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What to do when you or someone in your group becomes ill on your Disney Vacation? Unfortunately for us, that is exactly what happened. We had big plans to be at Hollywood Studios for rope drop at 9 AM. That changed in the middle of the night when my son, Trent, 13, got sick.
It didn’t even cross my mind when packing to bring Imodium or other medications. As a result, I purchased some for $5.50 in the gift shop. While I hate paying the over inflated prices, I am thankful to have it. The Disney gift shops have an assortment of medications for many minor maladies. The food courts have PowerAde, Sprite, bananas, toast, applesauce and other bland foods that people eat when they are ill. Housekeeping was also willing to accommodate our request for a later cleaning so that Trent could sleep in.
If you find yourself in similar circumstances, know that you have options. Disney really is supplied with what you need to handle minor illness.
Thank Goodness that Trent felt better after he ate and took the medicine and his illness didn’t require a trip to the hospital. So while our original plans have changed, we will take this opportunity to rest and enjoy the surroundings of our hotel. If you end up being ill away from home, Disney has the supplies to get you back to your “Touring Plan”. Stay well.