There are a few spaces dedicated to kids, tweens, and teens aboard Disney Cruise Line ships. On the Disney Wish, these are Disney’s Oceaneer Club, Edge, Vibe, The Hideaway, and the “it’s a small world” nursery. While adults aren’t usually allowed in these spaces, there are open houses periodically throughout each sailing when adults can visit and see how much more fun kids are probably having.
Disney’s Oceaneer Club
Kids can directly access Disney’s Oceaneer Club from The Grand Hall of the Disney Wish thanks to a slide. Cast Members are there to help regulate the slide process.
There are also stairs for adults and kids who don’t want to slide.
The entrance area to Oceaneer Club is “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired. Giant colorful leaves hold up the slide, which curls over a pink couch.
There are murals featuring different scenes and characters from “Alice in Wonderland.”
The murals continue around the corner, where a screen displays that day’s activities.
More murals along the walls leading to the club represent each area inside. These Arendelle murals represent Fairytale Hall.
A large mural of the Disney Wish with porthole windows looking out of the Oceaneer Club represents Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck.
Mickey, Minnie, and their friends are depicted on the mural in their sailing outfits.
“it’s a small world” murals are further down the hallway by the nursery (more photos and information later in this article).
“Star Wars” and Marvel murals are at the other end of the hallway.
The Marvel mural depicts Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris.
The “Star Wars” murals depict Chewbacca and R2-D2 in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.
C-3PO is pictured in the Star Wars: Cargo Bay inside Oceaneer Club.
The slide exits just inside Oceaneer Club. There are special sinks and everyone is required to wash their hands before entering.
The entryway of Oceaneer Club has a lit-up starry ceiling.
This room and the hallways have wallpaper covered in sketches of Disney characters.
There are framed screens showing large versions of some of these sketches.
Six screens make up one wall.
The Oceaneer Club bathroom has doors featuring Pixar characters. There are more of those special sinks, which don’t require you to move your hands, but spray water and soap around them for a set amount of time.
Super Hero Academy
Let’s visit Marvel Super Hero Academy!
One side is dedicated to Ant-Man and The Wasp, while the other side has Wakandan technology.
There are lockers on the right for Scott Lang, Hope Van Dyne, and Pepper Potts.
Scott’s desk includes some scientific materials, ant farms, a bulletin board, and his “World’s Best Grandma” trophy from Cassie.
The bulletin board has blueprints and diagrams pinned to it.
Scott also left his Key to the World card hanging here.
A giant Pym Technologies marker sits next to some test tubes.
A large mural on the wall depicts various Marvel superheroes jumping through the air.
Another set of lockers are for Peter Parker and Shuri.
Black Panther’s necklace is displayed on a bust.
Shuri’s Vibranium gauntlets are in a display case.
There’s a bulletin board of Shuri’s reference images for designing the Black Panther costume.
In the center of the room are display cases of Black Widow’s and Captain America’s super-suits.
This is where kids can also get their own superhero suit designed.
There are screens and the Avengers logo at the back of the room. This is where meet and greets and shows happen.
Star Wars Cargo Bay
At Star Wars Cargo Bay, young guests “Learn what it takes to be an intergalactic creature handler as you manage a mischievous menagerie of exotic beings from across the galaxy, including a porg, Loth-cat, worrt and more.”
“Throughout the cruise,” Disney’s official description reads, “you’ll track and study creatures on a series of special assignments using augmented reality-enabled data pads. But there’s more to this job than meets the Dianoga eye. You’ll be tasked with an important mission to deliver a pair of secret stowaways—Rey and Chewbacca—back to the Resistance!”
Some of the creatures will look familiar if you’ve been to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This Dianoga is similar to the one seen at the “Star Wars” land’s water fountains.
A Loth-cat slumbers in a cage.
And there’s a Porg that squawks and flaps its wings.
Walt Disney Imagineering Lab
The Walt Disney Imagineering Lab is split into two rooms.
The main room is filled with workstations for various activities.
There’s another sink station.
Two walls are covered in honeycomb shelves displaying concept art, maquettes, and recreations of various Disney Parks props.
The darker room is the R&D Bay. Here, kids can “ride” the roller coasters they designed.
There are more models, maquettes, and props in display cases here.
Fairytale Hall features three princess-inspired rooms: Rapunzel’s Art Studio, Belle’s Library, and Anna and Elsa’s Sommerhus.
Belle’s Library is a cozy corner for reading and acting out stories with the help of an enchanted painting that magically transforms the tales.
Inspired by her love of expression, Rapunzel’s Art Studio is a creative escape where kids will have the “best day ever” making their own arts and crafts projects, like floating lanterns and paintings.
Anna and Elsa are never far from snow, even in their summer cabin. Here, kids will unlock icy powers during “Frozen Fun,” a series of gesture-based games hosted by Olaf, which includes snowball fights with friendly trolls and a hunt for mischievous Snowgies.
Mickey & Minnie Captain’s Deck
Specially designed for the youngest sailors at Disney’s Oceaneer Club, Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck is a nautical playground inspired by the colors, icons, and magic of Disney Cruise Line.
Little cadets can enjoy maritime-themed physical activities and sensory-style games—as well as play time with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse themselves.
At select times throughout the voyage, the space will be open to little ones’ families for group play, and toddlers from “it’s a small world” nursery will also get dedicated access to the club to explore, learn and play with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
“it’s a small world” Nursery
Speaking of “it’s a small world” nursery, it’s just down the hall, past murals of “it’s a small world.”
Here, “Kids can romp, rest and do everything in between at this internationally themed childcare center.”
The rooms of “it’s a small world” Nursery on the Disney Wish are:
- The Decompression Area: Designed to help youngsters adjust to their new environment, with a fanciful mural highlighting South America, Central America, and Africa-inspired characters from Coco, The Lion King, Black Panther and Encanto.
- The Nap Room: A quiet and peaceful space featuring images of popular characters like Pocahontas, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen, Tiana, Spider-Man, and many more.
- The Play Room: Emphasizes classic stories from Europe and Asia and includes interactive murals featuring Elsa and Olaf, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, and Aladdin and Jasmine.
Classic Disney characters are depicted in the style of Mary Blair’s artwork as featured on “it’s a small world.”
Edge is for guests from ages 11 to 14. It’s located on Deck 5, Aft and is inspired by urban lofts of New York City. There are photo walls and Cast Members host games for tweens throughout the sailings.
Vibe & The Hideaway
Vibe and The Hideaway are on Deck 12, next to the Hero Zone. Vibe is for teens from 14 to 17 and hosts various activities, including movie nights and games. The aesthetic is inspired by a Parisian artists’ loft and there’s even a unique Mickey Mouse statue inside.
The Hideaway is attached to Vibe, and sometimes both will be open to guests from 14 to 20. But The Hideaway can also be closed off for events just for guests from ages 18 to 20. The Disney Wish is the first Disney Cruise Line ship to feature a third club for older teens and young adults. It has a DJ booth and dance floor for karaoke and dance competitions.
The Hideaway is where the first part of Oogie Boogie’s Villainous Nightmare Bash is held.