Disney parks and resorts across the globe celebrated World Health Day this week with touching tributes to healthcare staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

PHOTOS: Disney Parks Around the Globe Offer Messages of Thanks and Appreciation for Medical Workers in Frontlines of COVID-19 Pandemic for World Health Day

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Today marks World Health Day – a day traditionally honored by celebrating nurses, doctors and healthcare teams who work tirelessly to keep us all healthy. This year, these professionals are the front line of defense in a global pandemic, providing much needed care to communities around the world. In honor of World Health Day, Disney Parks are uniting across the globe with a message of thanks and appreciation to celebrate the brave healthcare providers who are helping so many.

The celebration kicked off at Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates World Health Day By Showing Gratitude To Medical Professionals  for medical professionals all over the world.

On behalf of the cast members at Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney Ambassador Melody shared a special symbol of appreciation.

For a moment of inspiration, Tokyo Disney Resort shared wonderful images from both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, with a heartfelt thanks to healthcare workers.

At Disneyland Paris, a floral arrangement of “Merci” was displayed in front of the castle.

Cinderella Castle shined blue, as a beacon of hope and gratitude. Magic Kingdom cast members created their own moment of thanks on Main Street U.S.A.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Dr. Mark Penning – Vice President of Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment team – shared a special “thank you” from his entire team of animal caregivers, scientists and environmental specialists.

At Disneyland Resort, Custodial cast members expressed their heartfelt gratitude at the “Storytellers” statue and at Paradise Gardens Park in Disney California Adventure.

Shining brightly on behalf of all of the Disney Stores around the world, a heartfelt message of thanks lit up the billboards above the Disney Store in Times Square in New York City.

At Castaway Cay, there was a special island appreciation shared from Disney Cruise Line, spelling the words “thank you” using flip flops.

As an expression of gratitude, the cast members at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa shared a heartfelt “mahalo” message.

Over at Walt Disney Imagineering, a fitting “thank you” was shared for medical professionals all over the world.

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