The Disney Junior hit show Doc McStuffins is packing up and hitting the road to visit a city near you! The Doc Mobile is a 27-foot Airstream trailer custom-made to reach young kids (age 2-7). Themed “So Much You Can Do…to Take Care of You!” the initiative is inspired by Doc McStuffins, the animated series that models good health and compassion through stories of a young girl, a would-be doctor, who cares for her ailing stuffed animals and other toys.
The Doc Mobile features an area for kids to perform a “check-up” on their own toys plus other activities and age-appropriate health and wellness lessons including nutrition and physical development and fitness. For you adults, here is the link to the Disney Junior For Grownups page for more info! So parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and any grown up who knows a Doc fan, check out the list below and find an event near you to surprise your tiny fan!
As a mother of girls, I am super excited about this, because we love Dottie “Doc” McStuffins in our house! Not only does the show feature an African-American heroine, but Mrs. McStuffins is also a doctor (in a hospital) and Mr. McStuffins cooks and likes to take care of the gardening! A man after my own heart.
During the multi-city tour, kids and parents will also have the opportunity to meet real-life doctors from the Artemis Medical Society, an organization of more than 2500 female African-American physicians from around the world who formed their group after seeing a reflection of themselves in “Doc McStuffins.” Recognizing the opportunity to further inspire young girls, the group serves to nurture, mentor and provide the foundation necessary to create a diverse physician workforce.
The #DocMobile Tour started on Sunday in Boston and continues on to New York tomorrow. Here is the rest of the schedule! All events are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, August 21
New York, New York 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Times Square Disney Store
Sunday, August 25
Navy Pier Gateway Park
Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1
San Antonio, Texas 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Friday, September 6
Fort Worth Museum of Science
Tuesday, September 10
New Orleans, Louisiana
Saturday, September 14
Centennial Olympic Park
Tuesday, September 17
Washington D.C., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.-**Event Canceled **
The Yards Park
Thursday, September 26
Los Angeles, California
Saturday, September 28
Phoenix, Arizona 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Arizona Coalition For Tomorrow Kids Health Fair – Salvation Army Community Center
Fans are invited to follow The Doc Mobile tour route on Disney Junior’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @DisneyJuniorUSA, #DocMobile. If you can’t make an event, then catch Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior with Season Two episodes starting Friday, September 6! I hope to see you in DC!
*Please note, as of 8/27/2013, it has been confirmed that Doc McStuffins will appear at all future events!
**Disney released the following statement regarding the Doc Mobile in DC-“Due to the ongoing police investigation in the Washington DC Navy Yard area, the “Doc McStuffins’ Doc Mobile” visit scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled. We regret the disappointment this causes our young guests and their parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the senseless events that occurred today.”