Summer vacation is a special time to reconnect with your family before the back to school rush. And thankfully there are easy steps you can take to stay healthy during your summer fun.
Our local Orlando parents have decades of experience visiting Walt Disney World® Resort with their families. And, we’re sharing expert tips on things to pack, places to take breaks, how to stay hydrated, and more.
5 Summer Vacation Tips
- Ramp up healthy practices beforehand
- Pack health and wellness essentials and comfort items
- Take breaks and get good rest
- Stay cool and hydrated
- Know Where to Go*
- Onsite First Aid locations presented by AdventHealth
- AdventHealth Centra Care Urgent Care
- Virtual Visit via the AdventHealth App
- AdventHealth ER at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center
*In case of a medical emergency, call 911
Ramp up healthy practices beforehand
With so much fun inside Walt Disney World® Resort, your family will be immersed in the magic of it all. So before you head out on summer vacation, take some time to remind everyone about the importance of washing your hands, and doing so properly.
It’s also a good idea to talk about covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. And remind everyone to listen to their bodies when they’re tired and need a break, or need hydration.
Keep reading for tips about places to take breaks and how to stay hydrated.
Pack health and wellness essentials and comfort items
This next step is for everyone in the family. Bringing something familiar from home like a few favorite toys, books, and comfort items will help your kids feel comfortable. Parents should remember to bring medication and a copy of medical history for the whole family.
And if you have any medical equipment needs AdventHealth can help.
AdventHealth offers a wide variety of health care equipment that can be delivered right to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, to help simplify your vacation planning process.
Call AdventHealth at (407) 939-7480 to purchase or rent health care equipment and to schedule for delivery prior to your arrival at Walt Disney World®Resort.
Don’t forget your prescriptions (if you do, AdventHealth can deliver prescriptions to your Walt Disney World®Resort hotel.)
AdventHealth provides prescription delivery to nearby pharmacies of choice or directly to your Walt Disney World® Resort hotel. Arrangements can be made by calling AdventHealth at (407) 939-7480.
Take breaks and get good rest
It can be easy to book yourself solid and plan every minute of your vacation. To keep your health and happiness a priority, be sure to have some unscheduled time. And, take breaks throughout each day, including lots of sleep each night.
There are plenty of rest areas throughout each Walt Disney World theme park and water park. Take some time to sit, rest your feet, and regroup.
Disney Springs offers lots of benches and places in the shade. The Disney Springs Welcome Center is a helpful resource and a place for a quick break.
My family loves sitting by the water for a break. At Magic Kingdom, there are benches near Cinderella Castle overlooking the water that surrounds this park icon. At EPCOT there are countless benches all around the World Showcase lagoon.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Echo Lake is a sparkling spot with shade and benches. And Discovery River flows through Disney’s Animal Kingdom with many tranquil places to rest.
If you’re staying nearby, a mid-day swim or rest back in the hotel room will recharge everyone in the family.
Stay cool / hydrated
Each Walt Disney World theme park has a collection of indoor shows and experiences. Indoor shows are a great place to go in the middle of the day for some shade and air conditioning, plus great entertainment.
Splash areas at Magic Kingdom theme park and EPCOT are fun ways to cool off. And water bottle refill stations are available at each Walt Disney World theme park. Plus, there are countless places to purchase bottled water if needed.
First Aid Stations presented by AdventHealth can also help if anyone needs basic medical attention, including from the heat. Disney registered nurses are available during normal park operating hours to offer over-the-counter medications, bandages, and other quick remedies.
My family has made use of these services when needed and it is such a relief knowing there is help available.
Pro-parenting tip: Knowing the location of First Aid in whichever Walt Disney World theme park or water park you are visiting is good to know ahead of time.
Should anyone in your family become ill, AdventHealth facilities are nearby depending on your needs. So, it’s good to know where you should go to get care.
Centra Care Urgent Care
AdventHealth Centra Care Urgent Care’s physicians provide adult and pediatric care when you need it.
The Lake Buena Vista clinic is open from 7:00 am – Midnight and is conveniently located near Walt Disney World® Resort – 12500 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
24/7 Video Visits With the AdventHealth App
Through the AdventHealth app, you can schedule a convenient video visit with a health care provider on your smartphone or tablet 24/7 anywhere. During your video visit, a doctor or nurse practitioner can treat you for most minor health problems.
AdventHealth Emergency Room at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center
If you need to visit an emergency room near Walt Disney World® Resort there is a brand new facility.
The AdventHealth ER at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center is available to the Central Florida community and Walt Disney World® Resort Guests.
Care is provided by board-certified physicians with pediatric-friendly emergency expertise. What’s more, Disney-inspired interior designs provide a calming environment throughout the facility. Familiar music and character scenes from beloved Disney franchises enhance the patient experience.
AdventHealth World of Wellness at Walt Disney World® Resort
With so many things to experience and ways to make memories with your family at Walt Disney World® Resort during the summer, and all year-round, it’s good to plan ahead.
This video covers the AdventHealth World of Wellness options in two minutes and is a good place to start.
Here’s to a happy and healthy vacation at the most magical place on earth!
Health Care services provided by AdventHealth are not provided by Disney and are charged separately. Not all services may be covered by insurance. Please consult your plan to verify coverage as needed. Out of pocket costs may apply if services are not covered through your insurance provider.