Disney Celebrates 40 Years of Make-A-Wish on World Wish Day


Today is World Wish Day and the 40th anniversary of Make-A-Wish, which Disney has been involved in from the very beginning.

The global organization was founded on April 29, 1980 after founder Chris Greicius heard of a young boy who dreamed of being a police officer.



The first of nearly half a million official wishes occurred 40 years ago when Frank “Bobsy” Salazar took a trip to Disneyland Park.

Since that first wish trip, Disney has worked with Make-A-Wish to grant over 140,000 more wishes for the amazing children that the organization works with.

Source: Disney Parks Blog




Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.

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