel will feature the first-ever Marvel cinematic dining adventure that will include guests playing along as an Avengers mission is carried out through dinner. The menu will be inspired by the MCU. As if you needed a reminder, I love the Marvel universe so this has me so hyped!
1923 gets its name from the year The Walt Disney Company was founded. It will be a celebration of the legacy of Walt Disney, his company, and the golden age of animation. The menu, staying true to Disney's Californian heritage, will be inspired by many cultures and feature fusion inspired dishes.
Disney Wish Kids' Club
This folks was the part of the presentation where I got a little jealous of the kids, okay maybe a lot. Children ages 3-12 get to enjoy the reimagined Disney’s Oceaneer Club space complete with a secret entrance from the atrium! The space will feature the Marvel Super Hero Academy, Fairytale Hall, and a Walt Disney Imagineering Lab which gives kids the chance to learn the secrets of imagineering including hands-on activities. Seriously though can adults join in on this one?
Kids are going to love training to be superheroes with their favorites like Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man, and the Wasp. Creative prince and princesses will be all about Rapunzel’s Art Studio, Belle’s Library, and Anna and Elsa’s Sommerhus. Did someone say library? I love to read.
Disney Wish Adult Only Dining
Palo Steakhouse, a Disney Cruise Line staple, is undergoing a reimagining and will feature the delicious Italian cuisine it is known for inside a setting inspired by Cogsworth. Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement will be the most luxurious dining featured on the Wish with a menu created by the three-Michelin-starred chef with Lumiere serving as the inspiration. Finally The Rose, a lounge located at the entrance of Palo and Enchanté. It will be the perfect place for pre or post dinner cocktails.
I may be a bit salty about the cool secret entrance to the kids' club and the imagineering studio but hey we adults get to have fun too. The Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge is already calling my name. In the Hyperspace Lounge adults will travel to various Star Wars locations including Batuu, Tatooine, and Mustafar while enjoying Star Wars themed food and drinks. So if you need me I'll be right here.
Top 5 Things I'm Excited For On The Disney Wish
Worlds of Marvel dining because it's Marvel and it's not in the kids area where I'm slightly too old to be in.
AquaMouse and the larger pool deck. I might be in the minority of adults but I love the main pool deck area on the Disney ships. The AquaMouse looks like an awesome addition to a slide we all love and I'm here for multiple pools to relax in while watching a movie on the big screen.
The Oceaneers Club may not be for me but I'm excited for the kids to experience this reimagined area. The imagineering lab has got to be one of the coolest things ever for kids on a ship.
Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge because like the Marvel dining yes! I'm a big geek for Star Wars too so naturally I will be visiting this space in a galaxy far far away soon.
All the little magical touches that the ship will have including the chandelier, Minnie Mouse on the bow, Cinderella in the atrium, and more. I'm a sucker for details and Disney brings it when it comes to them.