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  • Connor making new friends during one of his excursions!

  • Connor enjoying Castaway Cay

  • Aarrggg!! Pirate fun on the cruise.

  • Connor with his family on the Disney Fantasy Cruise

  • Connor with his wish granters, Camilla and Abby.

“ I want nothing more than to ride a waterslide on board a Disney Cruise!! ”

- Connor

Imagine endless rides on a waterslide ….at Sea! Conner’s one true wish came true as he set-off to sail the ocean for a week of Disney adventure!

Connor is just like any other kid his age; a sweet boy with a love for sports, videogames and watching his favorite TV-channels Disney and Cartoon Network. But what does Connor REALLY love?......WATERSLIDES! The active boy loves the thrill of gliding down the twists and turns of a downhill drop. So when asked what his most heartfelt wish was, Connor answered, “to go on a Disney Cruise to ride the waterslides!”

Although Connor has bright spirits, his medical condition is a daily battle for him and his family. Sailing aboard the Disney Dream was an opportunity to forget about hospitals and treatments, and just enjoy the ride. The week long cruise around the Caribbean was truly magical.

Drifting through the open sea, Conner enjoyed countless activities aboard the Disney Dream. For Connor, the one-of-a-kind waterslide termed the “AquaDuck” was the number one attraction on the vast ship. Connor had a blast jetting through the clear tubed slide over and over again! When he wasn’t enjoying the fun attractions aboard the ship, Connor and his family stepped off the vessel to explore the islands of the Caribbean. Starting at Port Canaveral, the Disney Dream made its way through tropical waters stopping at Grand Cayman Island, Costa Maya, Cozumel and to its final stop at Castaway Cay, a Disney-owned island paradise!

The unique island of Castaway Cay is truly a Disney utopia! Connor and his family had the opportunity to partake in exciting water sports - from kayaking to parasailing and fishing, the activities were endless! Connor even dressed up as a pirate and visited the Flying Dutchman – a pirate ship recreated from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. 

Connor and his family enjoyed an unforgettable week creating magical memories to hold onto. Even more beautiful than the picturesque scenery of Caribbean, was the family bond that was strengthened during the incredible experience - a bond that is tied together by a faithful and unconditional love for one another.

Special Thanks: Wish granter Camilla Crescenzo and Abby Marshall, Dave& Buster’s Sea Life Park and Disney®

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