If you think this headline is corny, I’m gonna need you to exit stage left or I’m gonna have to make you walk the plank matey! (Sorry, Riah and I just watched the Grand Reveal video for their “Wish” Disney cruise ship, which starts sailing in 2022, so I’m a tad bit exited.)
I wasn’t planning on watching the video today, but I’m so glad we did.
FYI – Riah may or may not have missed a class at the end of her day because she was glued to the TV.
(Thankfully it was just Wellness!)
Anywho, we are super excited to sail on the Wish in 2022! It’ll be our FIRST Disney cruise ever and I’m claiming it now. Riah has been asking to go on a Disney cruise for awhile now, so this would be perfect!
I currently have her working on a post about what she’s excited to do on the cruise ship, so we’ll post that once she’s done with it. I know she’s excited! But so you don’t have to wait all day for her post, here’s what we learned.
All Aboard: The New “Wish” Disney Cruise Ship Sails In 2022 And Here’s Everything We’re Excited For
Disney Wish Upper Deck
Disney’s taking fun in the sun to the next level on board the Disney Wish with a brand-new family water attraction and three themed districts that offer dedicated space for families, children and adults.
Aquamouse (Water Ride) –
The Aquamouse is apparently a new water ride, and I know I said I’d never get on one of these crazy cruise ship slides, but this one looks FUN!
There are show scenes, lighting and special effects, and surprises. And honestly they had me at “watching TV while sliding”.
In addition to AquaMouse, the Upper Deck will feature six pools!
Oh and while there are spaces just for kids, there are also spaces just for adults!
Quiet Cove (Adults Only) –
Set away from the family activities, this secluded adults-only district will feature a luxurious infinity pool, poolside bar and chic cafe. Sign me up, I’m there!
Spaces Just For Kids On The Disney Wish
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 featuring more spaces and stories than ever before. Riah’s super excited about the secret entrance for kids that they’ll use to slide on into the club! (And I’m honestly not too excited about the “boring” adults entrance aka the door.) But the …
Disney’s Oceaneer Club Includes:
- 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 heroes, like Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
- Fairytale Hall – a royal trio of activity rooms where princesses and princes will 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.
- Walt Disney Imagineering Lab – a first-of-its-kind opportunity for kids to discover the secrets of Disney Imagineers with hands-on activities and inventive experiments.
FYI – Kids will also be able to design their own roller coaster at the Imagineering Lab, and then virtually ride it! So apparently, the Kids Club is where it’s at!
Fun For Adults Only On The Disney Wish
Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge
For the first time on a Disney ship, adults will embark on a space-jumping tour of the Star Wars galaxy at Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge, a high-end bar styled as a luxurious yacht-class spaceship. This richly themed, immersive experience will be reserved for adults every evening, offering interactive tasting experiences and signature beverages inspired by destinations such as Batuu, Tatooine and Mustafar.
Beauty And The Beast Themed Adult Only Restaurants
Guests will also savor gourmet meals and exceptional beverages at an upscale suite of epicurean excellence exclusively for adults, inspired by the elegant icons of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Beauty and the Beast.” Including the:
- Palo Steakhouse – an evolution of the Palo restaurant that Disney cruisers 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, the tale’s majordomo-turned-enchanted-clock.
- Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement – which will offer the most luxurious dining experience on board, featuring a gourmet menu crafted by the three-Michelin-starred chef. This romantic and intimate venue evokes the dazzling spirit of the film’s candelabra maitre d’, Lumiere.
- The Rose – a chic lounge at the entrance of Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté. Inspired by the fateful flower at the heart of the story, The Rose will be an idyllic setting for a pre-dinner aperitif or after-dinner cocktail.
Plus, there’s an Adult Spa
Senses Spa is a tranquil oasis offering indulgent spa and beauty treatments, drawing on the serenity of natural elements to promote pampering and relaxation. The spa will feature private treatment rooms, lavish spa villas, and steam and aromatherapy rooms, while the reimagined Senses Fitness will offer state-of-the-art exercise and wellness facilities.
Disney Wish Staterooms
Most of the ship’s 1,254 staterooms will offer an ocean view! (Which I’m excited about.) And out of the 1,254 rooms, 877 of them will have a spacious verandah, and there will be 451 connecting doors that join rooms for larger families. Plus …
The Disney Wish will also debut four royal suites – that can accommodate up to six guests and will feature extravagant details and first-class amenities.
These include a pair of two-story suites, the first of their kind within the Disney fleet, which will feature stunning statement pieces like an elegant spiral staircase and a spectacular two-deck-high stained-glass frieze.
Disney Wish Family Restaurants
With the debut of three brand-new family dining concepts, dinner on board the Disney Wish will be so much more than a meal! Family restaurants will include:
Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure
Which is Disney’s first “Frozen” themed theatrical dining experience that will bring the world of Arendelle to life through immersive live entertainment — featuring favorite characters like Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf — and world-class cuisine infused with Nordic influences.
But will the kids even eat?
Riah was so excited, I can imagine some kids forgetting to stuff their faces!
Worlds of Marvel
Worlds of Marvel is the first-ever Marvel cinematic dining adventure, where you’ll play an interactive role in an action-packed Avengers mission that unfolds around you, complete with a worldly menu inspired by the MCU.
While we were watching the reveal, Riah got upset the Fairy Godmother cut the lady off while she was talking about this.
Named for the year The Walt Disney Company was founded, 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 with dishes inspired by the state’s unique fusion of cultural flavors.
Disney Wish Bookings + Sail Dates
The Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage — a five-night cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay — on June 9, 2022, followed by an inaugural season of three- and four-night cruises to the same destinations from Port Canaveral, Fla. Bookings open to the general public on May 27, 2021.
More details about the Disney Wish will debut soon, so be sure to follow Popcorn and Tater Tots on Facebook for all the updates!