The cold and flu bugs are definitely out in full force this year all around the globe. Walt Disney World may be the “happiest place on Earth” but it definitely isn’t immune to the bugs and germs that go around during flu season. The amount of guests all in one location can enable bugs to spread, especially if guests arrive on vacation before they realize that they are sick. It looks like Disney is trying to help keep guests safe and prevent exposure by adding several hand sanitizer stands around that parks. The stations are automatic dispensers so that guests don’t have to actually touch the machines in order to get the hand sanitizer.
Hand sanitizer isn’t a magic cure for the germs, but it definitely helps to get rid of them and drastically reduce the likelihood that germs should spread. We don’t know if Disney will make the additional hand sanitizer a permanent fixture within the parks or if this is only a temporary measure during the winter season.
It is also a good idea to frequently wash your hands and try to keep your kids from touching all over things in the parks (even though that may be quite difficult).
Have you ever gotten sick while at Walt Disney World?