Here’s How Your Favorite Larger-than-life Toys Will be Making New Friends on the Disney Wish

Danny Handke

by , Senior Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been sharing how Disney stories will come to life like never before aboard the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Wish. I am so excited to have the opportunity to give you an inside look at what our team has been dreaming up, and today I’ll take you to the upper decks where we’re introducing a new Toy Story-themed waterplay district designed especially for families with toddlers and young children. To “swim”-finity and beyond!

Children will have a tub-full of fun in the Toy Story Splash Zone, a water playground where Woody, Buzz and friends will be adorably reimagined as larger-than-life rubber bath toys that move and spray water at kids’ whim. This concept art gives you a glimpse behind the scenes at what characters will be featured in this fantastical new space.

Inspired by the Disney and Pixar short “Partysaurus Rex,” this bathtub-themed splash zone will combine the Old West of Woody’s Roundup with the intergalactic world of Buzz Lightyear, featuring two toddler-sized slides and pop jets, geysers and bubblers galore. 

To complete the splish-splashing antics, everyone in the family will enjoy a trip down Slide-a-saurus Rex – a double-looping waterslide that sends guests plunging “down the drain” with the rest of the toys when the metaphorical bathtub overflows.

Other features of this playful pool district will include Trixie’s Falls — a six-inch-deep wading pool with a small fountain and waterfall — and Wheezy’s Freezies, a smoothie bar serving up refreshing fruit blends for the perfect cool-down treat.

Andy’s Room at Disney’s Oceaneer Club

The iconic friends of Toy Story are no strangers to Disney Cruise Line guests. Whether you’ve danced with them at the lively Pixar Pals Party, watched them celebrate friendship up on stage in the Walt Disney Theatre or played alongside them in Andy’s Room at Disney’s Oceaneer Club, chances are you’ve left one of our ships humming that oh-so popular tune, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” Now, the Toy Story fun continues as the Disney Cruise Line fleet expands.

Thanks for welcoming me as one of the newest Disney Parks Blog authors. I look forward to sharing more details about how Walt Disney Imagineering is partnering with Disney Cruise Line to continue offering one-of-a-kind experiences at sea. 


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