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When your child is sick, they want comfort and familiarity. As one of the nation’s top-ranked pediatric hospitals, Boston Children’s Hospital is committed to making sure that all of our patients and their families feel safe, comfortable, and cared for. We accomplish this through our exceptional clinical care and dedication to finding answers for families. But we also know that kids just want to be kids.

That’s why we’re collaborating with The Walt Disney Company. We believe that Disney’s initiative in support of children’s hospitals is a natural fit for Boston Children’s. Read on to learn more about the ways we’re working with Disney to make the hospital journey even more engaging, personal, and interactive.

Disney's commitment to children's hospitals

The Walt Disney Company is committed to delivering comfort and inspiration to children facing serious illness. This commitment dates back to Walt Disney himself, who would visit with children in hospitals, often accompanied by Disney characters and animators.

In 2018, Disney built on this legacy by announcing a $100 million commitment to help reimagine the patient journey in children's hospitals.

When families have a child facing serious illness, they describe the journey as one where they face moments of high anxiety and stress, and feel alone.

Disney is using the best of its storytelling, beloved characters and creativity to create a more personal and comforting experience for children.

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How Disney's commitment to children’s hospitals comes to life

Disney delivers comfort and inspiration to families with children facing serious illness by reimagining the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals. This program comes to life by providing patients and families with special opportunities for shared experiences, exploration and play.

Exceptional offerings and spaces celebrate the resilient spirit of children everywhere by facilitating moments of comfort, joy, empowerment and choice, as well as the choice to connect with family and beloved Disney friends during each visit.


Visually stunning, large scale wall art that draws the imagination into the vibrant worlds of Disney’s storytelling. Unlock augmented reality content using the Disney Team of Heroes app.

Magic Windows

Gaze through a Magic Window for a mesmerizing view into the worlds of beloved stories.

Magic art

Delightful digital screens spark to life with favorite characters who deliver fun, animated, inspirational messages.

Disney-themed starlight gowns

Featuring characters from Disney’s beloved stories, these gowns are a comforting alternative to plain hospital wear – giving patients a sense of the familiar so their hospital stays are less intimidating.

Care packages

Filled with fun activities and keepsakes such as room decals, journals and playing cards, the curated care packages allow children to personalize their hospital rooms.

Disney deliveries

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

Disney Team of Heroes App

Loaded with games, interactive tales, animated character encounters, augmented reality and more, the free app helps bring favorite characters to life.

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DisneyNOW Access

Featuring fun games and the best of Disney TV content from Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD, complimentary access can help loneliness during hospital stays.

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Disney Movie Moments and Mobile Movie Theater

This one of a kind program enables patients to enjoy first-run movies and classic favorites within the hospital. For special events within the hospital, the mobile theater delivers immersive movie experiences for patients gathering with family and friends