Last week I talked about the adult areas on Disney Wish and today I will talk about the Kid Areas. I know the adult areas sounded pretty cool but let me tell you the kids are the ones who get the best spaces onboard Wish! Don't worry adults, you do get the chance to check out these spaces during an open house (this is usually the first day onboard so be sure to check the schedule). Yes that does mean you can try out the twisty slide that takes you from Deck 3 down to Deck 2 right into the club (here's a tip - keep your elbows close to your body). Even if you are cruising without kids you can still check out these fun spaces.
Basically almost all of Deck 2 is dedicated to the kids. This just makes total sense to me since staterooms on Deck 2 are not as popular on the other ships.
Yes you heard that right on Wish Disney isn't splitting the kids up. I love this way of doing it. The Oceaneer's Club is really what takes up most of Deck 2 and while it is a big space it is all set up with totally different themed areas and some that can be closed off from the rest of the club during certain events. This is the club you will take the twisty slide into if you choose.
The youngest in the club will enjoy Mickey and Minnie Captain's Deck. It is a nautical themed playground geared towards the smaller club guests. It also has Minnie's Captain Academy which has some fun challenges tied to STEAM principals so the kids are learning while having fun.
Walt Disney Imagineering Lab - this is a nice open area with lots of places for kids to sit down and do some hands on activities and experiments. This area also has the Ride Studio where kids can design their own roller coaster and then virtually ride. For us grown ups there are lots of cool things on the shelves to check out in this area.
Fairytale Hall - All the princess fans will love this area. You can get comfy in Belle's Library where you can read and act out stories, or test out your powers in Anna and Elsa's Sommerhaus, or get creative in Rapunzel's art studio.
Marvel Superhero Academy - This is where superhero kids will love to hang out. They can design their own super suit and then virtually battle enemies. They will also have time to hang out with some of their favorite heros too.
Star Wars: Cargo Bay - Ok so I am just going to say this area is going to make the adults wish they could be kids again. Wish added a couple Star Wars areas and this kids area beats the adult Hyperspace Lounge! It has the first of its kind interactive experience called Creature Challenge. Kids get to learn about some of the craziest creatures from across the galaxy. There are so many cool things to see in this area!
Vibe is where the oldest (actual) kids aged 14 - 17 onboard can hang. Just like with Vibe on Dream and Fantasy Disney chose a prime spot to put this area. They don't have the front outside deck on this ship since that became the Rainforest room area but they do have a nice spot up on Deck 12 with lots of floor to ceiling windows. It is designed like a Parisian Loft and has lots of cool retro stuff all around. I totally would love to hang out here! Adults might actually get to use a part of this space for some events though since Disney also included a way to close off a portion of Vibe which they call The Hideaway. When closed off from Vibe, The Hideaway will serve as a place for events for the 18 - 20 crowd and also for some of the tasting events onboard.
One more area the kids will love is Hero Zone. This is a multi-function sport zone. What makes it even better than any other cruise sports zone is that it is indoors which means AC! It will have the usual sports activities like basketball, soccer and things like Jack-Jacks diaper dash. Plus at certain times it hosts the big event - The Incredi-Games! This is when a big inflatable obstacle course themed to The Incredibles will appear and guests can race each other through the course. I did try it and let me just say I wasn't very much like Elastigirl at all.
The Wish has so many fun places for kids that I won't be surprised to hear back from clients saying they never saw their kids or that the adults were so jealous of all the fun things the kids got to do onboard!
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