Make a Wish On the High Seas

By James Hall

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“A dream is a wish your heart makes.”


If your heart wishes for a magical, luxurious vacation with visits to royal kingdoms and intergalactic adventures, the Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship is for you. Booking is open now for the inaugural year of the Disney Wish, 2022. If you have ever contemplated taking a Disney Cruise then this will make for a great first! This ship has magical options for every age and interest.

To Swimfinity and Beyond


Disney Wish is taking fun in the sun to the next level. The cruise will introduce three themed districts to choose from. Each offers dedicated areas for families, children, and adults.


The main pool area will have more pools, more deck space, and more dining than ever before as families enter an expansive district themed to Mickey and his Friends. The highlight of this area will be the first ever attraction at sea, the Aquamouse. The water ride immerses guests in The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse animated shorts with show scenes, lighting, special effects, and splashtacular surprises as you zig, zag, and zoom through 760 feet of winding tubes suspended high above the upper decks.


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Those of us with little ones will delight in an all-new Toy Story-themed district designed for families with toddlers and young children. Young kids can enjoy a large tub full of their favorite toys like Woody and Buzz reimagined as larger than life rubber bath toys that move and spray water at kids. Inspired by the Disney and Pixar short Partysaurus Rex, this bathtub-themed splash zone combines the Old West of Woody’s Roundup with the intergalactic world of Buzz Lightyear. Your toddler will love the slides, pop jets, geysers, and bubblers sized just for them.


For any adults who want a quiet space apart from children this next spot is for you. The Quiet Cove is a peaceful refuge dedicated to lounging, sipping, and soaking. Located away from the bustle of family activities, this secluded adults-only section offers a luxurious infinity pool, poolside bar and a chic cafe.


Three New Exclusive Dining Experiences



Get ready to take a trip into the world of Frozen in the new Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure. The story isn’t he restaurant picks up right at the end of Frozen 2 (spoilers!). Elsa and Olaf invite you to the royal engagement of Kristoff and Anna. Savor Norweigan-style dishes while you enjoy entertainment featuring your favorite Frozen characters.


Assemble your team of heroes for Disney's first-ever first ever Marvel Cinematic Universe dining adventure. You’ll play an interactive role in an action filled Avengers mission that unfolds before your very eyes. This upscale restaurant-cum-technology showcase will bring dinner and a show to a whole new level. The experience features an original storyline where you help the Avengers against an infamous foe. You will be able to enjoy dishes inspired by Marvel locations including Wakanda, Sokovia, and New York City.


Take a trip back in time to the Roaring Twenties at 1923, named after the year the Walt Disney Company was founded. The dining experience is an elegant celebration of the company, paying homage to the golden age of animation. The menu is a family-friendly and tasty tribute to Disney’s Californian roots with dishes inspired by the state's unique collaboration of cultural flavors.


New Activities for Kids & Adults


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There are special adventures for kids aged 3-12 in the reimagined Disney Oceaneer Club. Kids enter the marvelous worlds of favorite Disney stories through decorations and activities in the spaces designed just for them. Young superhero cadets will visit the Marvel Super Hero Academy where they will be trained by the likes of Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man, and the Wasp to be the next generation of heroes. The Fairytale Hall’s activity rooms let kids’ creativity shine at Rapunzel’s Art Studio, read and act out stories in Belle’s library, or test out their newfound ice powers at Anna and Elsa’s Sommarhus. The Walt Disney Imagineering Lab will be a first-of-its-kind experience where children discover the secrets of Disney Imagineers through hands-on activities and inventive experiments. Tweens and teens 11-17 will have access to the Edge and Vibe where they will find unique programming, gaming, and decor just for them.


The Rose Lounge

Adults can enjoy luxurious dining at three new eating establishments inspired by the beloved Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. The Rose is an elegant lounge where you can enjoy a pre- or post-dinner drink or just escape for a romantic interlude. Relax in the elegance of its elegant gilded setting inspired by the enchanted rose from the movies.


Palo Steakhouse is an evolution of the restaurant onboard other Disney cruises. This updated version combines elegant Italian dining with the feel of a modern steakhouse. The decor and hospitality are inspired by everyone's favorite sophisticated clock, Cogsworth.


Finally, Enchante’ by Chef Anaud Lallement will be offering the most luxurious dining experience. The restaurant will pamper you with a gourmet menu from the three-Michelin-starred chef. This romantic setting is inspired by the dazzling spirit of Beauty and the Beast’s candelabra maitre d’, Lumiere. Fresh ingredients and a global menu will provide you with the best of sumptuous international dining.


Take a journey to a galaxy far far away as you leave the sea and head to space. The Hyperspace Lounge guides adults on a space jumping tour with interactive tasting experiences and signature beverages inspired by the Star Wars films. While you sip galactic cocktails, you will be transported to iconic locations like Batuu, Tatooine, Mustafar, and Coruscant. Watch the digital “windows” to see ships passing by. You may even see that fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millenium Falcon.


There is so much to discover on the Disney Wish it cannot be covered by one article alone. Bookings are now available for this enchanted experience on the sea as well as the other ships within the Disney Fleet. Contact me at jhall@conciears.com to make your dreams come true on the Disney Wish or any Disney Cruise. You’ll set sail with magic only Disney can provide.