National Geographic’s Disney Wish Documentary Premieres Dec. 24

Evily Giannopoulos Peros

by , Senior Manager, Public Relations, Disney Cruise Line

If you followed the development of our newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Wish, over the past few years, then you probably experienced a few “Wow – I had no idea!” moments along the way. (I know I did!)

From the complexity of the design to the thrill of each milestone, ship-building is truly awe-inspiring. So it’s no wonder our friends at National Geographic decided to document the ship’s construction … and now, they’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at this incredible process with the world!

“Making the Wish: Disney’s Newest Cruise Ship” premieres this Saturday, Dec. 24, at 9:00 p.m. EST on National Geographic Channel. This 90-minute special follows the process of designing, constructing and launching the Disney Wish through the eyes of the incredible Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney Imagineering teams that brought the ship to life.

At the helm of this first-of-its-kind Disney Cruise Line documentary are National Geographic filmmakers Chad Cohen (director, writer and producer) and Bethany Jones (producer and writer) in partnership with Disney Yellow Shoes. Check out the teaser trailer and official description below:

“At a two-centuries old shipyard on Germany’s North Sea, a marvel of modern engineering is taking shape. Hundreds of construction workers, engineers, architects, designers, animators, composers, storytellers, cast and crew are transforming 144,000 tons of steel into perhaps the most enchanting vessel ever to take to sea. They’re making the Disney Wish a reality.”

We hope you’ll grab some popcorn, gather your family and friends, and tune in this Saturday to watch the debut of “Making the Wish: Disney’s Newest Cruise Ship” on National Geographic! 


  • It’s on Hulu.

  • When will this be released in Disney+ or Hulu?

  • I think it’s really poor from Disney that this isn’t on Disney+. A strange decision when it’s essentially a 90 minute advertisement for the new ship.

  • Why can’t I find this

  • I see it is available on Spectrum. Is there another way to view the documentary?

  • I can’t find this on Disney+

  • If we missed it… will it be streamed anywhere? Disney +?

  • Will it be on Disney+ ?

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