Disney Wish Cruise Ship: Everything You Need to Know

Disney Cruise Line’s new ship is the Disney Wish, which sets sail in Summer 2022. This guide covers everything you need to know, with concept art, photos & video and a behind-the-scenes preview of the Marvel, Star Wars & Frozen experiences, luxury amenities, and spacious staterooms aboard the “next chapter” of DCL’s story. (Updated April 26, 2022.)

After a delay of one month, the Disney Wish will sail its 5-night maiden voyage on July 14, 2022, followed by a season of 3 and 4-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Florida. Bookings are now open to the general public for sailings through Summer 2023.

Our first impression of the Disney Wish is that it’s a ship of “firsts.” It has the first-ever attraction at sea, theatrical dining experience themed to Frozen that’s never been done before, ditto its unprecedented Marvel dinner adventure, Imagineering lab for kids, and Star Wars bar that is only for adults. The unprecedented quality of the Disney Wish extends beyond the melding of dining and entertainment–the ship’s staterooms and royal suites are more spacious than the legacy ships, most have an ocean view, and 70% have a verandah.

Turning to the specifics, let’s start inside the Disney Wish’s Grand Hall, which is the ship’s “Castle on the Seas.” This is where guests will find Luna, the town square stage. 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 design inspired by the Disney-Pixar short “La Luna,” the venue will feature a two-story LED screen wall, stylish stage, full-service bar and spacious seating. Luna will create 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 semi-private booths.

Disney Wish Stage Shows & Entertainment

Next, Live Shows at the Walt Disney Theatre. This venue is a hallmark of the Disney Cruise Line experience, which hosts a roster of original Broadway-style stage shows developed exclusively for DCL. These shows will be presented in the Walt Disney Theatre, an elegant 1,274-seat show palace that spans three decks with orchestra and balcony seating.

On the Disney Wish, the design of the Walt Disney Theatre will evoke an enchanted forest, imbuing the atmosphere with a sense of magic inspired by scenes from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Fantasia. The theater will be equipped with state-of the-art technology, including projection mapping technology and a Dolby Atmos 3D audio system to create a transformative theatrical experience rivaling anything on land or at sea.

The first show is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed “Aladdin on Broadway” stage show, which is not new to Disney Cruise Line or even Disney theme parks. It’s a great show that’s absolutely carried by Genie and his humor. Here are the new additions to the Disney Wish…

Disney The Little Mermaid – An original take on the renowned Walt Disney Animation Studios film, developed as a collaboration between the creative minds at Disney Cruise Line and a team of top Broadway talent. This modern-day adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” is exclusively for the Disney Wish. Audiences will rediscover the iconic scenes, acclaimed music and beloved characters of the film, as a cast of contemporary storytellers put their own spin on the timeless tale.

“Disney The Little Mermaid” will feature innovative theatrical design, dazzling special effects, artistic choreography, and a reimagined script and score that will surprise and delight guests of all ages. “Under the Sea” will be the show’s biggest production number, complete with incredible vocals, show-stopping choreography and plenty of special effects. The show’s cutting-edge puppetry will be on the greatest display, as countless sea creatures and fantastical characters like Sebastian and Flounder gather on stage to sing, dance and celebrate.

Throughout the show, scenic designs and state-of-the-art video projections will transform the Walt Disney Theatre into a 360-degree undersea environment. During “Kiss the Girl,” Sebastian will lead a chorus of sea life in a refreshed rendition of the melody as the audience is visually transported into the scene. In a new twist exclusive to our show, even though Ariel doesn’t have a voice at this point in the story, her inner voice will play an important and meaningful role in the song.

Disney Seas the Adventure – This show will begin with Captain Minnie Mouse handing over the helm to her dear friend Goofy, leaving him a little unsure about the responsibility. With the help of some familiar friends, he’ll embark on a musical voyage into favorite Disney and Pixar stories on a journey to discover his own inner captain.

Early in his adventure, Goofy will learn the power of hard work to make a dream come true when he meets Tiana during a lively performance of “Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog.” The show’s grand finale will feature a cavalcade of characters joining Captain Minnie and Goofy on stage. But rather than bidding the audience farewell, these favorite Disney friends will lead guests out of the theater and into the Grand Hall for an unforgettable sendoff experience unlike anything we’ve done before.

