Disneyland with Asthma: Tips for Fire Season and Smog

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Fire season and smog is a constant concern in Southern California; and if you’re going to Disneyland with asthma, it makes matters even more complicated.

Disneyland with Asthma
Disneyland with Asthma

Keeping reading for tips on staying healthy during your visit to Disneyland, even when asthma or other health issues collide with fire season and area smog.

This article is not intended to be medical advice. Please consult with your physician before traveling or using any recommended products. 

Packing for Disneyland with Asthma

Smoke and fire in Southern California.
Smoke and fire in Southern California.

If you’re flying into LAX or another nearby airport, remember to keep essential medications in your carry-on luggage. If you or your child uses a nebulizer, consider purchasing this portable nebulizer, which can even be used with medication.

Along with the above suggestions have this check-list handy:

Disneyland with Asthma inside the Parks

  • If you or your child has severe asthma or you’re visiting the Disneyland Resort with very limited time due to Disneyland fires or smog, consider visiting Guest Services to inquire about special assistance.
  • First Aid Station and Baby Care Centers are available for a quiet area to rest and/or administer medication.

“Nurses are available during normal park operating hours to offer over-the-counter medications, bandages and other quick remedies so you can continue enjoying your visit. If you’re unable to walk to a First Aid location, please tell the nearest Cast Member and a nurse may be able to assist you in the parks.” -Disney First Aid

Smoky Air and/or Smog at Disneyland

Screenshot of Jay Larson's photo Disneyland Fire.
Screenshot of Jay Larson’s photo Disneyland Fire.

Before your visit, check the air quality report for Anaheim, California. Stay alert to area fires, even if they are in Los Angeles County because Santa Ana winds can blow ash and smog to other areas, including Anaheim. Join on-going discussions about area fires and air conditions at Disneyland with Kids Facebook group.

This article is not intended to be medical advice. Please consult with your physician before traveling or using any recommended products. 

Postponing Your Trip

When you can’t risk your health, sometimes you must postpone your Disneyland vacation. This article details how to get refunds or credit on items like airfare, hotels, Disneyland tickets and more. It will help take some of the stress out of an unfortunate circumstance.

Are you traveling to Disneyland with asthma or special conditions and are concerned about fires near Disneyland or air quality? Please share your comments and concerns below so we can all help each other have a successful Disneyland trip!

Disneyland expert who also loves the beach, flip flops and pink nail polish.

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