Your Guide to the Entertainment on the Disney Wish

by | Nov 29, 2023 | Disney Cruise Line, Disney Wish

We’re sharing your guide to all of the Disney Wish entertainment available onboard, including Broadway-style shows, movies, and more.

Disney Cruise Line offers a wide variety of experiences for those onboard. From Broadway-style shows to fun-filled deck parties, there is always something for Guests of all ages. On Disney’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, voyagers can experience some entertainment offerings that cannot be found on any other Disney Cruise Line ship.

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In this guide, we will touch base on every entertainment offering on the Disney Wish, and what Guests should expect before embarking on your Disney Cruise Line vacation.

The Sail Away Party

Every Disney Cruise Line ship has a Sail Away party that marks the moment your vacation begins! As the ship prepares to leave the port, join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and the rest of the gang as they put on a fun-filled show. The Fairy Godmother then encourages everyone to wave their magic wands before counting down for the ship’s horn playing the notes from “When You Wish Upon a Star” and leaving your Port of Call.

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This is the perfect way to start your Disney Cruise Line vacation. The party does get busy as it is the only Sail Away party offered during your cruise, so make sure to get onto the pool decks as early as possible. (Pro tip: Instead of watching the Sail Away party from the pool deck, go up one more level and watch from the balcony. It usually does not get as crowded up top, plus you can see everything from a bird’s eye view rather than trying to watch over other people’s heads.)

Seas the Adventure

Taking place in the Walt Disney Theatre, this original Broadway-style show takes Guests on a magical journey as Captain Minnie puts Goofy in charge so that he can find his own inner captain. Sail in uncharted waters as Goofy finds beloved Disney characters to help him learn about all the characteristics that make for a great captain.

First, Goofy visits Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, who teaches him the power of making dreams come true through hard work. Of course, the lesson would not be complete without a performance of Tiana’s hit, “Almost There.” Next, it’s time to “Go with the Flow” with Crush and Squirt – the tubular turtles from Finding Nemo.

But what makes this show so special is that it includes an original arrangement exclusive to ‘Seas the Adventure.’, Watch Elsa, Moana, and Merida come together to perform a powerful medley of “Into the Unknown,” “How Far I’ll Go” and “Touch the Sky” from their respective films.

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Goofy ends up losing his way as he goes “Into the Unknown,” where self-doubt starts to take over. Luckily, he runs into Hercules and other Disney heroes who help Goofy gain the courage to “Go the Distance.” 

Of course, a Disney show wouldn’t be complete without a powerful finale. Disney characters will come out and join Captain Minnie and Goofy on stage before they lead Guests out of the Walt Disney Theatre and into the Grand Hall for an unforgettable experience—the ultimate “kiss goodnight” (exclusive to the Disney Wish.)

Kiss Goodnight

Occurring every evening at 10 PM, 11 PM, and 12 AM, Guests can gather in the lobby atrium where they will hear Cinderella’s classic song, “So This Is Love,” beautifully sung by Ilene Woods. 

Lights will then illuminate the ceiling along with the music. The iconic chandelier will twinkle overhead as Guests watch up in amazement. The entire atrium brings in shades of blue and white, fit perfectly for Cinderella, which also provides a soothing atmosphere as they change to the music.

But when the clock strikes “midnight,” Guests will hear the chimes to bring the feeling that the night has come to an end. Cinderella’s voice then comes over the speakers and says it is almost midnight. The lights continue to light up the walls and ceiling, as the music then fades out. Although this version of the Kiss Goodnight is a very short experience, it is one of the most magical experiences aboard the Disney Wish.

The Little Mermaid

Another one of the Broadway-style shows will take Guests under the sea as they watch a stunning performance of Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid. Get ready to rediscover the adventure, music, and magic of the classic 1989 film thanks to this Broadway-style production, which was developed exclusively for the Disney Wish!

Dive under the sea for a one-of-a-kind adaptation of the Disney animated classic The Little Mermaid, featuring everyone’s favorite mermaid, Ariel. The retelling of this Disney classic begins after a group of storytellers finds an enchanted treasure chest. They look through the chest and discover the whozits and whatzits within, which is when the story of The Little Mermaid comes to life.

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The red-headed mermaid will take Guests along as she explores the forbidden shore above. Of course, she falls in love with a human prince, Prince Eric. Just like in the movie, Ariel gives up her voice to the sea witch, Ursula, as she makes a deal to get human legs. But, unless she and the prince can share a true love’s kiss before the sun sets in 3 days, Ariel will have to serve the sea witch forever. 

Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular

The last Broadway-style show offered on the Disney Wish is Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular. Just like the Little Mermaid show, Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular takes Guests into the animated classic for a retelling of the story of Disney’s “Aladdin.”

The show opens in the iconic Cave of Wonders as the audience sees Jafar thinking of a plan in order to get his hands on the magic lamp that lies within. He must find the “diamond in the rough” – Aladdin, a so-called street rat who has fallen for Princess Jasmine.

Jafar tricks Aladdin into entering the Cave of Wonders to obtain the magic lamp, which is where he meets Genie, who grants him three wishes since he is the one who rubbed the lamp. This show-stopping rendition of Aladdin will have the audience clapping and singing along to some of the iconic songs from the film before leaving the Walt Disney Theater smiling from ear to ear.

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After being an out of state Walt Disney World Annual Passholder for 6+ years, Kelly decided to make her lifelong dream become a reality as she packed up and moved from New Jersey to Central Florida. Now that Disney World is in her backyard, you can typically find her hanging out with the 999 happy haunts, watching the Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe, or sipping on Joffrey’s while people watching on Sunset Boulevard. Thanks to her passion of both Disney and journalism, Kelly has been reporting on a wide variety of topics for the last 12+ years and has written for several publications including BuzzFeed, NJ Digest Magazine, and The Blast.
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Kelly Coffey-Behrens

After being an out of state Walt Disney World Annual Passholder for 6+ years, Kelly decided to make her lifelong dream become a reality as she packed up and moved from New Jersey to Central Florida. Now that Disney World is in her backyard, you can typically find her hanging out with the 999 happy haunts, watching the Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe, or sipping on Joffrey’s while people watching on Sunset Boulevard. Thanks to her passion of both Disney and journalism, Kelly has been reporting on a wide variety of topics for the last 12+ years and has written for several publications including BuzzFeed, NJ Digest Magazine, and The Blast.
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