I just got off the new Disney Wish premiere and a 45 minute Q and A. Lots of details below! First and foremost, we can start booking the Wish sailings for you in late May. Her maiden voyage is June 9th, 2022, and it will follow with three and four-night Bahama itineraries to Nassau and Castaway Cay. There are so many new and extraordinary things on this ship. I couldn’t wait to share it with you!
As you enter, you are in the Grand Hall, which is the center of the ship. It has a stage that is the first of its kind on DCL. The Grand Hall has so many highlights. Some were announced earlier in the month.
The Upper Deck
The Upper Deck has three districts. Aft is adult only, midship is themed after Mickey and Friends, and the third district is the Toy Story Themed Splash Zone.
The Mickey and Friends district has one of the new additions to this ship, the Aquamouse attraction. This is a 760 foot attraction water slide that goes around the upper deck. And it is just over two minutes long, which is double what the Aquaduck is. It does have a 42-inch height requirement. The Aquamouse has a Mickey and Minnie short called the Scuba Scramble. So it’s more than just the water feature, and it looks super fun. Also, on that upper deck, you have the Toy Story Splash Zone. And within this area is the adorable Wheezy’s Freezies smoothie bar. The family-friendly areas of the upper deck have six pools. Many new and fun features to this area but don’t worry; the famous soft-serve ice cream station will still be a part of it.
The Oceaneer Club has a new feature! A secret entrance, which is a slide from the Grand Hall. Yes, your kids can slide into the kids club. They will get checked in on Deck Three, and they’ll slide on down. For the kids that don’t want to slide, there is the typical door that you can walk them through as well.
They will also have the Marvel Superhero Academy. So you will train alongside many of the Marvel Superheroes! As you can imagine, it will be very interactive. The Wish will also have the Fairytale Hall. Here you can channel your inner artist with Rapunzel, sit among Belle’s library, and immerse yourself Anaa and Elsa’s summer house.
If all the above isn’t enough, there will be an interactive Imagineer Lab area. This area includes an incredible design center where the kids can create their rollercoaster and virtually ride it. The kids club bands they will wear will allow them to experience so many experiences throughout the cruise days. For example, they create the rollercoaster. A couple of days later, they can come in and ride it virtually again, and during the open house, their parents can even ride it.
The tweens and teens will be covered with Vibe and Edge; more to come on those areas.
The Nursery, It’s a Small World will be a nominal fee, but all other kids activities will be complimentary.
So much Entertainment
As a whole, Disney is known for it’s storytelling. It is in Disney’s DNA. So there are going to be many different entertainment areas. First, we have the Walt Disney Theater designed with a magical forest theme. One of the productions we know about is Disney’s Aladdin, A Music Spectacular. There is more to come on the new creative entertainment that will take place in that theater as well. There are also three new brand new concepts as far as entertainment stages. The Grand Hall Stage, which will be fun and theatrical throughout the day with pop-up events. The second is Luna. This will be a day to night interactive type family space. Third, Heroes Zone. Heroes zone will be an interactive play and entertainment space.
We look forward to hearing more about this later.
There will also be the Wonderland and Neverland Theaters for those first-run movies and the favorites.
The adults are well taken care of on the Wish. The adult spaces are very well storied.
Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge is going to be so cool. There will have panoramic views of the galaxy. You will jump on a party-like yacht ship and travel to different planets through the galaxies with themed cocktails created for the places you hop to. It is open to families during the day and adults at night. Hyperspace will have a holotube with Holograph type descriptions of the ships you see in the galaxy passing by. They also encourage dressing up in your favorite Star Wars gear for this bar.
There is a new suite of adult-exclusive dining areas as well.
The Rose Lounge, named after the famous Beauty and the Beast Rose. Great for before and after cocktails.
Palo, which is inspired by the character Cogsworth. This is Italian fare with a modern steak house spin.
Enchante, which is Lumier themed. World-renowned Arnaud Lallement will create the french-inspired menu.
The Quiet Cove adult-only pool has a new take, with an Infinity edge.
There are three new unique dining restaurants, and they are rotational.
Arendelle is a theatrical experience that has four characters performing while you eat. Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf will take the stage. The story is post-Frozen 2. So they are celebrating the big engagement, and it will have food with Nordic influences.
1923 will have an old Hollywood vibe. Called 1923, when the Walt Disney Studios were founded, will be a higher and elevated dining experience with a California infused menu.
World of Marvel, which is going to be your interactive dining experience and is a very ambitious interactive and cinematic feel. Disney is going to give us more details later on that.
There are 1254 staterooms, and they have nearly doubled the size of the concierge rooms.
There are four Royal suites. Two of those Royal suites will be two-story with a spiral staircase and floor to ceiling windows.
There will also be seven additional suites that are new to DCL, and those are right above the bridge at the forward part of the ship. These will be exciting to see when they come out.
Again, bookings start May 27th with Disney Cruise Line’s top loyalty members. If you would like to get on our list for one of these sailings, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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