On Wednesday, August 21st, Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins rolled into New York City’s Times Square in 27 foot custom-made #DocMobile Airstream trailer on her way from Boston to Arizona. Doc’s mission is to teach young children and their families “There’s So Much You Can Do to Take Care of You.” In other words, fun ways to stay healthy and fit, from exercise to nutrition to hydration and to mark several Doc McStuffins launches over the next few weeks, including the launch of “Doc McStuffins: The Doc Mobile” (a variety of digital activities that will be available starting on August 30th at www.disneyjunior.com/doc) and the premiere of season two of Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior and Disney Channel on September 6th (a sneak preview will be available on August 30th via www.watchdisneyjunior.com, the WATCH Disney Junior app for smart phones and tablets, and Disney Junior on Demand).
With the help of Radio Disney, the Doc Mobile parked on the plaza in front of the Times Square Disney Store and set up different areas for imparting her message of health and wellness. The biggest attraction (aside from meeting Doc McStuffins herself) was the Doc Mobile. Inside the custom Airstream were several counters where children, dressed in Doc McStuffins lab coats and wearing their Doc McStuffins stethoscopes (paper), could give their toys check-ups. There were also toys provided for children who didn’t have their own. There were wall charts, check lists, and equipment provided to guide the children through the check-up.
Some of Doc McStuffins’ colleagues were on hand to guide the little docs through the check-up, too.
Before leaving the Doc Mobile, the little docs could measure their own height against a child-sized flower chart.
Out on the plaza, there was a Stretch and Flex area, where Doc’s helpers led little docs through exercises and stretches, Stuffy’s Play Area and a little area with screens where little docs could explore while waiting to get into the Doc Mobile.
After leaving the Doc Mobile, the little docs learned about hydration at Lenny’s filling stations.
The little docs learned nutrition with placemats that helped them build healthy meals using stickers of food items.
On their way home, the little docs were given the opportunity to meet Doc McStuffins at a photo meet and greet, after which they were handed a free print of their picture with Doc.
I didn’t have to ask Doc Wesley what his favorite part of the event was. He was inconsolable when it was time for us to leave the Doc Mobile. That was also Doc Charlotte’s favorite and had the longest line of the event, after the Doc McStuffin’s meet-and-greet. Every little doc was given a Doc McStuffins water bottle after they’d helped fill Lenny up and, as they left the event, the little docs were given a goodie bag with health and wellness brochures, stickers, and a 10% coupon for the Disney Store.
If you want to bring your little docs to the Doc Mobile, it’ll be rolling through seven more cities before arriving in Phoenix and Doc McStuffins will be making her way to select cities along the route. With all the other activities accompanying the Doc Mobile, your little docs will have plenty to learn and do, even if Doc McStuffins isn’t there herself. Don’t forget to bring their favorite toys for check-ups!
- Sunday, August 25 – Chicago, Illinois, at Navy Pier Gateway Park
- Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st – San Antonio, Texas, at Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
- Friday, September 6th – Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, at Fort Worth Museum of Science
- Tuesday, September 10th – New Orleans, Louisiana, at Audubon Zoo
- Saturday, September 14th – Atlanta, Georgia, Centennial Olympic Park
- Tuesday, September 17th – Washington, D.C., Location TBD
- Thursday, September 26th – Los Angeles, California, at The Grove
- Saturday, September 28th – Phoenix, Arizona, at the Arizona Coalition for Tomorrow Kids Health Fair – Salvation Army Community Center
This is a great event for young kids, whether or not they’re fans of Doc McStuffins (though they will be by the time they’re finished here). The little docs I brought are almost 2 and 6½ (I know how important that ½ is to little docs). With all the activities and stickers and attention (plus the opportunity for getting wet and splashing about in the Hydrate Lenny stations), toddlers will definitely have a great time and I think kids through age 8 or even 9 will have fun, too, especially if they like meeting characters.