HOLLYWOOD — Wishing upon big stars, Disney and the Make-a-Wish Foundation teamed up Saturday on the Disney Magic cruise ship to give kids a chance to meet and play with their favorite athletes and celebs.
Coming on the eve of Disneyland’s 50th anni, event included stations where the kids could play baseball with L.A. Dodgers Eric Gagne and Jason Phillips, or meet talent such as Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus or Kelly Preston.
Mouse House presented a check for $2 million to the org.
CEO Michael Eisner said it was all part of giving back to the community.
“So many kids make a wish to go to Disneyland or Disney Cruise or Disneyworld,” he said, so the combination made sense.
Incoming topper Bob Iger said he was “carrying on a tradition by generations before me, Walt Disney and Michael Eisner.”