Disney Wishes is a 45-minute musical journey about three best friends who discover the secret to being a grown-up is staying connected to their inner child.
Disney Wishes premiered with the launch of the Disney Fantasy’s in March 2012 as a ship exclusive. The production went dark following the August 31, 2019 7-night Western Caribbean cruise and was replaced on October 26, 2019 with Frozen, A Musical Spectacular.
Disney Wishes was produced by Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, which has received acclaim for its productions around the world, including “Finding Nemo – The Musical” (Walt Disney World Resort in Florida), “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” (Disneyland Resort in California), “Twice Charmed” (Disney Cruise Line) and “The Golden Mickeys” (Hong Kong Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line).
Disney Wishes Scenes & Musical Numbers
SCENE 1 | Disneyland
- “Ride of Our Lives” – Brandon, Nichole, Kayla, & Ensemble
SCENE 2 | Somewhere in the Jungle
- “Hakuna Matata” – Timon, Pumbaa, Brandon, Nicole, & Kayla
- “I Wanna Be Like You” – King Louie, Brandon, Nicole, Kayla, & Monkey Ensemble
SCENE 3 | Thebes
- “Zero to Hero” – Muses, Hercules, Brandon, Nichole, & Kayla
SCENE 4 | China
- “Honor to Us All” – Mulan, Matchmaker, & Ensemble
- “Reflection” – Mulan & Kayla
SCENE 5 | The Snuggly Duckling
- “I’ve Got A Dream” – Rapunzel, Flynn, Thugs, Brandon, Nichole, & Kayla
SCENE 6 | Stromboli’s Workshop
- “I’ve Got No Strings” – Pinocchio, Brandon, Nicole, Kayla, & Marionettes
SCENE 7 | A Pond
- “Kiss the Girl” – Sebastian, Brandon, Nichole, Kayla, & Ensemble
SCENE 8 | Hawaiian Beach
- “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” – Surfer, Lilo, Stitch, Brandon, Nichole, Kayla, & Ensemble
SCENE 9 | A High School Auditorium
- “When You Wish Upon A Star” – Kayla
- Finale – Full Company
Audition Scripts and Music
Below is a video recording of the Disney Wishes as presented on the stateroom TV.
- “Disney Wishes” features the original opening song, “The Ride of our Lives.” Music by Marco Angel, Lyrics by Mike Himelstein and Dena Diamond.
- More than 18 different puppets are used in the show, including state-of-the-art mechanical and electro-mechanical full-body puppets.
- “Disney Wishes” features approximately 290 costume pieces, 70 wigs, 75 hats and headpieces, and 115 pairs of shoes.
- The show includes 12 Disney characters (Pumbaa, Timon, King Louie, Sebastian, Flounder, Lilo, Stitch, Mulan, Hercules, Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider) and 25 performers.
- Two separate confetti drops blanket the audience during the show – colorful flower confetti during “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” and shimmering confetti embossed with an image of the Blue Fairy at the conclusion of “When You Wish Upon a Star.”
- Each performance of “Disney Wishes” concludes with an indoor fireworks finale