Cast and crew members working at Disney Cruise Line are always looking for ways to give back, not only by volunteering their own time for community service projects, but through inspiring others to do the same. Disney VoluntEARS, along with the Foundation for Hospital Art, did just that during the Disney Magic’s venture across the Atlantic Ocean last week, as our second season of Mediterranean cruises began. Some 300 guests sailing aboard the ship had a unique opportunity to participate along-side crew members at the first-ever “PaintFest At Sea.” Collectively guests and crew members gave nearly 700 hours of their time to hand paint a pre-drawn Disney character mural for donating to the children’s area of the Vall d’Hebron hospital in Barcelona.
Designed by Don “Ducky” Williams, the mural itself was quite impressive, comprised of 60 pre-drawn and color-coded individual canvases that together measured 12 feet high and 20 feet long. Once the ship arrived in Barcelona Disney characters and VoluntEARS visited the hospital to deliver the mural, leaving the amazing art work to be shared by many children and parents who come to Vall d’Hebron.
Check out this video of the “PaintFest At Sea” and the delivery of the mural to the hospital.