’Wish’ Shines Bright Across Disney Parks and Beyond with New Experiences, Merch

Eric Jernigan

by , Synergy & Partnership Marketing Manager, Disney Experiences

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wish” is an all-new musical-comedy now playing in theaters and today we’re sharing a special look at the many experiences and must-have items at our parks and beyond!

If you haven’t heard, “Wish” welcomes you to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.

Check out all of the ways Disney Experiences is celebrating this new Disney Animation film around the globe:

Ariana DeBose Dazzles at Disneyland Paris

Ariana DeBose appeared under the stars in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris to perform “This Wish” from Disney Animation’s “Wish.”

Academy Award®-winning actress Ariana DeBose appeared under the stars in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris to perform “This Wish” from Disney Animation’s “Wish.” The performance features breathtaking castle projections, fountains and “Wish”-themed drones lighting up the night sky. Tune in to “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” airing on ABC this Sunday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET and streaming next day on Hulu and Disney+ to see the full performance and for an enchanting special glimpse of “Wish.”

Asha Meets Guests Around the World

Meet Asha - Asha Meets Guests Around the World at Disney Parks

At EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort, guests have been dreaming big with Asha in a special location near the entrance to World Showcase. Beginning today, Asha makes her way to Disneyland Resort, where she will appear outside the Royal Hall in Fantasyland, bringing with her a touch of the magical kingdom of Rosas as Star’s playful glow lights up the area. Asha will head to Animation Celebration at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris starting Nov. 29.

“Wish” Lights up the Night from Coast to Coast

For a limited time, a new water short called “This Wish” will be presented ahead of “World of Color – Season of Light” at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort.

For a limited time, a new water short called “This Wish” will be presented ahead of “World of Color – Season of Light” at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort. When the lights dim around Paradise Bay, Asha and Star take guests on a journey set to the song “This Wish” from the film. Animated projections, majestic fountains synchronized to music, dazzling lasers and sparkling lighting effects magically combine to tell the story of how stars can guide, inspire and remind us to believe in possibility.

Spaceship Earth illuminates the EPCOT sky at Walt Disney World Resort with special colors and lights featuring the brand-new song “I’m a Star” from Disney Animation’s “Wish.”

Starting today, Spaceship Earth will illuminate the EPCOT sky at Walt Disney World Resort with special colors and lights featuring the brand-new song “I’m a Star” from Disney Animation’s “Wish.”

Wishful Dining Experiences

Artist Concept - King Magnifico from “Wish” will rightfully take his place among the cast of villainous portraits, including the Queen of Hearts from “Alice in Wonderland” and Prince John from “Robin Hood.” 

Disneyland Hotel at Disneyland Paris will celebrate royal stories upon its reopening on Jan. 25, and this also includes Disney Animation’s latest release “Wish”! Inside the Royal Banquet restaurant, guests will be invited to attend a royal feast in a gallery of paintings portraying numerous Disney royal families and their famous chefs. But that’s not all! Evil royalty will also make its way as they will take over one of the spaces called the antechamber. Being the most powerful person in the kingdom of Rosas, the charming and confident King Magnifico from “Wish” will rightfully take his place among the cast of villainous portraits, including the Queen of Hearts from “Alice in Wonderland” and Prince John from “Robin Hood.” 

Walt Disney World Resort has some treats for guests that are a wish come true! Starting today, visit Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs for the Wish Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa. Check out the Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for the Ready to Sparkle cookie. And, try out the refreshing So Many Wishes drink found at a variety of locations throughout the resort. Beginning Nov. 24, guests taking part in the Holiday Cookie Stroll at EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth can redeem the Star Cookie from the Holiday Sweets & Treats Holiday Kitchen after they collect all five Holiday Cookie Stroll stamps in their Festival Passport. 

Starting Nov. 29, Disneyland Paris guests can indulge in the delicious Twinkle, Twinkle Treat. Decadently put together with passion fruit and milk chocolate atop a coconut biscuit and served with mango coulis, this dessert is a must order only at Walt’s – an American Restaurant.

A Valentino popcorn bucket and Star sipper based on characters of the same name from “Wish” will be available at select locations throughout the Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and on Disney Cruise Line ships. Limited to two per person, per transaction while supplies last.

