The Alps? Yes, according to Danny Handke, sr. creative director for Walt Disney Imagineering, cruisers coming aboard the Disney Wish next summer might want to pack their snow gear, because the cruise ship is 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,” writes Handke in the Disney Parks Blog. “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,”
The second show is “Swiss Meltdown,” where Mickey and Minnie will invite passengers on a mountain sledding excursion. When the sun comes out and the snow begins to melt, those aboard AquaMouse will be off on a frantic dash to the mountaintop while trying to avoid obstacles like avalanches, leaky rock walls and waterfalls. 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.
Other fun features during the ride on AquaMouse? An appearance by the abominable snowman from the Disneyland attraction Matterhorn Bobsleds. One of Handke’s favorite details is that Chip and Dale are hiding in each show, hitchhiking their way to Disney’s private island of Castaway Cay. He writes, “Good luck trying to spot them amid the 60-plus water blasters, misters and pop jets that you’ll encounter along the way.”
For more information about Disney Wish, visit disneycruise.disney.go.com/why-cruise-disney/wish.