Disney Parks Honor Medical Workers Around the World

Today, April 7th, is World Health Day! This is a day we celebrate nurses, doctors and healthcare teams for their dedicated work in keeping all of us healthy! During this time of COVID-19, we are especially thankful for their commitment to tackle this global pandemic. Disney is making this day extra special by honoring those on the front line. Check out the details and images below from DisneyParksBlog:


We are uniting across the globe with a message of thanks and appreciation to celebrate the brave healthcare providers who are helping so many.

Shanghai Disney Resort Castle

The celebration kicked off at Shanghai Disney Resort, where the Enchanted Storybook Castle lit up with the words “thank you” in numerous languages for medical professionals all over the world.

On behalf of the cast members at Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney Ambassador Melody shared a special symbol of appreciation.

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For a moment of inspiration, Tokyo Disney Resort shared wonderful images from both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, with a heartfelt thanks to healthcare workers.

At Disneyland Paris, a floral arrangement of “Merci” was displayed in front of the castle.

Cinderella Castle shined blue, as a beacon of hope and gratitude. Magic Kingdom cast members created their own moment of thanks on Main Street U.S.A.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Dr. Mark Penning – Vice President of Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment team – shared a special “thank you” from his entire team of animal caregivers, scientists and environmental specialists.

At Disneyland Resort, Custodial cast members expressed their heartfelt gratitude at the “Storytellers” statue and at Paradise Gardens Park in Disney California Adventure.

Shining brightly on behalf of all of the Disney Stores around the world, a heartfelt message of thanks lit up the billboards above the Disney Store in Times Square in New York City.

At Castaway Cay, there was a special island appreciation shared from Disney Cruise Line, spelling the words “thank you” using flip flops.

As an expression of gratitude, our ohana at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa shared a heartfelt “mahalo” message.

Over at Walt Disney Imagineering, a fitting “thank you” was shared for medical professionals all over the world.

We’re reminded of a quote: “Every step we take, brings a new hope, a new day…” It’s from the Happily Ever After fireworks show at Walt Disney World Resort, and we hope it serves as an inspiration to you, as does for us, during this uncertain time. 

Join the conversation with #ThanksHealthHeroes on social media, and stay tuned for more#DisneyMagicMoments in the days and weeks to come.

Source: DisneyParksBlog

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.