Published: November 18, 2011 at 11:50 AMThough I've never been to a first aid station, I've tripped off sidewalks and slipped from puddles quite a few times at theme parks and have never said "SHHH, AHHH! SHHH, AHH! SH, AH, Sh, AHHHH!". Last time I got hurt at a theme park was last week when I banged my back into the wall of the TSM vehicle.
Published: November 18, 2011 at 12:51 PMOK.... So I am kinda a klutz, OK a huge klutz.
Well last year I was at Islands of adventure and was about to board the Cat in the Hat. Then bam I walked right into the side of the ride vehicle. My knew swelled up and was a little red. Then nurse there was also very nice
Published: November 18, 2011 at 2:37 PMI've suffered my share of injuries at parks, but I've never gone to the first aid station for any. I have gone in there for water/coolness on a very hot day, and to ask about keeping diabetic supplies.
Published: November 18, 2011 at 5:04 PMFirst day of training I ate peanuts by mistake, and I'm allergic to them. So After the EMT's cleared me from any major reactions, I was handed antihistamines from First Aid and sent home. My managers snuck me in because Cast Member's aren't allowed to use the First Aid at MK anymore, we have to go to health services behind Epcot.
Published: November 18, 2011 at 6:28 PMNice to see I'm not the only one on this site allergic to peanuts. ;)
Published: November 18, 2011 at 8:59 PMMy heel caught the dry section of high speed tube slides at Hurricane Harbor in Valencia. Worst first aid experience ever. No "wet" bandages or second skin. My blister was about the size of a quarter and 1/2" thick. Just got a handfull of band-aids that wouldn't stay on in the water. And there was no sign-in sheet so I couldn't record the horrible service.
Once at BGW/E I thought I was getting dehydrated so I increased my water intake. Wasn't helping. Felt really woozy after coming off Alpengeist. Went to the first aid station. Given some standard pills. Woke up the next day and couldn't make it downstairs. Went to Patient First and learned that I had mono, only to be told a week later that it was a false positive. My body returned to normal 2 days after the Patient First visit and to this day no idea what truly happened.
On more general occasions, I will use the first aid station to get some tylenol, advil, etc etc instead of buying it at the gift shops to relieve minor aches or pains.
Published: November 19, 2011 at 4:24 AMThis August I passed out at Typhoon Lagoon. I pretty much sunbathed all day - similar to Robert's story, I didn't drink or eat nearly enough as I should have. 4pm rolls around and my family drag me from my sunbed to Crush 'n' Gusher. Standing in the queue my hearing went muffled and I felt like I couldn't stand up. However, thinking that I was still a bit sleepy, I got to the front of the queue where you pick up the inflatables. Next thing I know my eyes literally just turned off and I started freaking out. 5 minutes later I come around and sitting on the floor with a lifeguard calling first aid. Literally two seconds later I was wheeled off to first aid, despite my insistence I was fine. The nurses and all people who work at first aid are fantastic.
I never got a chance to thank them properly, so if anyone from TL first aid is reading - Thank-you!
This instance is kind of worrying as I am in the application process to work at Disneyworld next summer on the IP. Don't want to experience this again - particularly in a cast member position!
Published: November 19, 2011 at 1:38 PMReading the introductory paragraph, I was thinking rest room.
But I guess that's a discussion for another day.
Actually, when I saw the line "ALMOST every park has one," I figured I was off base.
Published: November 19, 2011 at 10:33 PMThe staff at Dollywood's Splash Country First Aid building was incredibly helpful when I acquired a bee sting in a VERY inconvenient location for attending a water park-- my bottom (yikes!). Although I was initially embarrassed when I asked for assistance/treatment, the employees were very professional and made me feel at ease. I was invited to return to the First Aid location at any time throughout the day for ice to ease the swelling of the sting or for a place to simply relax out of the sun. Compliments were definitely given at Guest Services that day. Thank you, Dollywood!
Published: November 20, 2011 at 11:18 AMI was walking into the gates of Universal Studios Orlando and right when I got inside the gate, I slipped and busted my knee open. They gave me some butterfly bandages and then gave us directions to the urgent care in downtown Orlando. 4 stitches. Yeah, it stunk.
Published: November 20, 2011 at 8:26 PMI might be the only one here who is allergic to cats there so cute but there taboo NOOOO!!!!! My Older brother Daniel got seriously hurt on mind bender at six flags georgia he strained his back muscle And no it was not his fault he had to take many pain pills to recover now we will never ride that death trap
Published: November 20, 2011 at 9:43 PMDown at hershey My brother lost his I glass lense on the flume he finds the lends and they said go to first aid for a screw and a repair kit excellent people nice kind and the place was clean
Published: November 21, 2011 at 10:13 AMAnonymous poster said "...they said go to first aid for a screw"
This made me laugh for all the wrong reasons. I didn't know parks provided that service. Upcharge? Wish I had known when I was at Hershey in September...:)