• On Sep 12, 2021
    Hector from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Would like to know where the sharp disposal locations are at Disneyland and DCA, since my kid takes insulin before every meal? Where can I get the nutritional information on meals in the park from?

    Heigh-ho Hector, it's off to Disneyland Resort you go! Your magical adventure is just about to begin, so let's get going.

    I have a very dear friend who is a Type I Diabetic and travels to both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World frequently. We have enjoyed the theme parks together several times, and I'm happy to share a few tips based on our experiences. 

    First, all public restrooms in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park have sharps disposal containers, so you won't have a problem locating one while you're on the go. When he was initially diagnosed, my friend's doctor gave him a travel-size sharps disposal container (these can also be obtained at your local pharmacy) that was helpful for theme park visits when he needed to test his levels or use insulin away from a restroom. If you're toting a travel-size container and staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel, request a sharps container for your room from the front desk and dispose of materials at the end of each day.

    All quick-service and table-service restaurants have a special binder containing full nutritional information, including carbs and sugar, for all menu items. Upon arrival at a table-service restaurant, ask your server for nutritional data, and for quick-service dining, approach a Cast Member at the entrance before starting your Mobile Order

    I also recommend bringing snacks from home your son enjoys to make the time between meals easier. Exploring the theme parks involves a lot of walking and excitement, and even a long-time Type I Diabetic like my friend experiences low blood sugar on every visit. He always has low and high-carb options, like beef jerky and juice boxes, in his theme park bag. He also brings plenty of bottled water and tests his levels more frequently than usual. 

    I hope this is helpful, Hector, and that you and your son have a fantastic visit to the Happiest Place on Earth. Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney, and we can't wait to see ya real soon.

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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