Danny Handke, senior creative director, Walt Disney Imagineering, called it Disney Cruise Line's most ambitious dining experience ever.
'We’re doing something that’s never been done before in a restaurant, developing an exclusive Avengers adventure that will immerse our guests in the action through sophisticated technology and innovative storytelling,' he said. 'It’s the perfect complement to the incredible menu of story-driven dining aboard the Disney Wish.'
Further new dining options are Marceline Market and Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods, two quick and casual spots for meals throughout the day.
Worlds of Marvel
At Worlds of Marvel, diners will play an interactive role in an action-packed Avengers mission that unfolds around them, complete with a worldly menu inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
'Avengers: Quantum Encounter' will follow Ant-Man and The Wasp as they embark on their first public speaking engagement on behalf of the Avengers. Anxious to impress, they are hosting a special presentation of the most powerful super hero technologies, such as Captain America’s shield, Iron Man’s arc reactor and Ant-Man’s Pym Particles, giving diners an up-close look at holographic models, field reports and iconic scenes from Marvel movies displayed on screens surrounding the room.
The highlight is a hands-on demonstration of the latest and greatest Pym Tech, the Quantum Core, which uses cutting-edge — and highly unstable — technology to shrink and grow targets at the push of a button. A few 'misfires' result in Ant-Man-style hijinks, but the real trouble begins when an unexpected villain shows up with a fearsome army in tow. Ant-Man and The Wasp will need all the help they can get to save the day, calling on Captain America, Captain Marvel and the brave diners of Disney Wish for back-up.
Tabletop Quantum Core
Every table at Worlds of Marvel will feature an interactive Quantum Core, a 'brand-new device that can cause objects to shrink and grow remotely.' Diners will assist Ant-Man and The Wasp as they attempt some small-scale trials, perhaps shrinking oversized luggage for easy stateroom storage.
When enough of the Quantum Cores are activated at the same time, the entire venue will become supercharged as energy pulses through the power channels in the walls and ceiling. Outfitted with Pym Tech and decked out in signature Stark-itecture style, the design of Worlds of Marvel will offer surprises in all shapes and sizes, from a distinctly Marvel hexagonal motif to the various 'Easter eggs' and unknown details embedded in the show.
Dishes on the menu are inspired by legendary Marvel locales like African Wakanda, Eastern European Sokovia and the Avengers’ home base of New York City.
Casual walk-up dining options
Besides upscale table-service dining throughout the day, Disney Wish will offer quick, convenient meals and snacks with more casual walk-up dining options than on other Disney ships.
Named for Walt Disney’s early childhood hometown in Missouri, Marceline Market is a stylish food hall inspired by popular marketplaces around the world. An ever-changing menu will be offered in a venue with indoor-outdoor seating and great views.
Featuring 10 food stalls and a café-style beverage bar in the center, Marceline Market will be styled as an old industrial loft converted into a bustling marketplace, with a Disney design twist: the proprietors are Disney characters as each station is themed to animated films such as 'Tangled,' 'Ratatouille,' 'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Zootopia' and more.
Marceline Market will offer a casual, walk-around dining experience for breakfast and lunch, with table-service dining at dinnertime with entrees cooked to order.
Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods
Located right in the middle of the fun on the upper decks, Mickey and Friends Festival of Foods will be the spot for families to grab a quick bite for lunch, dinner or in between. Fan-favorite treats like Disney Cruise Line’s soft-serve ice cream will be joined by the fleet’s first dedicated quick-service venues for barbecue and Mexican-inspired fare.
This open-air eatery comprises five themed food stalls: Mickey’s Smokestack Barbecue, Donald’s Cantina, Daisy’s Pizza Pies, Goofy’s Grill and Sweet Minnie’s Ice Cream.
The whimsical design is inspired by the seaside boardwalk setting featured in 'Mickey Mouse' animated shorts. A sizable, shaded seating area is included.