Disney’s New Wish Cruise Ship will be the first to offer vegan menus
Disney’s New Wish Cruise Ship will be the first to offer vegan menus. The maiden voyage is scheduled to start on June 9, 2022, from Port Canaveral, FL, to the Bahamas. “Each of our menus will have vegan options. Treating allergies and special needs is very important to us, ”said Disney Cruise Line. “We want families to sail with peace of mind.” While details of the vegan menus on board the Disney Wish are not yet known, Disney Cruises have always offered vegan options upon request and added some new plant-based dishes to their other cruise lines in 2019, including Plant-Based Eggs, Plant-Based Chili Dog and Chocolate truffle cake.
The Disney Wish offers three new restaurant concepts: the dinner-and-show restaurant Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure (where guests will be part of the restaurant Frozen-thought performance at Queen Anna and Kristoff’s engagement party with vegan options inspired by Nordic cuisine); Worlds of Marvel (where guests are invited to interact with an Avengers adventure while tasting foods from the locations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe); and Fine Dining 1923 (named after the year the Walt Disney Company was founded), a Hollywood glamor-themed restaurant that combines world cuisine-inspired dishes with Napa Valley wines.
Additional amenities aboard Disney Wish, which can carry up to 4,000 passengers, include the company’s premier water attraction, AquaMouse, as well as kid-friendly activities and entertainment for adults. Early booking for Disney Wish cruises starts May 17, 2021 and general booking starts May 27, 2021.
Plant-based at Disney
In 2020 Disney announced a partnership with Impossible Foods and made the Impossible Burger Disney’s “Preferred Plant-Based Burger”. The partnership will result in the plant-based burger being added to all Disney hotels including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Lines.
In addition to partnering with Impossible Foods, Disney has made strides by adding more plant-based options to its menus. In 2019, Disney added 400 plant-based dishes to its Disney World Resort in Florida and expanded them to its Disneyland Resort in California, as well as Disney-owned hotels in these areas, as well as Disney international hotels. While Dole Whip was a popular vegan treat at Disney parks, guests at Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge can now indulge in more extensive options such as the all-you-can-enjoy stir-fry, which features a range of vegan options Meat is filled. Soy Chorizo Topped Potato Flutes at Disney’s California Adventures; Risotto spelled with mushrooms at Disneyland Paris; and much more.