Wondering what to do if you get sick at Walt Disney World? I like to be prepared when we go to Disney Florida. I take all the regular over the counter medicines for every ailment that I can think of. But on this last trip, I forgot cough syrup. And of course Jacob came down with a nasty cough and there was not a bottle of children’s cough medicine anywhere on Disney property. And the medicine they do carry, can cost 1.5 to 2 times more than what it would sell for at Walmart. Luckily I have a friend that lives in Orlando and she was able to bring me a couple bottles.
But what options do you have if you get sick at Disney World? Here’s what my reader’s had to say:
Drive to the local Walmart or drugstore
Did you know that each resort has a map with directions to local drug stores, walmart, etc? I ask for directions from Pop, where we stayed, and they gave me this nice map with all the listings. – Melody
They are located in Orlando and will deliver to your resort or the parks first aid. They will deliver prescriptions and OTC meds that they carry. We needed cough meds for my 4 yr old and they charged $7.50 to deliver to MK. I had them with in a few hours of calling. $7.50 may seem high but it was worth it to me. – Melody
About a month ago, my family took a vacation at Walt Disney World in Orlando. I have
a two year old little boy and I was so excited about his first trip to see Mickey Mouse.
I planned for months, reading travel guides and blogs. As you know, things don’t often
happen as planned and the first night we arrived, my little boy had a high fever. I did
not bring a thermometer but my MOMeter said it was about 102. We stayed at the
Wilderness Cabins and in the middle of the night, he woke up vomiting. I looked in the
brochure we were given when we checked in and learned that Disney World offers a free
ride to a nearby walk in clinic for guests staying in Disney Resorts. I called them early
the next morning and they arrived in about an hour. They even had a car seat already in
the van so we did not have to transfer ours. They even take you to a Walgreens Pharmacy
if you need a prescription. The driver cut through parking lots and down service roads
to get us there and back much faster than if we had to drive around ourselves; he really
knew the area well. The company operates more than one nearby clinic and the driver
called ahead to see which one was the least busy. I would recommend this service to
anyone who finds themselves in need of semi-urgent care. The walk in clinic was clean
and the staff was friendly.
Overall, even though almost nothing went as I had planned, we still ended up having a
Disney First Aid
Each park has First Aid services. They can give single doses of many medications including Tylenol and adult cough medicine.
Plus when you are preparing for your trip, you can put medicines in your Walt Disney World Basket.
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