Howdy, Mousekefriends! With summer in full swing and lots of Disney World vacations being taken, I figured it was time for a special safety brief on first aid at Walt Disney World parks. This is especially important when traveling with young ones, as they are very prone to bumps, scrapes, and bruises (at least mine are!).
As easy as it is to throw some stuff into your backpack and head out to the parks while at Disney World, be sure to have a first aid kit on hand. I always take a travel one, similar to this one and toss it into my backpack. Little kids like to have a band-aid and a kiss immediately after they are hurt, so having something like this on hand can definitely diffuse what could turn into an all-out catastrophe over a scrape (parents of two year olds, you know what I’m talking about). If something like this isn’t an option, a Ziploc baggie with band-aids, Bactine, Neosporin, etc. is an awesome alternative and it’s much cheaper, too.
Should you or any of your family members have an issue that requires a bit more medical attention, head on over to one of the first aid stations. Believe it or not, they are not always located in the Guest Services building.
First Aid Locations in WDW
- Magic Kingdom – next to the Crystal Palace Restaurant
- Animal Kingdom – on Discovery Island behind Creature Comforts
- Epcot – the Odyssey Center (between Test Track and the MexicoPavilion)
- Hollywood Studios – near Guest Services at the front of the park
If you’re in Downtown Disney, contact a Cast Member right away if there is an emergency, as there is no first aid station here.
Before I let you all go, I do want to touch on the subject of lost children, as the parks are PACKED right now! Please show your child what Cast Members look like (I always point out the name tags and costumes) and let them know to look for one of these folks should they become separated from you. The Cast Member will then take your child to Guest Services, where you will be reunited. If your child is very young, a piece of painter’s tape with your name and cell number on the inside hem of your child’s shirt is an awesome way to have your contact information readily available in this situation, since many small children cannot memorize phone numbers. I go over the “Lost Boys Plan” (as it’s called in our family – yes, like Peter Pan!) daily with my children – where the information tape is located on their shirt, what a Cast Member looks like, etc.
While I sincerely hope none of you have any need for the First Aid stations or the “Lost Boys Plan”, it’s always great to be prepared!