Dick Van Dyke Shares Video Encouraging Everyone To Lookout For Themselves

Dick Van Dyke is one of those iconic actors that will remain a legend as long as his films, skits, and music are playing… in other words, he’s timeless. As Disney fans, many of us know Van Dyke from his role as Bert in the classic Disney film Mary Poppins. His chimney sweep character may be covered in ash most of the film, but Van Dyke’s bright smile behind the character beams through. With a fantastic voice, quick feet for impressive dancing, and a great sense of humor, it’s no wonder he has excelled in his acting career far beyond what most could ever dream of. It’s hard to believe Van Dyke is now 95 years old. He’s still active, however, and keeps moving! In a recent video, Van Dyke shared a message amidst the resurge of COVID cases.


It’s no secret that Florida is especially feeling the heat as COVID is spreading rather quickly in the state. Orange County (where Walt Disney World is mostly located) is currently under a state of emergency. Disney has gone to the extreme of requiring Cast Members to get vaccinated, and all Guests must once again wear masks indoors. Most recently, a breakout of COVID has spread throughout the fire department that serves Disney.

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The big debate over vaccination is ever-changing, leaving this a time of unease for many. Dick Van Dyke took to Facebook to share “A message from Mr. Vandy” including the hashtags #keepmoving #getvaccinated #GodBless. The video below was included:

It’s good to see Van Dyke active and moving, regardless of if you agree or disagree with his message. We hope for an end to this pandemic soon enough so we can all move past the stresses of it. In the meantime, stay well, Disney fans!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.