If you look through the activities available on the Disney Wish, it will look pretty similar to other Disney cruises. There is trivia, beverage tastings, character meet and greets and movies to name a few.
While talking about movies, this ship as two movie theaters that show Disney movies throughout the day. One is themed to Peter Pan and one is themed to Alice in Wonderland. When we were exploring, the Alice in Wonderland theater had a movie playing so we couldn’t enter but we did explore inside the Peter Pan theater. Again, the details in the theater are so well done. From the Tinkerbell lights to the carving on the backs of the seats. Both theaters are very small. Not an issue on a beautiful day when most guests are outside but not sure how it work out on a rainy day.
As I mentioned in my previous blog, we did the Art of the Ship tour. This is complimentary and you sign up in the app. I know that it is offered on other ships but this was the first time I have done it. It was about an hour and we walked around the 3 main decks inside. It was a great way to hear about the details of design and see things that I probably would not have noticed on my own.
Speaking of the app, it is very important that you have your app downloaded and ready to use. EVERYTHING is in the app. There were no paper navigators each evening waiting for you in your stateroom. What I liked was being able to see everything that was going to be available for the entire cruise at one time. I could select “favorite” activities and then the app would push a notification of those activities to my phone and Apple watch 15 minutes before they were scheduled to start.
One featured activity on the Disney Wish is the Aquamouse. If you have been on the other ships, you may have experienced the Aquaduck or the Aquadunk. The Aquamouse is a combination of a ride and a water slide. Your raft starts out on a conveyor belt (not in water at all) and you move slowly up into a tunnel with a Mickey short playing on different panels as you ascend. Once you get to the top, your water slide ride begins. It was very fun!! I would say my biggest concern was getting in and out of the raft… and it was not easy. As I came around the corner at the end, I said to the cast member that I am going to need help getting out. He said “That’s what I am here for” and he was a big help with getting out. So don’t let that concern stop you!
I have been a huge Disney and travel fan since childhood. I love going to new places and, of course, heading to Disney as often as I can.