AdventHealth Offering Services To Walt Disney World Guests

AdventHealth 2If you visit Walt Disney World often enough or have a pre-existing condition like I do, at some point during one of your trips, you might need medical attention. Over the years my family members have visited the in park first aid centers, spoke to the on-call doctor, been seen by the on property paramedics, and been taken by ambulance to the nearby hospital. Needless to say, I was excited to hear about the new offerings to Walt Disney World guests by AdventHealth. While you always hope nothing will go wrong during your stay, it is very comforting to know you’ll be in good hands if you or a loved needs medical care. According to Disney:

For guests with health care needs ranging from the common cold to a chronic illness, AdventHealth is providing a diverse range of health care services and vacation planning tools to Walt Disney World® Resort guests, both before and during their trips.

Under a renewed alliance, AdventHealth will become the Official Health Care Provider at Walt Disney World Resort, as well as the Official Virtual Health Care Provider at Walt Disney World Resort. AdventHealth has had a relationship with the Walt Disney World Resort for more than two decades, and these enhanced resources will expand upon the organizations’ longstanding alliance.

“The health and well-being of our guests as they enjoy a visit to Walt Disney World is very important to us,” said Jeff Vahle, President, Walt Disney World Resort. “This enhanced relationship allows for access to AdventHealth’s services, as needed, should our guests have health care questions both before or during their vacation.”

Through the first-of-its-kind “AdventHealth World of Wellness,” AdventHealth will create an enhanced experience for Walt Disney World Resort guests that will make it easier for those who have pre-existing health conditions to plan their vacations and for guests to receive care during their vacations.

AdventHealth also announced it will build an emergency room located at Flamingo Crossings Town Center, which will be staffed by a comprehensive clinical team including board-certified emergency physicians and emergency nurses. The design of the facility and team member training will bring an enhanced patient experience for those who need emergency care.

“AdventHealth and Walt Disney World Resort have enjoyed a longstanding relationship and we are excited to launch this pioneering initiative, which will allow Resort guests to plan and customize their vacation around their unique health needs,” said Terry Shaw, President and CEO of AdventHealth. “Guests can experience the Walt Disney World Resort with the confidence of knowing they are supported by AdventHealth’s world-class clinical team who is dedicated to providing whole-person, compassionate care to every patient we serve.”

AdventHealth 3Additional details of the initiative include:

  • AdventHealth will create a health care ecosystem that Walt Disney World Resort guests can access as they plan their vacations. New online planning tools around health and wellness and a dedicated care experience team at AdventHealth will help meet many needs guests might have throughout their stay, such as assistance with doctor’s appointments, urgent care services, and medical equipment or prescription delivery to Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Some elements are now available while others will be phased in over time.
  • Walt Disney World Resort guests will have facilitated access to AdventHealth Virtual Care, AdventHealth’s telemedicine service. Guests will be just a few clicks away from being treated by an AdventHealth physician via their computers, tablets or smart phones.
  • Additionally, building on the current Disney touches at the Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children, the organizations will explore bringing AdventHealth patients and their families additional welcoming enhancements at AdventHealth for Children and other AdventHealth pediatric locations in Florida.

AdventHealth continues as the Official Health Care Provider at ESPN Wide World of Sports and provides athletic trainers for the Sports Complex and medical volunteers for runDisney events.

“From supporting athletes at runDisney events to building the hospital of the future in Celebration, AdventHealth and Walt Disney World Resort have shared a commitment to bringing innovation and inspiration to our community,” said Randy Haffner, President and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “The AdventHealth World of Wellness, the new ER located at Flamingo Crossings Town Center and the recommitment to the Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children will build on these successes and ensure every Walt Disney World Resort guest and AdventHealth for Children patient has the opportunity to experience comforting care.”

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Capture Your Moment Photo Experience Now Available At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Capture Your Moment DAK 1Exciting news for fans of Capture Your Moment at Magic Kingdom…the photo experience is now available in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, too. From first visits, graduations, engagements, baby announcements and so many more milestone moments, Disney has a way to get your entire family in the photo with Capture Your Moment. If you’re interested in a special one-of-kind photo shoot at an iconic Disney’s Animal Kingdom location, here is everything you need to know courtesy of Disney:

Reserve a personalized 20-minute photo session that captures the fun and excitement of your special day—and your own unique style! We’ll get everyone in the picture and give you lots of different shots to choose from. Then just purchase your favorites to download and share!

