On the night of April 23, Cinderella Castle and Mt. Prometheus at Tokyo Disney Resort turned blue to pay a touching tribute to the medical professionals on the front lines in the fight against the global pandemic.
Tokyo Disney posted pictures of the iconic landmarks of both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea to its twitter page with a caption that translates to:
“At Tokyo Disney Resort, we held a blue light up with gratitude and support to all medical staff. I would be happy if you could take a look at this picture at home and bring your heart together.”
You can see the tweet for yourself right here:
— 東京ディズニーリゾートPR【公式】 (@TDR_PR) April 24, 2020
Tokyo Disney’s tribute is yet another part of Disney’s #DisneyMagicMoments social media campaign. #DisneyMagicMoments is an international initiative by Disney to help bring moments of magic from Disney theme parks and resorts to fans and would-be guests stuck at home. And this is just the latest Disney Magic Moment given to medical professionals.
In early April, Disney Parks and Resorts delivered a global message of gratitude to healthcare professionals. Every resort contributed: the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disney Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, and the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Other Disney Magic Moments have included animal features from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, POV ride videos, and virtual tours of some iconic places. The latest Disney Magic Moment being the streaming of Walt Disney World’s fireworks spectacular, Happily Ever After tonight at 7 pm ET.
Operated by the Japanese corporation, the Oriental Land Company, Tokyo Disney was Disney’s first overseas resort and the third Disney resort to close due to the current pandemic. While Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland closed quickly, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea held out hope by employing stricter and stricter guidelines going so far as to cancel character meet n’ greets before finally closing completely.
Tokyo Disney Resort currently stands closed through Mid-May after Japan declared a state of emergency.