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Everything you need to know about First Aid at Walt Disney World

 

You never want to think that you will need First Aid care while on vacation at Walt Disney World but it is good to know what is offered and where to find it if the need arises.  First Aid Stations located in the Walt Disney World parks are not just for you basic band aids.  Let me tell you about some of the things that the First Aid Stations can do for you.

 

Say you are in the park and your child is not feeling well and you think they may have a fever, you can just stop in and check.  They have thermometer strips available to give you.  There is an area in the back with beds where someone can lie down for a while if they do not feel well.

 

The First Aid stations will also have samples of medicine for many things that can come up while traveling.  They will have things for colds such as cold medicine, cough drops and even packets of tissues.  If you get a bad headache that you just cannot shake, they can give you samples of Tylenol or Ibuprofen.  If the headache is coming on because of the start of dehydration then you can get some powerade, damp cloths and a cool spot to rest until you are feeling better.  All first aid stations are equipped with Epipens for insect bites and allergic reactions.

 

While on vacation, you may not be eating the same way you would at home which can lead to an upset stomach or indigestion.  The stations will have samples of medicines to help relieve your symptoms.

 

If you get something in your eye someone at the station can help you flush your eye out.  If you are having an issue with your contacts they will also have contact solution for you to use.

 

Probably one of the biggest things you could encounter while in Disney World is blisters from all the walking!  Just stop in if this happens and they will have band-aids and bandages available.

 

 

These first aid stations also offer some special services that might be of use to some people.  Did you know that these stations will store refrigerated medication for you.  That will save you from having to go all the way back to your resort to take your medicine.  You can also come here to do your breathing treatments for things such as asthma, just bring your nebulizer to First Aid and you have a nice private cool place to administer your treatment.

 

If you are a diabetic or require any daily injections a First Aid Station is the place you will want to go.  They will even have special containers for disposal of your needles.

 

 

On my most recent visit I needed to visit the First Aid Station.  I was taking an antibiotic that made me more susceptible to sun exposure.  I had a reaction on my feet that made them so itchy.  I was getting really miserable and happen to be walking by the First Aid Station.  I walked in, they had me sign in, I showed them what I was experiencing, and they handed me a few packets of ointment that made me feel so much better.  It saved the rest of my day!  The staff and facilities were so great!

 

 

Now that you know what is available at the First Aid Stations let me tell you where you can locate each station at each park:

-Magic Kingdom – Located between Crystal Palace Restaurant and Casey’s Corner Restaurant near the restrooms as you are heading toward Adventureland.

-Epcot – Located in the Odyssey Center between Future World and the World Showcase.

-Hollywood Studios – Located in the Guest Relations building on Hollywood Boulevard near the front entrance.

-Animal Kingdom – Located at Discovery Island next to Creature Comforts/Starbucks location.

-Typhoon Lagoonlocated just behind Leaning Palms.

-Blizzard Beach, located beside Lottawatta Lodge.

 

Hope this information helps you if you ever find yourself or a family member in need of a little medical assistance.

If you are ready to start planning your Walt Disney World vacation then contact one of our knowledgeable Kingdom Magic Vacation travel planners who will be happy to help you plan your trip!

How to Beat the Summer Heat at Walt Disney World!

 

Well we’re coming into that time of year when it is going to be hot and humid in Florida.  So how can we handle the heat and enjoy your Disney World trip?  Let’s talk about a few ideas for beating the heat.

 

1. Visit Parks in the Morning

Visit the parks first thing in the morning before the worst of the heat sets in.  Getting in early is a great way to get in a lot of rides before the crowds get high and the temperatures get higher.  Then when it starts getting too hot you can escape the parks for a while.  If you are staying on property you can easily head back to your resort.  The resorts are a great place to relax and get out of the sun or stay in the sun but head to the incredible pools.  Another idea is to go out for a nice lunch.  There are so many incredible restaurants at the resorts.  Get some suggestions from your travel planner and make early reservations.  Many restaurants have lunch specials that can also save you some money.  Now that you are all rested up and recharged you can head back into the park in the evening after the temperatures become more manageable.

 

2. Water Parks!

Another great idea is to head out to a water park. Disney World has two incredibly themed water parks.  Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach would be an ideal way to spend a day with your family enjoying the Florida sun and keeping cool at the same time.  There are water rides to suite all members of your family.  It’s a great time to splash around, keep cool and relax.  The water parks also have cabanas for rent that will keep you nice and shaded and give your family a great place to retreat.  Make sure when booking your trip you add on access to the water parks so you can enjoy all the fun they have to offer.

