A new Disney Cruise experience awaits! Disney Cruise Lines welcomes the 5th ship, the Disney Wish ready to set sail in June 2022. Complete with new restaurants, the first attraction at sea, and all your favorite Disney characters, here’s everything we know so far about Disney Wish!
Disney Cruise Line Disney Wish
We have been anxiously awaiting more news about Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish! And we are happy to report that we finally know a little more. The Disney Wish will start with its Maiden voyage on June 9th, 2022. We can’t wait to see all that’s in store for this beautiful ship.
When Does the Disney Wish Cruise Ship Set Sail?
The Disney Wish sets sail with its Maiden voyage set for June 9, 2022. Bookings for the Disney Wish begin May 27, 2021, with early access for Castaway Club members starting May 17, 2021. The response to the Disney Wish has been incredible; so we recommend booking as soon as you’re able if you’re planning to sail in the early itineraries.
Disney Cruise Line’s Newest Ship
The Disney Wish joins the Disney Cruise Line Fleets in 2022, alongside the Wonder, Fantasy, Dream, and Magic. The Disney Wish will visit a variety of locations, but most notably will eventually visit the port at Disney’s New Private Island, Lighthouse Point. This Bahamian Island is beautiful. Though plans for this port have been delayed, we’ll still share the info recently shared at D23.
Learn More About the Disney Wish
As part of the information being shared Disney Parks Blog has revealed an *ALL NEW* area of the webpage called “Everything Disney Wish.” This hub of information will be the home for all things Disney Wish as we wait to learn more about ports, booking, and how to be part of the Disney Wish magic come Summer 2022.
What is Coming to the Disney Wish Cruise Ship?
With never-before-seen entertainment and features, there is so much coming to the Disney Wish Cruise Ship. Disney Cruise Line has really outdone itself with all they have planned! See below for new dining, kids and adults experiences, shows, and more! We think this is something the whole family will be able to enjoy.
Disney Wish Theme
The stern of the Disney Wish ship highlights a perfectly coiffed Rapunzel from Tangled and sidekick chameleon, Pascal playing around on the front of the boat as the ship’s mascot. Complete with gold lettering on the distinctive Navy of the Disney Cruise Line Fleet. The entire theme of the ship revolves around “wishing” and features a golden Cinderella in the atrium. The atrium also features a grand chandelier, complete with a wishing star. Three levels will tower over the atrium, giving fantastic views for guests. We can’t wait to see what this will look like at Christmastime!
Disney Wish Spaces
The Grand Hall: The elegant atrium features a magical Tangled feel, featuring a floating lantern chandelier, light wrapping staircases and balconies, and an all-over purple and pink color scheme. The area features Gothic, Baroque, and French Rococo influences lending a little more elegance and a lot more magic to the spaces.
The Grand Hall is Disney Cruise Line’s castle on the seas, an enchanted realm where glittering trails of pixie dust climb majestic three-story columns, spill across the ceiling and animate the shimmering chandelier above with an effusive burst of magic. The chandelier is the manifestation of wishes come true – a swirling spiral of crystal gems punctuated with light, its crown jewel a wondrous wishing star.
And as the pillar of the Walt Disney Company legacy, a golden statue of Cinderella stands next to the bottom of the grand staircase. Along with other royal treatments across the entire ship! From glass slippers to magic decorations on the carpet, it seems as Disney magic will be everywhere!
Family Restaurants on the Disney Wish
Disney Cruise Line is known for its amazing dining experiences. Whether you’ve experienced the Tangled restaurant on the Disney Magic or been to one of their adult-only restaurants like Palo or Remy, then you’ll know that guests on Disney Cruise ships are always in for a treat, quite literally.
So we were very happy to learn more about the dining experiences that will be available to cruisers on the Disney Wish and we are so excited to see these come to life!
Seasoned Disney Cruisers know that every Disney Cruise Ship currently has Cabanas onboard. That will all change with Disney’s newest cruise ship, the Wish. Instead of Cabanas, the Wish will offer Marceline Market. The style of dining will remain the same, with food stations available for breakfast and lunch and table service for dinner. The theming, however, will look much different than Cabanas. Themed after Main Street U.S.A. this dining option will play a tribute to Walt’s small-town life as a child.
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, but with a distinctly Disney design twist: At this food hall, the local proprietors are Disney characters themselves! Each station is themed to beloved animated films such as “Tangled,” “Ratatouille,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Zootopia” and more.
Arrendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure
For a premium dining experience and musical celebration, Arendelle, a Frozen Dining Adventure. This show will feature performances from Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff. And guests will enjoy elegant dishes with Nordic influences.
