Disney Cruise Line debuts Disney Wish
In a special event, the christening ceremony of the new ship was held in Port Canaveral, Florida and was broadcasted online
Last week, Disney Cruise Line revealed a magical twist to the age-old maritime tradition of naming a ship godmother, when it announced that all Make-A-Wish children, including past, present and future wish recipients, will be honored. as godchildren of this new ship.
The event has celebrated Make-A-Wish as a key part of making wishes come true aboard all Disney Cruise Line ships.
During the event, the shipping company offered viewers a glimpse inside Disney Wish and featured special guests, spectacular musical performances and characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars adventures.
The presentation included an exclusive look inside some of the ship's most anticipated features such as AquaMouse, Disney's first attraction at sea; first-of-its-kind "Frozen" and Marvel-themed food adventures; an immersive lounge set in the Star Wars galaxy; and a real-life wonderland for kids at Disney's Oceaneer Club, plus special appearances by our crew members aboard the Disney Wish.
Disney Cruise Line also continues to support the transformative work wish-granting organizations do every day through recently announced initiatives that include a collection of exclusive merchandise and the donation of a stateroom aboard the Disney Wish.
Redefining the long-standing maritime tradition of naming a ship "godmother," this is the first time in Disney Cruise Line history that children are recognized in this prestigious role that symbolically bestows good fortune on the ship and its passengers.
The godchildren of this unique wishing ship will join the magical group of godmothers from the Disney Cruise Line fleet, which includes Patty Disney, Tinker Bell, Jennifer Hudson and Mariah Carey.
“Los niños de Make-A-Wish y sus familias son valientes, decididos, resistentes y algunas de las personas más inspiradoras que puedas conocer”, dijo Bob Chapek, director ejecutivo de The Walt Disney Company. “Wishing es una experiencia transformadora que brinda esperanza y alegría, y es nuestro privilegio reconocer con orgullo a los niños que se esfuerzan por superar los desafíos como nuestros ahijados de Disney Wish. Trabajar con Make-A-Wish para apoyar a los niños con enfermedades críticas y hacer magia cuando más se necesita siempre será una prioridad para The Walt Disney Company”.
During the Disney Wish christening ceremony, Make-A-Wish children will recite the blessing of the newest ship, evoking the spirit of optimism The Walt Disney Company is known for. The event will be an unforgettable celebration of enchantment showcasing the innovative new ship and celebrating Make-A-Wish as a key part of making wishes come true aboard all Disney Cruise Line ships.
Since 1980, Disney and Make-A-Wish have helped grant life-changing wishes for more than 145,000 seriously ill children around the world. Historically, one in two wishes granted in the US through Make-A-Wish has been a Disney wish, and many of these wishes involve visits to global Disney destinations and travel with Disney Cruise Line.
“The selection of Make-A-Wish children as Disney Wish sponsees is another example of how Disney and Make-A-Wish continue to find innovative ways to brighten the lives of Wish children and their families,” said Richard. K. Davis, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “We are honored to partner with The Walt Disney Company and look forward to fulfilling many more wishes together.”
Disney Wish Limited Edition Merchandise Collection
To celebrate Disney's wish and the incredible power of wishes, Disney Cruise Line has worked with Make-A-Wish to create an exclusive line of merchandise that includes a Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse plush, headband with ears, pin , a spirit shirt and glass.
Disney will donate 10% of the purchase price from the sale of each 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 entire Disney Wish Limited Edition Collection is available onboard Disney Wish, and select items will be available at shopDisney.com beginning July 18, 2022.