Author Rick Riordan joins MediCinema UK Hospital Patients to see Disney+ series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”

Patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London became some of the first UK fans to see the new Disney+ series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Disney+ UK facilitated the screening in collaboration with MediCinema, a UK charity that provides therapeutic cinema experiences to improve the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of patients and their loved ones. 

Along with a viewing of the first two episodes of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, patients received a special treat when author, series co-creator, and executive producer Rick Riordan and executive producer Rebecca Riordan visited the hospital. Along with taking part in a Q&A session, the Riordans spent time chatting with patients. Each patient in attendance was gifted a signed copy of the best-selling novel, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Sally, mother of Medicinema patient Alanna, said: “The Percy Jackson premiere was absolutely amazing! It made us both so happy and forget temporarily about all the stress and worry we’d been through recently.”

Bringing beloved stories like Percy Jackson and the Olympians to young hospital patients is part of The Walt Disney Company’s commitment to delivering joy and comfort to children facing illness and the people who care for them. Disney brings the positive power of its stories, characters, and immersive experiences to more than 1300 children’s hospitals and pediatric places of care around the world. Click here to learn more about our charitable giving.