Walt Disney World Casting Look-Alikes for Asha from ‘Wish’

Shannen Ace

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Walt Disney World Casting Look-Alikes for Asha from ‘Wish’

Shannen Ace

Updated on:

Walt Disney World Casting Look-Alikes for Asha from ‘Wish’

Walt Disney World is casting look-alikes for Asha from the upcoming film “Wish” for an unknown type of appearance at the parks. Asha could potentially have a meet and greet, join the Adventure Friends Cavalcade, or something else.

Walt Disney World Casting Asha

Asha and Valentino in Wish movie

Here are the details of the casting call from the Disney Auditions website.

Online submissions will be accepted now through August 8th, 2023.

Disney Live Entertainment is seeking Disney Character Look-alikes for the role of ASHA as depicted in the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios film Wish.

Performers will have the opportunity to bring this role to life, in addition to performing as world famous Disney Characters at our Parks & Resorts near Orlando, Florida.

Disney Character Performers play before thousands of guests each day in character greetings, sightings, and other experiences across the Walt Disney World Resort. Performers sign autographs, pose for pictures, and help create magical moments with guests of all ages.


Energetic and expressive candidates who are 5’4″-5’8″ with warm, engaging, and outgoing personalities to portray:

ASHA: A driven, incredibly smart, sharp-witted 17 year-old who believes in the power of wishes and cares endlessly about her community of Rosas. Asha is an idealist and a leader in the making, even if she doesn’t recognize that just yet.

Asha learns that it’s not enough just to have a dream in your heart. It is Asha who will come to understand the bigger the wish, the harder the journey. Her journey puts her up against a most formidable foe, the leader of her kingdom, King Magnifico.

Asha is from the mythical island of Rosas which is better known around the world as the Kingdom of Wishes. She is of North African and Southern European ancestry, and her family means the world to her, including her mother, Sakina, and her grandfather, Sabino. Asha believes in the power of wishes, because in Rosas, your wish can quite literally and magically come true.


wish asha poster

“Wish” uses a mix of 2D and 3D animation as an homage to Disney’s animation history. It features original songs by Julia Michaels and Benjamin Rice, and a score by David Metzger (“Tarzan,” “Frozen,” “Frozen II”).

It’s directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn, from a script by Jennifer Lee and Allison Moore. Buck and Lee previously directed both “Frozen” films. It will be Veerasunthorn feature directorial debut. It’s produced by Peter Del Vecho and Juan Pablo Reyes.

Buck said of the film, “Our heroine, Asha, lives in Rosas, known as the kingdom of wishes. People come from everywhere to give their wishes to a magical king who promises to grant their deepest desires—someday. Only he can decide which wishes will come true and when.”

Veerasunthorn added, “We have been inspired by so many iconic films over Disney Animation’s 100 years, especially stories where we explore the power of someone with a wish, combined with the conviction to make that wish come true. Being able to honor that legacy with this incredible story and these amazing characters has been a joy for our entire team.”

20 minutes of “Wish” was played at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June. “Once Upon a Studio” also premiered at the festival. The animated short also uses a combination of 2D and 3D animation, along with live-action footage. Disney brought back more than 40 voice actors to reprise their roles and pulled from the archives to use dialogue from past actors like Robin Williams as the Genie.

“Once Upon a Studio” will play in front of “Wish” when the movie opens in theaters on November 22, 2023.

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