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Madelynn's Wish to go on a Disney Cruise

Maddy on the beach in front of the Atlantis

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  • Madelynn , 3

    • Cancer
    • To go on a Disney Cruise

Madelynn or “Maddy” is a 3-year-old girl who loves watching Mickey Mouse and Minnie on TV with her parents. A few of her favorite things include brownies, puppies and playing at the beach. Maddy knew she wanted to go on a Disney Cruise for her wish so she could meet her favorite Disney characters and play in the sand!

Maddy’s wish came true on Monday, April 11th when the very excited 3-year-old, along with her mom and dad, were picked up in a limousine and rode in style to Port Canaveral to board the Disney Dream. Maddy was greeted by her favorite Disney characters and then explored the magnificent ship that would be her home for the next 5 days.

The next day Maddy awoke in Nassau, Bahamas where she and her parents had a day fun-filled day! The family visited the aquariums at Atlantis, where Maddy marveled at the colorful sea life. The family had time to relax on the beautiful white sand beaches in Nassau where Maddy played in the water and built sand castles fit for a princess. That evening the family watched the Golden Mickey’s show after dinner, which was Maddy’s favorite.

The magic continued the next day when Maddy arrived at Disney’s own private Island, Castaway Cay. Maddy was ready to go with snorkeling equipment, floaties and a bicycle to explore the island. The little princess spent the whole day splashing in the waves with her parents and exploring the island. After much fun in the sun, Maddy had a private meet and greet with Mickey Mouse with other Make-A-Wish families!

The last day on board the Dream, Maddy spent the day splashing around in the Finding Nemo splash pad and eating ice cream. Maddy’s family said some of her favorite memories from the cruise were going to her first movie “Zootopia in 3D” and finding sweet treats in her room after dinner. The sweet toddler felt like Disney royalty on her wish and had a blast playing in the sun with her parents. 

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June 25, 2012 - 11:25 AM

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