How Is the Disney Treasure Different From the Disney Wish?

Disney Cruise Line has revealed more details about their newest ship, the Disney Treasure. The Disney Treasure is Disney Cruise Line’s sixth ship and will sail out of Port Canaveral on 7-night voyages beginning December 21, 2024.

The new ship will have the same overall structure and layout as the Disney Wish. The two ships are sister ships and were built using the same general plans. The Treasure was already under construction before the Disney Wish first welcomed guests, which means there won’t be a ton of significant differences between the two based on guest feedback.

That said, the Disney Treasure will place new themes over many of the spaces found on the Disney Wish. Let’s take a look at the new spaces.

Disney Treasure Restaurants

Coco Restaurant on the Disney Treasure.
Plaza de Coco concept art via Disney.

The Disney Treasure will reuse two dining concepts seen on the Disney Wish in 1923 and Worlds of Marvel. The third rotational dining room will use a brand new theme – Coco! Plaza De Coco will use the theater-in-the-round layout first seen on the Disney Wish with their Frozen dining show.

In addition to rotational dining, the Disney Treasure will also have a selection of quick-service restaurants. Marceline Market returns as seen on the Disney Wish. If specialty ice cream and sweets are your passion, Jumbeaux’s Sweets will serve up lots of sweet treats set to the theme of Zootopia. This replaces the Inside Out: Joyful Sweets shop on the Disney Wish.

Disney Treasure Lounges

Disney Treasure 20k Leagues Under the Sea Lounge.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Lounge concept art via Disney.

Perhaps the biggest (and maybe most exciting?) rethemes on the Disney Treasure are in the ship’s lounges.

Skipper Society, a lounge themed to the iconic Jungle Cruise attraction, takes over the main space near the Grand Hall. This has the chance to be awesome if Disney leans into the skipper humor and puns.

Periscope Pub calls back to one of Disney’s original films 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Did you expect to see that film referenced on the ship? We didn’t, but we love to see it.

We expect Disney will announce what will replace Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge soon.

Grand Hall (Atrium)

Grand Hall of the Disney Treasure.
Concept art via Disney.

One of Disney’s first reveals was the new atrium, or Grand Hall, for the Disney Treasure. The Treasure’s Grand Hall will draw inspiration from Aladdin, and will take on a darker color palette compared to the Disney Wish. Where the Disney Wish has been called Fantasyland at Sea, the Disney Treasure will be a form of Adventureland at Sea.

We hope Disney fully commits to the Treasure’s Grand Hall and incorporates intricate designs along with the deep blues, golds, and greens.

Sarabi

Disney Treasure's Sarabi.
Sarabi concept art via Disney.

The main area for daytime activities and nighttime adults-only entertainment will be called Sarabi on the Disney Treasure. The Lion King inspired design replaces Luna on the Disney Wish. The concept art shows Disney is opting for a “less is more” approach here, which might fall flat when they could’ve easily called on their many design wins from Disney’s Animal Kingdom or Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Theater Shows

Beauty and the Beast will be performed on the Disney Treasure, which originally debuted on the Disney Dream in 2017. The Treasure will also run Disney Seas the Adventure, as seen on the Disney Wish, but will also perform a brand new show that Disney hasn’t announced at this time.

New AquaMouse Adventure

The AquaMouse returns from the Disney Wish, but this time the adventure is called ‘Curse of the Golden Egg’ and it is unique to the Treasure. This is a pretty easy change many predicted given the AquaMouse’s reliance on screens.

Changes We Still Hope to See

While Disney revealed a lot about the Disney Treasure, they teased there are more announcements to come. We know some of our biggest complaints about the Disney Wish can’t be addressed at this stage, but here’s what we’re still hoping to see.

  • A fun or spooky replacement for Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge

Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge on the Disney Wish is pretty underwhelming. The theming is light, at best, and isn’t even the best Star Wars experience on the ship – that title belongs to the area in the kids club. Bring on a Haunted Mansion lounge!

  • An improved outdoor adults-only area

The adults-only areas on the Disney Wish are arguably the ship’s biggest weaknesses. The outdoor area in particular is strange as it’s narrow, some it’s completely unshaded, and it can get extremely crowded.

  • Smaller high-end stores

The Disney Wish placed a larger emphasis on high-end, luxury shops compared to other Disney Cruise Line ships. Those large store footprints are mostly wasted as guests are rarely seen in the shops. All of that space would be better utilized either for large “regular” Disney shops (they get crowded quickly) or for larger lounge spaces.

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David
David
David is a Disney travel expert who created Notes from Neverland in 2018 after visiting Disney theme parks countless times. Previously, David spent way too much time writing about sports, and was featured in Sports Illustrated, MSN, Yahoo!, and in many other publications. Learn more or contact us.

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