If I was a Disney Princess, I would make a proclamation that no loyal subjects of Disney World, whether child or adult, could get sick during their visit to the most magical place on earth. Alas, however, I am merely a commoner who happens to know for a fact that visitors do indeed get sick and/or injured sometimes while visiting Disney World.
Thankfully, Disney has spent countless hours thinking of ways to cater to us and provide us with the maximum possibility of having a wonderful trip despite the curves life sometimes throws at us. In each of the four theme parks, you will find First Aid Stations which are fully staffed with medical professionals. Here, they can treat minor injuries like sunburn, blisters, golfer’s vasculitis (which is a nasty-looking but harmless rash I get on the base of my legs every time I visit). The first aid stations are located in the following areas:
Magic Kingdom – next to The Crystal Palace restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – near Guest Services on Hollywood Boulevard, west of the entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.
Epcot – at the Odyssey Center near the bridge between the Future World area and the World Showcase area.
Animal Kingdom – behind Creature Comforts and near the Pizzafari quick-service restaurant in the Discovery Island area.
The first aid stations are very clean and everyone is very nice. They do not carry medications nor do they have a pharmacy but if that is what you need, they will refer you to other avenues for help.
One of the choices for more serious illnesses, if you are staying on property, is to call down to the front desk and have them contact one of the local doctors to make a house call to your hotel room. The good thing about this option is that you can wait in the comfort of your own room. But, be aware that this option may be costly and may not be covered by your insurance.
Alternatively, you might just want to drive to the nearest clinical facility. The two walk-in clinics with the closest proximity to Disney are Centra Care and Buena Vista Urgent Care. Centra Care is located at 12500 South Apopka Vineland Rd. They are open from 8 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. They have a shuttle for patients staying at local hotels. Buena Vista Urgent Care is located at 8216 World Center Drive, Suite D. They are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Thankfully, I have not had to use either of these facilities but, if I ever do, a review will surely be provided in the form of another blog.
Should you be faced with a very serious illness or injury that requires treatment at the Celebration hospital, Disney will provide complimentary transportation for you to get there. If you need an ambulance, just dial 9-1-1 and emergency services will send an ambulance to take you to the nearest hospital or treat you at the property.
I hope you will never need to seek medical care but, if you do, I am hopeful that one of these options will get you to feeling as good as new in no time.