The Disney Wish will debut Disney Cruise Line’s first-ever attraction at sea, the AquaMouse. This 760-foot slide will take riders above the upper deck of the Disney Wish, similar to the AquaDuck on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. Now, we’ve learned from Attractions Magazine that the AquaMouse will offer two unique experiences for guests, encouraging repeat rides.
The AquaMouse will take guests into the animated world of a Mickey Mouse cartoon. Guests will see one of two different shows during their adventure, Scuba Scramble or Swiss Meltdown. Riders will see the story play out on nine 85-inch “porthole” screens as they make their way up the 75-second conveyor belt ride.
Disney is trying to bring guests into the animated shorts, which is why a series of water nozzles and other effects surround the screens. The effects will be matched to the animation on the screen and will soak riders as the scenes unfold.
Below is the original description for the AquaMouse.
The journey will begin when you board a two-seater ride vehicles and ascend into a magical tunnel that will teleport you into the cartoon world of “Scuba Scramble,” a new animated short that plays out through oversized virtual portholes. Along the way, you’ll encounter curious sea creatures, familiar Disney friends and more than 60 water effects that bring the subaquatic hijinks to life – all perfectly synched to an original musical score by Emmy-nominated composer Christopher Willis (“The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse”).
We’re all for unique experiences within the same attraction. Adding in a second animated short, Swiss Meltdown, to go along with Scuba Scramble is a great decision. This also suggests that Disney Cruise Line will have the flexibility to update the AquaMouse with new animated shorts in the future.
The AquaMouse is a unique twist on the AquaDuck, a Disney Cruise Line favorite. It remains to be seen how Disney Cruise Line plans to manage what will likely be some very long lines for the AquaMouse.
The Disney Wish will make its maiden voyage in June 2022.