3 Specific Examples of how Walt Disney Staff kept our kids safe1) Our first trip to Walt Disney World, Emily was 3 and we visited 2 of the doctor's stations; one in Epcot and the other in Magic Kingdom. The reasons:
- In Epcot, Emily rubbed sunscreen into her eyes which was extremely painful. The doctor was excellent and cooed Emily to rinse out her eyes and provided us with drops.
- The next day at Magic Kingdom, it was a really hot day and so we kept making the kids drink water, we pushed them around in one of those buggies that Disney World rents. But while waiting in line to see Areal and Prince Eric, Emily fell asleep and I couldn't tell if she was hot because of the heat or if it was an actual fever. We took her to the medical station in Magic Kingdom and she had a temperature of 104 degrees! With a cool wash cloth and Children's Tylenol the temperature quickly came down and the doctor ensured she finished a drink before we could leave. The first thing Emily asked for was ice-cream...
3) We lost Tyler for about 7-10 minutes. Tyler was with me, Emily and Ben were behind us and it was really crowded around a roller-coaster. Tyler said "I see it, I know where to go." and "I said ok I'll follow you." I turned my head for a second to see if Ben and Emily were behind us and he was gone (the panic still brings tears to my eyes). I went to where the opening to the ride was and rapidly spoke to the attendant who got on a walkie talkie, two other Disney Staff Members appeared next to me asking for details and of course I had pictures. Another attendant heard the walkie talkie information, spotted him and walked him to us (he was about 20 feet away, that's how crowded the area was). When he came to us he was crying and upset because he couldn't find us. I kept a hand on his shoulder the rest of the day. After that I actually spotted Disney Staff Members everywhere, they are prepared - Thank God!
Walt Disney World is a place of wonder and happiness, and with happiness there can be points of sadness as well. I was extremely grateful for the staff at Disney World who took such great care of us to make it a wonderful, memorable experience.
Pictures of Epcot and Hollywood StudiosWhile we have had some drama, the pictures that we have and the memories that we have are full of smiles. I hope you enjoy this slideshow of our last two days at Walt Disney World where we went to Hollywood Studios and Epcot.
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