Hiya, folks! If you’ve ever been on a Disney cruise, you know that you can’t miss Mickey Mouse and his pals aboard our ships, just like in our parks. There are plenty of opportunities for memorable moments throughout your voyage, whether you receive a friendly wave from Captain Minnie as you board the ship, have a silly interaction with Goofy out on deck or watch Mickey up on stage in the Walt Disney Theatre.
And all throughout your cruise, you can make a fun game out of spotting the Hidden Mickeys we’ve subtly incorporated into the design of spaces. Our ships are even painted in Mickey Mouse-inspired colors – black hull, white superstructure, yellow trim and two giant red funnels, each with the Disney Cruise Line Mickey Mouse logo.
Now, we’re continuing the tradition of honoring your favorite pals aboard our newest ship. When the Disney Wish sets sail in summer 2022, the adventures of Mickey and friends will be brought to life like never before with the debut of AquaMouse — an exciting family water attraction — plus a brand-new pool district for families. We gave you a sneak peek at these experiences during our recent grand reveal of the Disney Wish, but today I want to share more details about the fun in the sun we’ve dreamed up for Disney cruisers.
AquaMouse – The First Disney Attraction at Sea
Families will be immersed in “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” animated shorts aboard AquaMouse, the first-ever Disney attraction at sea. Complete with show scenes, lighting and special effects, and splashtacular surprises, this first-of-its-kind water ride will send you on a fun family adventure through 760 feet of winding tubes suspended high above the upper decks.
As the story goes, Mickey and Minnie are starting their very own seaside excursion company — aptly named “Port Misadventures” — on board the Disney Wish, and adventuresome cruisers will join them on an undersea excursion to Mermaid Lagoon that will inevitably (and hilariously) go awry.
The journey will begin when you board a two-seater ride vehicles and ascend into a magical tunnel that will teleport you into the cartoon world of “Scuba Scramble,” a new animated short that plays out through oversized virtual portholes. Along the way, you’ll encounter curious sea creatures, familiar Disney friends and more than 60 water effects that bring the subaquatic hijinks to life – all perfectly synched to an original musical score by Emmy-nominated composer Christopher Willis (“The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse”).
At the height of the show, you’ll blast out of the tunnel and embark on a wild water ride around the upper decks. First, you’ll zip into the forward funnel through an enclosed tube surrounded by dazzling lighting effects, followed by a quick dash through a dark tunnel that opens up to reveal breathtaking views of the ocean.
You’ll then jet up and down a series of speed blasters as they are propelled toward the grand finale: a soaring loop over the edge of the ship, with clear views down to the deep blue sea. With that, you’ll splash down for a sendoff message from Mickey and Minnie – another successful tour in the books!
Fun in the Sun for the Whole Family Aboard the Disney Wish
On the Disney Wish, families will have more pools, more deck space and more dining than ever before in an expansive district themed to Mickey and friends. Located on decks 11 and 12 midship, this area will include six pools of various sizes and depths, spaciously staggered among tiered decks and surrounded by lounge chairs — along with a fresh take on quick and casual fare with a festive character twist.
That sure is swell, don’t ya think?
More details about the Disney Wish are on the horizon. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog to be among the first to see our exciting updates!
The first Disney attraction at sea? What does that make the AquaDuck?
I want to know – what are the little circles of water next to the small pools? A shower? A jacuzzi?