Shanghai Disney Resort has opened the Disney Fun House at Xuzhou Children’s Hospital in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday.
- The Disney Fun House is a brand new Disney-themed playroom for the patients of the children’s hospital.
- A special opening ceremony was held at Xuzhou Children’s Hospital, with Mickey Mouse making a surprise appearance, alongside leaders from Shanghai Disney Resort and Xuzhou Children’s Hospital, as well as Disney VoluntEARS.
- Disney VoluntEARS will make regular trips to the new Disney Fun House, helping to lift the patients’ spirits with fun activities and games.
- The Disney Fun House project began in 2016 with a donation of $3.1 million USD (RMB 20 million) by The Walt Disney Company to celebrate the grand opening of Shanghai Disney Resort.
- The project has since led to the opening of Disney-themed playrooms in children’s hospitals in Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Nanjing, Changsha and Kunming.
- The program will ultimately open these playrooms in 50 hospitals across the country over the course of five years.
ICYMI – More on Disney’s work with children’s hospitals:
- Disneyland Resort began working with Children’s Hospital of Orange County as part of their commitment to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals around the world.
- Hong Kong Disneyland and Hong Kong’s Children’s Hospital teamed up to launch the “Dress Well” project, which brings a series of custom-designed Disney-themed clothing to the hospital for patients to wear during their stay.
- Disney announced that thousands of patients and their families would receive Disney hospital care packages as part of their Team of Heroes initiative and outreach program.
- The Walt Disney Company announced the Team of Heroes initiative as a plan to contribute $100 million to children’s hospitals over the next five years in order to enhance the comfort of family experiences at hospitals where children are being treated for life threatening illness.