The excitement is building over the launch of Disney Treasure in December 2024.
The brand new sister ship to Disney Wish, the Treasure is set to sail 7 night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral.
More and more details are emerging about what Disney Treasure will feature, and it was already announced that she will feature a brand new production show, “Disney The Tale of Moana”.
The Walt Disney Theatre will feature the first stage adaptation inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios film, Moana.
We are told that:
“Disney The Tale of Moana” will begin in modern day on the fictional island of Motunui, in a set design filled with hints of brilliant cultures of the Pacific Islands that will appear throughout the show. The spirit of Gramma Tala, our narrator, will introduce her granddaughter, while through vibrant dance and songs in a mix of languages including Tuvaluan, Tokelauan and Samoan, we will learn how the ocean chooses young Moana for an incredible journey to restore the heart of Te Fiti”.
Puppets to Feature in Moana
Many of the Disney Cruise productions feature puppets in some way but it seems that puppetry is going to be a large element of the Moana show.
“Disney Live Entertainment creative director of puppetry and articulation, Jeff Conover, teamed up with master puppet designer Michael Curry, whose creations are featured in Disney’s Tony Award-winning musical “The Lion King” on Broadway. The massive, fiery Te K? will be a puppet of a scale Disney Cruise Line has never before produced. When Moana meets Te K? and restores the heart of Te Fiti, the giant Te K? puppet will shed its fiery shell and become the gentle island goddess, Te Fiti herself”.
Classic Favorite Songs to be Featured
You won’t be surprised to learn that the show will feature favorite songs from the Moana movie.
“Moana and Maui will perform the song “Warrior Face” for the first time in the stage show when the demigod teaches Moana how to face her fears before entering the Realm of the Monsters to face Tamatoa. “Warrior Face” will join classic favorites from the Grammy-Award winning soundtrack in the stage show, including “You’re Welcome,” “We Know The Way” and “How Far I’ll Go.”
The stage shows are always a huge part of the Disney Cruise experience and I am very much looking forward to seeing Disney the Tale of Moana.
Other stage shows in the Walt Disney Theatre are Beauty and the Beast” and “Disney Seas the Adventure.
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Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.