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  • On Jun 1, 2012
    Marcia from WI 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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    It will be just me and my 7 year old daughter on vacation at WDW! I have some trepidation on how I can ensure care for my child if I have a medical emergency. Any advice? My husband and all other family will be out of state. Thanks in advance!

    Hi Marcia,

    I think you and your daughter are going to have a wonderful time on your vacation together!  I'm hoping that your trepidation is based solely on the idea of some odd thing happening to you that would require you to get medical attention.  If this is the case, the first thing I recommend is making sure your daughter knows what a cast member name tag looks like.  Should something happen to you, she should know to find any cast member and explain the situation.  Likewise, if she gets lost, she should do the same.  You can also purchase "temporary tattoos",  like the ones found, for your child with emergency contact info, so a family member can be contacted in the event of an emergency. 

    If you are severely ill and feel as though you need a traveling partner.  Kids Nite Out, a childcare provider recommended by Walt Disney World, has caretakers who can travel in the parks with you. You must provide park tickets as well as paying an hourly rate for this service.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical (worry-free) vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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