Disney Cruise Line has unveiled new experiences on board Disney Wish for kids, tweens and teens: Star Wars: Cargo Bay—a high-tech starship on a mission to assist the Resistance; Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck— a nautical playground for the little ones; and The Hideaway, which the cruise line says, is “a hip hangout with an ultra-exclusive VIP list.”
“With even more spaces, stories and characters than ever before, the stage is set for a line-up of truly remarkable new experiences for children aboard the Disney Wish,” said Jim Urry, v.p., entertainment and port adventures, Disney Cruise Line, in a press release statement. “We’re combining renowned Disney entertainment, expertly developed programming and imaginative storytelling to put kids in the center of their own adventures right alongside some of Disney’s most beloved characters, like Mickey Mouse, Chewbacca, Black Panther, Rapunzel, Belle, Anna and Elsa, and more.”
Included in the array of kids’ onboard entertainment areas is Disney’s Oceaneer Club, for those 3-12, which will feature Marvel Super Hero Academy; Fairytale Hall, a royal trio of activity rooms inspired by Rapunzel, Belle and “Frozen” friends; and Walt Disney Imagineering Lab. Rounding out Disney’s Oceaneer Club are Star Wars: Cargo Bay and Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck.
Star Wars: Cargo Bay will place kids in the role of creature handlers as they learn to manage a menagerie of exotic beings from across the galaxy. Throughout the cruise, they’ll use augmented reality-enabled datapads to track and study the creatures on a series of special assignments.
Specially designed for the youngest sailors, Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck is a nautical playground inspired by the colors, icons and magic of Disney Cruise Line. This space will be filled with an array of maritime-themed physical and sensory-style games and activities. The signature experience will be “Minnie’s Captain Academy,” a high-energy training session for kids to exercise their bodies (through playful games, dancing and maritime “drills”) and their minds, testing their imagination and ingenuity during a series of challenges tied to STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics).
When it comes to older kids, there are several hangouts on board Disney Wish, including Edge, for tweens ages 11 to 14, and Vibe, for teens ages 14 to 17, as well as the aforementioned The Hideaway, for older kids and young adults, and featuring a dance floor and DJ booth. Each venue will include complimentary refreshments: Edge will have a soda bar, Vibe will serve soda and coffee drinks, and The Hideaway will offer smoothies.
The Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage on June 9, 2022, followed by a season of 3- and 4-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Florida.
For more information about Disney Wish, visit disneycruise.disney.go.com/why-cruise-disney/wish.