Disney to Host Royal Ball for Make-a-Wish Families During World Princess Week

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Disney to Host Royal Ball for Make-a-Wish Families During World Princess Week

World Princess Week is August 20-26 and Disney is hosting a royal ball for Make-A-Wish families! This will be one of Disney’s biggest wish-granting events ever filled with enchanting surprises, inspiration and adventures fit for a hero or heroine.

Related – Disney and Make-A-Wish Grant 100+ Wishes at Shanghai Disney, Culminating in a Spectacular Concert

Earlier this week, Minnie Mouse joined Disney cast members and the Make-A-Wish team at Ventura Elementary School in Florida to let 7-year-old Scarlett know her wish of having a “Disney Princess experience” was coming true – the very first wish kid to be invited to the event.

“She’s going to have this super special experience and be able to go to the royal ball as a princess … I know she’s going to enjoy every single second of it,” Scarlett’s mom said. “To see her happy and completely fulfilled is every mother’s dream. It means so much that she’ll be able to experience life as a normal kid at a theme park where we don’t have to think about a lot of the medical stuff that has consumed our lives in the past.”

A lifelong fan of Disney Princesses, Scarlett was surrounded by nearly 100 of her fellow first grade classmates and teachers when she heard the news. When she was just a baby, Scarlett’s family learned she would need a heart transplant. After undergoing many surgeries and a transplant at 18 months old, school was always a place of comfort for her after so much time in the hospital, so we worked with our friends at Make-A-Wish and in the community to make it happen right before school lets out for the summer. Talk about an unforgettable way to wrap up the year!


“Disney is the largest wish granter in the world, and over our more than 40-year relationship, we’ve granted some pretty incredible wishes together,” said Leslie Motter, Make-A-Wish America President and CEO. “Whatever Disney does, they go all out. I can’t wait to see the new happy memories Scarlett and our other attending wish families will be able to make at what is sure to be an unforgettable event.”

While this will be a first-of-its-kind wish event at Walt Disney World, wishes have the transformative power to change lives. In fact, Disney recently celebrated the 150,000th Disney-inspired wish with 16-year-old Mikayla from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida who began her battle fighting cancer three years ago.

We love the wishes Disney is making come true with Make-A-Wish!


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Sara is a travel agent with Destinations to Travel, a Disney Earmarked agency. She lives in Alaska with her husband and 3 kids. Due to her extreme dislike of winter, she travels often to warmer destinations during the colder months. She visits the Disney parks and resorts frequently with her family and loves helping other families plan magical vacations. Contact her here for help with your vacation!
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