Today, April 7, marks World Health Day. This global event celebrates the hard work put forth by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who sacrifice so much to keep us all healthy year-round.
This year, though, amid the pandemic that is currently sweeping the globe, it is important to give extra acknowledgement to all that healthcare workers are doing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus worldwide.
The Disney Parks team has dedicated today’s #DisneyMagicMoment to celebrating and thanking the health professionals who are on the front lines of COVID-19 right now. Disney World Health Day acknowledgements span the globe, starting with the Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disneyland.
The largest Disney castle has been lit up with “Thank you!” in numerous languages to pay tribute to healthcare workers in every country.
Hong Kong Disneyland Disney Ambassador Melody shared a special message on behalf of all of the Chinese Disney Park’s Cast Members. Her poster reads “Magic Starts With You” and thanks healthcare workers for all they do, especially during these difficult times.
The team at Tokyo Disney Resort shared a beautiful photo montage thanking health heroes on World Health Day. They showcased a special message in English and Japanese, coupled with inspiring photos from Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland.
We especially love the gorgeous Japanese cherry blossoms blooming at the entrance of Japan’s Disney park!
At Disneyland Paris, Cast Members used flowers to spell out “Merci!” (complete with a Mickey Mouse silhouette) in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Walt Disney World called in assistance from essential Disney Cast Members to thank medical professionals. Two Magic Kingdom security guards are seen holding “Thank you!” posters in front of Cinderella Castle.
The Disney Parks icon has been lit blue to serve as a beacon of hope as global health concerns continue to mount.
On the West Coast of the United States, Disneyland Resort Cast Members wrote both “Thank you!” and “Gracias!” in flowers in front of Pixar Pier at Disney’s California Adventure park.
This was a heartfelt nod to the large Spanish-speaking population in California, many of whom work in healthcare settings in some capacity.
Even Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay, and Hawaii’s Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, acknowledged healthcare professionals with tropical displays of thanks (the Castaway Cay team used flip flops in their message to medical professionals)!
The flagship Disney Store in New York City’s Times Square shared a touching message on behalf of all Disney Store properties worldwide.
Even though Disney Stores are currently closed temporarily, the team’s gratitude for healthcare workers and first responders is immense.
Finally, the Walt Disney Imagineering team got in on World Health Day with a sweet “Thank you!” to all of the medical workers who are currently innovating new ways to save patients each and every day.
All of us at Inside the Magic would like to issue our own World Health Day “Thank you!” to everyone working on the front lines in hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices around the world. We appreciate you.