As the title says. If a family member such as a child is severely ill, will the resort offer rainy day tickets?
I'm asking because last Friday evening, right after the fireworks, my family and I unintentionally ended up following a large group of people who had a very very sick 12-15 year old with them. This kid was so sick he had vomited in the 45 minute queue for IASW and nobody from his group notified a CM (nor did any of the other guests nearby for that matter). I ended up flagging the greeter CM and facilities showed up in about 10 minutes to clean it.
After we got off IASW we were on our way to catch the train back to Main Street when we came across a pool of vomit in the path between IASW and Toontown Depot there was a guest standing by it telling others to watch out who, when I asked him, said he had a CM calling into facilities. The train was about to depart but the CM let us on.
On the way to Tomorrowland station I smelled vomit and wouldn't you know it, in the seats across from us (side facing cars) there was a kid with his head in his lap puking in the passenger car with one of his party members massaging his back. Again.. nobody from that party even made an effort to alert the CM. Again, I flagged the CM at Tomorrowland station while I and other guests were switching cars to avoid the smell. For whatever reason the train departed without a visit from facilities.
Upon exiting at Main Street station I noticed two facilities CM's rushing to the puke car and the group, with kid in tow, leaving down the station exit heading towards the Emporium. The kid was noticeably dizzy and a member of his party had to hold him tightly to keep him from falling. My wife who is a registered nurse kindly informed a female member of their party that their child may be severely dehydrated and may have the flu. She also informed as to where the first aid office is. Before my wife could finish the lady pleaded to her that they had no choice but to go because Disney wouldn't refund or replace their tickets and that they couldn't afford to have him go to the hospital. Eventually my wife convinced them to go to first aid and we walked with them because they weren't sure where to go. At first aid we learned that this was a family from Arizona that had traveled here practically on their last dime, that their dad had just been laid off, and thus this kid had no health insurance. Fortunately the nurses there assuredly said that they would be able to treat the dehydration there as it "happens all the time" in their words.
While we were glad that the situation worked out OK we were not very happy to spend the holidays with a stomach virus. I'm not sure if the lady we talked to mentioned the whole "Disney didn't credit or refund us" as a cop out to any negligence on their part or if this really happened. All I know is that if it did go down this way then I'm pretty mad that the resort would put the health of other guests at risk.