Have you ever been sick on a vacation?
I have…for almost our entire November 2013 family visit to Walt Disney World, I had a nasty stomach bug.
Nothing life-threatening, but annoying just the same (thankfully, Disney has plenty of great, clean restrooms located around all the parks).
The experience left me thinking, though:
What in the world do you do with a child who suddenly becomes sick at Walt Disney World?
I’m thinking of that bad cold, sore throat, or low fever…nothing severe or life-threatening, but enough to put a damper on an otherwise magical visit.
You actually have plenty of good options for dealing with minor illnesses, and this short post should help.
Following are a five resources to make life easier when (notice I’m not saying if – you parents know exactly what I mean) you have a sick child at Walt Disney World:
1. A small first aid kit!
Years ago we bought a small first aid kit similar to this one:
And we’ve gotten more use out of it than I ever would have dreamed. It gets restocked regularly and we will always add a few over the counter medicines.
2. The front desk
The resorts at Walt Disney World tend to be experts at just about every eventuality.
If you have a sick child, don’t hesitate to call the front desk or the concierge for assistance.
3. First aid stations
Walt Disney World has first aid stations located throughout the parks.
4. Turner Drugs
Turner Drugs is a pharmacy in Orlando that delivers to Walt Disney World resorts for a fairly reasonable fee. If you have a prescription that needs filling, it might just be a perfect fit.
5. DOCS: Doctors On Call Service
If you have a sudden problem, Doctors On Call Service can be a lifesaver.
We have heard great things about them, and we have also heard that many Cast Members highly recommend them, too.
And don’t forget to: