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Disney breaks tradition with this new heartwarming dedication

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Disney breaks tradition with this new heartwarming dedication
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Don’t miss this touching story how Disney honors the most precious group of people.

Disney Wish

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The Disney Wish is Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship! Disney Cruise Line has been teasing us with many updates about the new ship and guests have a lot to look forward to. Recently, we shared a sneak peek at merchandise and restaurants.

From cinematic dining adventures, a tower suiteentertainment, and just stunning staterooms, it has it all. Guests even have a chance to ride on Disney Cruise Line’s first attraction at sea. Recently, Disney offered an amazing discount when the maiden voyage was delayed. Yesterday, we shared information HERE on if the cancelled test cruises would affect the maiden voyage or not.

Disney Cruise Ship Godmothers

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You many not know this, but each Disney ship has it’s very own fairy godmother. The Wonder has Tinker Bell, the Fantasy claims Mariah Carey, the Dream has Jennifer Hudson, and the Magic gets Patty Disney (the first wife of Roy Edward Disney, Walt’s nephew).

Changing Things Up

Credit: Make a Wish

Today, Disney Cruise Line announced that “all Make-A-Wish children, including past, present and future wish recipients,” will be honored as godchildren of the Disney Wish. This is the first time in Disney Cruise Line history that children are being recognized in this important role. It replaces the maritime tradition of naming a ship’s “godmother.” This is such wonderful news!

All Make-A-Wish children, including past, present and future wish recipients,” will be honored as godchildren of the Disney Wish.

The Disney Wish godchildren will join the current group of godmothers for the Disney Cruise Line fleet including Patty Disney, Tinkerbell, Jennifer Hudson and Mariah Carey.

Disney’s Statement

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Redefining the longstanding maritime tradition of appointing a ship “godmother,” this is the first time in Disney Cruise Line history that children are being recognized in this prestigious role which symbolically bestows good fortune on the vessel and its travelers.”

Make-a-Wish Foundation

Credit: Make-A-Wish

For more than 40 years, Disney and Make-A-Wish have worked together to grant more than 145,000 Disney-inspired wishes for wish kids with critical illnesses.

Will you consider giving to the Make-A-Wish foundation?

Wish Merchandise

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Disney Cruise Line also continues to support the transformative work that wish-granting organizations do every day through other initiatives including a new merchandise collection and the donation of a stateroom aboard a sailing of the Disney Wish.

In celebration of the Disney Wish and the incredible power of wishes, Disney partnered with Make-A-Wish to create an exclusive line of merchandise that includes a Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse plush, ear headband, trading pin, spirit jersey and tumbler.

Disney will donate 10% of the purchase price from the sale of every item in the Disney Wish Limited Edition Collection now through July 18, 2023, to Make-A-Wish to grant even more life-changing wishes. The full Disney Wish Limited Edition Collection is available aboard the Disney Wish, and select items are available on shopDisney.com, beginning July 18, 2022.

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