“Magical Milestones: Celebrating Disney’s Impact through Make-A-Wish”

"Magical Milestones: Celebrating Disney's Impact through Make-A-Wish"

Disney Make-A-Wish Fun Facts

  • Disney’s World Princess Week saw the largest wish-granting event ever at Walt Disney World Resort, dubbed the “Once Upon A Wish Party”.
  • Over 50 children with critical illnesses from organizations like Make-A-Wish attended the event featuring 30 Disney Princesses and characters, a tea party in Wonderland and a royal ball.
  • Disney has worked with Make-A-Wish since 1980 to grant more than 150,000 wishes, making it the organization’s number-one wish granter.
  • Attendees of the party all made princess-related wishes, including wishes for princess tea parties and experiences with Disney Princesses at Walt Disney World.
  • Disney surprised families with extra gifts ahead of the ball, including princess dresses, themed headbands, wands and tiaras.
  • Attendees also enjoyed a special singing performance from Mikayla, a 17-year-old cancer fighter whose wish to perform at Disney was recognized as the 150,000th Disney wish.
  • Post-event, families are enjoying several days in the theme parks and staying at Give Kids The World Village, a key partner in Disney’s wish-granting efforts.
  • Disney wish-granting events are also occurring at Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort in honor of the upcoming “World of Frozen” opening.

The Realists Take

Put plainly, Disney’s wish-granting game is strong. They turned dreams into reality for over 50 kids battling critical illnesses, straight up becoming the fairy godmother we always knew they were. From hosting the grandest princess tea party to making girls feel like real princesses, they really did go bibbidi-bobbidi-boo on these kids’ wishes. For this act of ultimate kindness, we’ll cut them some slack for not yet turning mice into footmen. Here’s a tip for Disney, a pumpkin might come in handy for your next extravaganza. Just saying!