Marking the first look at the newest Disney ship, the major construction milestone was celebrated in Disney style with musical fanfare, fireworks, and a special appearance by Capt. Minnie Mouse.
It took ~5 hours and 110,000 m3 (29 million US gallons) of water from River Ems to flood the building-dock, followed by an exit as the vessel sailed out with just 1 m / 3 ft of clearance on either side.
The ship's maiden voyage is now scheduled for July 14, 2022, from Port Canaveral/Orlando (Florida USA).
Disney Wish is the first of 3 new Disney Cruise Line ships to be constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard through 2025. Each of the vessels will be LNG-powered (by liquefied natural gas) and weigh ~144,000 GT tons (volume).