The Disney Wish is a celebration of nearly 100 years of enchanting Disney stories. Filled with one-of-a-kind experiences inspired by Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar adventures, the Disney Wish embodies the spirit of forward-thinking innovation and visionary storytelling heralded by Walt Disney himself.
The Disney Wish
Everything Disney Cruise Line
– Inaugural Season & Staterooms
– Imaginative Dining
– Spectacular Spaces for Kids at Sea
– Enchanted Escapes for Adults
– Family Places and Fun Spaces
– Adult Only Experience
– Palo Steakhouse Dinner
– Enchante Dinner
– Senses Spa
– Castaway Cay Cabanas
– Adult Activities
– Cruising Concierge
Spectacular Spaces for Kids at Sea
From the tiniest tots to oldest teens, Disney went “overboard” with dedicated kid spaces on the Disney Wish. The littlest cruisers receive dedicated care in it’s a small world nursery. At Disney’s Oceaneer Club, kids ages 3 – 12 have more opportunities than ever to have fun with Disney characters during expertly developed games and programs. Older kids ages 11 to 17 chill and play in their own way aboard the Disney Wish, with trendy hangouts and counselor-led programming created just for them.
The Disney Wish features a totally reimagined Disney’s Oceaneer Club, where kids ages 3 to 12 experience the worlds of Marvel Super Heroes, Disney Princesses, “Frozen” friends and Disney Imagineers in brand-new ways. Each space offers uniquely interactive, memorable experiences that are exclusive to Disney Cruise Line.
Best of all, perhaps, is that your kids can enter the club via a slide from the Grand Hall! Now, come slide down the rabbit hole with me!
Star Wars: Cargo Bay
The peculiar creatures and legendary characters of the Star Wars galaxy take center stage at Star Wars: Cargo Bay. This first-of-its-kind immersive experience places kids in the important role of creature handlers as they learn to manage a mischievous menagerie of exotic beings from across the galaxy, including a porg, Loth-cat, worrt and more.
Throughout the cruise, they use augmented reality-enabled datapads to track and study the creatures on a series of special assignments. But there’s more to this job than meets the dianoga eye: The new crew actually joins an important mission to deliver a pair of secret stowaways, Rey and Chewbacca, back to the Resistance!!
A Celebration of Exploration at Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck
Specially designed for the youngest sailors at Disney’s Oceaneer Club, Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck is a nautical playground inspired by the colors, icons and magic of Disney Cruise Line. This brand-new space is filled with an array of maritime-themed physical and sensory-style games and activities, such as pipe slides and crawl-throughs, ship’s wheels, “busy boxes” fashioned as ship controls and cushy life preserver seating areas.
When little cadets enter the space, they set sail on a fun-filled adventure and enjoy quality play time with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse themselves. At select times throughout the voyage, the space will be open to little ones’ families for group play, and the toddlers from It’s a Small World Nursery will also get dedicated access to the club to explore, learn and play with Mickey and Minnie.
The signature experience is “Minnie’s Captain Academy,” a high-energy training session for kids to exercise their bodies (through playful games, dancing and maritime “drills”) and their minds, testing their imagination and ingenuity during a series of challenges tied to STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Captain Minnie inspects their progress and officially declares them honorary captains!
Walt Disney Imagineering Lab
Imagine what it would be like to create your own Disney attraction. At Walt Disney Imagineering Lab, kids can do just that! Through exciting hands-on activities, children get a unique behind-the-scenes peek and discover how Disney magic is made.
Kids can also tap into their own imaginations and design their very own roller coaster in the style of attraction classics like Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain—and climb into a specially designed capsule to actually ride it!
Inside Fairytale Hall, young royals can craft floating lanterns at Rapunzel’s Art Studio, act out their favorite stories in Belle’s Library, and even create their own ice magic at Anna & Elsa’s Sommerhus. Happily ever after on the high seas, indeed!
When the hub of Disney’s Oceaneer Club transforms into the Snuggly Duckling tavern from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Tangled,” kids have the best day ever with Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they embark on a scavenger hunt to recover the missing pieces of the Snuggly Duckling sign.
