Cinderella’s Castle Magically Turns Blue to Honour Healthcare Workers


April 7 marked World Health Day (WHD), a particularly poignant celebration during the coronavirus global pandemic.

Celebrated annually, WHD pays tributes to nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals who work tirelessly to keep our world healthy on a day-to-day basis.

While many celebrations took place on social media, none was more magical than the most wonderful place(s) on earth tribute to the workers.

Even though closed to visitors, Disneyland and Disney World parks across the globe have honoured the health sector by lighting up its infamous Cinderella castles in shades of blue as a thank you to the medical professionals.

“We are uniting across the globe with a message of thanks and appreciation to celebrate the brave healthcare providers who are helping so many,” a post on the Disney Parks Blog read.

Disney Parks Blog.

Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disney Resort was the first to start the celebration with the Enchanted Storybook Castle lit up with the words “thank you” in numerous languages.

Shanghai Disney Resort. Disney Parks Blog.

Magic Kingdom Park

Cinderella Castle shined blue, as “a beacon of hope and gratitude” at Magic Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom, USA. Disney Parks Blog.

Disneyland Paris

At Disneyland Paris, a special floral arrangement of “Merci” adorned the front of the castle.

Disneyland, Paris. Disney Parks Blog.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line spelled the words “thank you” in thongs at Castaway Cay.

Disney Cruise Line. Disney Park Blog.

Other Disney outlets such as Walt Disney Imagineering, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea and Disneyland Resort in California also shared other touching tributes with floral arrangements, cast members and even billboards.

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

How magical!


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