Fifth Disney Cruise Ship Named – Wish

Your wish is their command on every Disney Cruise Vacation. I find ‘wish’ to be an intriguing name to add to the current Disney fleet with the Disney Magic, Wonder, Dream & Fantasy. As you sail the high seas with luxurious service, surroundings & experiences you will have an unforgettable experience that will last a lifetime and the fifth Disney Cruise ship will be making wishes come true for many generations of families.

During the D23 Expo today, Bob Chapek was joined by Joe Rohde as he announced the name of the 5th Disney Cruise ship and also revealed a few details about the atrium and the iconic character that will adorn the ship’s stern.

Concept art for Disney Wish Stern © DISNEY

The stern on the new ship will feature Rapunzel on the Disney Wish. Disney Parks Blog states ” Our favorite artsy princess, paintbrush in hand, uses her enchanted hair to suspend herself as she decorates the stern of the ship with the help of her feisty sidekick, Pascal. Spirited, smart, curious and above all, adventurous, Rapunzel embodies the wish and desire to see and experience the world. The stern on the new ship will feature Rapunzel on the Disney Wish.”

Concept art for the Atrium on the Disney Wish ©DISNEY

The ships atrium design is set to be bright, airy & elegant in true Disney fashion. The atrium has been inspired by the beauty of an enchanted fairytale.

Although the Disney wish is scheduled for delivery to Disney in late 2021, it will not set sail until January 2022. Two more ships will following the coming years and all of the new ships will be powered by liquefied natural gas and will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream & Fantasy at approx 144,000 gross tons with 1,250 guest staterooms.

Eleuthera island in the Bahamas © DISNEY

Further details were revealed about Disney’s private beach that is currently a work in progress. As previously announced, the location is on Eleuthera in the Bahamas and Disney’s private beach will be called Lighthouse Point. Joe Rohde is also spearheading the development of Lighthouse point and has been busy touring the culture of The Bahamas with local artist & experts. Joe has stated that Disney Will be involved in conservation efforts to preserve and protect the environment and is working to create a destination that immerses guests in Bahamian culture and Disney magic.

Concept art for Lighthouse Point ©DISNEY

After assessments are done and plans are reviewed, construction could begin in 2020 with completion in late 2022 or 2023.

In total three new ships will be joining the Disney Cruise Line fleet. There will be magic for everyone and I am sitting on the edge of my seat to hear any new details on the ships & the ports that they will visit.

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New Disney Infinity Content announced for the Disney Cruise Line Bands.

Among the Disney Infinity news, at the D23 Expo this year, was an announcement about being able to bring home exclusive Disney Infinity content with you after sailing on the remodeled Disney Dream Ship.  The Disney Dream will undergo Dry Dock from Oct 4th – Oct 24th 2015.  When the ships sails this November it will include an all new Disney Infinity space and toy box elements as part of the kids club areas.  This space will offer Disney Infinity 3.0 kiosks along with interactive experiences.

The Disney Dream ship, currently offers 3 to 4 night Bahamian cruises out of Port Canaveral.  If you’ve been dreaming of a cruise, you could consider adding one of these short sailings to your next Walt Disney World vacation.

Along with some amazing Star Wars additions, check out all of the news for the Disney Dream remodel by Clicking HERE

UPDATE:  Now that Disney 3.0 has  been released we know more details about what has been released with the Oceaneer Bands or Disney Cruise Line MagicBands…

Any Oceaneer Band will work, including those from a previous sailing and from any cruise ship.  There may still be some content that is exclusive to the Disney Dream once it sails after dry dock.

The Oceaneer Bands currently unlock the following:
– A Disney Cruise Ship vehicle for the 3.0 characters to ride in.
– The Walt & Mickey statue that the regular Disney World theme park MagicBands unlock.
– Costumes or little Cruise Characters:
– Cruise Captain Mickey
– Cruise Director Minnie
– Sailor Donald
– Sailor Goofy
– Sialor Pluto
– Sailor Chip & Dale
– Cruise Ship Door – By walking through this door you can get to a cruise ship interior, that looks like a ship’s atrium.  You can then customize it with your very own touch.  There are numerous customization choices including things like the chandeliers from the Disney ships.

Exciting enchantments coming to the Disney Dream November 2015
Exciting enchantments coming to the Disney Dream November 2015

You will need an Oceaneer Club Band in order to unlock the Disney Infinity 3.0 content once you arrive home.  This has brought forward even more questions & I plan to try to do some deep investigation in the very near future.

Disney Oceaneer Club Band
Disney Cruie Line Oceaneer Club Band

Where and how do you get the Oceaneer Club Bands?
The bands are put on children that check into the Oceaneer Clubs.  If you plan to keep the band after you leave the cruise ship, you will need to pay $25, each band, to bring bands home with you.

What about people sailing without children, can we purchase Oceaneer Club Bands?
I will be investigating this question and filling in the answer soon.  I can imagine that Disney would offer a way for everyone to purchase Oceaneer Club bands.  They know that their Disney Infinity market includes people of all ages.

Will people be able to purchase extra Oceaneer Club Bands?

Will the Oceaneer Bands from Disney’s other ships be able to unlock the special Disney Infinity content?
My best guess is that the content is currently exclusive to the Disney Dream bands bought after the ship returns from dry dock.  I don’t doubt that in the future all of the Oceaneer Club bands will unlock some DI content, but I have no official word on this right now.

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