We interrupt our regularly scheduled fitness and nutrition programming today because….you can now squirt soap in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head, and as far as I’m concerned this is big news. Look…
Okay so you have to fly to Tokyo and go to Tokyo Disneyland Resort to do it, but can I reiterate; you put your hand under the dispenser, push down the handle on the soap dispenser and instead of a sticky pink blob you get soapy foam in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head.
It’s a joint initiative between Tokyo Disneyland and health and beauty company the Kao Corporation – and they even had an official opening ceremony for the hand washing areas. Here have a video showing how it all works…
Where to Find the Mickey Mouse Hand Soap Dispenser?
There’s one in Critter Country in Tokyo Disneyland and one at American Waterfront at Tokyo DisneySea Park and they also now say on the website that some other bathrooms in Tokyo Disneyland also include the soap too.
If you want the full details, you’ll find a link to the locations (including maps) and exact details on how to use the dispensers here.
Erm, it’s Tokyo Disneyland – everything is unbelievably cute and mouse shaped why would this NOT extend to the soap.
However, this does have a serious health message. The idea is that by making washing hands fun they can encourage good hand hygiene in kids. KIDS. I want one of these installed in my own bathroom immediately.
Considering this week the results of a huge study into hand washing were published which looked at what happened when people were encouraged to wash their hands by visiting a website looking at the benefits (Spoiler alert: they got fewer colds, flu and tummy upsets, plus they visited their GP less often and took fewer antibiotics), we know have proof that hand washing is a major health booster.
Now I’ve been on that website and trust me, it’s not nearly as much fun as Mickey Mouse soap – although it does have cartoon viruses. I’m already desperate to go back to Japan, now I want to go even more.