Disney Cruise Line Shares How They Designed the Upcoming Disney Wish With ‘Enchantment’ In Mind


Disney Cruise Line fans this one is for you! Disney has just released a video giving a behind-the-scenes look at how they designed some of the upcoming Disney Wish ship with characters and enchantment in mind.

This video is the first in their ‘Designing the Disney Wish’ series. Giving guests a peek behind the curtain at the upcoming ship and why they make the design choices they do.

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!

Here’s the video:

The Disney Wish will feature a hull design with “intricate scrollwork pattern reminiscent of the classic ocean liners of the 1930s” and Captain Minnie Mouse. While the stern of the ship will feature Rapunzel.

For the Grand Hall, the entrance to guests when they board, will again focus on the enchantment motif.

Its fairytale castle-inspired design is touched with Gothic, Baroque and French Rococo influences that will give life to the columns, carvings, trimmings and adornments.

Here’s the description of the Grand Hall that was on the Disney Parks Blog. I can’t match their over-the-top descriptions, nor would I ever seriously write like this:

The Grand Hall is Disney Cruise Line’s castle on the seas, 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.

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.

The Grand Hall will be the enchanted gateway to everything that awaits on board the Disney Wish: fairytale worlds, heroic challenges, epicurean indulgences, thrilling adventures, galactic encounters, peaceful escapes and so much more.”

Yeah. Not overselling it or anything.

I mean, it looks cool and it’s very pretty for sure, but “epicurean indulgences” and “effusive burst of magic.”  Yeah. Only Disney can word things like that and be serious while doing it.

Since it’s apparently written by the PR manager for Disney Signature Experiences, the pompousness is probably the expectation.

It’s just not as heartfelt and sincere as someone like Laura Cabo was in the video. She feels so much more authentic and genuine.

But I digress.

We are supposed to get a “grand reveal” of the Wish on April 29th, but until then, enjoy the video.

The Disney Wish is set to sail Summer 2022.

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Source: Disney Parks Blog

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