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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    That must have been very disappointing, but I do still think health needs to be put first. Even more so if they didn't have healthcare. Risking the problem to escalate is just asking for major ER bills, not to mention a dangerous situation for a loved one. (And possible future guilt feeling responsible for "ruining" vacation and causing expensive bills.) There is also of course consideration of the other park employees and guests. It sucks being sick yourself, you don't want to take down as many fellow humans as possible, amirite?

    But what if you discovered that a party member was ill before you entered the park, or even a day or two beforehand? Can you reschedule/get a refund for your trip then? I don't know. That's a pretty stressful, sad situation. You should always take care of your health, but perhaps more so before vacation eat more veggies, fruit, drink water and wash your hands more frequently, lol.

    I will say though, for feeling your best during the day in the park, take it easy on the junk food, make sure you wash your paws, drink plenty of water and don't ride things that have a high upchuck risk shortly after eating.

    Poor kid, hope he feels better. Being sick is never fun, but being sick at Disneyland (or any vacation destination) has gotta be the pits. Sending good wishes that not many others caught the bug while they were there as well.
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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    I can't believe the selfishness of the parents expecting CM's to repeatedly clean up their kid's puke. Not to mention the number of other families equally priceless holidays could be potentially be ruined by their infectious biohazard

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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by StarDustFairy View Post
    But what if you discovered that a party member was ill before you entered the park, or even a day or two beforehand? Can you reschedule/get a refund for your trip then? I don't know.
    At least in that situation usually the tickets are good for a few months (they aren't good just one specific day). So there's at least a little hope of salvaging a bit in that situation!

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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaskMouse View Post
    I can't believe the selfishness of the parents expecting CM's to repeatedly clean up their kid's puke. Not to mention the number of other families equally priceless holidays could be potentially be ruined by their infectious biohazard

    Not only expecting the CM's to clean it up but totally neglecting the social responsibility of first notifying someone of the fact that the puke happened.



    Thank you to all who have posted on this subject. It has made me realize the lack of responsibility on the part of the individuals in that group. At the very least one person could have sacrificed their day in order to keep the kid back at their hotel. In the hundreds of times I have visited Disneyland I have never either been as sick or have come across someone as sick as that kid was that night. Perhaps at the ticket booth, or front gate, or city hall this kid's case may not have seemed worthy of a reimbursement/rain check but that night I really believe that kid might have vomited himself unconscious. At the least I'd expect the CM's to inform the guests that if they did choose to venture into the park that first aid is available, yet in our encounter with the guests they hadn't a clue where the first aid office was and otherwise felt generally helpless when it came to their encounters with CMs.

    At the end of the day guests are always responsible for the illnesses of themselves or their kids. But that doesn't mean that the employees of a resort, or the resort company itself, can't make efforts to mitigate the risk of contamination for the sake of it's other guests. At the rate this kid was vomiting throughout the park it is likely that he may have infected many people with a serious illness. Fortunately for me and my family we all were vaccinated so the four of us all spent only a day or two having tolerable symptoms, but think about the people who are not vaccinated who may be feeling the same way that kid was.
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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by G24T View Post
    But that doesn't mean that the employees of a resort, or the resort company itself, can't make efforts to mitigate the risk of contamination for the sake of it's other guests.
    Which brings up another point... Should CMs have made someone this sick leave the park? I would think they'd almost be a liability at that point, and they would certainly be dampening the experience for other guests (I know I tend to vomit or at least feel extremely nauseated if I see someone else vomit).

    I feel that maybe security should have kept an eye on him to see if there was a need to excort him out for his own safety, as well as the safety of others. I think it would be pretty obvious that it wasn't just motion sickness. Or even just to excort them to first aid, and from there they could determine what happens (based on the advice of medical professionals).

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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by KellyMcG86 View Post
    Which brings up another point... Should CMs have made someone this sick leave the park? I would think they'd almost be a liability at that point, and they would certainly be dampening the experience for other guests (I know I tend to vomit or at least feel extremely nauseated if I see someone else vomit).
    Keep in mind too that puke is airborne communicable. Meaning that when a person vomits, particularly violently, they generate a huge cloud of mist which is what causes people around them to get sick. This also can happen when people step on vomit that's on the floor hence why people should immediately inform a CM if they've thrown up.
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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by KellyMcG86 View Post
    Which brings up another point... Should CMs have made someone this sick leave the park? I would think they'd almost be a liability at that point, and they would certainly be dampening the experience for other guests (I know I tend to vomit or at least feel extremely nauseated if I see someone else vomit).
    I think this is something that seriously needs to be taken into consideration. Viruses and bacteria can spread like crazy especially in a theme park where everyone is touching everything and then touching their faces, their kids, etc..
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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaskMouse View Post
    I can't believe the selfishness of the parents expecting CM's to repeatedly clean up their kid's puke. Not to mention the number of other families equally priceless holidays could be potentially be ruined by their infectious biohazard
    The thing is, there are only a handful of qualified "fluid cleaners". If its like a casino or hotel, anyway... It's not like any CM can clean it. It's a disgusting job but someone has to do it.

