• On Jun 13, 2021
    Lori 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.

    My son has type 1 diabetes and we were given a doctor's note for him to bring his syringes, medicine, and food in the park. Do I need a special pass for this? Who do I take the note to?

    Hello there, Lori. Thanks for taking the time to visit us on planDisney with your questions. 

    I bet you and your family are excited for your upcoming trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. As a pediatric RN who has cared for numerous children with Type 1 diabetes, I can understand the importance in planning ahead when traveling with your son. You do not need a special pass in order to bring his insulin syringes, medicines and food into the parks, but it is helpful to have your doctor’s note, just in case. There is a First Aid center in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. When you’re in Disneyland Park, the First Aid center is located next to the Baby Center at the end of Main Street, U.S.A.  Over at Disney California Adventure Park, you’ll find the First Aid center next to the Chamber of Commerce on Buena Vista Street. You can store your son’s insulin vials (or any other medications that need to stay cool) in the medicine refrigerator at the First Aid center while you and your family enjoy the day. Nurses are available during normal park operating hours should any medical needs arise. Additionally, in practically every restroom, you will find sharps containers for you to safely discard used syringes. And of course, since you’re traveling during the warm summer months, please don’t forget to take breaks to rest and stay hydrated! 

    I hope this information is helpful for you, Lori. If you have additional questions in planning your upcoming trip to the Disneyland Resort, please don’t hesitate to write us again. We’re all EARS!

    See ya real soon, 
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Meet the Panelist: Kiki, California

Greetings from Northern California! I have been fascinated by the magic of Disney since I was a little girl; now that I am a mother of two, I love watching my children experience Disney Parks through their own eyes. I am also surrounded by fellow Disney-loving nurse friends whom I enjoy quick adults-only Disneyland Resort escapes with. Whether you are planning your once-in-a-lifetime family trip or a short adults-only getaway to the Happiest Place on Earth, I am here to help!

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