 

3. Disney Springs

If swimming is not your thing how about beating the afternoon heat with some excellent shopping. Disney Springs is a mecca for outstanding shopping and dining.  You will find 110 different shopping options; which you will be sure to find just what you are looking for.  When you get hungry there are 63 dining spots with so many cuisine options that you are sure to find just what will hit the spot!   The afternoon is a great time to visit Disney Springs because the crowds are very low and getting a dining reservation is much easier.  It is a great way to spend the afternoon before heading to the parks for the evening.

 

I hope that these suggestions can help you when you find yourself in Disney World during an extremely hot time. Disney World in the hot summer months makes for an incredible vacation, you just need to come into it prepared and with a plan and you will be set for making wonderful vacation memories with your family! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your summer vacation!

Disney’s Water Parks Showcase Entertainment, Eats and More Through Summer 2012

Typhoon Lagoon Packs in New Seasonal Offerings, Both Parks Offer Extra Magic Hours Through Late August

Summer 2012 brings a splash of fun for the whole family at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water parks, with entertainment, new dining options at Typhoon Lagoon and Extra Magic Hours at both parks.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon -- As summer heats up in Central Florida, water parks of Walt Disney World Resort offer guests the chance to relax and refresh

Entertainment
Now through September 8, characters Lilo and Stitch can be found just outside of the High N’ Dry sundries shop at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon; at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, guests can chill out with Goofy, who can be found roaming the water park.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon -- As summer heats up in Central Florida, water parks of Walt Disney World Resort offer guests the chance to relax and refresh

New Dining Option
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon guests looking for summer fare beyond the normal park offerings may visit Tropicalamity. The new temporary food and beverage tent, located near Crush ‘n’ Gusher water coaster pool area, features a variety of eats, including chicken jerk pita wrap, citrus chicken salad, hot meatball sub and cold Italian sub.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon -- As summer heats up in Central Florida, water parks of Walt Disney World Resort offer guests the chance to relax and refresh

Summer Extra Magic Hours
Guests staying at Walt Disney World resort hotels can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours on select days and times at both Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach through late August.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon -- As summer heats up in Central Florida, water parks of Walt Disney World Resort offer guests the chance to relax and refresh

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

  • Saturday mornings before the park opens, from 8-9 a.m. through August 18.
  • Wednesday mornings before the park opens, from 8-9 a.m. through August 22.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach

  • Tuesday mornings before the park opens, from 8-9 a.m. through August 14.
  • Thursday mornings before the park opens, from 8-9 a.m. through August 23.

About Disney’s Water Parks
Walt Disney World guests visiting Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park escape to a tropical paradise left behind by a storm. Surfboards, fishing gear, boats, including the iconic shrimp boat, Ms. Tilly, once strewn about by a typhoon, add to the ambiance.

Guests visiting Disney’s Blizzard Beach will discover a melting wonderland where a freak snowstorm hit Florida. Icicles, ski gear and steep slopes grace the ski resort landscape, home to some of the most thrilling water rides in the United States.

Get Swept Away with Caribbean Food, Music at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park at Walt Disney World Resort

Guests visiting Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park this summer are in for some Caribbean fun with the additions of new food and music and the return of a popular character meet-and-greet opportunity.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

The Calypso band Tropicals will perform Caribbean steel drum music at the park each Friday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through July 15. Disney characters Lilo and Stitch will also be available for meet-and-greets at the High N’ Dry sundries shop through September 8, and guests looking for summer fare beyond the regular park offerings may also visit Tropicalamity, a temporary food and beverage tent that offers chicken jerk pita wraps, citrus chicken salads, hot meatball subs and cold Italian subs.

Guests staying at a Disney resort can also take advantage of extended hours at both Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park throughout the summer. Check with your Disney resort for extra hour days and times.

The Calypso band Tropicals

 

Disney Water Parks Offer an Escape From the Summer Heat

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Blizzard Beach Pool Disney

As summer heats up in Central Florida, water parks of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida offer guests the chance to relax and refresh. Whether it’s Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach, the cooling, splashy fun is nonstop. Guests can beat the heat in myriad ways, whether inner-tubing down a lazy waterway or blasting down a speed slide.

Disney Water park Pool

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