Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 2, 2012
    Alisha from MI Asked

    In June my family is comming to WDW. My 16 year old son is allergic to Bees, Wasps, and Hornets. He carries an epi-pen on him, but my question is are there a lot of these insects? Where is the nearest hopsital if we need one? Are there 1st aid stations?

    Hi Alisha. As a frequent Walt Disney World vacationer, I can tell you that insects are truly a rare sighting. It makes me wonder if pixie-dust is, in fact, an insect repellent. Obviously, being Florida, there are going to be bugs, especially during certain seasons of the year. However, all of the information I located on this topic speaks to the fact that it really is tough to be a bug around Mickey's Kingdom.

    Always carrying whatever items your son needs to treat his allergy and knowing where to seek assistance if he does have an encounter is just smart planning. You can find detailed information on First Aid locations at this link to the Walt Disney World website.

    If you are staying on-site at a Disney Resort and need to seek medical assistance for your son, touch 'Front Desk' on your resort room phone. While on a past Disney vacation, my family and I utilized a local urgent care and the concierge at our resort was able to arrange for free door-to-door round-trip transportation. In-room medical care services are also available for non-emergencies.

    Lastly, a listing of some of the local hospitals near Walt Disney World can be found at the website www.diz-abled.com and then, search Disney-Resources/Disney-Area-Hospitals.

    Thanks for taking the time to visit us at the Walt Disney World Moms Panel and feel free to send more questions our way in the days leading up to your trip! May your Disney vacation be practically perfect and bug free in every way!




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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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