During our Disney Wish media preview cruise, we stopped by Disney’s Oceaneer Club to check out some of the spaces for kids aged 3-12 – especially the new Walt Disney Imagineering Lab, which is a brand-new location where kids will engage in hands-on activities and learn about Imagineering. It is just one of a number of themed areas. Here are photos and video from the tour we took through the Walt Disney Imagineering Lab!
Artwork of various Disney characters is on the wall that says “Walt Disney Imagineering Lab”.
Here is our full video tour with Walt Disney Imagineer Lauren.
The Walt Disney Imagineering logo with Sorcerer Mickey is above the hand washing machines. I am not sure why Disney hasn’t put these hand washing machines all over the ship (it’s like a spa for the hands).
The Walt Disney Imagineering lab is spacious with desks and chairs, along with real props and more around the room. Lauren said that it is the “First-ever celebration of Walt Disney Imagineering for kids aboard a cruise ship”. She said that kids will experience what it is like to be an Imagineer, and “hopefully get interested in some STEM fields”.
There is a 3D model of Cinderella Castle in the case.
There is also artwork and more.
These are authentic safety vests and hard hats. Lauren explained that the brown hard hat started when a contractor provided a wooden hard hat to an Imagineer with their name on top. “And it became a badge of honor. Now every Imagineer receives the brown hard hat and it’s a sign that you’ve arrived as an Imagineer”.
There are hardhats from Imagineers in Hong Kong Disneyland.
There are other hard hats and books.
On the wall, artwork and more that have to do with the Disney Wish are here.
Lauren told us that these are authentic props from creations of attractions. I did ask how they will keep everything in place, and apparently the items are secured very well.
This is from Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris as well as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT (the latter opened in 2021).
This cage is the same butterfly effect as in Journey Into Imagination With Figment at EPCOT. It is really cool to see it close up.
TRON: Lightycle Run is coming to the Magic Kingdom (the same attraction as Shanghai Disneyland).
A “Toy Story” alien is nearby.
There is a small Partners statue.
The Barker Bird from “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
A Mystic Manor music box.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opened at EPCOT in May.
Hollywood Tower Hotel.
There is a Big Thunder Iron Works sign.
These are “authentic gems” from Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
This is a real 3D printer but we were told that it isn’t going to be used.
There are drawings and maquettes for Toy Story Splash Zone on the Disney Wish.
The stool bottoms look like the end of paintbrushes.
Lauren showed us where kids can design their own roller coaster.
Once kids design their coaster, they can sit in this vehicle and see what they’ve created.
Nearby is the Walt Disney Imagineering Prop Shop with real props.
Here are a few photos inside.
And also there are some fun stickers displayed.
This model was made officially of the Disney Wish.
Blue hard hats were used in Germany. There are various samples here as well.
A maquette of Cinderella can be seen here along with artwork. She is in the Grand Hall, which is the atrium of the Disney Wish.
This is an amazing area for kids (aged 3-12) to delve into the world of Walt Disney Imagineering. And it is just one of a number of themed areas in Disney’s Oceaneer Club on the Disney Wish.
We will have much more to come in the upcoming days and weeks about the Disney Wish (and after our cruise next month).
Disney invited us for this media preview, all views are ours.