During the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration on ABC Disney Cruise Line gave us an unexpected present – even though they teased it. The Fairy Godmother revealed Cinderella will be the Grand Hall (as Disney is now calling the atrium) statue aboard the Disney Wish currently under construction at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany.
Inspired by the beauty of a fairytale castle, the Grand Hall makes a bold welcoming statement, setting the tone for an enchanted family vacation from the moment your Clients step onboard the Disney Wish. It is an idyllic setting for Cinderella, whose timeless story is the perfect example of magic transforming wishes into dreams and dreams into reality – very fitting for a vessel named the Disney Wish, don’t you think?
“Daring to dream even bigger, our Imagineers are creating a breathtaking new world of enchantment aboard the Disney Wish. Upon arrival, families will step into the Grand Hall, a veritable castle on the seas rising 3 decks in height and literally shimmering with regal details. Inspired by classic Disney fairytales, this space will serve as the majestic heart of the ship, welcoming and delighting all ages and setting the tone for a magical voyage ahead.”Laura Cabo | Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
The following are screenshots from the video until Disney Cruise Line releases a better quality rendering.
The Disney Wish is shaping up to be a Princess centric ship with Cinderella in the atrium and Rapunzel painting the finishing touches on the stern.
The Disney Wish is the first of three new ships joining the Disney Cruise Line fleet through 2025. All three ships will be powered by liquefied natural gas and, at approximately 144,000 gross tons and 1,250 guest staterooms, will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.
What are your thoughts on the Cinderella statue soon to grace the atrium of the Disney Wish?