Disney Wish Floats Out of Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany

The Disney Wish is now in the water and floating. This comes after the building dock that it was in was filled with 29 million gallons of water from the River Ems. Flooding the building took around five hours. This flooded the building dock and enabled the ship to sail out of the building with 3 feet of clearance on either side. Because this milestone is connected with Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, there were also fireworks, music, and Captain Minnie Mouse on hand for the special event.

The Disney Wish will take her maiden voyage on July 14th from Port Canaveral, Florida. This ship is the first of three new Disney Cruise Line ships being built at Meyer Werft shipyard through 2025. Each of the new ships will be powered by liquefied natural gas and weigh approximately 144,000 gross tons.

Disney Wish Fun Facts and Additional Information:

  • The Disney Wish will be filled with innovative new experiences steeped in Disney storytelling, including the first-ever Disney attraction at sea, immersive dining experiences themed to “Frozen” and Marvel, and a high-end lounge set in the Star Wars­
  • The signature stern sculpture features Rapunzel and her pal Pascal, who “saw the light” for the first time today.
  • One of the two iconic red funnels will house a first-of-its-kind, two-story suite. It’s nearly 2,000 square feet with incredible double-height ocean views — an enchanted penthouse in the sky!
  • Artwork on the ship’s bow depicts Captain Minnie Mouse for the first time, solidifying her place at the forefront of the fleet’s future.
  • Like all Disney Cruise Line ships, the exterior design of the Disney Wish is inspired by classic ocean liners and decked out in the emblematic colors of Mickey Mouse.
  • The Disney Wish will sail three- and four-night itineraries to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Florida – only an hour from Walt Disney World Resort.

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