From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Disney Parks Blog
Earlier this week, we were excited to share new “Wish” merchandise on shopDisney. Today, we’re upping the magic with the “Wish Together” campaign to celebrate more than 40 years of working with Make-A-Wish to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, and bring some extra magic to you in honor of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ epic new musical comedy, “Wish.”
While the film doesn’t release until Nov. 22, I’ve got just the thing to help everyone get excited for what’s sure to be a breathtaking (and emotional) film – a handful of ways we can have a transformative impact on wish kids and their families alongside Make-A-Wish and Disney. Talk about the power of a wish!
What are these “handfuls of ways,” you ask?
First, the incredible “Wish Together Sweepstakes” gives fans a chance to win a dream come true on land and sea with a very special family vacation for four.* The prize includes a 3-night stay in a Club Level Concierge room at a Disney Deluxe Resort hotel at Walt Disney World Resort along with a Disney Cruise Line vacation to The Bahamas aboard the Disney Wish in a 1-bedroom Concierge Suite with verandah and an array of merchandise from shopDisney and more. But the best part is that for every free entry received now through Jan. 31, 2024, Disney will donate $5 to Make-A-Wish up to $1 million to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.**
We’re also excited to share that Disney is donating 10% of each individual item’s sale price of brand-new merchandise from “Wish” up to $1 million to Make-A-Wish for all products from this collection purchased at U.S. Disney stores, shopDisney.com, Disney-owned locations within Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, and select Disney Cruise Line sailings.
Now, let’s check out what this marvelous collection has in store.
First up, we’ve got the Asha Singing Doll, a highly detailed doll with styled hair, a layered costume, and tiny Star companion. Push the button on her back to hear her sing “This Wish,” an all-new song from the film! I have a feeling “This Wish” is going to become my new favorite Disney tune.
After all that singing and dancing, you’ll definitely need a rest, and what better pal could be found than the helper of wishes– Star! Perfectly soft and cuddly, this plush is large enough to hug and cozy enough to dream alongside during nap time. Speaking of nap time, all dreams and wishes are sure to be granted to the wearer of the Star Sleep Set for Adults, which reminds you that you too are a star.
No kingdom is complete without a dynamic duo, and Asha’s best friend, Dahlia, makes an appearance in our lineup as a soft plush doll with embroidered features, including her signature glasses, soft hair, and a satin ribbon. There’s even a matching Asha plush available to also bring along on all your adventures.
Next, fashion! Whether you’re lounging around your palace, or looking to visit our Disney parks, we’ve got the perfect items that are sure to be atop your wish list.
The Wish Fashion T-Shirt for Kids pictures Asha with her besties while Star floats above, leaving a golden, glittering trail of magic around the group of friends. There’s also an adult version of the T-shirt coming soon, so adventurers of all ages can show off their love for Asha and her friends! Kids are sure to become fast fans of Asha’s pajama-wearing pet Valentino, and the talkative goat makes a splash on the Valentino Pullover Hoodie for Kids with the phrase “Speak Your Mind” printed on the front.
Ever wanted to sparkle as bright as a star? The Adaptive Wish Sequined Ear Headband for Adults leaves you shimmering with sequined details, a dual bow, and Star ornament. The adaptive ear headband also contains an adjustable chinstrap with self-stick fabric to aid in keeping its wearer comfortable and stylish. Available soon will also be the Wish Sequined Ear Headband for Adults, without the adaptive feature.
And, saving what I think may be the best for last, the Star Light-Up Plush! Complete your “Wish” collection with your very own wishing Star inspired by the film. When squeezed, this plush glows and transforms from a yellow exterior to a warm fiery orange.
For more than 40 years, Disney and Make-A-Wish have worked together to grant life-changing wishes for kids facing critical illnesses and their families, starting when the first official wish was granted at Disneyland Resort. Disney is honored to be the world’s largest wish granter for Make-A-Wish, joining together to make more than 150,000 wishes come true globally. These life-changing experiences help bring strength, joy, and a greater sense of hope to wish kids and their families when it’s needed most.
To learn more about the “Wish Together” sweepstakes, explore the enchanting “Wish” product collection, and discover other ways you can contribute to the magic of Make-A-Wish, visit Disney.com/WishTogether.
Until next time, I’ll be here wishing upon a star …
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter the Sweepstakes between 10/4/23 at 2:00 AM PT and 1/31/24 at 11:59 PM PT. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C.; 13+. Limit 1 entry per person per day. GRAND PRIZE WINNER MUST BE ABLE TO TRAVEL MAY 3, 2024 – MAY 10, 2024 OR AUGUST 23, 2024 – AUGUST 30, 2024. Maximum donation is $1 million dollars. Donation by Disney to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Visit http://disneywishtogether.com/rules for full details on how to enter, eligibility requirements, odds of winning, prize descriptions and limitations. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: ABC, Inc., d/b/a Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 500 S Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521.
**Donation will be made directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America on or before March 31, 2024 following completion of Sweepstakes period on Jan. 31, 2024. No fees or other amounts will be deducted from donation by Disney.
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