The Little Mermaid Makes Headlines Live Onboard Disney Wish – Cruise Industry News


Disney Cruise Line has revealed new details about upcoming theatrical productions at Disney Wish.

According to a press release, the ship will launch two stage shows at its Walt Disney Theater: an original Broadway-style version on Walt Disney Animation Studios. The little Mermaid and a “Boarding Day celebration led by Captain Minnie, Goofy and a star cast of Disney and Pixar characters.” Additionally, the cruise line introduced a pirate deck party for guests with fireworks at sea.

The shows were first announced during a presentation by Josh D’Amaro, president of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, at Destination D23 on November 20.

Disney The Little Mermaid will be a theatrical adaptation of the 1989 Disney animated film developed exclusively for Disney Wish. During the theatrical production, guests will rediscover the scenes, music and familiar characters of The little Mermaid while living the story “like never before,” Disney wrote. Storytellers will take on the roles of Ariel, Ursula, Prince Eric, Sebastian, Flounder and more, bringing the immersive underwater world to life right in front of the guests’ eyes.

The cruise line has said it will bring its own “contemporary tour” to the story of a young woman in search of independence, love and a place in the world.

According to the press release, Disney The Little Mermaid will present “innovative theatrical design, dazzling special effects, artistic choreography and a reimagined screenplay and score that will surprise and delight guests of all ages.” In addition, guests will be able to hear new orchestrations of songs like “Part of Your World”, “Poor Unfortunate Souls” and “Under the Sea” with moving ensemble pieces.

“The Little Mermaid is a timeless story that transcends generations,” said Shelby Jiggetts-Tivony, vice president, Creative and Advanced Development, Disney Live Entertainment. “Our hope is that this new stage adaptation aboard the Disney Wish continues this incredible legacy, not by simply re-enacting the elements that make the original film so powerful, but by reinterpreting it in a way that resonates with the audience sitting in the room. theater every night. “

On their first night aboard the Disney Wish, guests will experience an original musical show, Disney seas adventure, including various Disney stories.

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“When Captain Minnie hands the helm to his dear friend Goofy, he will embark into uncharted waters on a journey to discover his own inner captain,” Disney wrote. “Along the way, Goofy will meet a host of bold, courageous and brilliant Disney and Pixar friends who encourage him to lead with his heart through catchy renditions of iconic Disney songs.”

According to the press release, the adventure will end with a group of characters joining Captain Minnie and Goofy on stage in a “big farewell” before leading the guests out of the theater and into the Great Hall for an experience of farewell – the “good night kiss” to close the first day on board the passengers.

The Disney Wish will also feature a reimagined adaptation of the Disney film. Aladdin – A Musical Show. The musical is based on the Disney Animation tale of Aladdin meeting the genie, battling evil Jafar and falling in love with Princess Jasmine. A number of scenes and songs from the film will be recreated on stage with new sets and a theater-filled projection design developed exclusively for Disney Wish. Highlights include a Las Vegas-style rendition of “Friend Like Me”, a performance of “A Whole New World” on a flying carpet and a solo performance for Jasmine titled “To Be Free” created for Disney Cruise Line by Grammy. Award- winning composer Alan Menken.

Another Disney Cruise Line experience will return aboard Disney Wish in a ‘whole new way’ with the premiere of Pirates Rockin ‘Parlay Party, a new take on the nightly celebration of the Fleet Bridge. The party on the upper decks is an “exciting rock and roll extravaganza unlike anything on the high seas, with fireworks at sea,” Disney wrote. The show will feature live music, stunts and special effects.

Throughout the party, its host, Captain Redd, and his band of pirates will perform famous radio hits of the genre, as well as a rendition of the pirate song “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me)”. When Redd assembles a council of captains – including Captain Jack Sparrow – a fireworks display will begin, highlighted by an original arrangement of the soundtrack from the Walt Disney Studios “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.

In addition to stage shows and deck parties, guests aboard the Wish will enjoy immersive ‘Frozen’ and Marvel-themed dining experiences, first-run movies in both boutique theaters. from the ship, character experiences and programming for kids of all ages, family activities at new locations like Luna and Hero Zone, tailor-made programming for adults every night and more.

The Walt Disney Theater on Disney Wish has 1,274 seats and, according to the cruise line, “evokes an enchanted forest inspired by scenes from Walt Disney Animation Studios in Fantasia,” with an orchestra and a three-deck balcony.

The cruise line said the theater will be equipped with “cutting edge technology, including the most robust projection mapping capabilities of any Disney ship” and a Dolby Atmos 3D audio system to create an “experience. transformative theatrical “.

Disney Wish will make its maiden voyage on June 9, 2022, followed by a season of three and four night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, in Florida.


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