TMSM Mythbusters: Dying Girl Sings WDW’s Wishes Song

The goal of this blog series is to factually prove or disprove rumors, myths and misconceptions in the Disney-verse. Usually we only tackle two myths on Monday’s with a lot of facts, but tonight in honor of the final Wishes show later this week I wanted to repost this article.

Dying Girl Sings WDW’s Wishes Song

“Star light, star bright,  first star I see tonight.  I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish, I wish tonight. We’ll make a wish, and do as dreamers do, and all our wishes, will come true.” The “Wishes” song is one of those songs most of us Disney fans know, but don’t even realize we know. The voice of the little girl who sings the main intro gets us all right in the Disney Cry-zone. The myth in question states that the girl who sings that part was actually a young lady who was sick and dying, and her last wish was to be a part of Disney forever. So of course Disney granted her wish, took her into a recording studio, and let her sing the opening to Wishes… It doesn’t help that the several instances of this myth I could find online start with “A CM told me”…..

11733664_10204485429521147_542702310_oThe thing is child’s part of “Wishes” is sung by Charity Farris. The young Ms. Farris is actually an accomplished singer who also sang “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” on “Pop 4 Kids: Stop in the Name of Love” and “All Star” on “Pop 4 Kid:Get This Party Started!” It also seems she is very much alive.  Making this myth busted. (Special thanks to Nation Member Stacey Gumaer Wenzel for providing a photo of her Wishes Soundtrack liner for us!)

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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