Maybe classic Hollywood is a bit more your style, and that’s ok! 1923 will take you back in time to the time period when Walt Disney Studios was founded. You’ll be immersed in the early animation process via sketches and illustrations. 1923 will feature an elegant Hollywood-style menu inspired by a California fusion of cultural flavors.
Worlds of Marvel
And last but not least, for our fellow Marvel fans, a Marvel-themed restaurant, Worlds of Marvel is the first-ever Marvel Cinematic dining adventure. This dining experience will transport you to an interactive world where a mission unfolds around you. You can expect global cuisines inspired by your favorite heroes. And don’t be surprised if you get recruited by the Avengers to help complete the mission!
Ant-Man and Wasp fans will be happy to know that these two will be leading this interactive dining experience. Showcasing Pym Tech, the Quantum Core- at each table, this dining experience is sure to be unlike anything we’ve experienced at land or sea. And we can’t wait to hear more about the menu! Click here to read all the details released by Disney Cruise line.
As with all of the Disney Cruise ships, there will be casual or quick-service restaurants as well, and we are hoping for a pretty amazing coffee bar. We will share more info as we find out what will be offered!
Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods
The Disney Wish will also have a brand new set of restaurants perfect for Quick Serve Dining, and ice cream of course! These restaurants will be situated on the upper decks for easy grab and go dining any time you like!
Also offering delectable American classics and other snackable goodies, this open-air eatery comprises five uniquely themed food stalls: Mickey’s Smokestack Barbecue, Donald’s Cantina, Daisy’s Pizza Pies, Goofy’s Grill and Sweet Minnie’s Ice Cream. The entire area is inspired by the seaside boardwalk setting featured in popular “Mickey Mouse” animated shorts.
Adult Restaurants on the Disney Wish
The Rose Lounge
And for those who love a tale as old as time, the Disney Wish will have Beauty and the Beast-themed areas for adults as well! Starting with The Rose, a chic lounge, which is a perfect place for a before or after dinner cocktail.
Palo Steakhouse- Cogsworth Themed
The Disney Wish will have a reimagined version of Palo, inspired by Cogsworth and featuring Italian dining with a steakhouse atmosphere. As the quintessential adult signature dining experience, this restaurant will continue to have a dress code and require reservations!
Lastly in this trio of Beauty and the Beast-themed adult-only restaurants is Enchante. Enchante will be a premier, elegant experience with a menu created by 3 Michelin star chefs, Arnaud Lallement.
Star Wars fans will love the new Hyperspace Lounge for adults. With panoramic views of the galaxy and out-of-this-world concoctions, the Hyperspace Lounge will provide views of Tatooine, Batuu, and much more. Check out all the details on the Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge.
Disney Wish Activities for Kids
Some of the most exciting news to come out of the Disney Wish is everything the ship will have for kids!
Toy Story Splash Zone
A new Splash Zone, themed to Toy Story will be a great spot for little ones to play and cool off. Featuring Buzz, Woody and all our favorite Toy Story characters.
The Disney Oceaneer Club
The Disney Oceaneer Club has always been a great way for kids to learn and explore with Disney Cruise Cast members. And now, it’s getting an upgrade! The new Disney Oceaneer Club will have a secret entrance into the club for kids only! Kids can slide from the main lobby to their destination!
Marvel Academy will also be a part of the kids club and will offer superhero training and more! Our favorite characters expected to be part of the action include Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man, and The Wasp. Kids will also be able to choose their own hero suit and put it to the test.
Walt Disney Imagineering Lab
The kids club on the Disney wish will also feature an interactive lab that allows kids to see the world of Imagineers. Kids can even design and virtually ride their own roller coaster!
And Fairytale Hall will feature Rapunzel’s Art Studio, Belle’s Library, and Anna and Elsa’s Summerhaus. There is so much coming to the Disney Wish for kids, they’ll never want to leave! The kid’s clubs on Disney Cruise Line ships are always top-notch and we are excited to see all it has to offer for little ones.
Disney Wish Activities for Adults
If you’ve ever traveled with Disney Cruise Line, then you’ll know that it’s not just for kids! In fact, we’ve written before about why Disney Cruises are great for Adults. Disney Cruise Line always has great areas for adults and the Disney Wish definitely does not disappoint in this area! In addition to the amazing restaurants and lounge experiences above you can also experience things like bingo, game night, trivia, and more!
