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Disney Transforms Spaces in Three Central Florida Children’s Hospitals

Hi everyone!

Disney has transformed spaces in three Central Florida children’s hospitals to bring more joy and magic to young patients. Back in 2018, Disney announced a five-year, $100 million commitment to reimagine the patient experience in children’s hospitals around the world as part of The Disney Children’s Hospitals Program. 

AdventHealth for Children, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Nemours Children’s Hospital now have Disney’s program elements as part of the hospital experience including “interactive play spaces, whimsical murals, care packages and more that bring beloved Disney stories to life and provide moments of joy and inspiration to seriously ill children and their families”.

Here is a video overview provided by Disney.

“At Disney, we recognize the positive impact our characters, stories and renowned creativity can have on children facing serious illness and their families, and we’re so excited to bring our children’s hospitals program to these three Central Florida hospitals,” said Elissa Margolis, senior vice president, Enterprise Social Responsibility, The Walt Disney Company. “We’re proud to be able to make a difference in our local communities and we’re thankful for the strong support from the hospitals’ staff, healthcare professionals and experts that made this unique collaboration possible.”

Nemours Children’s Hospital posted a press release about what Disney added.

  • Pixar-themed Play Space, encouraging hands-on fun and learning

  • Murals that draw the imagination into the vibrant worlds of Disney’s storytelling and interact with the free Disney Team of Heroes app, which bring favorite characters to life with games, interactive tales, animated character encounters, augmented reality and more

  • Waiting rooms with Magic Windows for a mesmerizing view into the worlds of beloved stories

  • Patient floors with interactive Magic Arts which spark to life with favorite characters who deliver fun, animated, inspirational messages

  • Mobile Movie Theaters deliver movie experiences for patients

  • Themed Staff Badges to encourage interaction with patients and each other

  • Complimentary DisneyNOW app access featuring fun games and the best of Disney TV content from Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD

In addition, Disney is providing via the Starlight Children’s Foundation:

  • Disney-themed Starlight Gowns that bring to life characters from Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars will be available in select areas of the hospital

  • Care Packages filled with fun activities and keepsakes such as room decals, journals and playing cards to allow children to personalize their hospital rooms

  • Toy delivery with a year’s worth of toys, books and games that provide a bit of joy to the hospital – bringing children and families together.


Just to add also – Disney works with wish-granting organizations like Give Kids the World and last year donated one million cloth face masks. It is really great to see the company working with local (and other) hospitals to help ease the stress of hospital stays for children.