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‘Good Morning America’ Offers First Look Inside Disney Wish and Announces Cruise Sweepstakes

Good Morning America Offers First Look Inside Disney Wish

This morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America” show, they showed a first look at Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish.

Up to now we’ve heard a lot about the ship, but most of the images have been artist renderings.

This morning GMA reporter Janai Norman actually went aboard the Disney Wish, with a camera crew, for a hard hat tour of the ship.

She first showed the audience a bit of the Aqua Mouse water slide, with Captains Mickey and Minnie standing nearby. This is the first Disney attraction at sea, and it looks like a lot of fun.

Good Morning America Offers First Look Inside Disney Wish

Once inside she meets up with Sachi Handke, the Disney Wish Show Coordinator, for a guided tour of the ship, which is still under construction.

They meet up with Philip Gennotte, a Portfolio Project Management Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering in Germany, where construction of the ship is happening, to see more of the ship.

From there Norman goes to the design studio to meet up with Claire Weiss, the Principal Designer & Creative Director for Walt Disney Imagineering in Germany.

Weiss talks about what design elements are unique to the Disney Wish and offers up facts like there are 800 miles of fiber optic lights throughout the ship for things like pixie dust on the columns and ice crystals on the ceiling for the Arendelle dinner show.

Here is the full video to enjoy:

At the end of the piece, GMA’s Lara Spencer announced the show is hosting a sweepstakes to give 5 winners a 3-night Bahamian Disney Cruise Line vacation for 4 people aboard the Disney Wish this summer, including a 1-night stay at a Walt Disney WorldⓇ Resort hotel prior to cruise.

You can find the entry form and rules at, and you’ll be required to furnish a 250 essay about why a Disney Wish cruise would be a wish come true for your family, along with a photo of your family.

The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. ET on April 1, 2022. Good luck to all who enter!

GMA Disney Wish cruise sweepstakes

The Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage on July 14, followed by a season of three- and four-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Florida. The ship had its first float out last month.

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