Another entertainment option aboard the Disney Wish is Hero Zone, a futuristic sports arena where physical activity will blend with imagination, alternating between a family obstacle course and a free-play sports hub. Families will take on action-packed physical challenges themed to super 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.

Disney Wish AquaMouse “Attraction at Sea”

Moving on to perhaps the most exciting detail of the Disney Wish: AquaMouse, the first-ever Disney “attraction at sea.” This brand-new family water attraction that will bring to life the adventures of “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” animated shorts like never before.

AquaMouse will be complete with show scenes, lighting and special effects, and splashtacular surprises, this first-of-its-kind water ride will send guests on a fun family adventure through 760 feet of winding tubes suspended high above the upper decks. This will be a 2+ minute experience with a 42″ height requirement.

During this ride, Mickey and Minnie are starting their very own seaside excursion company, “Port Misadventures,” on board the Disney Wish. Adventuresome cruisers will join them on an undersea excursion to Mermaid Lagoon that will inevitably go awry.

The journey begins with guests boarding two-seater ride vehicles and ascending into a magical tunnel that will teleport them into the cartoon world of “Scuba Scramble,” a new animated short that plays out through oversized virtual portholes. Along the way, they’ll encounter curious sea creatures, character, and 60+ water effects that bring the subaquatic hijinks to life — all synced to an original musical score by Emmy-nominated composer Christopher Willis.

At the height of the show, guests will blast out of the tunnel and embark on a wild water ride around the upper decks. First, they’ll zip into the forward funnel through an enclosed tube surrounded by dazzling lighting effects, followed by a quick dash through a dark tunnel that opens up to reveal ocean views.

They’ll then jet up and down a series of speed blasters propelled toward the grand finale: a soaring loop over the edge of the ship, with clear views down to the sea. With that, they’ll splash down for a send-off message from Mickey and Minnie–another successful tour in the books!

There were a lot of cool aspects of the Dish Wish unveiling, but this takes the cake for me. The parallels to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway are obvious, and if Imagineering manages to pull off something even a quarter that impressive aboard a cruise ship water ride, it’ll be an impressive feat of storytelling and technical innovation. I’m really excited for AquaMouse!

Disney Wish Pool Areas

In addition to AquaMouse, families will have more pools, more deck space and more dining than ever before in an expansive pool district themed to Mickey and friends. Located on decks 11 and 12 midship, this area will include six pools of various sizes, staggered among tiered decks to provide families with space to stretch out. Guests will enjoy a variety of poolside entertainment on Funnel Vision. For guests seeking a laid-back environment, another family pool will be available on deck 14 forward.

The Disney Wish will also feature brand-new food and beverage offerings on the upper decks, including relaxed indoor dining and a fresh take on quick and casual fare with a festive character twist. More details on these experiences will be released at a later date.

At Quiet Cove, guests ages 18 and older will find a secluded adults-only district dedicated to lounging, sipping and soaking. Set away from the bustle of family activities, this relaxing refuge at the back of the ship will offer breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean from a luxurious infinity pool.

At the other end of the spectrum, children will be able to enjoy Toy Story Splash Zone, a water playground where Woody, Buzz and friends will be adorably reimagined as larger-than-life rubber bath toys that move and spray water. Inspired by the Disney and Pixar short “Partysaurus Rex,” this bathtub-themed splash zone will combine the Old West of Woody’s Roundup with the intergalactic world of Buzz Lightyear, featuring two toddler-sized slides and pop jets, geysers, and bubblers galore.

Everyone in the family will enjoy a trip down Slide-a-saurus Rex, a double-looping waterslide that sends guests plunging “down the drain” with the rest of the toys when the metaphorical bathtub overflows. Another feature will be Trixie’s Falls, a six-inch-deep wading pool with a small fountain and waterfall. Finally, Wheezy’s Freezies, a smoothie bar serving up refreshing fruit blends for the perfect cool-down treat.

Speaking of smoothies, let’s turn to dining on the Disney Wish, starting with a video previewing adult experiences aboard the Disney Wish…

Disney Wish Dining

Like every Disney Cruise Line vessel, the Disney Wish will offer a collection of bars and lounges reserved exclusively for adults each evening.

These venues will be spread out among the ship’s other core gathering places for a more flexible, free-flow experience. Also new is the storytelling in these spaces, providing ways for adults to experience Disney stories in sophisticated ways.

