Disney’s Wish is a dream come true!
Disney’s fifth ship, the Disney Wish Cruise, is open with new additions, and setting sail on its maiden voyage this summer, followed by three- and four-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Florida.
Where the Cool Kids Hang
When you think of Disney, you think kids. And Disney Wish has revamped spaces, designed as clubs for the cool kids.
Children ages 3-12 are invited to spring into action alongside some of their favorite Marvel superheroes like Spider-Man and more.
Star Wars Galactic Creature Keepers
This adventure allows kids to step into an interactive space, modeled after a high-tech cargo bay. They also have the opportunity to feed lifelike, interactive creatures. More kid experiences include the Imagineering Lab where they can build and ride their own roller coaster, and Fairytale Hall, where they can create floating lanterns.
The tween hangout, Edge, is a New York City-inspired hangout for ages 11-14, where they can enjoy video games, scavenger hunts and more.
Vibe, a club for ages 14-17, provides teens a special key card to the door to the club. (Parents have to call from a phone outside the door.) Teens can also see themselves in the photo frames that rotate on the walls and can film a movie too. There’s also a coffee and soda bar.
Older teens and young adults can also check out The Hideaway, an all-new space designed just for them.
One of the exciting things for both kids and parents is the freedom of the new Wish cruises. In order to stay in touch on the boat, guests can utilize the wave phones in their rooms, but most will utilize the Disney Navigator app which can be used without Wi-Fi.
Adults need to have fun, too! Hence, the need for new adult exclusive opportunities.
Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge
Watch worlds drift by at this space bar where you can sit back and sip on some unique concoctions while being transported throughout the Star Wars galaxy. Families are invited to experience this interstellar space during the day, but at night, the lounge becomes adults-only, offering tasting experiences and beverages inspired by the hit films.
Onboard Oasis at Sea
Retreat to this relaxing, adults-only refuge with its infinity pool, bar and poolside lounge, all dedicated to swimming, savoring drinks and soaking up the sun.
Cabins with Caché
The tradition of storytelling can be found inside all staterooms on the Disney Wish, thanks to artwork and subtle touches that celebrate elements of Disney films—from castles to the spirit of the sea.
Disney Dining Difference
Arendelle: A Disney Dining Experience
Be a part of the world’s first Frozen-themed, theatrical dining experience as you’re transported to the Kingdom of Arendelle aboard the Disney Wish. Soak in festive musical performances from Elsa and Olaf as you devour Norwegian-inspired cuisine. It’s a dinner worth melting for!
Worlds of Marvel
Join Ant-Man and the Wasp during “Avengers: Quantum Encounter”—a demonstration of superhero technologies. Here you can use an interactive Quantum Core at your table to shrink and grow objects as you take part in an Avengers mission that unfolds around you. All the while, enjoy a worldly menu inspired featuring a range of all-American fare to African flavors.
Named after the year Walt Disney Studios was founded, this dining establishment celebrates the spirit of the studio that started it all. Travel back in time as you dine amid storyboards, sketches and props that illustrate the early animation process, while delighting in some of the flavors found throughout the Golden State.
Lesley Dallas, Fantasy’s Cruise Director who has been a part of Disney Cruise Line for 15 years says it best: “We’re introducing some of the smallest cruisers to live theater. Believe is our signature show and Frozen is the newest.” Dallas says, “We are a floating resort. People feel inner peace when they see the ocean. But we get to add in the best entertainment Disney has to offer. The pirate night theme is one of our most popular, as is Nightclub Under the Stars for all ages.” Or, sit back and be entertained by shows that take some favorite stories and turn them into live fantasy, including a theatrical adaptation of the beloved 1989 Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid.
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Cover photo courtesy Robert Fiebak
Marika Flatt, Outstanding Austin Communicator 2021, is the Travel Editor for Texas Lifestyle Magazine. She began her travel writing career with Austin Woman Magazine when it premiered in the fall of 2002. Now, she writes “The Texas Traveler” section for Austin Woman Magazine and can be seen on TV shows across Texas, offering travel tips.
Gracie Watt is the Editorial Assistant at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a senior at St. Edward’s University in Austin, studying Journalism. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work. @graciethatgirl