Who’s ready to set sail with the Disney Cruise Line? While we’re huge fans of the cruise line’s four current ships in the Disney fleet, including Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wonder – we must say we are ecstatic to try the new ship in the fleet… Disney Wish! The 5th Disney Cruise Line ship is scheduled to set sail for its maiden voyage out of Port Canaveral in Summer 2022. As we make our summer cruise plans, Disney is sharing more and more information about their newest ships that just keeps on building anticipation!
Just yesterday Disney shared new details about the character-filled fun in store for young children aboard the Disney Wish. Now, we’re learning tweens and teens are in for a whole lot of excitement with special hangouts revealed. Disney Parks Blog shares, “Older kids ages 11 to 17 will chill and play in their own way aboard the Disney Wish, with trendy hangouts and counselor-led programming created just for them. Featuring all-new looks that combine sophisticated design with youthful Disney touches, these clubs will be bursting with creative design details, comfortable lounge space, and high-tech entertainment.”
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First up, let’s take a look at “Edge” which is specifically for tweens ages 11 to 14. Disney shares, “Make friends and play games in a bright, colorful hangout inspired by a chic New York City loft. The club will include cozy furnishings, comfortable niches for solo gaming and movie watching, and a soda bar.” The space offers an “indoor solarium area, which will feature a sunny overhead skylight effect, carpet patterned with fresh grass and daisies, a back wall mural of a bright blue sky, and games inspired by a colorful outdoor city Park.” Does your tell love snapping selfies and photos? The Edge will have graphic art displays are known as “photo walls” for fun photo ops.
Vibe is the perfect spot exclusively for teens ages 14 to 17. Disney shares, “Meet new friends, watch movies, play games, and participate in entertaining activities created just for them. Inspired by a Parisian artists’ loft, this stylish space will feature classic architectural elements like regal French columns and paneled walls covered with whimsical pop art murals and colorful graffiti, as well as a traditional French Morris column plastered with Disney-inspired travel posters. The décor will feature an electric retro twist, with vibrant neon signs and funky pop art throughout, accentuated by a larger-than-life, brightly painted Mickey Mouse statue. Combine all of that with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, and every angle in Vibe will offer a selfie-worthy backdrop for the trendiest teens on the high seas.”
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And get this! For the first time on a Disney ship, the Disney Wish will feature a third retreat for tweens and teens called “The Hideaway.” Disney describes The Hideaway as a “hip new hangout” that “will offer older kids and young adults another place to relax, sip a smoothie, listen to music and more in a posh setting complete with a dance floor and DJ booth – perfect for karaoke contests and dance competitions. The Hideaway will be adorned in a vibrant color palette, retro-inspired design details, a stylized “Hiya, pal” mural, and disco ball lights. Adjacent to Vibe, this flexible venue can be opened to the teen club, closed off for tween activities, and even reserved especially for Guests ages 18 to 20.”
Do you have a tween and/or teens that would love to enjoy these spaces in the near future on the Disney Wish Cruise Ship? As we wait to hear what other surprises Disney has to reveal about the new cruise ship, it’s time to do a little cruise booking! Check out all the details of Disney’s newest cruise ship along with bookings available here. Happy planning (and sailing!), Disney cruisers!