Disney Wish Bars & Lounges

Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge – This will be a high-end bar styled as a luxurious yacht-class spaceship, set against a virtual window into the galaxy that will feature famous spaceships from Batuu, Tatooine, and beyond. This richly themed, immersive experience will be reserved for adults every evening, offering interactive tasting experiences and signature beverages inspired by the films.

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 guests sip their galactic concoctions, this space-faring voyage will transport them 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.

Keg & Compass – A pub that is perfect for watching live sports or news while enjoying custom craft beers available exclusively aboard the Disney Wish. Keg & Compass celebrates the adventure and romance of the sea, designed in the architectural style of a late 1800s Norwegian sailor’s map room. Drawing inspiration from the rich folklore of Norse seafaring, period-style oil paintings will depict tales of the deep and intricate carvings of tentacles, barnacles, compasses, and more will accentuate porthole frames.

Spanning the entire ceiling will be a grand map in old maritime style that features references to ocean lore and pays homage to Disney characters and stories related to the sea. In addition to such characters as Ursula and Moana, the map will call out important locales related to Disney.

Nightingale’s – A refined piano bar inspired by Cinderella’s lyrical rendition of “Sing Sweet Nightingale” in the 1950 film, offering an extensive menu of fine wines, bubblies and hand-crafted cocktails. Nightingale’s lounge will be a thematic extension of the fairytale-inspired Grand Hall from which it stems, with large doors that allow the music to spill into the atrium.

Classically modern with a soft metallic palette, the predominant design feature of Nightingale’s will be a glittering chandelier perched above the piano, with swirling pearlescent bubbles and music notes crafted out of rose gold.

The Bayou – Guests looking for New Orleans-inspired good time can go down to The Bayou, an informal lounge themed to The Princess and the Frog. This centrally located venue will offer creative cocktails, specialty coffees, and signature beignets in a lively, social atmosphere with live entertainment and musical performances.

With magnolia blossoms, lily pads, and a canopy of twinkling fireflies overhead, the Bayou will evoke the magical marsh where Tiana and Naveen take refuge in the film. A bronze statue of each character will be prominently displayed, and two gazebos inspired by the city’s iconic wrought iron metalwork structures will provide intimate seating for small groups on either side of the bar.

Disney Wish Casual Dining & Buffets

Marceline Market – Named for Walt Disney’s early childhood hometown in Missouri, Marceline Market is the Disney Wish’s main food hall. Inspired by popular marketplaces, Marceline Market will feature a changing menu of specialized offerings in a free flow setting with both indoor and outdoor seating and ocean views all around.

Featuring 10 food stalls and a café-style beverage bar in the center, Marceline Market will be styled as an old industrial loft converted into a bustling marketplace. At this food hall, the local proprietors are Disney characters themselves, as each station is themed to beloved animated films such as Tangled, Ratatouille, Alice in Wonderland, Zootopia, and more.

These shopkeepers will curate 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 cuisine, baked goods, and desserts. Effectively replacing Cabanas Restaurant, Marceline Market will offer a casual, walk-around dining experience for breakfast and lunch, followed by table-service dining at dinnertime with entrees cooked to order.

Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods – Located in the middle of the fun on the upper decks, Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods will be the venue for grabbing a quick bite for lunch, dinner or anytime in between. Fan-favorite treats will include Disney Cruise Line’s signature soft-serve ice cream. The Disney Wish will feature the fleet’s first dedicated quick-service venues for barbeque and Mexican-inspired fare.

This open-air eatery comprises five separate food stalls: Mickey’s Smokestack Barbecue, Donald’s Cantina, Daisy’s Pizza Pies, Goofy’s Grill, and Sweet Minnie’s Ice Cream. The design is inspired by the seaside boardwalk setting featured in popular “Mickey Mouse” animated shorts. A large shaded seating area will provide convenient and comfortable accommodations for families to relax and enjoy their meals.

Disney Wish Rotational Dining

Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure – Rotational dining aboard the Disney Wish will be unique, with the debut of three brand-new family restaurants. First up, Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure. This is Disney Cruise Line’s first “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience, bringing the kingdom of Arendelle to life through immersive live entertainment along with Nordic-inspired cuisine.