Want more time to strike a pose and more photo options? Book two Capture Your Moment sessions back-to-back. You’ll get 40 minutes with your photographer and the chance to visit at least two different Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park locations.

With Disney’s Animal Kingdom as a backdrop and our Disney PhotoPass photographers snapping the shots, it’s a picture-perfect way to remember your

  • Engagement
  • Honeymoon
  • Anniversary
  • Child’s Birth or Adoption
  • Birthday
  • First Walt Disney World Visit
  • Family Reunion
  • Family Portraits
  • Graduation
  • And more!

While photos are not included in the price of the session, Guests who have Memory Maker, Memory Maker One Day or a qualifying Walt Disney World Annual Pass with a Disney PhotoPass benefit can download these Capture Your Moment photos at no extra cost!

Plan to arrive at the ticket and information desk located outside of Island Mercantile at least 10 minutes prior to your reservation time. Your photographer will meet you here and escort you to the selected location. Sessions cannot be extended due to late arrival.

Capture Your Moment DAK 2Important Details

  • Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be booked online. To share details about celebrations and special occasions in advance of your session call (407) 939-7758.
  • A limited number of same-day reservations may be available. Visit a Guest Relations location inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park for same-day inquiries and booking.
  • The Capture Your Moment photo experience is only available during regular park hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
  • Valid Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park admission and park reservations are required and not included in the session price.
  • Full payment is due at time of booking.
  • No-shows or cancellations made within 24 hours of the reservation time will be charged the full price of the session.
  • Guests who wish to book time with a photographer for longer than 20 minutes must book additional 20-minute sessions in advance, with each session priced at $50.
  • Photos are not included in the price of the session. Prints and digital downloads can be purchased separately at Garden Gate Gifts or on the Disney PhotoPass web page.
  • A gratuity is not required.
  • All Capture Your Moment photo sessions offer an iconic Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park setting, including a view of The Tree of Life. Your photographer will tell you which locations are available at the start of your session. Locations are subject to change based on inclement weather and park operations.
  • Attire and Guest-supplied props must comply with Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules.
  • Guests under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older).
  • The maximum party size is 8 per session.
  • Wedding attire is not permitted.
  • Prices and services are subject to change without notice.

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Create Magical Memories With Walt Disney World’s “Capture Your Moment” Photo Experience

Capture Your Magic 1Have you ever wondered how Walt Disney World guests capture some of those amazing photos you see all over social media? From first visits, graduations, engagements, baby announcements and so many more milestone moments, Disney has a way to get your entire family in the photo with Capture Your Moment. If you’re interested in a special one-of-kind photo shoot at an iconic Magic Kingdom location, here is everything you need to know courtesy of Disney:

Reserve a personalized 20-minute photo session that captures the fun and excitement of your special day—and your own unique style! We’ll get everyone in the picture and give you lots of different shots to choose from. Then just purchase your favorites to download and share!

Want more time to strike a pose and more photo options? Book 2 Capture Your Moment sessions back-to-back. You’ll get 40 minutes with your photographer and the chance to visit at least 2 different Magic Kingdom photo locations.

With Magic Kingdom park as a backdrop and our Disney PhotoPass photographers snapping the shots, it’s a picture-perfect way to remember your

  • Engagement
  • Honeymoon
  • Anniversary
  • Child’s Birth or Adoption
  • Birthday
  • First Walt Disney World Visit
  • Family Reunion
  • Family Portraits
  • Graduation
  • And more!

Capture Your Magic 2While photos are not included in the price of the session, Guests who have Memory Maker, Memory Maker One Day or a qualifying Walt Disney World Annual Pass with a Disney PhotoPass benefit can download these Capture Your Moment photos at no extra cost!

Plan to arrive at Box Office Gifts inside Town Square Theater along Main Street, U.S.A. at least 10 minutes prior to your reservation time. Your photographer will meet you here and escort you to the selected location. Sessions cannot be extended due to late arrival.

