Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jun 26, 2013
    Victoria Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My five year old son has epilepsy. What do I need to know and how do I need to prepare for our visit to Disneyworld in July.

    Hi Victoria!

    I'm so excited to hear that you'll be visiting Walt Disney World!  I have several family members that have epilepsy, so I'll make several suggestions.

    1.  Make sure you have your son's medications on hand at all times.  Make sure to pack extra doses as well.

    2.  If he doesn't have one, I'd make sure you get him a medical alert bracelet alerting others to his condition.

    3.  Try to keep him on a schedule that's as close as possible to his schedule at home.

    4.  Don't overdo it.  Take it easy, and take breaks when he needs it.

    5.  Make sure he drinks plenty of water.

    6.  If his condition is aggravated by 3-D films, make sure that you avoid those particular attractions (Mickey's PhilharMagic, It's Tough to be a Bug, and Muppet*Vision 3D, and Star Tours)

    7.  Have FUN!

    If you need any assistance once you arrive, please let a Cast Member know.  Also be familiar with the locations of First Aid.  They are located in each park, and are happy to help if you need anything.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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