Behind Make-A-Wish OC’s private party happening inside Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge

From the 2019 grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park. Photo by Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

The Orange County & Inland Empire chapter of Make-A-Wish is partnering with its Los Angeles chapter for a fundraising party inside Disneyland Park.

The Galaxy of Wishes event happening on December 7 boasts a minimum price tag of $1,250 USD per ticket, but comes with benefits that not every regular guest to Disneyland will get, including private after-hours access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, where celebrities and special music performances will all take place.

“When the opportunity presented itself for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity like this, it’s amazing, especially since we’ve partnered with Disney for 40 years,” said Make-A-Wish OC and Inland Empire president and CEO Gloria Jetter Crockett to Orange Coast Magazine in a recent phone interview.

Crockett went on to say that the event was planned just over four months ago, but really took a collaboration for “a celebration of this magnitude to happen.”

Make-A-Wish is also using this fundraising event to host and honor a few celebrities and notable VIPs who’ve supported the organization during the turbulence of 2020. Star Wars actor and Wish Granter Mark Hamill will be in attendance to present an award to Richard & Demi Weitz, co-creators of the pandemic fundraising phenomenon RWQuarantunes/William Morris Endeavor. Philanthropists Dean & Susie Spanos from the Los Angeles Chargers will also be honored. Fitz and the Tantrums will perform during the evening’s festivities, as well as another performer who’ll be announced at the event.

Ticketed guests will also get a specially designed menu with popular food and beverage items from the Star Wars-themed land, as well as complimentary photo downloads from the evening.

More information on the event and tickets can be found on the event’s official website.

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