Disney Partners with Make a Wish & American Airlines for World Wish Month

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In a heartwarming display of collaboration, Disney, Make-A-Wish America, and American Airlines joined forces to grant the wishes of 28 critically ill children during World Wish Month. These lucky youngsters and their families embarked on a magical journey to Walt Disney World Resort aboard a special chartered “Wish Flight” departing from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

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Orlando International Airport (MCO) celebrated the milestone arrival on their official Instagram account (FlyMCO), welcoming the “Wish Flight” with a special message: “Welcome to Orlando, Wish Flight!✨ In celebration of World Wish Month, our friends @makeawishamerica, in partnership with @americanair and Disney, have granted the wishes of 28 children and their families to visit @waltdisneyworld! It was a pleasure to celebrate their arrival on a one-of-a-kind, chartered flight from DFW. Wishing everyone an incredible experience and the most magical time.”


This heartwarming initiative exemplifies the power of collaboration in fulfilling dreams. Make-A-Wish, a non-profit organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses, partnered with Disney, known for its world-class theme parks and dedication to creating magical memories, to make these special trips a reality. American Airlines played a crucial role by generously donating a chartered aircraft and contributing to the overall travel experience.

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This special “Wish Flight” serves as a beacon of hope and joy, reminding us of the importance of granting wishes and creating lasting memories for children facing significant challenges. The combined efforts of Disney, Make-A-Wish, and American Airlines have undoubtedly made a world of difference for these deserving families. You can check out more photos from the Wish Flight over on Orlando International Airport’s FlyMCO Instagram Account.


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