Baby Booming at Disney!!!
For those of us who were around to enjoy Disney when we were given little
paper tickets for rides in categorizes of “A”, “B”, “C”, or “D” going back to Disney may be better than it was the first time! This time around, we don’t care if a child who is with us eats 2 ice cream bars or eats nothing but corn muffins at the buffet that just cost us $30 for his meal. This time we might have just a little more time to enjoy our surroundings without the constraints of school, work and all the craziness that raising a family entail.
Having more time lets you savor the moments. Screaming is still allowed and encouraged on “Big Thunder Mountain” and laughing at Big Al in “Country Bear Jamboree” is still as much fun as it was when you were sitting next to your 5-year-old in the ‘80’s. Everything is still the same, but still a little different. Here are some tips to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons:
1-If you are tired or hot-STOP! You aren’t running a marathon. Take the time to have a drink and people watch. Going to the ER on your vacation is never fun. BTW, always carry your Insurance card in case it is ever needed and make sure you have someone to call in an emergency.
2- I’ll admit it. I take Blood Pressure meds. If you forget to bring yours, all is not lost. Contact the front desk. They can give you the names of local pharmacies that can help you get a few days worth so that you aren’t going to miss your dose. There are pharmacies that will even deliver to your resort. Also, if you have medication that needs to be refrigerated, there is a mini fridge (or larger in some cases) in EVERY Disney Resort room.
3-If you are traveling with multiple generations, you may not want to go on it’s a small world 4 times in one day, it’s possible to plan fastpasses to please the whole party.
4-If you are on a special diet – Disney is super accommodating to ensure that your food is safe for you. Disney Culinary staff is very sensitive to
the dietary needs of their guests.
5-If you get a blister walking (and that’s easy to do) there are first aid stations in each park.
Sometimes there are band aids available at Disney shopping areas. It never hurts to ask.
6-If you need a room with handicapped accommodations, please tell me. I can arrange for you to
have a room that will make you as comfortable as possible.
7-Read the precautions on the rides. Disney posts them to assure that everyone is safe and has a
great time. If you don’t think a ride is for you, DON’T RIDE IT!!!
8-If you are driving and use a handicapped designation at home, bring proof so that you can park
in the handicapped areas of the parking lot.
9-Disney and outside companies rent ECVs as well as wheelchairs. If you use an assistive device
at home, you will probably need it on your vacation. I can arrange for you to have a rental
waiting for you if you don’t want to bring yours from home. Most Disney transportation has the
capability to let you board in, or with a wheelchair or ECV.
10-Fast passes are your best friend. No one wants to stand for an hour or more in the sun to ride.
We can arrange for you to have your day scheduled so that you see and do what you want.
11-Don’t be a hero! If you need a hotel break, take one. No one will think less of you if you decide to go hop in the pool or read a book.
Believe it or not, you are on vacation!!!