Back in April's Once Upon a Disney Wish presentation, it was announced that Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular will be one of the Wish's at launch. In addition to this, the presentation mentioned "two original shows that are currently being developed for the Disney Wish." We hadn't heard anything about those "two original shows," but that changed yesterday.
Released yesterday, a Disney Parks Blog post revealed those two other original shows. They are Seas the Adventure and The Little Mermaid. Seas the Adventure, the show on the first night of every Wish cruise, looks like fun. Goofy is the main character, and the show takes him "on a journey to discover his own inner captain." Well, he won't have his own sports deck on the Wish, but at least he's the protagonist of a live show. At the end of the show, the characters will lead the guests out into the Grand Hall, which is a cool way of allowing guests to interact with the characters while simultaneously getting them out of the Walt Disney Theatre.
The Wish's version of The Little Mermaid is likely going to be very popular. At first glance, it sounds like a great idea. It's a retelling of the movie of the same name, told by a group of storytellers who find a special treasure chest. Since this is a musical on a cruise ship, this opens up so many possible jokes about the story taking place "under the sea." This is great, but my biggest question is, "Why?" Why is this on the Wish? If only there was another DCL ship with many more references to The Little Mermaid than the Wish that would be a much better fit for this show.