Some Make-A-Wish families received some well-deserved royal treatment courtesy of a surprise from Disney World.
According to USA Today, more than 60 children, who had asked to visit Disney through the non-profit Make-A-Wish Foundation, experienced the trip of a lifetime to Florida’s Disney World for Disney’s World Princess Week.
“To think about a kid who is asked what their wish is, and they say Disney or Walt Disney World or Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, that’s an honor for us and something that humbles us and we take very seriously because we know these places are places that you can escape,” Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products told USA TODAY. “Walt built these places to escape from the outside world.”
We got to make wishes come true for more than 50 amazing kids at a royal ball commemorating Disney's 150,000th wish granted with @MakeAWish. It's an honor to have helped create special moments and memories like these for so many families from across America over 40+ years! https://t.co/5RXoP25LuQ— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) August 29, 2023
Not only did the children get to visit Disney World, they were also treated to a Wonderland-themed tea party, a royal ball featuring all the Disney Princesses.
“There’s a world that really cares about you,” D’Amaro said. “There’s a place that we would love for you to come to experience your wish.”
According to USA Today, Disney World is the most requested destination among Make-A-Wish kids. Over the past 40 years, Disney has granted over 150,000 Make-A-Wish wishes.