The Disney Wish float out was a monumental milestone that saw Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, hit water for the very first time. Scroll on for details.
Following a rough start this year, with announcements that the Wish’s maiden voyage had been delayed to mid-July, Disney Cruise Line was able to broadcast a major milestone on Feb. 11: the Disney Wish float out, which marked the first time the cruise ship hit water since it started its construction journey.
The Disney Wish Hits Water
To get the Disney Wish out of its warehouse building dock and onto the water, the engineering team behind the Disney Wish had to flood the building at the Meyer Werft shipyard. It took about 5 hours to flood the building dock with the 29 million gallons of water needed from the River Ems to get the Wish out the gate.
And boy, was it a close call. According to Disney, there was just 3 feet of water on either side of the Wish as she emerged from the building and onto the river.
The occasion was marked with great fanfare: memorable music, fireworks across the German sky, and, of course, a visit from Captain Minnie herself.
WATCH: Disney Wish Float Out
The Disney Wish Maiden Voyage
Because of construction delays, largely due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Disney had to delay the Wish’s maiden voyage. Her first voyage starts on July 14. If you had previously booked an early cruise on the Disney Wish, your schedule may have changed.
What’s on the Disney Wish?
The Disney Wish is the fifth cruise ship in the Disney fleet. We’ve been covering all the amenities and activities you can expect aboard the Disney Wish; here’s a guide to get you started:
- Your guide to live entertainment aboard the Disney Wish
- Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure on the Disney Wish
- World of Marvel on the Disney Wish
- 1923 on the Disney Wish
- Disney Wish teen lounges (Edge, Vibe, and The Hideaway)
- Disney Uncharted Adventure on the Disney Wish
- Disney Wish Oceaneer Club
- The Incredi-Games obstacle course on the Disney Wish
- Swiss Meltdown Adventure on the AquaMouse
- Spa details on the Disney Wish
- Staterooms on the Disney Wish
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