Previously, we reported that Disney Cruise Line had yet to name a godmother for their newest ship, the Disney Wish. Rumors swirled about who Disney could name for the ship’s Godmother as previous recipients of this high honor are: Patricia Disney (Disney Magic), Tinkerbell (Disney Wonder), Jennifer Hudson (Disney Dream), and Mariah Carey (Disney Fantasy). However, until today the news about the godmother of the Disney Wish had yet to be announced. The purpose of a godmother for a cruise ship is to “bestow good fortune on the vessel and its passengers.”
Today, Disney Cruise Line announced that the Disney Wish will have godchildren. Disney Cruise Line has chosen to honor all Make-A-Wish children past, present, and future as the godchildren of the Disney Wish. The christening of the ship is set to take place on June 29 with its maiden voyage occurring on July 14 from Port Canaveral in Florida.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Disney have granted over 145,000 Disney-themed wishes over the course of their four decades long relationship. The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 and the goal is grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses and their families. The organization not only serves the United States of America but an additional 50 countries across the globe.
Bob Chapek, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, stated, “Make-A-Wish children and their families are brave, determined, resilient, and some of the most inspirational people you could ever meet. Wishing is a transformative experience that brings hope and joy, and it is our privilege to proudly recognize children who strive to overcome challenges as our Disney Wish godchildren. Working with Make-A-Wish to support children with critical illnesses and making magic when it is needed most will always be a priority for The Walt Disney Company.”
This is a beautiful and wonderful gesture to these children and their families that have battled and are still battling these critical illnesses.
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