The Disney Wish also includes a sprawling adult-only area on the upper deck. The Quiet Cove area for adults only will feature an infinity pool, the first-ever for a Disney Cruise! There’s so much to look forward to and we think adults of any age are going to love all of these offerings. Senses spa will also be available on the Disney Wish, as it is on other Disney Cruise Line ships.
Disney Wish Entertainment
The Disney Wish will boast some never-before-seen entertainment onboard.
The Aqua Mouse will be the first Disney attraction at sea! A 760 foot wild water ride will take you around the top deck of the Disney Wish. The ride will feature Mickey and Minnie in Scuba Scramble. They’ve just started their own Excursion Company, appropriately named Port Misadventures, and they’re inviting you along to Mermaid Lagoon! What could wrong, right? With show scenes, lighting, special effects, and more, this water ride will take you to the animated world of the Mickey Mouse shorts. With twists, turns, and beautiful ocean views, the Aqua Mouse ends by bringing you to a lazy river. We can’t wait to see how this adventure turns out!
The Grand Hall Stage
There will also be new entertainment options onboard the Disney Wish. The Grand Hall Stage will serve as a fun entertainment space throughout the day and night featuring Disney characters.
The Luna stage will act as the day to night hub for interactive shows. Showcasing family-friendly entertainment by day and a more upscale experience by night.
Hero Zone is where futuristic imagination meets active play and is a great place to connect with the whole family. This recreation area promises to be a blast!
Walt Disney Theatre
The main theater is Walt Disney Theater featuring Disney Wish Broadway Shows. Because you can’t have mention wishes and not mention the Genie himself, the Disney Wish theatre is set to add a reimagined Broadway production of Aladdin. The Walt Disney Theatre onboard the Disney Wish Cruise Ship will also feature two new original productions and we can’t wait to find out more about those! These Broadway shows will be held in the Walt Disney theatre, whose design is inspired by a magical forest.
Wonderland and Neverland Movie Theaters
And the two newest theaters to be added to the lineup will provide you more options than ever to watch classic and first-run films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and more. We always love the movie theaters onboard Disney Cruise, so we can’t wait to see what these new ones look like!
Fireworks at Sea
And of course, no cruise entertainment would be complete without fireworks! Thankfully, this nighttime display is still on the list of things to look forward to! We can’t wait!
Disney Wish Staterooms
There will be 1254 staterooms onboard the Disney Wish. And over 900 of these will be connecting staterooms, which is perfect for families. There will be 4 royal suites and 7 additional suites.
Staterooms on board the Disney Wish will be storybook-inspired. The rooms look modern, yet warm and inviting. Not only will these staterooms feature beautiful artwork from our favorite stories like Cinderella and Tangled; but they will also have a luxurious feel, with upscale amenities and great features for families like extra storage. For the first time ever, the Disney Wish will also have two-story- yep you read that right -TWO STORY suites with a spiral staircase for the ultimate in luxury! There will only be two of these suites, and we anticipate they’ll be quite expensive, but I mean look at that spiral staircase! Disney Cruise concierge experiences will be upgraded as well!
Where will the Disney Wish Cruise Ship Go?
For now, the Disney Wish will be sailing out of Port Canaveral to the Caribbean, with stops at Castaway Cay. You can check this link for the itineraries and prices!
Eventually, the Disney Wish plans to stop at Lighthouse Point. Lighthouse Point development has been delayed due to COVID-19 and is expected to be complete by 2024.
Lighthouse Point Eleuthera | Bahamas
Disney Cruise Line confirmed the purchase of Disney’s 2nd private island, joining Castaway Cay as a private port location for Disney Cruise Line travelers. Eleuthera, a Bahamian Island is known for its pink sand beaches and where Lighthouse Point will be situated.
The focus of Eleuthera is to preserve the natural landscape while bringing in elements of the cultural local air. Local artisans, performers, and the like will be part of the Eleuthera experience as Disney’s port at Lighthouse Point. The island features rolling pink sand beaches, coral reefs, and caves. Eleuthera is also home to the Leon Levy Native Plant Reserve, sitting on 25 acres. Aligned with Disney’s Conservation goals of preserving the natural landscape we’ll be interested to see if this center preserve and its environmental education center becomes part of the port experience.
Booking a Cruise on the Disney Wish
The Disney Wish is open for booking with sailing dates for Summer and Fall 2022. Ports currently include Nassau, Bahamas. You can see early booking dates here. When we recently sailed on the Disney Magic, we inquired about the exact dates the Wish would start booking and begin sailing, and we were told that is still to be determined. We’ll be sharing all the new info in this post as more Disney Wish news arrives. And keep an eye on the Disney Cruise Line page for more! Stay tuned!