In Belle’s Library, children use their imaginations to create the most daring, hilarious, fantastical new story for their favorite booklover. Belle lends her wits and her magic mirror to help determine the characters, plot and conclusion of the brand-new tale.
At Anna and Elsa’s Sommerhus, the newest citizens of Arendelle join a special celebration of Queen Anna’s recent coronation 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 show up to join the fun.
Marvel Super Hero Academy
At Marvel Super Hero Academy, young recruits join a hands-on training session with Ant-Man and The Wasp, who teach them how to create and test their very own Pym Particles, the technology that allows these heroes to shrink and grow objects (and themselves).
At Edge, tweens ages 11 to 14 have fun, make friends and play games in a bright, colorful hangout inspired by a chic New York City loft. The club includes cozy furnishings, comfortable niches for solo gaming and movie watching, and a soda bar.
One of my favorite details is the indoor solarium area, which features a sunny overhead skylight effect, carpet patterned with fresh grass and daisies, a back wall mural of a bright blue sky, and games inspired by a colorful outdoor city park.
Throughout Edge, graphic art displays known as “photo walls” provide ample opportunities for tweens to capture cool, shareable vacation pics that will surely be the envy of their friends back home.
At Vibe, teens ages 14 to 17 meet new friends, watch movies, play games and participate in entertaining activities created just for them. The décor features an electric retro twist, with vibrant neon signs and funky pop art throughout, accentuated by a larger-than-life, brightly painted Mickey Mouse statue. Combine all of that with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, and every angle in Vibe offers a selfie-worthy backdrop for the trendiest teens on the high seas. I cannot wait for my boys to enjoy this club in May!!
For the first time on a Disney ship, the Disney Wish features a third retreat for tweens and teens: The Hideaway. This hip new hangout offers older kids and young adults another place to relax, sip a smoothie, listen to music and more in a posh setting complete with a dance floor and DJ booth – perfect for karaoke contests and dance competitions.
The Hideaway is adorned in a vibrant color palette, retro-inspired design details, a stylized “Hiya, pal” mural and disco ball lights. Adjacent to Vibe, this flexible venue can be opened to the teen club, closed off for tween activities and even reserved especially for guests ages 18 to 20.
No matter where they choose to be, tweens and teens are in for a whole “llama” fun during customized, counselor-led programming designed to engage their unique interests, such as a hilarious new competition themed to the fan-favorite Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film, “The Emperor’s New Groove.” (Boom, baby!) And the fun doesn’t stop there: They’ll also enjoy dedicated activities throughout the ship during special events hosted in Hero Zone, Luna and more.
it’s a small world Nursery
Cruisers ages 6 months to 3 years are cared for at It’s a Small World Nursery, where babysitting services are be provided in a whimsical environment inspired by the beloved Disney attraction of the same name. Here, little ones play games, make crafts, watch movies, read books and spend time with Disney friends under the expert care of Disney-trained counselors. Reservations are required and an additional fee is charged for the nursery.
Let’s Set Sail
As a Premier Level Advisor with Glass Slipper Concierge, I am recognized for providing the highest level of customer service, experience, and knowledge in the industry. I use my personal connections and firsthand expertise to craft bespoke Disney trips for the most discerning clients. On top of that, Disney vacations are expensive and I know how to get the best value for your time and money. You can learn a little bit more about me here: http://www.glassslipperconcierge.com/about-us/specialist/amanda-wagner
In today’s ever changing travel environment, it is important to have a travel advisor with recent AND personal experience in your destination. I have personally sailed with Disney Cruise Line more than 10 times. Since they resumed sailing after covid-19, I sailed the Dream in August 2021 and the Wish in July 2022. I’ll be back on-board in November and next May!
The Disney Wish will sail year-round from Port Canaveral, offering a series of three- and four-night Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay, beginning July 14. I am booking Disney Cruise Line vacations across the fleet of five incredible ships through September 2023, and have an ongoing interest list for late 2023 and beyond.
As Premier Level Advisor with Glass Slipper Concierge, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, I offer concierge travel planning for Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland® Resort, Disney Aulani Hawaii, Universal, Sea World and to over 40 countries on 7 continents through Adventures by Disney® and National Geographic Expeditions.
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