If Disney World (or Land… we don’t play favorites) is the “happiest place on earth,” then Disney’s newest cruise liner, the Disney Wish, may just be the happiest place at sea.
There are character sightings galore, magical Cinderella-themed touches throughout the ship, and an adults-only infinity pool that’s perfect for whiling the day away. But if we’re being honest, we’re in it for the food (and booze). It’s no secret that we love a mouse-eared treat—so much so that we created a magazine practically devoted to them. And the offerings aboard the Disney Wish run the gamut: familiar dishes you’ll recognize from the parks, high-end Wagyu beef bites, Mickey-shaped waffles, and never-before-served cocktails at places like the Star Wars-themed Hyperspace Lounge (including a $5,000 drink… yep, you read that right).
I recently spent some time on the ship, and there were countless dining options to choose from. I narrowed down the best dishes, desserts, and cocktails on the Disney Wish so you know where to focus if you set sail.
The Chancellor Cocktail
There’s no shortage of whimsical beverages on the Wish, but if you prefer a more spirit-forward cocktail, this drink, served in the Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge—which becomes an adults-only hot spot after 9 p.m.—will take you to the dark side. The cognac and Calvados cocktail is served with a touch of theater, courtesy of a very cool bubble gun that adds a smoky topper.
Candy Explosion Gelato
At Joyful Sweets, the Inside Out-themed treat shop, you can choose from over 14 gelato flavors (plus macarons and cupcakes). We think even Sadness would perk up eating this candy-packed cone.
Step Mother Cocktail
Life is da bubbles at Nightengale, the Wish‘s piano bar where a Beauty and the Beast serenade comes with a side of bubble-themed drinks. Bourbon, ginger, and vermouth are at play in this showstopping sipper.
Elsa’s Royal Baked Scallops
Over in Arendelle (really, that’s the name of the Frozen-themed restaurant), to celebrate the engagement of Princess Anna and Kristoff, you’re treated to an interactive dining experience with table-side visits from the bride- and groom-to-be (and Olaf!). Besides the musicians who lead the Frozen sing-a-long, one of the real stars is a flaky puff pastry appetizer filled with shrimp-tarragon bisque, rainbow carrots, and leeks.
Troll Family’s Rock Chocolate Bar
No fête of Anna’s would be complete without chocolate cake, and this one, which features pistachio cookies, gold flakes, and hibiscus meringue, is almost too pretty to eat.
How darling is this vessel? Inside, there’s gin, passion fruit, rosemary, and mint. If you drink enough of them, you’ll think you’re Cinderella.
Steamed Bao Buns
Ginger orange pork belly, pickled daikon, and a mirin-soy-honey glaze are just a few of the ingredients that make this appetizer at the Marvel-themed Avengers Technology Showcase dinner out of this world.
Pym Doughnut Sundae
Dulce de leche ice cream, a pecan brownie, caramel fudge sauce and a doughnut topper made this decadent dessert the perfect way to end an excursion into the Marvel universe.
Back in a galaxy… on Deck 3, another smoky cocktail is a highly entertaining way to imbibe in the Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge. It starts with sparkly cube and ends with a dazzling display.
Smokey Old Fashioned
Another dynamite cocktail that gets the smoky treatment, this Old Fashioned is served at a speakeasy inside Hook’s Barbery, where you can get grooming services with a dram of whiskey.
King Agnarr’s Dry-Rubbed Roasted Pork Tenderloin
I could have eaten the perfectly whipped potatoes that came with this satisfying meat dish in Arendelle by the vat.
If the Kaibur Crystal—that $5,000 cocktail—is a little too rich for your blood, the namesake cocktail at The Rose, a bar that pays homage to Beauty and the Beast, will set you back $50. There are a few fancy French ingredients like Grand Mariner Cuvee Louis Alexandre, Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Rose, plus Komos Reposado Rosa, and the enchanting presentation involves a dome, a gilded perfume spritzer, and, yes—smoke. It goes down a little too easy.
Temple Twist Mocktail
If you’re charmed by all things Baby Yoda, you’ll appreciate the cute garnish on this zero-proof drink that contains apple, mint, pineapple, and ginger beer.
But perhaps the best thing to eat on the Disney Wish is the 24/7 room service. French fries and Mickey ice cream bars just hit better at 3 a.m.
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