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Disney Guest Shares How Disney World Is “Ripe for Germs to Spread”

One Disney Guest, frustrated with their children constantly falling sick at Disney World, shared how the Park could be ripe for the spread of disease.

The Walt Disney World Resort is known as the “Most Magical Place on Earth.” Between the myriad rides and attractions on offer for Guests like “Space Mountain,” “Haunted Mansion,” and “Jungle Cruise” in Magic Kingdom Park, and shows like “Harmonious” in EPCOT, “Tower of Terror” in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and lands like Pandora in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Disney Characters, Magic Kingdom Park/Disney

But some things don’t always happen as we want during a Disney vacation at Walt Disney World Resort, as one Guest shared. Disney Guest and Reddit user u/1988coPhotos shared that their children constantly fell sick whenever they visited the Disney Park.

They said,

Horrible luck with kids getting sick while at WDW

Please tell me we aren’t the only family that goes through this. We’re currently on our 4th trip in 5 years with our 6th coming next February. Been here since Friday. We’ve cycled through a stomach bug this time, Covid last time, and the flu and hand foot+mouth other times. I don’t fault the parks because theoretically anyone could get sick anywhere in public, but it seems like this is the only vacation spot where it happens. Idk, maybe I just need to vent, but it’s incredibly frustrating.

Mickey Mouse at Magic Kingdom Park

Mickey Mouse at Magic Kingdom Park/Disney

Users in the comments were mainly sympathetic to the OP. U/AmberHeartsDisney shared, “It’s the same thing as convention flu. Large groups inside = no good.”

Another user, u/purpleskunk69, added, “Med professional here. Are you from a different climate? Staying hydrated? Dehydration can trigger other symptoms and exacerbate others.so just make sure you stay hydrated on top of everything else you’re doing.”

The OP responded that they were doing their best though it hadn’t impacted their experience positively yet.

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Main Street, U.S.A., Magic Kingdom/Disney

The OP clarified in another comment later on in the thread that “this has been [their] experience since 2017.” They added that when “you get so many people jam packed into these parks, on the buses, etc and it’s ripe for things to spread,” and that it happened even in March 2021 when mask restrictions were still in place.

The OP added the real gamble in their opinion, was more around the idea of whether Disney magic still exists. They argued that in some ways, it does, and in other ways it felt diminished.

The topic of the Disney magic being gone is a highly contested one, and many fans have differing opinions on it. By the numbers, Disney Parks are doing as well as they ever have.

Read More: Disney Guest Blames “Rude, Entitled Guests” For the Disappearance of Disney Magic

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About Priyanka

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago.