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Disney Wish Christening Features Anika Noni Rose, CEO Bob Chapek, Chairman Josh D’Amaro, and Make-A-Wish Godchildren

The Disney Wish christening took place this morning at Port Canaveral and was live-streamed online for all to watch. The ceremony opened with clips of Disney Cruise Line Cast Members stating their wishes for guests sailing on the ship.

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The live portion was on a colorful stage with a storybook screen at the center, and two screens to the side.

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The Disney Wish loomed over the stage on the dock.

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Cast Members performed the new original song “Set Sail,” which will be performed during each voyage’s sail-away party.

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Captain Mickey, Captain Minnie, and their friends appeared in sparkly sequined versions of their Disney Cruise Line outfits.

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Concept art and real video of the ship appeared on the screens.

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Disney CEO Bob Chapek and Chairman of Disney Parks Josh D’Amaro thanked the cast and crew who worked on the ship — as it began to rain on them.

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Thankfully, the rain cleared up quickly. Anika Noni Rose, the voice of Princess Tiana, then sang a medley of Disney songs.

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Characters from “Star Wars” and Marvel entered, along with some Disney Princesses, Princes, and “Toy Story” characters.

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Three Make-A-Wish children were chosen to represent all Make-A-Wish children, the official “godchildren” of the Disney Wish.

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They recited the ship’s blessing.

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In lieu of smashing a real champagne bottle on the ship, Disney had a giant champagne bottle appear on a screen. It was magically uncorked by Tinker Bell.

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The ceremony was finished with another performance of “Set Sail.”

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Will you be sailing on the Disney Wish? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Yes! I want to make that cruise next year in July with my children and grandchildren!🎉🎉❤️

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