Disney Cruise Line has added three experiences for children that will be rolled out on new ship Disney Wish.
The ship, due to launch in June 2022, will feature Star Wars: Cargo Bay, Mickey and Minnie’s Captain’s Deck and The Hideaway in the Oceaneer Club.
Children aged from three to 12 can access the Oceaneer Club, which includes the Marvel Super Hero Academy; Fairytale Hall and Walt Disney Imagineering Lab.
Star Wars: Cargo Bay (pictured) will have augmented-reality data pads to track and study Star Wars characters.
During the interactive Star Wars: Creature Challenge experience, young passengers will help feed the lifelike creatures from Star Wars.
Another new space, Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck, is a nautical playground inspired by the colours, icons and magic of Disney Cruise Line and is aimed at the ship’s youngest passengers.
It will be filled with maritime-themed physical and sensory-style games and activities.
Older children can relax in The Hideaway where there will be a dance and DJ booth. They can compete in karaoke contests and dance competitions in the space.
The décor will draw from a “vibrant colour palette” and “retro-inspired design details”.
The line said the spaces would transform kids’ clubs into “living worlds through magical entertainment presented with the care and expertise of Disney-trained counsellors”.
Jim Urry, vice president, entertainment and port adventures, said: “We’re combining renowned Disney entertainment, expertly developed programming and imaginative storytelling to put kids in the centre 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.”
Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage on June 9, 2022, followed by a season of three- and four-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Florida.