Fun Facts and Trivia about the Disney Wonder

In just a few weeks the DisneyDayByDay Family will be headed to Alaska on the Disney Wonder.   This will be our first time on the Wonder so I collected some fun trivia and facts on the ship.

  • Maiden voyage – August 1999
  • The ship has 875 staterooms
  • Passenger Capacity is around 2,713
  • Crew of around 950
  • Tinkerbell is the Godmother of the Disney Wonder. Disney Cruise Line was the first cruise line to have an animated character as the Godmother of a ship.
  • The atrium in each of the Disney Cruise Line ships feature a character statue. On the Wonder, Ariel sits outside her father’s, King Triton’s, restaurant.
  • The bow features Steamboat Willie at the helm leading the way.Disney Wonder - Steamboat Willie
  • On the aft you will find Donald doing his best to finish up the paint job name plate while under duress from his nephew Huey who found a pair of scissors. Disney Wonder Aft - Donald
  • The interior design is art nouveau with a more natural whimsical feel, characterized by an art from nature feel, with whimsical, swirling wave design.
  • The ship’s cruising speed is 21.5 knots, kick it into high gear and  its maximum speed is 24 knots (about 28 MPH).
  • The total diesel fuel storage capability is 20,000 gallons.   At $3.90 a gallon that’s $78,000 to fill it up, a bit over my Visa limit.
  • The horsepower of Disney Wonder’s five engines is equivalently to the power of more than 100 Formula One racing cars running at full speed.
  • The Disney Wonder is 106 feet wide and 964 feet long making it almost as long as the Eiffel Tower is high.   Disney Wonder and Eiffel Tower
  • There are 5,390 pillows on board, these come in real handy :).
  • The weight of the anchor is 14 tons (weight of around 3 elephants)
  • The weight of the propeller is 18.8 tons.
  • The ship can make 1,200 tons of fresh water from seawater each day.  Drink up.
  • The water used to operate the laundry is water from the atmosphere, collected as it drains from the air-conditioning system. Specifically, 280 tons a day are retrieved; the laundry uses 220 tons.   This shows in Disney’s commitment to the Environment and their A grade in the Friends of the Earth Report Cards each year.
  • 5500 square feet of Disney themed shopping and I’m sure you will check out every foot.
  • 8,260 cups of coffee are served every day on board.
  • In a month of cruises on the Disney Wonder, 15,776 cans of Coca-Cola will be consumed.   Will you contribute to this?

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