UPDATE 4/19/21: The Disney Parks Blog has invited readers to tune into a special 30-minute virtual presentation on Thursday, April 29 at 11 a.m. ET. The presentation will give viewers a sneak peek at all of the magic that awaits, including a look behind-the-scenes with Walt Disney Imagineers and the creative team bringing the Disney Wish to life. Plus, this enchanting reveal will include special character appearances and surprise performances you won’t want to miss! Tune in below to watch!

On this week’s episode of the DIS Unplugged, I mentioned that based on what we were seeing that an announcement had to be coming soon about the release of the Disney Wish – the highly anticipated new ship that Disney Cruise Line is building. Well, no sooner do I say that on the show than Disney announces that they are holding an “event” on April 29th regarding the Wish.

So what do we think is going to be announced? We’ll hear about the ship itself, and get details on various areas and amenities for sure. But at the end of the day, this event is about announcing the release date for the Wish and announcing what date reservations will go on sale.

Based on general history with DCL, my guess is that since this announcement is happening on a Thursday, we’ll see sailings opened up for reservations starting Monday, May 3rd. This will follow the usual routine – the first day of bookings will be for Platinum Castaway Club members and Golden Oak residents, followed by Gold Castaway Club on day 2, Platinum, Gold, and Silver Castaway Club on Day 3 (along with Disney Vacation Club members) followed by the general public on day 4. ALL OF THAT is speculation – just want to make that clear.

Regardless of the actual release dates, we’re finally going to get the details we’ve been waiting for. It isn’t every day that Disney releases a new ship so you can expect this release to be INSANE, especially given the pent-up demand that’s been building over the last year.

I’ll take this opportunity to plug Dreams Unlimited Travel – if you’re interested in booking a sailing on the Disney Wish, you can send an email to future_bookings@dreamsunlimitedtravel.com and you’ll be assigned an agent who will work with you to make sure you get a reservation as soon as they are available (within reason, of course).

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