In celebration of this year’s International Children’s Day, The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Disney Resort have launched a brand new space-themed Disney Fun House in China at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. The new Disney Fun House will take children in need on a journey to the furthest reaches of the galaxy while creating unique Disney fun and happiness for them and their families during their stay in the hospital.
“The opening of the new Disney Fun House demonstrates Disney’s ongoing commitment and care for children and families, and the importance of bringing impactful change to local communities,” said Joe Schott, President and General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “Disney embodies hope and happiness, including during tough times. As we welcomed families back to Shanghai Disneyland just a couple of weeks ago, we look forward to providing moments of magic when it’s needed most.”
The special opening ceremony was attended by representatives from The Walt Disney Company, Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, and Shanghai Charity Foundation, and were joined by passionate Disney VoluntEARS, as well as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
The new Disney Fun House incorporates a perfect blend of world-renowned Disney creativity while creating a warm and entertaining atmosphere that brings families together with joy, connection, and empowerment during their time at the medical center through inspirational designs, games, activities, and fun learning experiences. The new outer-space theme was specially designed for Shanghai Children’s Medical Center by Walt Disney Imagineering in Shanghai – the same team responsible for bringing to life Disney theme park experiences – with images of Disney characters in space suits appearing on the walls, allowing children to reach for stars of hope with their families.
This ceremony marked the opening of Disney’s 27th Fun House in China. Through a five-year program that began in 2016, The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Disney Resort will provide more than 50 hospitals in China with playrooms and play activities. This continued effort of supporting children’s hospitals is a well-known Disney tradition, which dates back to the 1930s when Walt Disney would visit families, accompanied by Disney characters and animators to grant magical wishes to children in times of adversity.