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.