Make a Wish (and other organizations) - Wish Trippers UNITE! Volume SIX!

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  1. nesser1981

    nesser1981 DIS Veteran

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    Maybe ask in the main disability forum. I’m not sure about the passes.
     
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  2. nesser1981

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    I don’t think it was silly to apply. I’m not sure how it works. My daughter had cancer, but we were finished with treatment when she went on her wish trip.

    Good luck!!

     
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  4. mkb3

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    Does anyone know if the Genie Pass works during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party since fast passes aren't used?
     
  5. nesser1981

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    I would think so. You might have to make the CM aware you have one. When we went out our daughter's trip sometimes the CM would notice her button and sometimes we'd have to go up and ask. We never had any issues. Although, we didn't do the special parties, but I'm sure you'd be fine. You could call GKTW and see if they've heard any experiences where guest had issues.
     
  6. mliberman

    mliberman Earning My Ears

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    Hi all, I was pretty sure I had a DIS board name before but can't remember it etc. Our child just got official approval for a wish trip through Dream Factory, we got soft approval in December but were just assigned our wish coordinator. Our daughters biggest wish is to eat dinner with the princesses. I managed to snag a meal at Akershus for breakfast but know she'd really like CRT. Our coordinator said that she put us on a list at GKTW were we're at the told of the cancellation list, I was just curious how frequently this pans out to actually getting a reservation. I'm kind of scanning for cancellations but haven't seen any myself. Her trip is the second week in May.

    Thanks!
     
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  7. mkb3

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    We were just assigned a coordinator this week too. Excited the wheels are in motion! I haven’t been since last year but Touring Plans had/has a reservation finder that we used and we got all the ADRs we wanted with that. Another family we know went on their Wish trip in November and while wearing their shirts rheu were “worked into” the restaurants they wanted.
     
  8. mliberman

    mliberman Earning My Ears

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    This is good to know. I think that's ultimately our plan. Our coordinator apparently is friends with cast members and she's got a huge surprise party planned for her and is greasing wheels to see if her friend is a cast member at the Orlando location when we go. But since it was one of her big wishes I wanted to make sure we make it happen.
     
  9. redberyl

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    We've eaten at both CRT and Akershus, and Akershus is by far the better experience. CRT was really a let down. Reservations tend to open up most often the week before you go. For our wish trip we couldn't get reservations for be our guest; there was a cancellation the day before and we were able to get in.we weren't on a cancellation list at gktw (didn't think to ask), we found it on our own constantly checking the web site. our second trip we wanted akershus and couldn't get it, but several spots opened up a few days before our trip and we got in. then our last trip we wanted to eat at the bon voyage breakfast and couldn't get in, but a reservation opened up about a week before. so it seems people do cancel reservations fairly often, so keep checking especially once your trip gets close!
     
  10. nesser1981

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    Our Wish coordinator called and set everything up for us with CRT, but we also went in Feb/Mar so it wasn’t as busy. You could try calling the Disney reservation line or GKTW and see what they say as well. Our daughter loved the princesses and that was her Wish, to meet the princesses. The food was just ok.

     
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  11. NH-to-FL

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    Wishing you a pixiedust: trip! Make sure you also leave time to explore all that GKTW has to offer. It is a special place.

    I second the idea of talking with GKTW. I have heard of many magical things that they have been able to arrange.
     
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  12. mkb3

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    Met our wish granters Sunday and it's happening!!! My daughter is excited and overwhelmed at the same time. 90% of the time it's Disney, but since she only gets one Wish she gets anxious wanting to make sure she chooses correctly. Poor kid is just like me when making decisions. I just tell her we want what she does, but her other wish (Aulani) while is expensive can be bought for with some planning and saving from Mom and Dad, but Give Kids the World and the Genie Pass is something we can't buy. Her granters said this is normal with a lot of kids and they saw her excitement for Disney and feel that is the right choice.
     
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    I don't think you can go wrong with a visit to GKTW. My wife and I volunteer there and it is truly a special place.
    Wishing your daughter a pixiedust: visit, no matter where she choses.
     
  14. letstalkboutdisney

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    Hi
    I'm a nurse on Friday I recommend my patient for maw. I received a call that day. The person said they would call my patients mom on Monday and contact her doc on Monday. Mom hasn't heard from them yet. My question is how long should I wait before I email them? How long does the process usually take?
    Thank you!
     
  15. mkb3

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    Our daughter was referred in early Jan, we didn't hear from MAW until mid March.
     
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  16. letstalkboutdisney

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    Thank you, I guess I need to be patient!
     
  17. nesser1981

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    I think we called someone, whoever we were referred to, just to make contact once the referral was started.

    The whole processes for my daughter took about 6 months from start to finish to get everything started, approved and take the trip.

    It also depends on how busy that Wish chapter is too.
     
  18. letstalkboutdisney

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    Thank you! It's been just over two weeks since they called the first time. I guess I will give it a couple of more weeks before I email or try and call them.
     
  19. PrincessTeacher

    PrincessTeacher Earning My Ears

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    Yes! The genie pass can be used! We were on our wish trip in September of 2017 and we bought passes to Mickey’s Halloween party, and we used the genie pass the whole night, plus you get the extra half day at Disney without using up one of your days!!
     
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  20. hailmarypoppins

    hailmarypoppins Earning My Ears

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    We are having our wish reveal TOMORROW!! I am soooo excited. It's kind of been a whirl wind. We applied in April and like a week later the Magic Moments coordinator called me and said they wanted to do the wish reveal this weekend! We got the paperwork on Thursday and picked our three dates and mailed it back today. Now we are just waiting to find out when we will actually be going.

    DD is 4 years old and is one of 25 kids in the world with Smith Kingsmore Syndrome.

    DS is 6.

    Neither know what is going to happen tomorrow.

    It's been so hard to keep it a secret!!!
     
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  21. mkb3

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    How did the reveal go?

    Saturday we attended Wish Night in Dallas and had a blast. At the event they did a reveal for a little girl and it was awesome!!
     

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