The atrium lobby of the re-imagined Disney Wonder saw some major changes during her extensive dry dock in 2016. The most drastic change was the removal of the starboard staircase followed by the replacement of the Chihuly chandelier. The Ariel statue was repositioned in th same fashion as Helmsman Mickey on the Magic.
I was really disappointed by the night light that replaced the Chihuly on the Magic. However, I love the new chandler on the Wonder.
Ariel has been relocated to the landing of the lone staircase on the asymmetric landing outside Triton’s which flows into a symmetric carpet design that plays off the ceiling design work.
The Guest Services and Port Adventures desks were de-imagined with the removal of the awesome glass elements that played off the glasswork of the windows across the atrium at Triton’s and to a lesser extent the unimaginative Little Mermaid murals. Personally, I would have preferred these two areas went unaltered.
In my opinion, the changes to Guest Services and Port Adventures is one of those areas DCL did well on the Magic, but just phoned it in on the Wonder. All in all, I smitten with the chandelier.
What’s your favorite part of the Disney Wonder’s atrium?