H2-Wow! The first Disney attraction at sea causes a stir aboard the Disney Wish

The upper decks feature a new family water attraction, three themed quarters with space dedicated to families, children and adults

CELEBRATION, Florida. – Disney Cruise Line is taking fun in the sun to the next level on the Disney Wish with the launch of AquaMouse, an all-new family-friendly water attraction that will bring the adventures of the animated short “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” to life as never before. Plus, three themed neighborhoods offer fun water games, fast-casual dining options, and dedicated space for families, kids, and adults to relax and soak up the sun.

“Disney Cruise Line has pioneered many industry firsts over the years, including the first watercraft on board and the first and only fireworks display at sea,” said Danny Handke, Creative Director. senior, Walt Disney Imagineering. “For the Disney Wish, we wanted to continue that tradition of innovation in a big way. With AquaMouse, we combine the thrills of theme parks, iconic Disney animation and the magic of ocean cruising to create a unique water attraction. of its kind, unlike anything we’ve done before.

AquaMouse — Disney’s first attraction at sea

Families are immersed in the world of Mickey Mouse animated shorts on board AquaMouseDisney’s first attraction at sea. Complete with show scenes, lighting and special effects, and splashy surprises, this one-of-a-kind water ride sends guests on a fun-filled family adventure through 760 feet of winding suspended tubes above the upper decks.

As the story unfolds, Mickey and Minnie start their own shore excursion business — aptly named “Port Misadventures” — aboard the Disney Wish, and adventurous cruisers can join them on a submarine excursion. to Mermaid Lagoon which inevitably (and hilariously) goes awry.

The journey begins when guests board their two-seater vehicles and ride through a magical tunnel teleporting them into the cartoon world of two new animated shorts set through oversized virtual portholes.

  • During “Scuba Scramble,” they’ll encounter curious sea creatures, familiar Disney friends, and more than 60 aquatic effects that bring underwater hijinks to life — all perfectly timed to an original musical score by Emmy-nominated composer Christopher Willis (“The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse”).
  • In “Swiss Meltdown,” Mickey and Minnie take guests on a mountain sleigh ride inspired by one of the Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” shorts, “Yodelberg.” When the sun rises and the snow begins to melt, they’ll race to the top of the mountain while trying to avoid obstacles like avalanches, leaky rock faces and waterfalls.

At the height of the show, guests emerge from the tunnel and embark on a wild water ride around the upper decks. First they slide down the front funnel through an enclosed tube surrounded by dazzling lighting effects, followed by a dash through a dark tunnel leading to a stunning reveal of stunning ocean views .

They then unleash a series of speed blasters as they are propelled towards the grand finale – hovering above the edge of the ship, with a clear view of the deep blue sea. With that, they swoop in for a message sending Mickey and Minnie — another successful run through the books!

Fun in the sun for the whole family

In addition to AquaMouse, families have more pools, more patio space and more restaurants than ever before in a sprawling Mickey and Friends themed pool area.

Located on Decks 11 and 12 amidships, this area features six swimming pools of varying sizes and depths, spaciously spread across multi-tiered decks and surrounded by loungers to provide families with space to stretch out and soak up the sun. . Throughout the day, guests enjoy a variety of poolside entertainment on Funnel Vision, a giant LED screen showing Disney movies, TV shows, live sporting events and more. For guests looking for a laid-back environment, another family pool is available on deck 14 forward.

Disney Wish also features new food and beverage options on the upper decks, including the Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods – the perfect place for families to grab a quick bite for lunch, dinner or anytime. between the two. This outdoor restaurant features five themed food stalls: Mickey’s Smokestack Barbecue, Donald’s Cantina, Daisy’s Pizza Pies, Goofy’s Grill, and Sweet Minnie’s Ice Cream. The whimsical design is inspired by the seaside boardwalk setting featured in the popular “Mickey Mouse” animated shorts, a fitting addition to the Mickey and friends themed family quarter on the upper decks.

A whimsical water wonderland for kids

Toddlers can go “swimming” to the end and beyond in a new Toy Story-themed water play area designed especially for families with toddlers and young children.

Children can have fun in the bathtub Toy Story Splatter Zone, a fantastic water playground where Woody, Buzz and their friends are adorably reimagined as larger-than-life rubber bath toys, moving and spraying water at the whim of the kids. Inspired by the Disney and Pixar ‘Partysaurus Rex’ short film, this tub-themed splash zone combines the Wild West of Woody’s Roundup with the intergalactic world of Buzz Lightyear, featuring two toddler slides and pop jets, geysers and bubblers galore.

To complement the splashy antics, everyone in the family can enjoy a trip down Slide-a-saurus Rex – a double-loop water slide plunging guests “down the drain” with the rest of the toys when the tub overflows.

Other features of this fun pool area include Trixie Fallsa six-inch-deep wading pool with a small fountain and waterfall, and Wheezy’s Jelliesa smoothie bar serving refreshing fruit blends for the perfect refreshing treat.

Sunny serenity for adults

To quiet cove, guests ages 18 and up find a secluded adults-only area dedicated to lounging, sipping, and soaking. Set away from the hustle and bustle of family activities, this relaxing hideaway aft of the ship offers spectacular panoramic ocean views from a luxurious infinity pool. And after a dip, they can relax in a hot tub, relax in a lounge chair and enjoy a cool drink from Cove Bar – an outdoor watering hole offering beer, wine and cocktails.

A favorite of Disney Cruise Line guests, creek cafe is a chic poolside lounge offering gourmet coffees, teas, specialty drinks and treats throughout the day. For the Disney Wish, the sophisticated yet laid-back spot has a new look reflecting the Oceania-inspired artistry of Disney’s “Moana.”

Maiden voyage and inaugural season

The Disney Wish will make its maiden voyage on July 14, 2022, followed by a season of three- and four-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Florida. .

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, customers can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500, or contact their travel agent.

Keith P. Plain