Let’s take a closer look at the differences between the features of the upcoming Disney Treasure and the Disney Wish with Tammy Whiting. Here is her report.
Information about the Disney Treasure is out! As we expected, the Treasure will be taking over seven-night sailings out of Port Canaveral, beginning with her maiden voyage on December 21, 2024. Just like the other Disney sister ships (Magic and Wonder, and Fantasy and Dream), there are many, many similarities between the Wish and the Treasure, the second ship in the Wish class. But there are some differences! We don’t know all of them yet, and there are some good announcements yet to come, but we do know a lot! Here are 10 of them.
1. Coco Comes Onboard – Arendelle on the Disney Wish is themed like a large banquet hall, with a stage for live performances smack-dab in the middle! On the Treasure, there will be Plaza de Coco; it will have two different shows, both with live music. The first night will feature Miguel and the town mariachis! The second night will be a Dia de los Muertos celebration with Mama Coco. Great music plus great Mexican food equals a great time!
2. Luna Goes Lion King – Luna on the Wish is a really neat space. It’s a two-story venue that hosts everything from karaoke to trivia to Match Your Mate and Silent DJ. On the Treasure, it’s called Sarabi, as in the mother of Simba, and it looks like the theme fits perfectly. Luna is one of my favorite lounges on the Wish, so I can’t wait to see Sarabi!
3. Get Your Corny Jokes Here – Bayou is another one of my favorite spaces on the Wish. It’s gorgeous, plus they serve beignets. What’s not to love? Well, the Treasure is changing things up with Skipper Society, which is themed after the world-famous Jungle Cruise attraction! What a great idea! I’m sure the drinks and snacks will be great, but I’m mostly looking forward to the skippers serving up the jokes.
4. 20,000 Leagues On the Sea – On the Disney Wish, Keg & Compass is a cozy pub where you will find live sports broadcasts and trivia in a comfortable, welcoming space decorated in rich woods with a maritime theme. On the Treasure, it’s a cozy pub under the sea—20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, in fact. It’s called Periscope Pub and will have a “glass” ceiling so guests can see the water above, while also viewing monitors which, amazingly, will be broadcasting live sports! That worked out well!
5. AquaMouse Rides Again – The AquaMouse on the Wish is billed as the first-ever “Disney attraction” at sea. That always seemed like a technicality to me; the screens are apparently what differentiated it from the water coaster rides on the other ships. However you classify it, on the Treasure, we get version 2.0 of the attraction! This one is called AquaMouse: Curse of the Golden Egg. This time the screens will play out the adventure that Mickey and Minnie have while searching for lost—you guessed it—Treasure.
6. Stateroom Decor Galore – The Wish staterooms are themed after various Disney princesses, and the Treasure staterooms are changing that up! Standard staterooms on the Treasure will feature custom artwork from Pocahontas, Encanto, Up, and Aladdin. Concierge rooms will feature Aladdin, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, and Finding Nemo. The different room themes were introduced with the Wish, and I think they are brilliant. Doubly brilliant is that they are changing it up on the next ship, based on the ship’s overall theme.
7. Sweet suite EPCOT – The Tower Suite on the Wish is very lightly Moana-themed. It’s a two-story stateroom with four bedrooms and 4 ½ bathrooms. I was lucky enough to sail in it with a group of friends, and it was spectacular. The Treasure is appealing to all EPCOT fans with an EPCOT-themed Tower Suite called the Tomorrow Tower Suite. It looks just magnificent! On a seven-night sailing, that’s living the dream, people. OK, it’s an insanely out-of-reach-for-most-people dream, but it’s a dream nonetheless.
8. Zootopia Comes to Life – Joyful Sweets, the sweet shop on the Disney Wish was Inside Out-inspired, with statues of the movie’s characters scattered throughout. Jumbeaux’s Sweets on the Treasure is inspired by Jumbeaux Café from Zootopia, and statues of Officer Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde welcome guests inside! I don’t often spend money for ice cream or treats onboard a Disney ship, but if I do, it’s more likely to happen in a beautiful pink sweets shop!
9. Hey, Hey Coffee! – There’s free coffee on every ship, but most coffee drinkers can often be heard using something like the word “swill” to describe it, and they seem more than willing to pay for an upgraded version. When the Magic and Wonder debuted, the only place to easily get specialty coffees was Cove Café, and that was only for adults! Over the years, Disney has learned that younger people drink coffee, as well, and that some guests will drink it all day. So they made coffee access even easier on the Wish by putting two small cafés (right off the Grand Hall) that sell specialty coffees all day, plus adult beverages as the day goes on. Those two cafés are called Wishing Star Café and Enchanted Sword Café. On the Treasure, they are Heihei Café and Jade Cricket Café. These are themed after Moana and Mulan, and for the record, I’m not sure a cuter name than Heihei Café exists on any ship.
10. From Bow to Stern – The Wish has been described as a castle at sea, and it has obvious princess theming throughout. The Grand Hall is a bright space with a Cinderella statue welcoming guests. Captain Minnie adorns the bow of the ship, and Rapunzel and Pascal are on the stern. The bow of the Treasure is based on adventure. The Grand Hall is decorated in deep rich colors, and a statue of Aladdin and Jasmine flying on the Magic Carpet welcomes guests. The bow still has Minnie, but she’s traded her Captain’s uniform for adventure clothes (adorable adventure clothes, I might add). Peter Pan and Captain Hook are sparring on the stern of the Treasure. Adventure awaits, indeed!
Are there any other differences you have noticed? Are there any more venue announcements you’re hoping for? Let us know in the comments!
About the author of the blog: Tammy Whiting is a blogger, a Space Force wife, and the mother of two beautiful children and one wonderful daughter-in-law.
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