The christening ceremony of the Disney Wish took place Wednesday morning in Port Canaveral, FL and I watched the live stream along with thousands of other Disney Cruise Line fans. It’s been ten years since a brand new Disney ship was christened!
The ship was carefully anchored away from the dock and at an angle so a clear view could be had by those who watched. The stage was bright and whimsical with a larger-than-life storybook background.
The original Disney Cruise Line song – Together We Set Sail – was sung along with Captain Mickey Mouse and Captain Minnie Mouse on stage. It was adorable and I love that this song was created especially for the Disney Wish. We originally heard the song when Jordan Fisher sang it in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2021.
During the ceremony, we received confirmation from Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, that two more Disney ships are still coming along with a second destination in The Bahamas. I don’t know about any of you, but I’d wondered if the two new ships were still going to be happening any time soon after the craziness with COVID the past couple of years. While no timeline was shared on when we can expect to see any of these things, we’re excited by the prospect.
Three Make-A-Wish children were selected to be the Ambassadors at the christening ceremony and seeing their excitement was just the sweetest thing ever. Jenna from Sacramento, CA is 13, Megan from Brookfield, WI is 16, and Colby from Lexington, MA is 10. The performance that took place after we learned who the Ambassadors were was so fantastic. It was a mash-up of different songs from Disney movies such as Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Moana sung by various performers who were onstage. Just wonderful and so entertaining!
Anika Noni Rose was invited onstage next and she did a live performance of When You Wish Upon A Star which was such a special treat! After she finished, a whole bunch of Disney characters started entering the stage. When I say a bunch, I really mean it.
The best part, in my opinion, about this special presentation is that it was just the right length of time to not leave me feeling like it was too much. Sometimes when Disney has a big to-do, it ends up being way too long in addition to feeling like a commercial. This was just right and, in my opinion, very enjoyable.
If you missed the live ceremony, you can view it in the video below.