We Are Wishing We Could Sail on the Disney Wish Soon!

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Disney today shared some brand new footage and concept art of the upcoming fifth Disney Cruise ship, the Disney Wish and WOW is she going to be gorgeous!

Disney revealed the the ship deals with enchantment. (I’m actually surprised that wasn’t the official name.) It’s the enchantment that an be found in Disney’s films that help to bring to life the Disney Wish. But it’s not just the classic Disney films that will be included in this newest cruise ship. No, no. This ship will also include representation that ranges from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars.

Of course, the Disney Wish will still include the touches that we know and love that are a part of a Disney Cruise Line ship. including the emblematic colors of Mickey Mouse and a classic, elegant design.

A hallmark of Disney Cruise Line is the adornment of two-character art pieces on the hull of each ship. For the Disney Wish, it will will feature Captain Minnie Mouse for the first time. As far as the stern is concerned, that will be adorned by Rapunzel who will be suspended by her golden tresses, as she decorates the exterior of the ship with Pascal.

There are a few new additions to the outward appearance, though as the Imagineers have added a whimsical curvature to the deck edge along both sides of the Disney Wish, which will create a sense of magic and visual movement both inside and out.

Disney is viewing the Disney Wish as a castle on the sea. Which will definitely be true by experiencing the new lobby called the Grand Hall. It will be a bright, airy and elegant space that will welcome guests as they first step on board. It will include a fairytale castle-inspired design and will be touched with Gothic, Baroque and French Rococo influences that will give life to the columns, carvings, trimmings and adornments. There will even be glittering trails of pixie dust that climb the three-story columns, spilling across the ceiling and animating the chandelier above which will be a swirling spiral of crystal gems punctuated with light, its crown jewel a wondrous wishing star. (It resembles the magic that happened when the Fairy Godmother transformed Cinderella’s dress into her ballgown.)

At the base of a grand staircase, Guests will see Cinderella as a beautiful bronze statue. There will also be touches of Cinderella’s story on the railings that glisten with elegant stained glass in her signature colors, rich carpeting embellished with icons from the film, and nods to her carriage and glass slipper in the delicate metalwork and light fixtures.

Take a look at more of the Great Hall, as well as how Disney is designing the ship courtesy of this great video:

The Grand Hall will be the gateway to everything that awaits on board the Disney Wish, which all sounds pretty enchanting.

Next week, we’ll have more details to share with you about the Disney Wish because they will be holding a reveal of the spaces and experiences coming to the ship! Stay tuned!

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Rikki Niblett

I am a co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast and do lots of other fun Disney stuff all around the interwebs! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @RikkiNibs or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

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