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Oh No! You’re Sick At Disney

We all go through the what-if questions prior to our Walt Disney World vacation.  One of the biggest concerns for so many of us is what happens if we get sick while on vacation.  Although we truly hope that you never have to experience this, we do have some tips that will help.

Knowing this information can be super helpful to not only ease your mind about getting sick at Walt Disney World but also help you be prepared when it does happen.

We won’t spend a lot of time on this, but know that if you do get sick, Disney is there to help.

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Slow Down

First and foremost, if you do get sick while on vacation slow down.  Your body won’t be able to recover if you don’t allow it to rest.  We know that it is hard to skip out on Park days, dining reservations, and magical experiences you have spent time and money on.

Unfortunately, the reality is that if you get sick while on vacation, you do need to shut it down and let your body relax.  This is truly the most important step to healing.

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Get Supplies

When you start to feel run down and not 100%, make sure that you have items to help you feel better.  There are many companies that deliver to Disney Resorts.  Place an order with Amazon Prime Now, Walmart, or Instacart.

Have bottled water, Gatorade, crackers, and other items delivered to your Disney Resort.  Having these items on hand can help you start to feel better faster.  We all love those Mickey Bars, but when you aren’t 100%, having some other options is a good call.

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First Aid Centers

If you do start feeling sick while at one of the four Disney Parks, head to one of the First Aid Centers.  These centers have certified nurses that will be able to help you process what you need to do to get to feeling better.

The first aid centers are stocked with over-the-counter medicine, bandages, and other minor medical assistance that might be needed.  These stations are a great spot to step away from the heat and the crowd and evaluate what is going on.

Don’t skip out on using the first aid centers and the amazing nurses that are there to help you.


When you visit a first aid station, the nurse will be able to provide you with a single dose of medication that might help your issues.  You are also able to purchase additional doses at hour Disney Resort and even at some of the Disney stores behind the counters.

Walt Disney World will have a variety of over-the-counter medication throughout the Resorts and Parks to help with some of those basic illnesses such as GI issues or allergies.  Use these to help you start to feel better.

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Turner Drugs

Prescription Medicine

We might like to think that Walt Disney World is in a bubble, but that isn’t the case.  If you are in need of a prescription, you are able to have this delivered to your Disney Resort and even the First Aid Centers in the Disney Parks.  The company that provides this service is Turner Drugs.

This is a great service if you are needed a prescription refilled, forgot a prescription at home, or need medicine for an illness.  Make sure to get an itemized receipt so you are able to claim the purchase with your insurance.  This means that you will be paying a higher cost as well as a delivery fee for your prescriptions.

Turner Drugs is a great service that can really help out when medical issues come up at Walt Disney World.

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Disney and AdventHealth

Recently Walt Disney World joined with AdventHealth to provide Guests visiting medical attention.  This partnership is to help provide non-urgent medical needs and services via the AdventHealth App.

Guests are able to schedule a video conference/visit through the app in order to discuss concerns.  AdventHealth can also provide onsite urgent care as well as medical equipment delivery to Disney Resorts.

Urgent Care Centers

Like back at home, there are local Urgent Care Centers near Walt Disney World.  AdventHealth Urgent Care is open 24/7 and is located near Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.  Disney Cast Members can help Guests navigate transportation if the Urgent Care Center is needed.

This is just one of the urgent care options in the area.  They are many different options in and around Walt Disney World.  Look into your insurance to see what option might be the best for you financially.

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Talk To Disney

Don’t panic if you do get sick while at Walt Disney World.  It happens way more than we’d like to think and because of this Disney Cast Members are ready to help.  Call down to your Disney Resort to chat and talk to Cast Members about what is going on.  They will be able to provide suggestions and help you process what needs to be done.

Disney Cast Members will know what options you have, how to get you what you need and help manage your travel plans like dining reservations and other plans.  Don’t try to do it all, but allow them to help you along the way.

Being sick at Walt Disney World isn’t magical, but it does happen.  If you happen to get sick while visiting, we hope that this information will be a good resource for what you can do.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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