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Disney Cruise Line Shares Construction Updates from the Disney Wish

The Disney Wish will be the newest ship to launch with Disney Cruise Line set to begin cruising next summer! Recently at last weekend’s Destination D23 event, we were able to learn more about some of the new experiences coming to the ship, including a reimagined Broadway-style production of ‘The Little Mermaid,’ as well as a new Disney Cruise Line original performance.

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Today, we are excited to share some new construction photos representing milestones the building of the Disney Wish has currently surpassed while in drydock in Germany.

The ship’s forward funnel was installed over the summer in July. These red funnels are unique to Disney Cruise Line as they are no longer required for the ships to operate but are reminiscent of classic ocean liners. Disney Cruise Line ships use the space inside the funnels for all kinds of things from bars to areas especially for teens and tweens.

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For the Disney Wish specifically, the forward funnel will house a brand new experience called the Wish Tower Suite, a 2,000-foot penthouse with expansive views of the ocean.

The last block of the Disney Wish was mounted in August, completing the full exterior of the ship. With the mounting of the last block, the ship is almost complete from a construction standpoint and Imagineers will move on to outfitting the interiors and working out the ship’s theming and decor.

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The most recent milestone in the construction of the Disney Wish has been the completion of the stern filigree which showcases the name “Disney Wish.”

Each milestone in constructing a vessel of this size is an accomplishment, and we love seeing photo updates like these to keep us in the know how of the newest ship to join the Disney Cruise Line fleet is coming together. We can’t wait to see the finished product!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."