Disney has unveiled its newest cruise ship with a Star War-themed bar and a ride — see inside the Wish
- Disney Cruises has unveiled its newest ship, the Disney Wish.
- The Wish will have features like a Star Wars themed bar, a “Frozen” dining experience, and a water ride.
- The Wish will begin sailing in 2022 from Florida to the Bahamas and Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island.
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The "enchantment" themed Wish is the cruise line's fifth ship, and the first of three that it plans to unveil through 2025. All three upcoming ships are currently being built in Germany.
The upcoming Wish will weigh about 144,000 tons and will stand at 1,119 feet long, 221 feet tall, and 128 feet wide at the beam, making it a bit bigger than the Disney Dream and Fantasy ships, which were unveiled in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
All of this will accommodate 1,555 crew members and 4,000 guests inside the ship's 1,250 staterooms.
Disney imagery, including Pixar and Marvel characters, will be prominently featured throughout the ship in the form of themed rooms, statues, and subtle design and color choices.
This, combined with the use of new tech, will create an immersive Disney cruising experience.
This prominent Disney theme can even be seen before guests board the ship. Just take a look at the stern, which will feature a Rapunzel statue "decorating" the ship.
Heading inside, Wish's atrium, the Grand Hall, will resemble a Cinderella castle with its ornate chandelier, stage for shows, Cinderella statue, and large staircase.
Luna — the ship's "town square" equipped with a large LED wall, bar, and stage — will also offer events and entertainment, including adults-only shows.
Like any cruise, the Wish will have outdoor family friendly features like the AquaMouse, a 760-foot long water ride filled with animation, special effects, and music.
This will be Disney's "first attraction at sea," according to the company.
If you're not interested in the AquaMouse, head to one of the ship's six pools instead. If you have children, they might enjoy the Toy Story Splash Zone.
There will also be a large poolside LED screen for movies and live events, and fireworks to bring the Disney charm to nights out at sea.
If you'd rather break a sweat than swim, head to the Hero Zone, a sports area with an obstacle course and competitions (there's even a seating area for those who'd rather watch).
Even the dining options will be Disney-themed. This includes Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure, which combines Nordic-inspired food with live "Frozen" entertainment …
… and the Worlds of Marvel, an interactive Marvel-themed "worldly" restaurant.
Not interested in interactive dining? Families can always opt for the 1923, a California-inspired restaurant named after the founding year of the Walt Disney Company.
Like other Disney cruise ships, the Wish will also have a three-deck, 1,274-seat, tech-equipped theater with Broadway-like shows like an Aladdin musical.
And what would be a Disney experience without a movie theater? The Wish will have two cinemas: the Wonderland and Never Land theaters, both decorated to reflect their respective namesakes.
Children from three to 12-years-old can also spend time at Disney's Oceaneer Club, which will have Marvel heroes, Imagineering, and Disney princesses-themed spaces.
Younger children from six months to three years old can instead be dropped off at the ship's "It's A Small World" inspired nursery.
There'll also be club spaces for teens who need a break from their parents and vice versa.
After dropping the kids off, parents can head to the Wish's adults-only sections.
Looking for a fun drink? The Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge might be a good fit for you. The adults-only bar will be designed to look like a "yacht-class spaceship" with themed drinks and decorations that will bring the Star Wars films to life.
But if you're all boozed out and would rather have a quick dip in a pool, head to the Quiet Cove. Here, you'll find an infinity pool, cafe, and bar, all for guests 18-years-old and up.
And if you prefer to be pampered or if you're craving a quick sweat, there's always the Senses Spa and Fitness area for massages, aromatherapy, cycling, and more.
Adult guests will also get access to three "Beauty and the Beast" themed eateries: the Palo Steakhouse with Italian food and, of course, steaks …
… the upscale Enchanté by three-Michelin starred chef Arnaud Lallement …
… and The Rose, a bar and lounge near the previous two establishments.
And let's not forget about the staterooms, which were designed with the fairytale and "enchantment" themes in mind.
About 70% of the rooms will have a veranda for a fresh ocean breeze. There's also the option to book a room that has a connecting door to other staterooms, which could be convenient for those traveling with a larger family.
Guests who prefer more space can also book a concierge stateroom or suite, or one of the two Princess Aurora Royal Suites or Briar Rose Royal Suites, respectively.
The latter two suites — inspired by "Sleeping Beauty" — can extend up to two stories tall with amenities like two primary bedrooms, a spiral staircase, and a private hot tub.
Concierge guests will also get access to more exclusive spaces aboard the Wish, such as the Concierge Lounge.
The Wish will begin sailing in June 2022 with three and four-night cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay, Disney's private island. All of this can be booked beginning May 27.
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