Roll out the Red Carpet at Shanghai Disney Resort

In celebration of Disney’s 100th anniversary, the China premiere of “Wish” was held at Shanghai Disney Resort on Nov. 17. A glamorous red carpet was held in Disneytown where leading Chinese celebrities and vocal talent for the Chinese language version of the film wowed the crowd. As the evening ended, guests were treated to a special show in Shanghai Disneyland as Enchanted Storybook Castle was illuminated with a Disney 100 and “Wish”-themed projection show, setting the night sky ablaze with fireworks paying homage to the creative spirit that Disney has carried forward for a century.

Shine like a Star with Disney PhotoPass

Beginning today, guests at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line can wish upon a star with a new Disney PhotoPass Magic Shot featuring Star from “Wish.”

For guests visiting Disneyland Paris or onboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, be sure to take advantage of this Magic Shot that includes both Star and Valentino from “Wish.” And now through Nov. 30, 2023, Disneyland Resort Magic Key holders can enjoy it, too. Look for the Magic Key sign across from Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland park. 

Learn to Draw like a Disney Artist

For a limited time, guests can celebrate “Wish” by learning how to draw select characters from the film at Animation Academy in Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort, the Animation Experience at Conservation Station at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort and Animation Academy at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris. The activity is offered under the guidance of a talented artist, and for participants at Disney California Adventure park, an audio-visual introduction from the new film’s heads of animation, Becky Bresee and Wayne Unten at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, will precede the activity.

“Wish” Specialty Products

If you’re looking for the perfect “Wish”-inspired Park essentials, shopDisney and Disney Parks have you covered! You’ll shine like a star when wearing this sparkling Star Spirit Jersey for Adults that is flecked with glitter and features images of Star on the front and back, where Asha’s friend proclaims ”I’m a Star.” And how could you not feel like a star when wearing the sweet and shimmering Wish Sequined Ear Headband for Adults? Match it with the Wish Loungefly Mini Backpack featuring Asha and Star, which is perfect whether you’re traveling to Rosas, the kingdom of wishes, or somewhere a little closer to home. And, of course no trip to the Parks is complete without the Wish MagicBand+, which features Asha and Star, and says “Magic in every wish” in the center icon. Each of these essentials are available on shopDisney and in select retail locations at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. A selection of offerings are also available at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

Looking for even more apparel featuring the adorable wishing Star? Check out the Wish Flannel from Cakeworthy, with Wishing Stars flying across the sleeve and collar, Valentino and Star on the front pocket and “We Are All Made of Stardust” in gold glittering print on the back. The Wish Crewneck is a cozy dream come true, covered in all-over embroidery of Star.

Of course, we couldn’t forget the young adventurers! Let their imagination soar as they seek exciting adventures in the land of Rosas in Asha’s Adventure Dress from Jakks Pacific. And no adventure is complete without the cute and cuddly Star Plush Backpack for Kids, a soft sidekick to carry all of your essentials, available on shopDisney and in select retail locations at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Stay hydrated on your adventures with the “Wish” Stainless Steel Straw Bottle from Zak, featuring Asha, Star and Valentino.

Looking for some more sparkle? These charming accessories are perfect, no matter which character is your favorite! New from Pandora, fans can choose either the Asha & Valentino “Wish” Charm, made of sterling silver featuring Asha and her pajama-waring talking pet goat, or the “Wish” Star Dangle Charm, featuring Star on one side and the film’s logo on the other side. These charms are available in select Disney Parks retail locations.

The Singing Asha of Rosas doll captures the magic and heart from the film. Bring the character to life and hear her sing by lifting Asha’s hand to sing along with her song “This Wish.” The Star figure can also be clipped on Asha’s hand to travel along for the adventures. 

Keep the adventures going by entering King Magnifico’s castle with Disney’s “Wish” Rosas Castle Playset, featuring Asha and King Magnifico poseable mini dolls and an adorable Star minifigure. This playset will help your little dreamer reimagine favorite scenes and create adventures of their very own with five play areas and 20 accessories to spark their imagination. Three surprise Star ”reveals” include a fireplace, King Magnifico’s lab and a light-up dome that projects a starry night sky. Relive fun movie moments with Disney’s Wish King Magnifico and Queen Amaya of Rosas Dolls together in one collectible set! Queen Amaya features her long, braided hair, cape, crown and necklace, while King Magnifico is his magnificent self, with signature details on his cape.

