The Disney Wish Program in Europe, the Middle East and Africa is a collaboration across our business in all of our local Disney offices, Disneyland Paris and the over 45 wish-granting organizations that make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Disney-themed wishes can include: stays at Disneyland Paris, attending Disney On Ice shows or theatrical performances, voyages on Disney Cruise Lines, special shopping sprees at our Disney Stores, visits to TV or Film sets and premieres or meeting their favourite Disney character.
Disney’s long history of wish-granting began when Walt Disney opened Disneyland Park in 1955 and hosted children from around the world. In 1981, Disney partnered with the newly launched Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the Foundation’s first official wish – a trip to Disneyland Park for 7-year-old Frank “Bopsy” Salazar. Today, Disney fulfils over 8,000 wishes a year by partnering with wish-granting organizations, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and continue to be the most popular requests of children from wish-granting organizations.
About the Disney Wish Program:
Through our Disney Wish program, we fulfil first wishes referred by approved charitable wish-granting organisations that make wishes come true for children, ages 3-18, with life-threatening medical conditions. All wish requests must be submitted through a recognized and registered charitable wish-granting organization. We do not fulfil wishes for children with chronic illnesses, adult wishes or second wishes for children, regardless of how the child’s first wish was fulfilled.