    Sometimes when this happens there is embarrassment of course, but the "parents of a puking child" will not be able or should not clean it up. They will not have the approved disinfectant or disposal bags. Tossing it into a can is almost as dangerous as letting it roast in the sun.

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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJS View Post
    The thing is, there are only a handful of qualified "fluid cleaners". If its like a casino or hotel, anyway... It's not like any CM can clean it. It's a disgusting job but someone has to do it.

    Sometimes when this happens there is embarrassment of course, but the "parents of a puking child" will not be able or should not clean it up. They will not have the approved disinfectant or disposal bags. Tossing it into a can is almost as dangerous as letting it roast in the sun.
    I agree. For obvious reasons, puke clean-up is taken very seriously. Cruise ships they cordon off the area with ropes and the workers wear full hazmat suits.

    I didn't mean the parents should clean up themselves, I meant they should inform someone immediately, protect the area from contiminating others until help arrives, and then take their puker out of the park. Yes, it means the child and at least one adult has to stay back from the holiday, but really, if you're that ill, you're not having fun anyway. Why risk making the child more sick and also risk the health of others.

    One thing not really touched upon when discussions of bringing sick people to the park is the risk these people cause for those with suppressed immunes systems. Disney parks are huge draws for 'one last visit' with a terminal child or family memeber. Make-a-Wish is also huge at Disney parks, and often these children are already fragile. Even just exposure to a flu or stomach virus could be life-affecting for some people.

    So, yes, it sucks to miss-out for illness, but it's the only responsible thing to do.

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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaskMouse View Post
    One thing not really touched upon when discussions of bringing sick people to the park is the risk these people cause for those with suppressed immunes systems. Disney parks are huge draws for 'one last visit' with a terminal child or family memeber. Make-a-Wish is also huge at Disney parks, and often these children are already fragile. Even just exposure to a flu or stomach virus could be life-affecting for some people.

    So, yes, it sucks to miss-out for illness, but it's the only responsible thing to do.
    agree somewhat, morally, we can all say, this is correct. But realistically, a sniffle, cough, sneeze, etc are not going to be enough to stop most from visiting.

    A spot of food poisoning can be uncomfortable but I'm sure most adults can manage it. I'm sure, I could. But, having an AP would make my decision to leave and return when I felt better, much easier.

    so, the solution is to buy an AP ( sarcasm, maybe )

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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJS View Post
    agree somewhat, morally, we can all say, this is correct. But realistically, a sniffle, cough, sneeze, etc are not going to be enough to stop most from visiting.

    A spot of food poisoning can be uncomfortable but I'm sure most adults can manage it. I'm sure, I could. But, having an AP would make my decision to leave and return when I felt better, much easier.

    so, the solution is to buy an AP ( sarcasm, maybe )
    Agreed on all points! Common sense should prevail. The child the OP witnessed was obviously to the point where he shouldn't have been there. A cold is a fact o;f daily life....

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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaskMouse View Post
    Agreed on all points! Common sense should prevail. The child the OP witnessed was obviously to the point where he shouldn't have been there. A cold is a fact o;f daily life....

    And even though we live 1400 Miles from the park, we will be purchasing our very first AP's in February! YAY!
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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJS View Post
    Yay indeed!
    Thank you!
    And it's actually 1700 miles one way!!! But we get to drive thru Vegas on the way down and San Francisco on the way home so it's all good!

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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaskMouse View Post
    Thank you!
    And it's actually 1700 miles one way!!! But we get to drive thru Vegas on the way down and San Francisco on the way home so it's all good!
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    Re: Is There a Rainy Day Ticket Policy for Illness?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrFink View Post
    I think this is something that seriously needs to be taken into consideration. Viruses and bacteria can spread like crazy especially in a theme park where everyone is touching everything and then touching their faces, their kids, etc..
    It's a good point. I'm sure security would escort someone out if they felt that the person was a danger to themselves or others, ie, if they were very visibly intoxicated, violent, argumentative, not following the safety rules on the rides, etc. This sort of very severe illness might fall into the same category of being a danger to themselves and others.

    In a case like this, though, security could have sugarcoated it. Instead of saying "look, your severely ill child needs to leave" they could have phrased it as "let's help you get to a local hospital" or "let's help you get to the First Aid station" as the OP did.

    At the end of the day it IS primarily the parents' responsibility to do the right thing and look after their kids' health first and foremost, but barring that, it's up to the park management to step in and make sure everyone is safe.

    And stories like this are why I wash my hands and use Purell a LOT at Disneyland...

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