Designed in the style of a theater-in-the-round, families be invited to attend a royal engagement party for Queen Anna and Kristoff, picking up the story where “Frozen 2” left off. Elsa and Olaf will host the celebration with catering provided by their friend Oaken’s “Hearty Party Planning Service… and Sauna” and live entertainment by “local” musicians who specialize in Nordic renditions of familiar “Frozen” songs.

‘Avengers: Quantum Encounter’ at Worlds of Marvel – Worlds of Marvel is the first-ever Marvel cinematic dining adventure, where guests will play an interactive role in an action-packed Avengers mission that unfolds around them, complete with a worldly menu inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Avengers: Quantum Encounter” will follow Ant-Man and The Wasp as they embark on their first public speaking engagement on behalf of the Avengers. They are hosting a special presentation of the most powerful Super Hero technologies, such as Captain America’s shield, Iron Man’s arc reactor, and Ant-Man’s Pym Particles. This will give guests an up-close look at holographic models, field reports, and iconic scenes from Marvel movies displayed on the screens surrounding the room.

The highlight of this special event is a hands-on demonstration of the latest and greatest Pym Tech, the Quantum Core, which uses unstable, cutting-edge technology to shrink and grow targets. Of course, something will go hilariously wrong, with Ant-Man-style hijinks ensuing.

An unexpected villain will also show up with an army in tow, attempting to steal the quantum technology. Ant-Man and The Wasp will need all the help they can get to save the day, calling on Captain America, Captain Marvel, and the diners of the Disney Wish for back-up.

Every table at Worlds of Marvel will feature an interactive Quantum Core, which is a new device that can cause objects to shrink and grow remotely. Guests will assist Ant-Man and The Wasp as they attempt some small-scale trials, perhaps shrinking oversized luggage for easy stateroom storage.

When enough of the Quantum Cores are activated at the same time, the entire venue will become supercharged as energy pulses through the power channels in the walls and ceiling. Outfitted with Pym Tech and decked out in signature Stark-itecture style, the design of Worlds of Marvel will offer surprises in all shapes and sizes, from a distinctly Marvel hexagonal motif to Easter eggs and hidden details.

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 locales like African Wakanda, Eastern European Sokovia, and the Avengers’ home base of New York City. Guests can expect to find a diverse array of globally influenced items and fun nods to the worlds and characters from Marvel Studios films.

1923 – Named for the year The Walt Disney Company was founded, 1923 is an elegant celebration of the company’s legacy, paying homage to the golden age of animation and offering a tasteful tribute to its Californian heritage.

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.

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.

Disney Wish Fine Dining

Aboard the Disney Wish, guests will savor gourmet meals and exceptional beverages at Palo Steakhouse, Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement, and The Rose, a trio of epicurean excellence exclusively for adults, inspired by Beauty and the Beast.

Palo Steakhouse – An evolution of the restaurant concept Disney Cruise Line guests know and love, now combining the relaxed sophistication of authentic Italian dining with the classic refinement of a modern steakhouse in a genteel setting inspired by Cogsworth. This elegant environment with spectacular ocean views off the back of the ship has been designed with a warm, luxurious palette of rich woods and shining metals, artwork & details that evoke ornate clocks, pendulums and gears.

At Palo Steakhouse, guests will choose from a selection of exquisite Italian dishes and the world’s best steaks, from the most elite American prime cuts to melt-in-your-mouth Australian wagyu to succulent Japanese Kobe and Miyazaki beefs. The menu will be paired with the finest Italian wines and bold craft beers. For dessert, a fan-favorite indulgence: signature Palo chocolate souffle, prepared fresh-to-order and served piping hot with luscious vanilla bean and chocolate sauces.

Enchanté – This will offer the most luxurious dining experience on board the Disney Wish, featuring a gourmet menu crafted by three-Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Lallement, one of the culinary masterminds behind the fine dining experience at Remy aboard the Dream and Fantasy.

Enchanté will offer a romantic and intimate venue, evoking the dazzling candlelight and lavish hospitality of Lumiere, with shimmering light fixtures and illuminations that will give life to the two intimate dining areas and private 10-seat dining room. With an elegant infusion of soft blues and metallic embellishments, the enchanting atmosphere will be completed by stunning ocean views.

