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Disney Virtually Brings Magic of Animals & Nature to Local Children’s Hospitals

The Earth Month celebrations continue this April at Walt Disney World! The latest Earth Month Disney news is especially wonderful in our opinion, as Walt Disney World shares their involvement in three local children’s hospitals in the Central Florida area. To build on their reimagining of the patient experience at these hospitals, they went virtual when COVID-19 hit and brought the magic of animals and nature to hospitalized children.

 

It’s no surprise that Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment cast members are dedicated to all things animals and nature… but this time they are sharing that love and connecting with the community, especially with kids. A new, virtual solution delivered animal education and Disney magic in a whole new way!

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At local hospitals including, AdventHealth for Children, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and Nemours Children’s Hospital, Disney used animals such as rabbits, hedgehogs and birds to distract from the stress of a hospital stay in young Disney fans. The animal care experts would introduce children to these animals and talk about how they too sometimes receive medical care.

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The reimagined virtual version allowed this program to connect to the children through a series of videos featuring animals found in our parks and important conservation messages. Then, Disney took the experience one step further and brought in Animation Experience character artists! These artist showed the children how to draw characters such as Dumbo and Simba with learn-to-draw tutorials.

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Just look at that sweet smile! Way to go Disney! Our prayers are with the families and children going through hospitalizations. Stay strong!

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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.