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Domenic's wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort!

  • Domenic's Wish to Drive the Walt Disney World Monorail

  • Domenic's Wish to Drive the Walt Disney World Monorail

  • Domenic's Wish to Drive the Walt Disney World Monorail

  • Domenic's Wish to Drive the Walt Disney World Monorail

  • Domenic's Wish to Drive the Walt Disney World Monorail

“ He honked the horn, opened doors, and greeted passengers! ”


- Domenic's mom, Lillian

Much of Domenic's life was spent in and out of hospitals being treated for Crohn's disease. Recognizing the toll this had taken on family activities and fun, Domenic made his wish keeping his family in mind.

When volunteers asked Domenic about his fondest wish, Domenic immediately knew his answer: to go to Walt Disney World ® Resort with his family and drive the monorail!

Domenic was absolutely certain of his wish, but his mother Lillian was not sure it could happen.

“I investigated the wish idea… Driving the monorail hadn’t been done before. I told him that while he could ride the monorail, I didn’t know if could drive it,” said Lillian. “But my little boy did not waiver. He knew Make-A-Wish would be able to make it happen!”

And before they knew it, the family was off to Disney World to make Domenic's wish a reality.

While there, Domenic and his family met the cast of the Disney Monorail, who made Domenic a celebrity for the day - he was greeted with a rolled out red carpet, balloons, and an on-site photographer to capture his experience! Domenic also got to tour the monorail shop where the cast worked. However, the best was yet to come. Domenic was not only able drive the monorail, but also greet the passengers, open doors, and honk the horn!

With a great big grin that I describe as his 'Kool-Aid smile', Domenic told me, 'That was the very best time of my entire life!' ”

— Domenic's mom, Lillian

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