Disney Wish Granting

The Walt Disney Company has a long legacy of supporting children in need, dating back to the opening of Disneyland Park in 1955

Through our Disney Wish program, we work with nonprofit wish-granting organizations that make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Every year, we proudly fulfill more thousands of wishes at Walt Disney World, providing kids and their families with magical, memorable Disney experiences at a time when it’s needed most.

Disney Wish Program

The first Walt Disney World wish was granted in 1982 and since then, the Company has fulfilled more than 176,000 wishes to seriously ill children around the world.

Donald Duck interacts with a child visiting Disney on a wish trip from Make-A-Wish.
Disney VoluntEARS and Cast Members are gathered at Give Kids the World Village for a Disney Grant presentation during the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

Give Kids the World Village

Sharing hope and happiness with the children who need it most, Give Kids the World provides weeklong visits for the families of vulnerable children. From the moment this inspiring organization opened its doors, Walt Disney World Resort has supported the group theme park tickets, gifts, character entertainment and more.

Disney’s presence is felt throughout the 79-acre Give Kids the World Village. Disney entertainment teams provide and mend costumes for the Village’s themed characters. Through Walt Disney World Textile Services, Disney provides linen support for Village accommodations. And when the Village is full, Give Kids the World can reserve rooms at Walt Disney World resorts at a highly reduced rate.

Wish Requests

All wish requests must be submitted through a federally registered 501(c)(3) wish-granting organization.

Due to the large number of requests we receive, we are unable to provide vacation packages or offer discounts at Walt Disney World Resort hotels to individuals. It is preferred that families reach out directly to one of the nearly 250 wish-granting organizations around the world, whom we support.

A child on a wish trip from Make-A-Wish interacts with Jasmine

Find a Wish-Granting Community

Please contact Give Kids the World’s Compassion Partners Program at (407)-396-5320 to find a wish-granting organization in your local community.