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Disney Cruise Line's Fantasy Stage Show - “Wishes” Fact Sheet

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  1. Wendy

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

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    “Wishes” is Disney Cruise Line’s newest original stage show, presented exclusively aboard the Disney Fantasy. The stage spectacular combines a heartfelt story, an enchanting score and lavish production numbers. “Wishes” is a musical journey about three best friends who discover the secret to being a grown-up is staying connected to their inner child.


    1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship. Featuring an elegant Art Deco style, the theater spans three decks and features orchestra and balcony seating. The state-of-the-art venue features the latest theatrical technology to help bring to life original productions and Disney stories in a whole new way.

    Musical Numbers and Cast of Characters:
    • “The Ride of Our Lives,” an original song featuring original characters Kayla, Brandon, Nicole and ensemble

    • “Hakuna Matata” from “The Lion King” featuring Timon, Pumbaa

    • ”I Wanna Be Like You” from “The Jungle Book” featuring King Louie, Jungle Book Monkeys

    • ”Zero to Hero” from “Hercules” featuring Hercules, The Muses

    • ”Honor to Us All” from “Mulan” featuring Mulan, Aunts

    • ”Reflection” from “Mulan” featuring Mulan

    • ”I’ve Got a Dream” from “Tangled” featuring Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Snugly Duckling Thugs

    • ”I’ve Got No Strings” from “Pinocchio” featuring Pinocchio, Marionettes

    • ”Kiss the Girl” from “The Little Mermaid” featuring Sebastian, Flounder, River Creatures

    • ”Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” from “Lilo and Stitch” featuring Lilo, Stitch, Surfers

    • ”When You Wish Upon a Star” from “Pinocchio” featuring Kayla, Brandon, Nicole, Ensemble

    • ”Breakthrough” from “Lemonade Mouth” featuring Kayla, Brandon, Nicole, ensemble and Disney characters
    Show Length: 45 minutes

    Schedule: “Wishes” is presented on each sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy.


    “Wishes” was produced by Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, which has received acclaim for its productions around the world, including “Finding Nemo – The Musical” (Walt Disney World Resort in Florida), “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” (Disneyland Resort in California), “Twice Charmed” (Disney Cruise Line) and “The Golden Mickeys” (Hong Kong Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line).

    Fun Facts:

    • “Wishes” features the original opening song, “The Ride of our Lives.” Music by Marco Angel, Lyrics by Mike Himelstein and Dena Diamond.

    • More than 18 different puppets are used in the show, including state-of-the-art mechanical and electro-mechanical full-body puppets.

    • “Wishes” features approximately 290 costume pieces, 70 wigs, 75 hats and headpieces, and 115 pairs of shoes.

    • The show includes 12 Disney characters (Pumbaa, Timon, King Louie, Sebastian, Flounder, Lilo, Stitch, Mulan, Hercules, Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider) and 25 performers.

    • Two separate confetti drops blanket the audience during the show – colorful flower confetti during “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” and shimmering confetti embossed with an image of the Blue Fairy at the conclusion of “When You Wish Upon a Star.”

    • Each performance of “Wishes” concludes with an indoor fireworks finale

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