Important Details

  • Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be booked online. To share details about celebrations and special occasions in advance of your session call (407) 939-7758.
  • A limited number of same-day reservations may be available. Visit Box Office Gifts inside Magic Kingdom Park for same-day inquiries and booking.
  • The Capture Your Moment photo experience is only available during regular park hours at Magic Kingdom park.
  • Valid Magic Kingdom park admission and park reservations are required and not included in the session price.
  • Full payment is due at time of booking.
  • No-shows or cancellations made within 24 hours of the reservation time will be charged the full price of the session.
  • Guests who wish to book time with a photographer for longer than 20 minutes must book additional 20-minute sessions in advance, with each session priced at $50.
  • Photos are not included in the price of the session. Prints and digital downloads can be purchased separately at Town Square Theater or on the Disney PhotoPass web page.
  • A gratuity is not required.
  • All Capture Your Moment photo sessions offer an iconic Magic Kingdom park setting including a view of Cinderella Castle. Your photographer will tell you which locations are available at the start of your session. Locations are subject to change based on inclement weather and park operations.
  • Attire and Guest-supplied props must comply with Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules.
  • Guests under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older).
  • The maximum party size is 8 per session.
  • Wedding attire is not permitted.
  • Prices and services are subject to change without notice.

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Why Disney World Cancelling Everything Is Actually A Good Thing

Slowly information is beginning to trickle out from Walt Disney World ahead of the resort’s phased reopening on July 11, 2020. The official Disney website is now being updated frequently with important “Know Before You Go” information that will be critical for anyone planning a visit over the next few months.

Much has been covered throughout the Disney community of bloggers, vloggers, and podcasts about the new health and safety policies that will be in place as well as speculation as to what a Walt Disney World will feel like under the new normal. So instead of rehashing all of that, let’s take a look at the silver lining to this situation if you happen to have a visit in the near future.

WHY DISNEY WORLD CANCELLING EVERYTHING IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING

So if you’re like me, you may have had a Walt Disney World vacation planned for months down to every detail. You got up early 180 days out to book all of those dining reservations for the restaurants you’ve been wanting to try, painstakingly created a plan outlining which day you would spend in each park, and again got up by dawn to book those hard to get Fastpasses for Flight of Passage, Slinky Dog Dash, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. You were so excited, your kids were so excited, everything was all set and ready to go…until is wasn’t. I feel your pain.

I understand that given everything going on in our country and around the world today, that a vacation that has been disrupted in some way or even postponed to next year is not the end of the world. But for anyone that is going through this, me and my kids included, it is disappointing. And guess what? It’s okay to be disappointed.

But here’s the good news, that silver lining I was talking about…it’s actually a good thing that Walt Disney World is cancelling everything. Honestly, it takes the pressure off; it takes the pressure off you, and it takes the pressure off the resort and cast members. We are all starting at zero…zero expectations…zero reservations, and that can actually benefit all of us.

There are automatically high expectations when you spend six months or more planning for something, eagerly anticipating something. Think weddings, graduations, holidays. We can’t help it, we’re human, of course we want it all to be perfect. Those amazing lifelong memories we’re all striving to create, right?

But with Disney cancelling all dining reservations and Fastpasses, and shifting the planning window to just 60 days out, we have the incredible opportunity to make the most of this situation. It is very likely that capacity limits will remain low for quite sometime, which translates to less crowded parks. Yes, it’s true, we might be missing some of the things that makes Disney, Disney, like parades, fireworks, shows, and character greetings, but imagine being able to ride your favorite attractions several times with little to no wait. Think for a moment about being able to leisurely walk along the pathways of the parks taking in the architecture and magical details without a crowd. What would it be like to go to the park and actually be spontaneous?

What if on this Walt Disney World vacation, you could actually slow down, enjoy the moment, and not feel like you need a vacation afterward?

If you have a trip booked in the next few months, I encourage you to take advantage of what could be a once in a lifetime relaxed and slower paced Walt Disney World vacation, if you let it. Zero expectations…zero reservations (except park admission, of course)!

WHAT I AM DOING ABOUT MY UPCOMING TRIPS

In my recent posts Disney World Reopening To Begin July 11 Upon Approval, Disney World Closed Indefinitely, Disney World Is Closed – Now What? and When Will Disney World Reopen, I shared what I am doing about my upcoming Walt Disney World vacations that I have scheduled throughout the rest of 2020.

As a quick update, I have now had to cancel my April, June, July, and August trips so far. I have one more Walt Disney World vacation currently scheduled during in early fall 2020 For the moment, I am still hanging on to the reservation and hope that I will be able to go.

I do have some concerns though, like will the resort hotel I’ve booked, Caribbean Beach Resort, be open yet, will I be able to reserve theme park admission for my travel dates or will there not be enough capacity, and will I physically be able to withstand the high Florida heat and humidity while wearing a mask without shows like Carousel of Progress or Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor open to cool off in.

