Yesterday, we had our Wish Presentation… The big reveal. Up to this point, all we knew was the dates and that we would be at Disneyland. The big reveal was where we got the details, the itinerary.
We arrived at Five Guys Burgers and Fries at 5 PM to find a table covered in a Disney table cloth, with Make A Wish Balloons and a Mickey Mouse Balloon. On one of the chairs was a Disney Backpack filled with Goodies for Joey – markers, crayons, coloring books, a Buzz Lightyear computer type thing, a game. Stuff Joey would love. As he opened the backpack and took out the toys, he wanted each one opened. So while he played with his new goodies, our Make A Wish granters sat down with me and went over the Big Wish.
Monday morning, we will be picked up at 3 PM by a limo and taken to the Disneyland Resort, where we will check into our hotel to begin our magical trip. This day will be spent settling in, enjoying the pools, the big water slide, and Downtown Disney. We will choose our dinner this night and settle into bed after setting our character Wake up Calls. Most of our meals we will be deciding on our own, courtesy of Make A Wish.
Tuesday morning, we will rise bright and early and enjoy a breakfast of our choosing, then head into the parks for the first of our magical days. At noon, we have a private meet and greet with Joey’s very favorite, the one and only Mickey Mouse, in the Wish Lounge (a private room for Wish Families to enjoy during their Disney trip). The day will be spent enjoying all Disney has to offer, and we will spend the next few days making reservations for any dining we wish to have on our trip. That night, we will enjoy the fireworks while we celebrate how far our little man has come since the day he was diagnosed. Then off to bed to dream more dreams.
Wednesday morning, we will be dining in Goofy’s Kitchen for breakfast, meeting so many wonderful Disney Characters at this buffet style, kid friendly Restaurant. The it’s off to the Parks again for more fun filled time. I anticipate cotton candy, rides, and lots of smiles (and tears from mom). We are thinking of doing World of Color at the end of this night.
Thursday morning after breakfast, it’s off to Knotts Berry Farm. We will spend the day playing with Snoopy, discovering more magic, and just enjoying the time as a family. I am sure Joey will love Camp Snoopy, and I know David will love Silver Bullet again. That evening, we walk across the street to Medieval Times for a Dinner and Tournament with no silverware! Afterwards, the driver will return to escort us back to the Disney Resort, where we will drift into sleep and dream of dreams come true.
Friday after breakfast, we will be whisked away to Universal Studios, where we will enjoy another fun filled day, this one full of total surprise as none of us has ever been there. Our chariot will whisk us back to Disney Resort to have our final night of sleep in this magical wonderland of dreams coming true and wishes being a reality.
Saturday Morning will be our final morning in this place of happiness and magic, and at noon a limo will arrive to carry us home, happy, exhausted, and filled with magic.
My Joey… You have earned this week of magic. Melanie and David, you have as well. My lovelies, you have stood strong in this battle, and I am so grateful to make A Wish for bringing a Light to the end of the tunnel for all of you. I am so grateful to Joey’s medical team and to God for carrying my Joey to the health he is in today, from the brink of death to the doorstep of magic and wonderment that we will see in the coming week. I look forward to sharing pictures with all of you!