No Godmother for the Disney Wish, and That’s a Good Thing!

All photos courtesy Disney Parks Blog

With the christening of the Disney Wish only a few days away, a lot of people have been speculating who the Godmother for the latest Disney Cruise Line vessel will be. It turns out that Disney Cruise Line has decided to go a different route (pun intended), and that’s a good thing! Instead of naming a Godmother, the Disney Wish will have Godchildren. This special group of Godchildren is all Make-A-Wish children, past, present, and future! Here are the details from Disney Parks Blog.


Disney Cruise Line to Honor Make-A-Wish Children as Godchildren of the Disney Wish

by Krissy Nocerino, Public Relations Manager, Disney Cruise Line

I know you’ve all been wondering … and wishing … but have you heard the news?

Earlier today, we revealed that all Make-A-Wish children, including past, present and future wish recipients, will be honored as godchildren of the Disney Wish.

This is the first time in Disney Cruise Line history that children are being recognized in this important role that symbolically bestows good fortune on our newest ship.

The Make-A-Wish godchildren will play a very special part in the christening of the Disney Wish, which you can watch live on June 29, 2022, at 11 a.m. ET right here on the Disney Parks Blog!

Our godchildren will join the fleet’s magical group of godmothers including Patty Disney, Tinker Bell, Jennifer Hudson and Mariah Carey.

Disney Cruise Line also continues to support the transformative work that wish-granting organizations do every day through other initiatives including a new merchandise collection and the donation of a stateroom aboard a sailing of the Disney Wish.

Mother and daughter on a Disney cruise ship

In celebration of the Disney Wish and the incredible power of wishes, we partnered with Make-A-Wish to create an exclusive line of merchandise that includes a Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse plush, ear headband, trading pin, spirit jersey and tumbler.

Disney will donate 10% of the purchase price from the sale of every item in the Disney Wish Limited Edition Collection now through July 18, 2023, to Make-A-Wish to grant even more life-changing wishes. The full Disney Wish Limited Edition Collection is available aboard the Disney Wish, and select items are available on, beginning July 18, 2022.

The Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line also donated a stateroom aboard a sailing of the Disney Wish, an initiative that raised more than $260,000. Proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish and Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides children with critical illnesses and their families from around the world with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost.

Our newest ship is simply brimming with a grand sense of wonder and optimism, and we couldn’t be prouder to celebrate all Make-A-Wish children as our godchildren.