You’ve been planning that perfect Disney vacation for months. You’ve planned your resort, your park days, where you’re going to eat, which attractions to see. Then illness throws a wrench into your perfect plan. No one plans to be ill, but it happens. Here’s what you can do to salvage that plan and make sure you and your kids feel your best so you can enjoy all that Disney has to offer.
1. Make sure to keep hydrated.
Florida sun and heat can be brutal so that’s why it’s important to make sure you stay hydrated while visiting the parks. Bringing your own water and sports drinks in the parks is totally okay! You can also get free cups of ice water from any Disney restaurant or snack location. You can also visit the first aid station in any of the parks for some free water and air conditioning.
2. Wash your hands
You’re going to be touching all sorts of surfaces at Disney and you don’t want to pick up any germs that could make you sick. Wash your hands often! You might even want to carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer, just to be safe.
3. Get a house call
If you do happen to fall ill, have no fear. There are several clinics around the Orlando area that will send a doctor straight to your resort. One of them is The Medical Concierge. They offer lots of in-room services, like x-rays and ultrasounds. They also offer several different types of doctors like pediatricians, dentists, and OB/GYNs. They also will bill your insurance for services rendered. This company also offers a walk-in urgent care clinic if you’d rather be seen there instead.
4. Pick up some over-the-counter relief
If you’re not sick enough for the doctor but you need some medicinal relief, there are many pharmacies around the Disney area, some of them even deliver! Give Turner Drugs a try. They offer all types of over-the-counter medicine, plus medical rentals, diapers, and self-care products.
5. Buy the travel insurance
Illness and injury is unfortunate but you can make sure you’re always protected by purchasing the travel insurance when you book your trip. The policy covers lots of unforseen circumstances and you don’t want to be left holding the bill for a vacation you didn’t enjoy when something unfortunate happens. The policy Disney offers is $77.50 per adult (children are automatically covered with the paid adults) so it’s worth the money to make sure you’re covered. Hopefully, you’ll never need it but the peace of mind is worth the cost.
Have you ever been ill at Disney? How did you handle it?