Disney Quick Tips – Don’t Force Your Kids to Keep Going

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I spent a week at Disney this past May, and witnessed 4 different children vomit. Far from MAGICAL if you ask me. Was it caused by a stomach virus? Possibly. Too much sun? Perhaps. Food poisoning? No clue. But sometimes, a child (or adult for that matter) becomes sick due to being pushed to the max. The Sun, the heat, over-stimulation, food & calories being consumed that our bodies may not be used to, more walking than usual, and staying up late are all things that can throw our bodies out of whack – especially a child’s.

The Disney Quick Tip Here?

Don’t Force Your Kids to Keep Going. Don’t push them to the limit. When they start to show signs of needing a break – tired, cranky, crying, hungry – take that break! You don’t necessarily have to leave the parks and go back to your resort, but at least pull your child into some shade or air conditioning, give them a snack or a drink of water!



We all know Disney is fun and exciting, but it also can wipe you and your children out! So if there’s any doubt when you think Just one more ride… don’t push them. Yes, you paid a pretty penny for this trip, and you want to reap all that it’s worth… but it’s not worth it when someone gets sick due to being dragged all over the parks.

Speaking of pretty penny, one of those children I saw get sick, had just been to the Bibbiti Bobbiti Boutique. She was all dolled up in her brand new princess dress, hair done up with pixie dust, make-up, nails… the priciest package for sure!! She exits, proceeds to bend over and… (I’ll spare you the details)… but her dress was now covered in nastiness. Poor little girl. It was after 8 PM, she was likely tired after a big day in the parks, but the reservation had been made! It’s  a hard decision for parents to make… but slow down and enjoy the magic… part of that magic is you. Give your kids the break they need, even if it means missing an attraction on your agenda.

Terri

Terri is owner and writer of the 'WDW Hints' blog - where you'll find Helpful Information, News, Tips and Secrets! She enjoys going off the beaten path and discovering the lesser-known things of WDW. She also loves to help others plan and save money on their next WDW vacation. Terri resides in Columbus, OH with her husband, two children and two cats.




  • betsyh

    I’ve never seen the vomiting, poor kids. I am always in awe of the people who push their kids to the limits and the nastiness that I hear come out of their mouths. My theory is this is supposed to be the happiest place on earth…aside from my ADRs, I try not to plan to much and let my daughter decide what we do and if it seems like too much, we can always go back to the hotel for some chill out time. In fact, the one thing I usually regret is not spending more time at our awesome Disney hotels.

  • Amber MacNeil

    I want to be that kind of grandma some day!! Good for her! :-)
    My first visit to Disney was with my grandparents and they were slow. By dinner time we hadn’t done much and I was kinda bored. (@_@) I want to be the grandma that keeps up and acts as a tour guide because I’m all about Disney!!

  • Alivia Chavira Charles Mcgrew

    Aww..poor thing… When we go to an amusement park with my Grandma (76 and still goin strong!) It gives us all a chance to relax and take the park in. She doesn’t walk slow but she paces herself for the all day event and we usually notice things that we didn’t before. We still do all the fun stuff, but it’s at a slower pace depending on who we’re with. And we always seem to meet more characters! :-) Ahh…any Disney times are good times.