Captain Minnie Mouse painting on the Disney Treasure's bow. Copyright Disney.

Captain Minnie Mouse Painted on Disney Treasure’s Bow

The Disney Treasure will set sail later this year with Captain Minnie Mouse leading the way. Minnie was recently painted on the ship’s deep blue hull. The Treasure will remain in dry dock in the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany for a while longer, but it’s exciting to see these finishing touches being added.

“Its completion marks an exciting milestone for the Disney Treasure as it begins the next stage of construction. The installation process began when the shipyard team welded a number of pre-cut steel plates to the Disney Treasure’s hull. Once the framework of the design had been secured, the plates were painted by hand to obtain their iconic golden hue and sealed with a special topcoat.”

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Disney Treasure in the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany
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Disney has always included Mickey or Minnie on its ships’ bows, starting with Disney Magic’s Sorcerer Mickey. Here’s a complete list:

  • Disney Magic: Sorcerer Mickey
  • Disney Wonder: Steamboat Willie
  • Disney Dream: Captain Mickey
  • Disney Fantasy: Sorcerer Mickey
  • Disney Wish: Captain Minnie
  • Disney Treasure: Captain Minnie in adventure clothing

Disney ships usually back into their berths, so I rarely see the bow painting while cruising. That’s cool with me since each ship’s stern character is a 3D work of art.

Rapunzel on the back of the Disney Wish
Rapunzel painting the stern of the Disney Wish

The Disney Treasure and Minnie Mouse will set sail from Port Canaveral, Florida, on December 18, 2024. I’m excited about the many new experiences coming to this ship, especially the Haunted Mansion Parlor.

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Josh is a web designer and developer who enjoys writing about all things Disney and Universal. In a previous life, he performed in big bands, orchestras, and everything in between as a professional trombonist.