What Do You Do If You Forget Your Prescription Medications When Visiting Walt Disney World?

With so many things you need to remember when going on a trip to Disney World, it’s understandable if you leave something at home. If you forget your toothbrush, toothpaste or comb, you can get those items at your hotel. However if you’ve forgotten to bring your high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid or any other prescription medication with you, it could ruin your once in a lifetime trip.

Luckily for you, it isn’t the first time this has happened to someone and pharmacies around the Disney World area are there to help you. Here’s a guide to help you get your medications and get back to enjoying your vacation.

(Please note, the instructions below are only if you normally get your medications filled in the United States. If you’ve from outside the United States and have forgotten your medication while at WDW, you’ll need to see a medical provider licensed to practice in Florida in order to get new prescriptions for your medications.)

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How To Sleep Better On Long Flights

There are some lucky souls who can sleep just about anywhere, including on planes. And then there are the rest of us.

When you’re on a long haul flight, having a first- or business-class seat to actually lie flat (or sorta flat) in is REALLY helpful with getting to sleep. But again, most of us are not that lucky, at least a whole lot of the time. So for the rest of us, here are some things and ways to help bring that sleep on when on long plane journeys:

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How To Prepare For Airport Security When Flying With Medications

As many Americans know, when you’re traveling by plane in the United States, you’re required to follow the 3-1-1 rule: “you’re allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounce or less per item.” (https://www.tsa.gov/videos/travel-tips-3-1-1-liquids-rule)

Other countries follow similar guidelines, i.e. when flying in the U.K., “containers must hold no more than 100ml, containers must be in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag, with holds no more than a litre and measures approximately 20xm x 20cm, and contents must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be sealed.” (https://www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions/essential-medicines-and-medical-equipment) Similar restrictions are followed in Australia, Canada, the E.U., etc.

But if you’re on certain medications, especially if they’re in liquid form and take up more than 3.4 ounces, then what do you do? Well, in the United States, the Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.) has got you covered:
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What Medications Should You Bring With You When Flying?

Preparing for a airplane trip can be stressful. There are so many rules to follow when packing and now you’ve waited until the last minute and are scrambling around gathering clothes, electronic gadgets, tickets and whatever else you want to bring with you. To help keep me organized, I have a Microsoft Word document called “Packing List” that I print before my trips longer than a weekend (Sharon still laughs at me for doing this). (Note from Sharon – Well, yeah! I can’t believe that for as often as we travel, you still need a flippin’ list?!?!?! LOLOL!) The first page is mostly clothes and things I’ll tend to forget like an umbrella and backpack. The second page is toiletries and medications. The last page is my final checklist for things I absolutely can’t forget. The final three items on that list are:

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