If Valentino is quickly becoming your absolute favorite talking goat, then we have the perfect toy for you! Jakks Pacific’s Magical Moving & Talking Disney’s Valentino features more than 20 sounds and movements. These are activated by feeding him a snack or bringing the motion-activated Star to his right cheek to give him the magical ability to speak. Valentino says 15 phrases, moves his head and mouth, blinks his eyes and wags his tail!

Spark your child’s imagination and encourage play with the LEGO®️ King Magnifico’s Castle set featuring LEGO minifigures of film characters Asha, Dahlia, King Magnifico and Star. Adventure and mystery await your little dreamer as they explore the four levels of the castle of Rosas and its hidden spaces. And have you been listening to the film’s amazing new songs? Steal the spotlight as you sing along with the Disney Wish Sing-Along Microphone from KidDesigns with built-in music and colorful lights. Experience the magic of wishes and community as you piece together the Disney Wish 24-Piece Floor Puzzle from Spin Master, featuring characters from the film and adorable artwork that says “Hanging with my Besties.” If you’re looking for more ways to collect your favorite Wish characters, you can find a starry surprise behind every door with the Disney Doorables Wish Collection Peek, featuring nine exclusive figures inspired by the film, including Asha, Valentino, Star, Dahlia, Sakina, Gabo, King Magnifico and Queen Amaya.

And with December around the corner, we can’t forget about one thing. Your holiday décor isn’t complete without a shimmering star – and we’ve got just the Star for you! The gleaming, golden Star Glass Sketchbook Ornament from shopDisney features a translucent, glitter encrusted faceplate that reflects the surrounding lights for an effect that will make the whole tree shimmer!

When the day is done, your little dreamer can sleep tight in the Disney Wish Kids 3-Piece Twin Sheet Set from Jay Franco, featuring Asha, Star and Valentino. Keep wishing on a star with the adorably cuddly Funko Star Plush. And, brighten their dreams with the gentle glow from this soft silicone Star LED Night Light found on shopDisney. Just press the button on the bottom to create an enchanting atmosphere where wishes come true.

Looking for even more “Wish” products? McDonald’s new Happy Meal program celebrates Disney’s 100th Anniversary and features 62 characters from Disney, Pixar and Star Wars, including characters from “Wish.” Each Happy Meal comes with two surprise mini figures, available now through Dec. 4, 2023.

Book lovers of all ages can choose from a variety of “Wish”-inspired collections, including the “Wish” junior novelization with eight pages of full-color bonus content or the delightful Little Golden Book. Capture the dreams that you wish will come true in a beautifully illustrated, year-long “Wish Guided Journal,” or take an exclusive look behind the scenes through artwork from the film’s creation in “The Art of Wish.”

But, there’s more! On Dec. 2-3, 2023, over 25 Barnes & Noble stores throughout the U.S. will participate in a “Wish” sing-along event to celebrate the release of the film with books, toys and collectibles from Disney Publishing Worldwide, Disney Music Group, LEGO, Funko and Mattel. The event will include coloring activities, a story time of “The Grateful Goat” by Steve Behling, trivia, giveaways and a chance to sing-along with an original song from “Wish.” To find out if your local Barnes & Noble is participating, head over to BarnesandNoble.com

And just in time for the film’s release, play the Wish Item Event in “Disney Emoji Blitz” from Nov. 23-27 for your chance to earn Asha and Valentino emojis inspired by “Wish”! Available in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.

For more Wish merchandise and to learn about the “Wish Together” campaign, check out New ‘Wish’ Merch and ‘Wish Together’ Campaign Helps Bring Wishes to Life.

Don’t let the adventure end here! Keep wishing on a star and be sure to see Disney’s “Wish” now in theaters!

The Disney100 Happy Meal Program is available at participating U.S. McDonald’s for a limited time while supplies last. Visit Happymeal.com for more details.

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