The menu will feature superior products and seasonal ingredients sourced from around the world to create an exceptional ensemble of international dishes, masterfully developed with the passion, philosophy and expertise of Chef Lallement. From the moment they enter the glittering champagne room, guests will be swept up in a sumptuous journey marked by consummate cuisine, superlative wines and first-class service.

The Rose – This 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 amuse-bouche and small plates from the Enchanté galley, curated by Chef Lallement.

Disney Wish Kids Clubs & Activities

Oceaneer Club – Children ages 3 to 12 will enter the captivating worlds of favorite Disney stories in the reimagined Disney’s Oceaneer Club, a real-life wonderland of immersive spaces specially designed to unlock their imaginations. Aboard the Disney Wish, this club will offer an exclusive line-up of interactive games and programs where characters stay to play.

With the club located on deck 2, parents will be able to check in their children in the Grand Hall on deck 3 and then send them “down the rabbit hole” on a twisting slide that lands directly and securely into the central hub. Decorated with black-and-white sketches of Disney and Pixar characters, the hub will feature a stage and its own slate of special shows, activities and character appearances.

Marvel Super Hero Academy – A high-tech Avengers headquarters where young “recruits” will train to be the next generation of Super Heroes with the help of their own real-life heroes, like Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Kids will begin by choosing a super hero suit from a selection of power sets based on Marvel heroes like Iron Man and Captain Marvel, and watching their choices become nanotech forms around mannequins in real-time. Then it will be time for “Avengers: Mission Training,” a gesture-based technology game where they put their new suits and skills to the test as they virtually battle bad guys.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – Book pixie-dusted makeovers for kids ages 3 to 12, complete with hairstyling, makeup, costumes and accessories. The venue will feature beautiful wood detailing, chandeliers with candle lights and design elements inspired by Cinderella. There will also be a mural featuring a majestic wooded landscape and Cinderella Castle sparkling in the distance.

In addition to the guest-favorite princess, pirate and knight transformations already available, the Disney Wish will offer a selection of brand-new looks coming soon to the entire Disney Cruise Line fleet. For example, young cruisers will be able to become Captain Minnie Mouse and Captain Mickey Mouse with these adorable makeovers inspired by the characters’ signature Disney Cruise Line looks.

Fairytale Hall – A royal trio of activity rooms where kids will join some of their favorite Disney Princesses and Frozen Queens as they let their creativity shine at Rapunzel’s Art Studio, read and act out stories at Belle’s Library, and test newfound icy powers at Anna and Elsa’s Sommerhus.

  • Inspired by her love of expression, Rapunzel’s Art Studio will be a creative escape where kids will have the best day ever making their own arts and crafts projects, like floating lanterns and paintings.
  • Belle’s Library will be a cozy corner for reading and acting out stories with the help of Disney characters. An enchanted painting above the fireplace will magically transform to bring the tales to life.
  • Anna and Elsa are never far from snow, even in their summer cabin. Here, kids will unlock icy powers during “Frozen Fun,” a series of gesture-based games hosted by Olaf, which include snowball fights with friendly trolls and a hunt for mischievous Snowgies — the tiny, playful snowmen created by Elsa in the animated short “Frozen Fever.”

Walt Disney Imagineering Lab – A first-of-its-kind opportunity for kids to discover the secrets of world-renowned Disney Imagineers – the creative masterminds behind Disney theme parks, resorts and cruise ships – with hands-on activities and inventive experiments. Sorcerer Mickey, the ambassador of Walt Disney Imagineering, may even stop by to lend a wand to the newly minted magic makers.

One of the most exciting things Imagineers get to do is design roller coasters. At the Ride Studio, kids will create a coaster along the lines of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain or Matterhorn Bobsleds — and then climb into a capsule where they will virtually ride their imaginative masterpiece.

Very envious of the 12 and under crowd here, Walt Disney Imagineering Lab sounds awesome.

Disney Wish Staterooms & Suites

Last but not least, the staterooms. These look nice! With an all-new look and feel steeped in enchantment and inspired by dreamy Disney stories, every stateroom on the Disney Wish will be a luxurious retreat designed with families in mind. Each will feature custom-made artwork depicting beloved Disney fairytales created especially for the Disney Wish.

