Disney Cruise Line has revealed details of its new Disney Uncharted Adventure interactive experience aboard the Disney Wish.
Using the Play Disney Parks app – guests sailing on the Disney Wish will transform their mobile devices into an enchanted spyglass that will allow them to interact with various screens around the ship to solve puzzles and complete quests.
“While guests will need a mobile device to play, this isn’t a traditional mobile gaming experience,” said Davey Feder, software product manager, Walt Disney Imagineering, during a virtual media update. “This is a heads-up, active experience that can be played with family and friends. The magic will happen all around the ship. The spyglass is not where the adventure takes place – it’s just the tool that brings the ship to life, opening portals into new worlds and allowing guests to interact with them.”
The first-of-its-kind experience begins before guests set sail when the Play Disney Parks app reveals a special greeting from Captain Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse in the weeks leading up to the cruise. Disney’s mouse captain will help guests prepare for the journey by highlighting the important role of the night sky in seafaring – particularly the wishing star that lights the way.
Once aboard the Disney Wish, guests will use their spyglasses to view the night sky and watch constellations take shape as recognizable characters from Disney and Pixar stories. The adventure begins when the wishing star suddenly bursts and shatters, with fragments scattering across the sky and landing in far-off realms.
Using the spyglass, guests will complete quests around the ship and explore famous locations from Disney movies such as Motunui, Never Land and New Orleans. The quests will take them on explorations throughout the ship as they seek artwork, signs and props that transform to bring the characters and settings of these story worlds to life. Adventures include teaming up with Moana to navigate their canoes beyond the reef, helping Tiana cook up a pot of gumbo, summoning Tinker Bell to give the Disney Wish an extra dash of pixie dust, and diving into the East Australian Current (EAC) with Nemo and friends.
“We are infusing the Disney Wish with innovative technology, like augmented reality and physical effects, to create a hidden layer of magic that can only be unlocked with Disney Uncharted Adventure,” said Feder. “Guests might admire a beautiful painting today without realizing that, hiding right beneath the surface, there’s a hoard of mischievous Kakamora from the world of Moana just waiting to escape and wreak havoc on the ship. A digital menu board might showcase what’s for lunch in the afternoon, but later it will host a cooking lesson in Tiana’s own kitchen.”
The experience culminates in a grand finale hosted in one of the ship’s entertainment venues. During this live interactive experience, guests will gather with other players to battle a Disney villain (who’s been pulling the strings all along) and finally restore the wishing star to its rightful place in the sky.
The Disney Uncharted Adventure has been developed with flexibility, replayability and customization in mind. Guests can play at their own pace, choosing when and how to complete the quests. Some guests may not complete all the quests but can still enjoy the finale event, while others can choose to play the quests multiple times, discovering new surprises and rewards with each replay. Families can play together on up to six devices at once, or team up on only one or two devices at a time.
The Disney Wish will sail its inaugural journey 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, visit disneycruise.com.