Walt Disney Pavilion Brightens Florida Hospital
Walt Disney World is all about making dreams come true. It’s in their slogans and in the message of all their movies. When you go to the Disney theme parks you will find additions to make things easier for families traveling with kids. Whether it’s stroller parking, locker rentals, high-chairs and even diaper changing stations, you won’t find another place in the world more tailored to children.
Walt Disney always made it a point to make sure adults knew the imagination and minds of children should be treated with respect. Though he was a hard-working and often very strict man, Disney always made sure he made his nephews got the scoop on the latest Disney films. Whenever he wanted to test out a new film or cartoon short, he would test it on his target audience—kids. So it makes sense that the Florida Hospital for Children now has a Walt Disney Pavilion that is dedicated to making very sick children feel better not only with amazing medical care but with themed rooms and a pavilion where they can play and forget they’re facing some pretty serious illnesses.
The pavilion is part of an expansion that will add 7 stories and 200 beds to the Florida Hospital for Children. This expansion is expected to be completed in 2011 but the pavilion is already open for kids to play. They can expect to find their favorite characters from The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Brother Bear and more. Flounder, Sebastian, Timon, Pumbaa, Rutt and Tuka are all over the pavilion both in art and sculpture form. There are games the kids can play like fishing games, memory games, music games and even a “cave expedition” where they can weave through large rocks and caves in the giant pavilion.
New units and patient rooms with Disney themes will also be installed to help brighten the spirits of the little patients that come to the hospital in desperate need of help. It’s a great thing to see the Disney name helping kids not only inside the theme parks, but outside as well.