“Our guiding principles in designing the Disney Wish, it had to be uniquely Disney,” said Pam Rawlins, executive producer for Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI).
“We had to pull from a rich storytelling,” added Rawlins. “We had to be very family friendly and create experiences to immerse our guests into the worlds of Disney.”
Disney Wish sets sail in summer 2022
Laura Cabo, portfolio creative executive for WDI, spoke about Disney’s first attraction at sea, Aqua Mouse. “This is at the level of what you’d find at our theme parks,” she said. “Storytelling, getting wet, going fast.”
Denise Case, entertainment creative director for Disney, added: “You’ll be moving from story to story in new fun ways and every day something fun will be revealed.”
An example of this is Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure, Disney’s first Frozen-themed theatrical dining experience, starring characters such as Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf.
“We had an amazing collaboration with Marvel Studios on Worlds of Marvel and our first ever cinematic dinner show,” added Case. “Marvel means fun, action, surprises – potentially a superhero or two.”
Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge
The Disney Wish will also boast a Star Wars bar called Hyperspace Lounge. Danny Handke, senior creative director at WDI, said it’s a “place where adults unwind, relax and immerse themselves in the world of Star Wars”.
“We have another space called Fairytale Hall,” added Handke. “We get to go into Belle’s library. We have Rapunzel’s art studio where you could do some really cool craft activities.
“Guests will get to experience many different characters in Marvel Superhero Academy. Kids can not only train, they can meet a Marvel friend. There’s always some character to meet and some sort of story to experience.”