Strangest observation we had at Disney last night.

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Strangest observation we had at Disney last night.

Not sure how common it s for some people, but last night at MK, on two separate occasions we noticed CM cleaning up puke yuck . This got the wife and I into a discussion, in all of our times going to MK since 2000 we had never seen this once, and then we saw it twice in 30 min. My hat goes off to the CM's that must clean up these messes because i'm sure that there is a lot more that we have never seen.

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I have been going all my life and have never seen it in the parks either. Now at pleasure island outside one of the bars that is a different story

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I've seen the bucket patrol on mickeys fun wheel at DCA. Those swinging gondolas are brutal. It should be called mickeys barf wheel. yuck

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I have seen a person come of of tea party and put their head inside a bin and chuck.

Also I have been sick at disney, I was experiencing kidney failier at the time though.

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We saw it on our last trip while waiting in line for Hollywood Studios to open. Some little kid threw up everywhere.

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We have seen it happen on quite a few of our trips too. I am sure it happens everyday there and probably more than once a day. The worst we have seen was at EPCOT on a Friday night during the F&WF.

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I've never seen it happen but was told about it on two occassions after it happened. The first happened right after I left Pop on the DME back to airport. My friends told me they closed the pool because some kid puked in it. The second was in November. A woman was taking her son (around 2 years old) back to Pop from Epcot because he had just thrown up. You can tell by the look on her face how horribly bad she felt for her son. He fell asleep on the bus. I carried the stroller off the bus to help her out.

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My guess is it is very common. People spend a fortune to get there so then they will try going to the parks even if staying at the hotel is better for the day. Now I have seen the sloppy drunks in world showcase and I can't understand that at all. In honesty not much of a drinker especially on vacation, just to hard on the body.

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Knowing Disney, I'm sure that they have data letting them know which time of the day and area it happens the most so the CM's can clean up as quickly as possible. CM's do have a tough job.

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As much as I love roller coasters, I get very motion sick. I'm sure if I went on the Tea Cups, you would see the CMs cleaning up my puke too yuck I have unfortunately thrown up after getting off a few rides at Cedar Point

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I'm sure it happens much more frequently than we hear about it or see it happening. I'd think kids would be the most frequent victims? culprits? as you combine extreme excitement, the extra goodies that adults tend to allow kids on vacation & rides such as the tea cups, big thunder mountain or even the great goofini or whatever it is that the barnstormer is now called & you've got, imho, an almost guaranteed to work recipe for inducing an episode? round? incidence? of vomiting.

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I haven't see vomit in the parks myself but I'm not really that surprised it happens very often. I mean, the Florida weather and heat can be very relenting so that has to be taken into consideration. A lot of people simply can not tolerate the relentless and extremely high temperatures. (Young children and infants, for example, do not tolerate the heat because their body temperature mechanisms are not fully developed.) So if you're dehydrated and/or suffering heat exhaustion, one of the warning signs is well, vomiting. Drinking alcohol and/or carbonated beverages with caffeine, hot foods, high calorie foods and such only make the problem worse so it is very important to put hydration and taking long periods to cool down before anything else.

Believe me, while I have been fortunate enough to have never thrown up in Disney, I experienced diarrhea and upset stomach problems by not keeping myself hydrated in the past, a lesson I took to heart on my last 2013 trip. Now I fully understand why so many guidebooks suggest families take a break in the afternoon away from the parks because that's the period where the weather becomes the hottest.

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I would think at MK, you would be seeing children's "reaction" mostly. Excitement, new foods, heat, tired, etc all can lead to that "response". Unfortunately, in parks where the liquor flows as freely as the pocket book allows, it's always a bigger shot that adult's are involved.

I sympathize with those who have come down with a bug, and as much as I love Disney, on a choir trip 12 yrs ago, 2 of my assigned girls shared some french fries while watching our band play and by that night they were not happy or well. Despite their desire to go to the two different parks that day, I convinced them that we should wait until noon. With hydration and the "pink stuff" they took it easy and stayed with a light diet and they were fine. We knew what had caused it since they shared the order and no one else from our group went there to purchase the item. We did share with a CM and they promised to forward the info since the booth needed the heads up.

