Disney & Make-A-Wish Makes Dream Come True for Little Marvel Fan
A young Marvel fan has had a wish come true at Disney California Adventure thanks to Make-A-Wish and Disney! 3-year-old Colton and his family traveled from their home in Oregon on a Make-A-Wish visit to the Disneyland Resort earlier this year.
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The Iron Man fan was dressed head to toe in his own Iron Man costume when he and his family walked into the Chamber of Commerce in Disney California Adventure park to ask if it might be possible for Colton to meet his idol at Avengers Campus. Colton was born without an immune system, and it was only due to a lifesaving bone marrow transplant that he was able to make the trip.
At the time, a Cast Member contacted their partners in Entertainment, who scheduled a time that afternoon for the family to arrive at Avengers Campus. A Disney PhotoPass photographer was brought along to capture the moment.
But when the time came, it wasn’t Iron Man who walked out… it was Black Panther, accompanied by his trusty Dora Milaje! Gamora soon followed with Doctor Strange not far behind. Super Hero after Super Hero arrived, with Colton too stunned to speak. Finally, Iron Man walked out and was standing face to face with his smaller alter-ego. As the two exchanged poses, Colton’s mom, Kayla, said through tears, “It’s like looking into a mirror!”
After the Super Heroes gathered for photos with Colton and his family, Colton was made an honorary Super Hero. “He truly believes with his entire heart and soul that he is now one of them because of the special time and attention they gave him,” said Kayla. “It was just a moment for them, but it was truly life-changing for him.”
Before everyone waved goodbye, the family shared that it was Colton’s older sister, Khloe, who donated her bone marrow to save her brother’s life. That’s when Black Panther knelt down and told Khloe that she was the real Super Hero.
This was a moment that will stay with Colton and his family forever. That’s what Disneyland is all about! Making magical memories for families to cherish forever.
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