And boy does it dazzle! Today the Disney Parks Blog released a picture and video that shows the new design concept for the Disney Wish Cruise Ship, and it really is magical!
Enchantment is the special ingredient that brings the worlds of Disney films to such rich and vibrant life. Translating this concept into a design theme provides Walt Disney Imagineers with an unparalleled platform to infuse Disney storytelling into the cruise experience, giving the Disney Wish a completely new look unlike anything at sea!
The Disney Parks Blog says that The Disney Wish will continue the Disney Cruise Line tradition of incorporating an elegant, classical exterior design — a tribute to the golden age of cruising — in the emblematic colors of Mickey Mouse. There will also be a wide range of stories that will be represented onboard from Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, and Pixar!
You can watch the full video here that shows what went into designing The Disney Wish:
Per the Disney Parks Blog:
A hallmark of Disney Cruise Line is the adornment of two-character art pieces on the hull of each ship. For the Disney Wish, elegant filigree artwork on the bow — an intricate scrollwork pattern reminiscent of the classic ocean liners of the 1930s — will feature Captain Minnie Mouse for the first time, solidifying her pioneering place at the forefront of the fleet’s future.
The stern of the Disney Wish will boast a custom sculpture of the optimistic and adventurous Rapunzel. Suspended by her golden tresses, this artistic Disney Princess will appear to be “decorating” the exterior of the ship with her trusty paintbrush and the help of her chameleon pal, Pascal.
Hot dog, I’m ready to board the ship right now! As magical as the outside will look, the inside will be just as jaw-dropping as well. There will be a fairytale castle-inspired design to the Grand Hall where Guests will be welcomed onboard (picture below).
The Grand Hall will be an “enchanted realm where glittering trails of pixie dust climb majestic three-story columns, spill across the ceiling and animate the shimmering chandelier above with an effusive burst of magic. The chandelier is the manifestation of wishes come true – a swirling spiral of crystal gems punctuated with light, its crown jewel a wondrous wishing star.” This ship is truly enchantment brought to life!
The Disney Parks Blog also :
At the base of a grand staircase, beneath the glow of the wishing star, will stand the personification of wish fulfillment herself: Cinderella. A pillar of The Walt Disney Company’s legacy, Cinderella’s story is the epitome of magic transforming wishes into dreams and dreams into reality. The beautiful bronze statue of this beloved and kind princess is just one of many tributes to her story in the Grand Hall’s design – others include railings that glisten with elegant stained glass in her signature colors, rich carpeting embellished with icons from the film, and sophisticated nods to her carriage and glass slipper in the delicate metalwork and light fixtures.
Need anymore convincing that this will be the most magical and enchanting cruise ship yet? Neither do we!
The grand reveal of this new Cruise Ship will take place at a virtual event, Once Upon a Disney Wish, on April 29. If you love the Disney Cruise Line, this is an event you won’t want to miss!