Snow on a Cruise Ship? Disney Cruise Line Reveals Splashtacular New Adventure on AquaMouse, First Disney Attraction at Sea

Danny Handke

by , Senior Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering

If you’re planning a cruise aboard the Disney Wish next summer, you might want to pack your snow gear. We’re headed to the Alps!

When we announced the Disney Wish a few months ago, we introduced you to AquaMouse, the first-ever Disney attraction at sea. We even shared details about the ride’s original show “Scuba Scramble” — inspired by “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” animated shorts —which will immerse guests in a hilarious underwater adventure with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse through show scenes and special effects.

If you thought that sounded cool, just wait until you hear this… I’m excited to share that our guests are in for double the fun aboard AquaMouse, because we’ve developed not one, but two brand-new original animated adventures to experience on this wild water ride!

Our second show is “Swiss Meltdown,” where Mickey and Minnie will invite you on a mountain sledding excursion that will inevitably (and hilariously) go awry. When the sun comes out and the snow begins to melt, you’ll be off on a frantic dash to the mountaintop while trying to avoid obstacles like avalanches, leaky rock walls and waterfalls — oh, boy! The story is inspired by one of the Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” shorts, “Yodelberg,” and composer Christopher Willis adapted his iconic score from the episode for the attraction. 

There are many fun Disney easter eggs to catch during a ride on AquaMouse, such as an appearance by the abominable snowman from the Disneyland attraction Matterhorn Bobsleds. One of my favorite details is that Chip and Dale are hiding in each show, hitchhiking their way to Disney’s private island of Castaway Cay. Good luck trying to spot them amid the 60-plus water blasters, misters and pop jets that you’ll encounter along the way!

Now here’s a special treat: a first look at the posters for both fun-filled excursions! These will be showcased in the attraction queue to let our guests know which adventure is being featured each day of their voyage.

I can’t wait for guests aboard the Disney Wish to experience AquaMouse for the first (and second, third, fourth…) time when the Disney Wish sets sail in summer 2022! Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more details about Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship.