On the occasion of the most magical moment of the year, Disneyland Paris is sharing its commitment with charities, hosting organizations benefiting children and families throughout the weekend as the Christmas season begins. This commitment builds on the legacy of positive impact, giving children the opportunity to experience a unique cooking workshop with famous French Chef Pierre Hermé, while also taking part in celebrating Mickey Mouse’s birthday and #ShareYourEars.
For the third year in a row, Disney is supporting Make-A-Wish by inviting fans to share their Mickey Mouse ears – or any creative “ears” – on social media until 27 November using the hashtag #ShareYourEars, unlocking a US $5 donation up to a total of US $2 million to Make-A-Wish. Currently, Make-A-Wish grants more than 10,000 Disney-related wishes every year, and this number continues to grow.
Pierre Hermé Cooking Workshops
Additionally, as part of Mickey’s 90th birthday celebration, Disneyland Paris hosted two unique workshops for Make-A-Wish children visiting the resort over the weekend. The famous French pastry chef Pierre Hermé conducted two cooking workshops for the Make-A-Wish children, giving them the opportunity to recreate his delectable “Mickey Zest Party” patisserie, which will be available to guests in the park.
“I’m so pleased to share the joy of cooking this fun and tasty dessert with the remarkable children from Make-A-Wish,” said Pierre Hermé. “The Mickey Zest Party patisserie is a celebration of flavors, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holiday season than to share this experience with these kids.”
Make-A-Wish children and families also participated in a workshop to customize a pair of Mickey Mouse ears for the #ShareYourEars campaign.
Disney Wish Program
Since 1992, Disneyland Paris has been dedicated to making dreams come true for children with life threatening illnesses through the Disney Wish Program. The Disney Wish Program is based on this spirit of sharing and family. A wish granted brings hope, magic and joy to these children. More than 18 000 wishes have been granted since Disneyland Paris opening.
Throughout the year, Disneyland Paris organizes Solidarity days, giving children and families in need an opportunity to share exceptional moments and enjoy our parks and festivities. This weekend, 130 children and their families from the French Red Cross, Emmaus France and Fondation d’Auteuil spent the day at Disneyland Paris, where they celebrated Mickey’s 90th birthday and experienced the limited-time holiday offerings at the resort.
“It is essential for Disneyland Paris to bring happiness, joy and inspiration to children and their families, and to work together with the surrounding community in order to share this spirit. Disneyland Paris’ community engagement efforts leverage the inspiring power of Disney to bring families together, “ said Mireille Smeets, Director Philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility & Citizen affairs.