Many park visitors are unaware of the various services offered by Disney’s first aid stations. They actually save you the trouble of packing certain OTC meds, etc. Keep reading, to learn more about them. You’ll be glad you did! Make sure you check out this Disney World Vacation Planning Guide to help you create the most magical trip ever!
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What are Disney’s First Aid Stations
No one expects an accident to occur during their dream vacation. However, if anything should happen to you or a family member during your Disney stay, help is close at hand.
First aid stations are located in each Disney park, all providing guests with medical assistance free of charge. A licensed nurse is in attendance to ensure everyone gets the medical assistance they need.
What the First Aid Stations Offer
One of the most common reasons guests visit the first aid station is a need for over-the-counter medication. Disney nurses can provide you with samples of Tylenol or Ibuprofen to help relieve aches and pains.
When you’re feeling a bit under the weather, request cold medicine, cough drops and even pocket-sized packets of tissues. The stations also stock bandages in case you get a cut or blister while you’re exploring the park. Each building features a small, quiet area to relax and wait for your medication to take effect in peace.
If you or family members have medical needs, which normally require them to carry around medication or medical equipment, don’t worry about it during your stay at Disney.
You can drop off any health supplies you need during your vacation at a first aid station, then come back when it’s time to use them. If you have a nebulizer or inhaler, you can choose to leave them with first aid and come back when it’s time for a treatment. If you’re a diabetic, they can also hold onto your insulin and blood testing supplies so that you won’t have to hassle with them during the day.
Where are Disney’s First Aid Stations Located
There is a first aid station located in each Disney World park for your convenience. In the Magic Kingdom, look between Casey’s Corner and the Crystal Palace. In Epcot, you can find it in the Odyssey Center.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, check the Guest Relations building. In Disney’s Animal Kingdom, first aid can be found at Discovery Island. The first aid stations for Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are located at Leaning Palms and Blizzard Beach, respectively. All of these stations are clearly marked with signs, as well as being labeled on park maps and the MyDisneyExperience app.
What if You Have a Medical Emergency at Disney World?
In the event of a medical emergency, Reedy Creek Emergency Services (RECS) is there to help. In fact, if you call 9-1-1 yourself, let the dispatcher know you’re on Disney property. The call is then directed to RECS.
RECS responders are always on call, maneuvering medical assistance response carts through the crowds on a moment’s notice. After assessing the situation, an ambulance may or may not be called.
Please keep this in mind. Disney cast members cannot administer medical treatment, under any circumstances. However, they can summon RECS.
If all goes well, you won’t need to use the services of Disney’s first aid stations while enjoying your magical vacation. But, take comfort in the fact that all of these services (and more) are available should you need them. Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry!