Walt Disney World Attacking the Cold and Flu Season with Hand Sanitizer

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?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!