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I've seen some pretty 'green' kids (and a couple of adults, too!) at some of the bigger, rougher rides. Primeval Whirl is a great one for icks!
I also once helped a mom dealing with a sick boy in a restroom. Too hot, too excited, too much junk food. Poor kid (and Mom) - and I knew exactly how the kid felt! WDW can do that to you! wink

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I've seen CMs cleaning up God-knows-what, but the only time I could verify a barf incident was when a little girl at Epcot threw up on my ankles and shoes. Yuck. Most of it hit the ground, thank God, but enough landed on me that I had to scramble for something (wet paper towels, napkins from a restaurant, I don't recall) to clean myself up.

I didn't blame the kid. I always assumed she had told her parents she didn't feel well (because that's what kids do, Mom and Dad can always make it better, right?), but they kept dragging her around the World Showcase thinking it would pass.

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Aside from Benn's food poisoning issue on our December trip and his "fake puking" into the bushes after riding the teacups, I can't say that this is something I've experienced at WDW.

You know what I did see a lot of on this particular trip? People on stretchers. It seemed like daily we saw a guest who required professional medical help. I've seen this happen before, just not with the regularity that I saw last week. It must have been a coincidence because the weather was not particularly humid and it was even fairly cool for 2 of our 5 days.

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We saw it twice in the bus lines when we were there in March. No one was around to clean it up and it made waiting for the bus really gross.

We tried telling the bus drivers but they didn't do anything. We did tell them when we got back to the resort.

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Not Disney, but had to share this.... I spent the day in NYC and walked passed a guy relieving himself on the sidewalk.

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JoAnn C wrote:
Not Disney, but had to share this.... I spent the day in NYC and walked passed a guy relieving himself on the sidewalk.

And for the people who keep questioning our choice of vacation destinations, that's why we go to Disney so frequently and don't care if we go anywhere else... biggrin

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I have witnessed "protein spills" on two different occasion at WDW, and they both happened to be at the Haunted Mansion (the greatest attraction Disney ever conjured!).

The first was several years ago, brutal Florida Summer heat, and someone had upchucked in the queue outside, and the clean-up squad was running late.

The second time was Memorial Day weekend 2013, when the DW and I visited WDW for our 25th wedding anniversary. Inside the loading room of the Haunted Mansion, just before you turn the corner in the queue to step onto the belt, a young boy of about 7 or 8 years had an occurrence of gastrointestinal reversal. His mother had even got him onto one of the Doombuggies, where he threw up again. The ride stopped, and the boy and his mother was at the front with a CM When those of us in the line figured out what was happening, it was obvious that the lad was in anguish about getting on the ride; he was terrified. If memory serves, the child even threw up again while standing there with the CM, all the while informing his mother that he didn't want to ride.

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jrice4760 wrote:
Inside the loading room of the Haunted Mansion, just before you turn the corner in the queue to step onto the belt, a young boy of about 7 or 8 years had an occurrence of gastrointestinal reversal. His mother had even got him onto one of the Doombuggies, where he threw up again. The ride stopped, and the boy and his mother was at the front with a CM When those of us in the line figured out what was happening, it was obvious that the lad was in anguish about getting on the ride; he was terrified. If memory serves, the child even threw up again while standing there with the CM, all the while informing his mother that he didn't want to ride.

Good grief, people. I know it's not possible to be tuned into what's going to freak out little kids 100% of the time, but when the child is so afraid of something that they have had a visceral reaction to it, that's a sign that you need to stop and reevaluate! I will tell you from first hand experience on both sides of the irrational fear scenario that when a child is scared and they don't know why, no amount of "It's all pretend"s and "It's just a ride"s will be effective. Poor kid.

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alicemouse wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
Not Disney, but had to share this.... I spent the day in NYC and walked passed a guy relieving himself on the sidewalk.

And for the people who keep questioning our choice of vacation destinations, that's why we go to Disney so frequently and don't care if we go anywhere else... biggrin

Ewwww...once hubby and I were walking down the stairs of a downtown parking garage in Baltimore and came upon a man doing the very same thing. He was quite surprised, also; he probably assumed everyone would take the elevators, which were located elsewhere in the garage. This was during broad daylight, too, and the guy was very obviously not homeless. Just, you know, disgusting.