Imagineers have designed dreamlike worlds and restful imagery of enchanted Disney fairytales through glittering gold-leafed headboard murals and framed pieces commissioned exclusively for the Disney Wish. Stateroom artwork represents classic and contemporary Disney stories that capture the essence of wish fulfillment and dreams come true. Beyond the artwork, every detail has been designed to tell a story, from pixie-dusted furnishings to delicate linen embroidery inspired by the fleet’s signature golden filigree.

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, and 877 staterooms (70% of the total!) offer a spacious verandah.

In addition to that, the Disney Wish 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.

  • Most staterooms will feature Disney Cruise Line’s signature split-bathroom concept, with a sink and shower in one room and a sink and toilet in a separate room. All will include a bathtub — perfect for giving children a bath.
  • Enhanced storage options, roomy closets and elevated bed frames with generous under-bed space will provide plenty of places to store suitcases and other bulky items essential to family travel.
  • Little ones will delight in a secret starfield hidden above pull-down beds, with original artwork revealing a constellation of Fairy Godmother overhead.
  • Other exceptional amenities and highlights will include a 43-inch TV, USB and USB-C ports, large vanity, mini drawer refrigerator, full-length mirror, mini safe, hair dryer, privacy divider, queen and pull-out sofa beds, deluxe toiletries, plush robes, and lavish bed linens and duvets.

The Disney Wish will elevate the concierge experience with 76 concierge staterooms and suites — more than double the number available on other Disney ships.

  • Accommodating up to five guests, these rooms will feature spacious living areas, king beds, luxurious finishes and premium amenities. Most will include a generous private verandah, and most have been designed with the rich color palette and distinctive iconography of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Tangled.”
  • One-bedroom concierge suites will have a separate living room, walk-in closets, two 43-inch TVs and two bathrooms (including a master bathroom with rain shower, bathtub and double vanity).
  • Seven exclusive oceanview rooms are Disney’s first-ever staterooms located above the bridge. These will have extended living areas with breathtaking views of the ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the bow.

The Disney Wish will also debut four royal suites that celebrate the gilded world of Disney Animation’s “Sleeping Beauty,” with two Princess Aurora Royal Suites and two Briar Rose Royal Suites. Each pair includes a single-floor option and a two-story configuration, the first of their kind for the Disney fleet.

  • Royal suites will feature extravagant details, upscale furnishings and first-class amenities, including an extensive living area, open dining salon, sizeable pantry and private hot tub on the oversized verandah.
  • Each suite has two master bedrooms – each with its own opulent bathroom featuring a double vanity and either a rain shower or bathtub – as well as a double sleeper sofa in the living room and a third bathroom with a shower.
  • The two-story royal suites will boast floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning statement pieces, like an elegant spiral staircase and a spectacular two-deck-high bespoke stained-glass frieze.

Ultimately, we are really excited for the Disney Wish. It’s actually a bit difficult to reconcile my general indifference towards cruising right now with my hype for this new ship. Everything that Disney has revealed about this new ship (except the price points) makes me more enthusiastic about the upcoming ship.

I don’t want to overdo the enthusiasm or get carried away since it’s mostly just concept art at this point, but the Disney Wish looks amazing. Like the next generation of cruising. It’s as if Imagineering took a huge leap forward, iterating on past designs to make technical, functional, and storytelling improvements in the process. It’s still early, but the Disney Wish looks significantly better than its predecessors, which is really saying something since those ships are exceptional.

The dining slate looks formidable and unique (although it’ll garner the least attention, I’m most excited for 1923), the rooms look really nice, and AquaMouse is exactly the type of attraction (at sea) that is perfect for Disney Cruise Line–something only Imagineering could do. Reasonable minds may differ, but I’m personally pleased that Disney hasn’t gone over the top in adding crazy recreational options that impinge upon the classic aesthetics of the ship’s design.

Perhaps I’m just old and curmudgeonly, but so much of what other cruise lines are adding seems more gimmicky than anything else; “upgrades” that are great for slick marketing materials, but the vast majority of cruisers will never use. In short, I love what Disney Cruise Line has shown of the Wish thus far, and am incredibly pleased with both its style and substance.

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YOUR THOUGHTS

Does this have you more excited for the Disney Wish? Favorite part of the news? Wishing you were under 12 so you could enjoy the Imagineering Lab? Excited for the AquaMouse? Do you plan on booking a cruise aboard this ship, or are you awaiting more details? Do you agree or disagree with our advice and assessment? Any questions? Hearing feedback about your experiences is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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