Oliver (10), Ollie (14) and Aëden (7) and their families, were invited by Disneyland Paris and Make-A-Wish to attend Guardians of the Galaxy, vol.3 Gala Event as guests of honor. As Marvel fans, and more specifically Guardians of the Galaxy fans, they stayed at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel and discovered Avengers Campus in Walt Disney Studios Park. They attended the European Gala screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and were treated to a surprise meet and greet with stars of the movie Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldaña as part of their wish. This weekend turned their dreams into reality and created moments of much-needed joy and magic for the children and their families.
On meeting the stars of the movie, Ollie said: “I couldn’t believe it when I got meet Star Lord! It’s been the most amazing weekend I could have ever wished for.”
“Ollie absolutely loves Guardians of the Galaxy so this has been the most wonderful celebration for Ollie and his sister Poppy and has really helped us close the door on a truly horrid time for our family,” said Ollie’s Mum Kate. “They were so excited on the build-up to his special wish, and to meet Hollywood stars was amazing and just unbelievably surreal. We can’t thank everyone enough for giving Ollie this most special couple of days.”
For more than 30 years, Disneyland Paris has been committed to delivering joy when it’s needed most by helping grant wishes for children with critical illness and their families. These experiences not only brighten lives, creating Moments that Matter, but also help wish children and their families build emotional resilience.
Disney is one of the largest wish granters for Make-A-Wish across the globe, having fulfilled more than 145,000 wishes globally. Since 1992, more than 20,000 wishes have been granted at Disneyland Paris in partnership with more than 40 organizations across Europe.