Avengers — yes, The Avengers — are assembling on the Disney Wish. Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, has already been making headlines for introducing quite a few “firsts” to the fleet, including the AquaMouse, Disney’s first-ever attraction at sea and Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge, an immersive new Star Wars-themed watering hole. Now, the Disney Wish is also adding a major Marvel Cinematic Universe first to its list of epic offerings with “Avengers: Quantum Encounter.”
Marvel film stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, and Brie Larson will all reprise their roles as Ant-Man, The Wasp, Captain America and Captain Marvel, respectively, in a new show as part of the Disney Wish’s previously-revealed “Avengers: Quantum Encounter” dining experience.
The interactive dining adventure set in the Disney Wish’s Worlds of Marvel restaurant is hosted by Ant-Man and The Wasp, who give a special presentation showcasing the latest super-hero tech developments, including Pym Tech’s newest advance, Quantum Core technology. Every table in the restaurant has its own Quantum Core, “a brand-new device that can cause objects to shrink and grow remotely,” and guests join Ant-Man and The Wasp in trialing the technology with a few test runs (which, of course, go awry). When Ultron shows up and tries to get his robotic paws on the tech, Scott and Hope call on a couple of friends — Captain Marvel and Captain America — to help out.
Rudd, Lilly, Mackie and Larson have already filmed their parts in the climactic show, which will be shown to diners in the restaurant while the action appears to take place on the Wish’s upper decks.
“It was a labor of love to make happen,” said Walt Disney Imagineer Sachi Handke. “Once we were able to get the idea in front of them, they were all in. They said ‘Yes, absolutely, let’s do this.’ It took coordinating three separate film shoots in three separate cities to make this happen.”
The voice of Ultron, originally played by James Spader in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” will be voiced by Ross Marquand, who voices Ultron in Marvel’s “What If?” series on Disney+. Kerry Condon will also reprise her role as the voice of F.R.I.D.A.Y.
World of Marvel menus are still in development but will take inspiration from Marvel Cinematic Universe locales including Wakanda, Sokovia, New York City, China and California, with dishes and their presentations also taking nods for the “Stark-itecture” design employed throughout the restaurant.
The Disney Wish sets sail on its maiden voyage June 9, 2022.