The 5 Coolest Things for Kids on Disney's New Cruise Ship

The new Disney Wish cruise ship is packed with features that will wow you and the kids, including the AquaMouse, Disney's first-ever ride at sea. 

Disney Wish
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If you've spent the last couple years dreaming where you could travel with the family post-pandemic, you might want to add Disney Cruise Line's newest ship to your bucket list. The Disney Wish, which takes off from Port Canaveral, Florida (about an hour from Walt Disney World) and sails to the Bahamas and Castaway Cay, Disney's private island, made its maiden voyage during summer 2022. It's packed with so many cool experiences, you legit might not want to get off the boat.

Disney Wish - Disney's Oceaneer Club - Walt Disney Imagineering Lab
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5 Things on the Disney Wish Cruise That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds

#1 The "Secret" Entrance to the Kids' Club

In the Grand Hall on Deck 3, you can check kids ages 3 to 12 into the Disney Wish Kids Club. They'll climb on a twisting slide and go down a rabbit hole of sorts one level below to the club's central hub. Whoa! Decorated with black-and-white sketches of Disney and Pixar characters, the hub features a stage and its own slate of special shows, activities, and character appearances.

#2 An Imagineering Lab Where Kids Can Design a Coaster

With hands-on activities and inventive experiments, kids will discover how Walt Disney Imagineers make their magic. They'll be able to create a coaster along the lines of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or Space Mountain, and then climb into a capsule where they will virtually ride their imaginative masterpiece.

Disney Wish - Family Dining - Arendelle A Frozen Dining Adventure
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#3 A Frozen Dinner Adventure

Not only is there a restaurant themed after the movie Frozen, it includes live musical performances by Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and other characters. Kids even get the opportunity to join the festivities with fun table crafts and sing-alongs at Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure. The restaurant design is similar to theatre-in-the-round with dining tables situated around a small center stage.

#4 Toy Story-Themed Splash Area

The littlest cruisers have their own water wonderland on the Disney Wish! Tots can spray water out of oversized bath toy versions of Woody, Buzz, and other members of the Toy Story gang. They can also enjoy toddler-size slides, pop-up jets, and a six-inch wading pool.

Disney Wish - AquaMouse
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#5 A Fantastical Water Ride

The AquaMouse sends families on a themed adventure through 760 feet of winding tubes suspended high above the upper decks. The two-seater ride vehicles will travel through a magical tunnel into the cartoon world of "Scuba Scramble," a new animated short that plays through oversized virtual portholes. Sixty water effects, including a dash through a dark tunnel that opens up to reveal breathtaking views of the ocean, are part of the fun.

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