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We just went to Universal Studios this past May.  There accommodations have
changed for someone with a medical condition.  Now they have a special
ticket you have to get at customer service (every day).  This allows one
parent and the child to wait in a designated area while the other members of
the party wait in line.  When the party meets up with one another, then they
can ride.  This works great as long as you have other members in your party
that want to ride the same ride. They use to allow you to enter through the
handicap access and you would be access the ride without a very long wait.
However, we still didn't have a very long wait, but we did go before the
main season began.


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Lorraine Sisto
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:44 AM
To: email @ redacted

Each park has an administrative building near the entrance.  Just go  
there and tell them you have a medical condition that precludes you  
from being able to wait on long lines and they should give you a pass  
that you can show at the front of each ride line.  You can tell them  
you have diabetes and show them the pump or bring a letter from your  
doctor, but with Disney that may not even be necessary.  I have heard  
that Disney is very accommodating.  There are good discussions on  
"Children with Diabetes" that can tell you more.  Someone there has a  
site dedicated to how to handle D at Disney which is quite informative.

We went to Universal Studios last year and because we stayed on site,  
we already had a "fast pass" so didn't explore the medical necessity  
one.  We did ask for a fridge for the room and got one at no cost  
because of medical need.  Sea World will give you a pass, but they  
have very few rides - mostly exhibits.  The biggest thing there is the  
Shamu show and there's no way of getting out of that line that I am  
aware of.  On injections at the time, we ended up having to grab a hot  
dog to eat while waiting on the line.

Have fun!!

Lorraine Sisto
email @ redacted

On Jul 23, 2008, at 10:32 AM, email @ redacted wrote:
> We are headed to Disney in Orlando this coming October. My daughter  
> (age 10)
> and I both wear insulin pumps and are Type 1. I am very interested  
> in hearing
> from people who have been there and how to register for the fast  
> passes and
> other tips for not having troubles with pumps while we are there. Is  
> it best to
> disconnect from the pump the entire time on the ride (we must be  
> able to get on
> quickly and exit quickly) and what are other "insider" tips. Thanks  
> for your
> help.
> Linda
> --
> I am doing it again! Please see my web page for the Juvenile  
> Diabetes Research
> Foundation 2008 Ride to Cure Diabetes:
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