Disney World is about to host the princess party to top all princess parties, and 6abc just announced two more golden ticket invitees from Philadelphia and Delaware! Disney, in its long partnership with the Make-A-Wish foundation, is throwing its first ‘Once Upon a Wish Party,’ which was inspired by the amount of Disney Princess-related requests the wish-granting entities receive.
Walt Disney World’s Once Upon a Wish Party is a royal ball being held during World Princess Week (August 20-26) and is described as one of Disney’s “biggest wish-granting events ever…dreamed up just for [Make-A-Wish] families.” The all-day Disney Parks and Resorts party is an enchanting celebration with character interactions, dining experiences, entertainment, and special surprises. AKA the ultimate princess party.
Along with 50 other invitations granting Disney Princess wishes, 5-year-old Sloane Capaldo (South Philly) and 8-year-old Lily Ruiz (Delaware) will attend the Disney World wish event. Capaldo and Ruiz both love Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast, with Ruiz specifically hoping for a tea party. Capaldo also has a soft spot for The Little Mermaid’s (1989) Princess Ariel.
Sloane Capaldo was diagnosed with leukemia just after she turned one year old, but luckily has been in remission and off treatment since she was four. 6abc quotes her, saying: “I took all my medicine, and that’s why I get to go to the ball. I’m brave and strong!”
Lily Ruiz suffers from a rare form of leukemia. 6abc notes that Ruiz’s health journey over the years has “been bumpy,” but luckily, she was “medically cleared” to attend the royal event. Ruiz’s mother shares, “Lily is the most resilient, strong-willed, brave, courageous, just full-of-joy, little girl.”
Fans and attending wish families of Disney’s Once Upon a Wish Party should expect each character in the official Disney Princess line-up to be in attendance and get ready for memories to be made!
Happy World Princess Week!
Disney Dining will keep you updated as any special Disney Princess experience is reported.