Imagineering the Disney Wish: Construction Updates from Germany

Philip Gennotte

by , Portfolio Project Management Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering Germany

We reached several milestones in the construction of the Disney Wish since I last shared an update. The team and I are so excited about the progress that I wanted to celebrate it with you today. Let’s take a look at these moments together, shall we? I am thrilled to invite you behind the scenes with a time-lapse video that captures the past few months of our construction journey!

Forward Funnel Installed

In July, the huge forward funnel was installed on the top deck. Our iconic red funnels are unique to Disney Cruise Line and one of my favorite details of the Disney fleet. They are sleek and graceful, reminiscent of classic ocean liners, with the Disney Cruise Line logo visible on each side.

Aboard the Disney Wish, the aft funnel houses the main engines’ exhaust pipes, and the forward funnel offers a truly unique and new experience — the Wish Tower Suite. This 2,000-foot penthouse in the sky will provide unparalleled views of the ocean. All that is left is outfitting the space.

Last Block Mounted

In August, our team of Imagineers at the Meyer Werft shipyard completed the momentous milestone of mounting the last block on the Disney Wish. As you can imagine, this was a special moment for our team. After months of dedication and hard work, we were able to see the exterior of the ship come together. The Disney Wish is nearly complete from a construction point of view! We continue to work on the interior outfitting, cabin installations and ship commissioning.

Stern Filigree Completed

Lastly, we have the completion of the “stern filigree.” The stern filigree proudly carries the name of the ship: Disney Wish. This is a preview of what is to come for the bow filigree, so stay tuned for future updates.

Sharing these photos with you is like flipping through a photo album of memories. Not only does each milestone signify another step toward launching our newest ship next summer, but it also represents the incredible team who made each milestone possible. I look forward to sharing more with you soon.


  • Looks MAGICAL!

  • Great article Philip Gennotte, with one error that I noticed: summer begins June 21, 2022, So the WISH’s launch is in spring.

  • I Can’t Wait im going next year with my dad for a new Disney Wish!

  • We just went on our first ever Disney Cruise in October…and we are HOOKED! Cannot wait to cruise on the Wish! These photos and the time lapse video are 👏🏼🙌🏼👍🏼. Sooo exciting!!!

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