DIStracted TIP – Utilize the services of the First Aid Stations throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks. There are licensed nurses ready to treat what ails you. Whether you need a Tylenol, a band-aide, some cold medicine or a Tums. The First Aid Stations will take care of you free of charge!! Why pay $10 for a box of medicine when you can see a nurse and get it for FREE?! Each theme park has a First Aid Station which can be found in the following locations:
Magic Kingdom – The First Aid Station is located adjacent to the Crystal Palace Restaurant. The sign above represents the Magic Kingdom location.
Epcot – The First Aid is located in the Odyssey Center. As you walk toward the World Showcase, from Future World, there is a walkway that goes out to an interesting looking building. This is the Odyssey Center.
Hollywood Studios. The First Aid Station is located near Guest Services at the front entrance of the Park.
Animal Kingdom. The First Aid Station is located on Discovery Island, just past Pizzafari on the left and next door to Creature Comforts. It is the last building you will see before crossing the bridge into Africa.
My last visit to Walt Disney World Resort was on my 35th birthday this past March. My husband and I went on an adults-only trip. I woke up the first full morning there, which was my actual birthday, and I was very sick with a sinus infection. The kind that makes you feel so badly you want to stay in bed all day long. I guess it was karma for coming to Walt Disney World sans children. I didn’t even think of packing cold medicine so I went to the resort gift shop (we were staying at The Boardwalk Inn) and paid nearly $10.00 for some off-brand head and sinus medicine. They worked ok, however, after lunch I was getting weaker and it was time for me to get back to the room and take another dose. I was so bummed that I was missing out on my big day in the Magic Kingdom! I stopped by the restroom next to the Crystal Palace and noticed the First Aid sign. I had used the Baby Care station here years ago when my children were little but never really paid attention to the First Aid station.
I went inside and it was like heaven! There was a nurse behind the counter with the happiest smile on her face (this is still Disney after all!) I wrote down my name, my resort, and my room number. I told her what was going on with me and she gave me cold medicine, pain relief medicine (Tylenol or Advil, I cannot remember now), as well as some tissues. She also gave me cough drops. All for FREE! The $10.00 I spent at the gift shop seemed so silly. I am not even sure if the cast member smiled at me when he sold it to me. This nurse smiled and told me she hoped I felt better. It was like spending a few brief moments with Mary Poppins. I took my spoonful of sugar and the medicine went down and I went back to my room for a nap. By evening I was good to go for dinner. Each day we were there I started to improved. (Oh yeah, she gave me enough medicine for the duration of our trip!) I am 100% sold on the First Aid Stations. Never, ever again will I go anywhere else for anything! I highly recommend you remember this on your next vacation! The nurse I had was a lifesaver!