This Thursday’s big announcement regarding the Disney Wish is looming on the horizon, and it’s got me doing a little thinking and dreaming. The question has been rumbling around in the back of my mind for several weeks now as to what exactly I’m wishing for Disney Cruise Line‘s upcoming ship. I’m not talking about itineraries necessarily; my focus is on the ship itself. What activities will we find onboard? What special spots or places on the existing ships are ones that I’d like to see included on the Wish? While this list is in no way exhaustive, and will no doubt grow longer and longer as my imagination runs wild in the days ahead, here are my top three things that I’m wishing for the Disney Wish. Grab a pencil and an old Personal Navigator and start making your own list while you read along, okay?
I have espoused my great love for this location on The DCL Show and on the DIS in the past. How I love this area on the Fantasy and the Dream. Satellite Falls is literally the manifestation of making lemonade out of lemons. In and among the ships’ large navigation globes, Disney Cruise Line has crafted an adults-only space complete with teak lounge chairs, a dipping pool and a rain curtain waterfall. It’s an absolutely perfect location for spending a quiet afternoon reading a book or napping in the sunshine. And it’s my favorite spot on any of the Disney Cruise Line ships.
I am never happier than when I’m sitting there next to my husband as I read a book or idly thumb through a magazine or work on my latest crochet project. Soft music is playing, the breeze is blowing, and I haven’t a care in the world. Yes, please. The Disney Dream didn’t have a Satellite Falls area when it was initially launched. After seeing what could be done with the space on the Disney Fantasy, Disney Cruise Line retrofitted the Dream’s top deck to give us a slightly condensed version. Pretty please Disney Cruise Line, I’m wishing for a Disney Wish-ified version of Satellite Falls.
If you’ve ever stepped foot into Cove Café in the adults-only area on any of the Disney Cruise Line ships, you know the wonderful warm and inviting space that it is. It’s a little coffeehouse on the seas, and it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends or family and enjoy a latte or a tea.
We have a Cove Café on each of the Disney Cruise Line ships currently in existence, so odds are strong that we are going to see a rendition of the café on the Wish. I’m definitely hoping that it’s just slightly larger than what we see on the Dream or the Fantasy without losing the charm of the relatively small, completely enveloping spaces. Maybe just 50% more seating would be enough. Or perhaps it could be a two-story Cove Café…oh all of this wishing is fun…
Interactive Adventures (and Muppets!)
It delights me to no end to see Pepe’s door on the Dream and the Fantasy. Pepe is my favorite Muppet, so to see a wink and a nod given to him gives me the warm fuzzies. The Midship Detective Agency is a wonderful interactive activity for passengers of all ages, and for the kiddo who may not want to be in the kids’ programming or may not want to play in the pool at the time (or perhaps it’s a rainy at-sea day), Midship Detective Agency gives that child – or anyone – something different to do. It’s a fun adventure, and I see the addition of interactive activities like it on the Disney ships as being a huge win-win for all involved. I don’t think that the Muppets could ever be used too much, and I’m really hoping that they’re a part of the magic that we discover on the Wish.
So what about you? What are you wishing for the Disney Wish? Please let me know in the comments section below.
If you missed it, be sure to click here to watch a short video of Pete unboxing the media kit promoting Thursday’s big Disney Wish announcement. And if you’d like a run down of all of the details that we know thus far regarding the newest ship, be sure to check out the amazing page that Jackie designed here. She’s included all of the ins and outs, and it’ll help bring you up to speed just in time for the big announcement.
Of course, when bookings are announced and opened for the Disney Wish, you can contact Dreams Unlimited Travel for a free, no-obligation quote. You’ll receive the expert help of a Dreams agent and shipboard credit when you book…at all no additional cost to you.
Happy wishing…and happy cruising!