Monday, April 19, 2021

I Wish It Was April 29th

Remember the Wish's keel laying ceremony that happened earlier this month?  Well, at the end of the Disney Parks Blog post, Ashley, one of DCL's cruise directors, said that "big news is on the horizon".  Well, she was right!  Today, Disney announced the Once Upon a Disney Wish event.  Scheduled for April 29th at 11 a.m. ET, this event will announce areas and features of the Wish, as well as "adventures" the Wish will have to offer.  These "adventures" may be itineraries or onboard activities.  Whatever they are, I'm excited.  The event will also feature some of the Imagineers that designed the Wish.  I love learning more about the minor touches of the DCL ships, so hopefully the event will spend some time focusing on those.  Additionally, there'll be character appearances and surprise performances.  The only performances I want to hear are the Wish's horns, so maybe they'll give us a hint of those.

Looking at the image on top of the Disney Parks Blog post, there's a picture of what the Wish will probably look like.  It looks like it has an AquaDuck on the top of it, so this could also be the Dream or the Fantasy.  Let's just do what Disney wants and call it the Wish.
Here's a video of Ashley talking about what to expect for the event.  It's kind of strange, this video's title doesn't call the Wish by it's full name, 'Disney Wish'.  Instead, it just calls it the "Wish".  You would think that Disney would call the ship by its full name, but I guess Mickey was feeling casual today.
Here's a very similar video of Ashley talking about what to expect for the event.  This one is only for Castaway Club members, so don't watch it if you haven't gone on a Disney cruise before.  

In addition to information about the event, these videos give us a good look at the Wish's Grand Hall.  Did you notice Moana on the left of Ashley?  As I said back when we got our first look at the Grand Hall, this could be the exterior of the restaurant that'll be adjacent to the Grand Hall.  So, maybe the restaurant will be Moana-themed.  It's possible, but in the new video, the other Moana characters, Maui and Hei Hei, aren't there.  Instead, it looks like there are other people, and the one on the top left is definitely wearing a fancy dress, so it's likely another Disney princess.  If this is the exterior of the restaurant, then it could be Disney princess-themed.  This general princess theme would work better with the Cinderella statue than a more specific Moana theme.

However, these characters might not be related to the restaurant.  The princesses along the walls could be a decoration to reinforce the princess theme of the area.  I'm not sure why the princesses are there, but I guess we'll find out on April 29th!

This event is going to be amazing.  Disney's going to announce so much, and I can't wait to watch it.  But, why's it on a Thursday?  As much as I'd love to watch the presentation live, I have school.  I don't think "watching a 30 minute video about a cruise ship" is a valid excuse to be absent.  I'm sure the video will be posted to the Disney Parks YouTube channel after the event ends, but there's just something awesome about watching things live.  

You can reserve your spot for the event here, and if you do, you'll get a background you can use on your devices.  Reserving a spot isn't mandatory, as the event will be shown on the Disney Parks Blog post about it.  Remember, Once Upon a Disney Wish is on Thursday, April 29th at 11 a.m. ET!  It's going to be awesome!

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