Julie, of Waldorf, Maryland, loves playing dress up, eating sweets, and wearing the color purple.
She also changes her mind about these things every few hours. One day her favorite movie is Music Man (and she's singing its songs perfectly) and the next she's onto something new as her curiosity continues to grow with her. However, when Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic asked her what her one true wish was, Julie knew for certain what she wanted: to have dinner with the Disney princesses because she wanted to know what they eat.
So, on April 29, World Wish Day, Julie and her family arrived at the airport for an enthusiastic, VIP send-off party. Fans cheered as Julie climbed out of the limo, checked in and was escorted through a specially designated security line. At the gate, she and her family were met with cupcakes, balloons, gifts and more to get them extra excited for the wish trip that awaited them. When it finally came time to board the plane, Julie waved farewell to everyone as she and her family were whisked away to the Give Kids the World Village® at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Florida for a week of fun! While there, Julie and her sister Alison met over 30 Disney characters and were able to fill up their entire autograph books. Julie and her family also got to enjoy watching fireworks and riding all the classic Disney rides. But of course, the best part of the trip was the Disney princess dinner. Julie received an official invitation to the dinner at the Askerus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. Julie finally had the chance to discover what the princesses eat, but that's a secret she won't share.
Julie's mother thanked Make-A-Wish for the wonderful opportunity and commented that she had no idea how amazing the trip would be. Looking back on it, she remembered that the girls had a great time but "most importantly, Julie was blown away and was smiling the whole time."