New “Disney Wishes” show on the Fantasy

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Disney Wishes "I've got no strings" &#169 Matt Stroshane

Disney Wishes "I've got no strings" © Matt Stroshane

Disney Vacation Guide to “Disney Wishes” show on the Fantasy

The brand new show “Disney Wishes” will debut the Disney Fantasy when it sets sail on March 31. The Fantasy, Disney’s fourth cruise ship, offers all kinds of entertainment but this original stage show is the ship’s signature production. With all the hoopla that the Fantasy christening in New York got with a blessing from Grammy Award winner and official godmother Mariah Carey, the scheduled entertainment will measure up. See for yourself below:

The theatre

The 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre is a mix of art deco styling, with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and theatrical technology, to stage a lineup of musicals including Disney’s “Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular,” “Disney’s Believe,” and “An Unforgettable Journey.” Taking in the orchestra and balcony seating, the theatre spans three decks and is an elegant setting for an evening out.

Walt Disney Theatre on the Fantasy &#169 Matt Stroshane

Walt Disney Theatre on the Fantasy © Matt Stroshane

The story

In Disney Wishes, three best friends, Kayla, Nicole and Brandon, find that imagination and wonder that comes from the inner child, is the key secret to being a grown-up. During the 45-minute musical, a host of Disney characters from Mulan and Hercules to Timon and Pumbaa, guide the friends on a musical journey. Original songs and favorite Disney tunes get a contemporary twist, such “I’ve Got No Strings” from “Pinocchio” featuring Pinocchio and marionettes and pop tune “Breakthrough” from the “Lemonade Mouth” movie.

The best of the show:

It’s tough choosing the best of a Disney show, but stay on the lookout for these moments:

  • Rapunzel, Flynn Rider and a bunch of comedic thugs fill the Snuggly Duckling Tavern during the song “I’ve Got a Dream” from “Tangled”.
  • huge windsurfing sails, surf boards and kites cover the stage in the Lilo and Stitch inspired “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” scene. Kayla costs on a surfboard, soaring on a large blue wave.
  • King Louie and the Monkeys break into a high-energy contemporary take of Jungle Book’s “I Wanna Be Like You” in swing band style.

Tell us…

What is your favorite Disney musical?