In addition to those concerns, there are other considerations such as will the non-essential travel ban still be in effect in my home state of Colorado, is the reward of visiting Walt Disney World during this time worth the potential risk to the health of myself and my loved ones, and can I truly enjoy myself or will my worry and anxiety get the best of me?

For all of us with Disney World travel plans scheduled in the near future, we are going to need to do some serious thinking to decide what is best for ourselves and our families during this unprecedented situation.

So for now I will wait to see how the initial reopening plays out in Disney World, and how the pandemic progresses in our country and globally, before making my final decision about my remaining 2020 vacation. I will continue to keep you posted here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I would love to hear what you’re going to do, so please comment below or hit me up on social media!

WHAT’S NEXT?

In the meantime, while things slowly reopen, I will continue to share the latest Walt Disney World news and information here. You can still expect to see posts filling you in on all of the fun things coming up at the most magical place on earth!

Please stay safe and well, and I will see you in the parks real soon!

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If you are planning a vacation to Disney World, be sure to check out these valuable resources to help you save time and money:

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Disney World Reopening To Begin July 11 Upon Approval

Wednesday morning, May 27, 2020, Disney finally made the official announcement that we all have been waiting for since they closed…Walt Disney World has proposed beginning a phased reopening on July 11, 2020 pending local and state approval.

WHAT DOES DISNEY HAVE TO SAY?

On Walt Disney World’s official closure page it reads:

Following the recent reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, we’re pleased to share that more Disney magic is coming back. On May 27, we submitted a proposal to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida describing our approach for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks planned to begin on July 11.

WHEN WILL DISNEY WORLD REOPEN?

Disney Springs began to reopen on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The Disney Vacation Club properties at Walt Disney World as well as Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground are slated to reopen to guests on Monday, June 22, 2020. Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are scheduled to reopen on Saturday, July 11 followed by Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

WHAT WILL DISNEY WORLD BE LIKE WHEN IT REOPENS?

The health and safety of both guests and cast members will remain the primary concern as Walt Disney World begins to reopen this summer. Based on the presentation made to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, visitors can expect enhanced protective measures including masks, physical distancing, additional cleaning and sanitation, temperature and health screenings, as well as limited contact enhancements throughout the resort.

If you are planning a visit to Walt Disney World in the near future, you can anticipate that Disney will soon begin to reach out to you with more details about the new safety measures via email, snail mail, and the My Disney Experience app with an enhanced “Know Before You Go” campaign. This program is meant to educate, communicate, and engage upcoming guests so that everyone has realistic expectations about what a Walt Disney World will look like during this time.

More specific details will be released as the reopening date draws closer, but as of now Disney has announced these initial protocols:

As we all must work together to promote the health and safety of everyone, cast members as well as guests 3 years of age and older will be required to wear appropriate face coverings in theme parks and common areas of resort hotels. All guests will also undergo temperature screenings prior to entering a theme park; cast members will also have temperature checks. Cashless transactions are recommended, and cleaning and disinfection procedures will be increased in high-traffic areas.

There will also be limited theme park capacity requiring advance reservations, through a new system that Disney will unveil soon. The schedule currently shows each theme park scheduled to be open approximately 10 hours per day with staggered opening and closing times.

WHAT I AM DOING ABOUT MY UPCOMING TRIPS

Spaceship EarthIn my recent posts Disney World Closed Indefinitely, Disney World Is Closed – Now What? and When Will Disney World Reopen, I shared what I am doing about my upcoming Walt Disney World vacations that I have scheduled throughout the rest of 2020.

As a quick update, I have now had to cancel my April, June, and early July trips so far. I have two more Walt Disney World vacations scheduled during 2020…one during the late summer and one in the early fall. For the moment, I am still hanging on to the reservations and hope that I will be able to go.

I do have some concerns though, like will the resort hotels I’ve booked, Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resort, be open for my travel dates, will I be able to reserve theme park admission for my travel dates or will there not be enough capacity, and will I physically be able to withstand the high Florida heat and humidity while wearing a mask without shows like Carousel of Progress or Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor open to cool off in.

In addition to those concerns, there are other considerations such as will the non-essential travel ban still be in effect in my home state of Colorado, is the reward of visiting Walt Disney World during this time worth the potential risk to the health of myself and my loved ones, and can I truly enjoy myself or will my worry and anxiety get the best of me?

For all of us with Disney World travel plans scheduled in the near future, we are going to need to do some serious thinking to decide what is best for ourselves and our families during this unprecedented situation.

So for now I wait to see how the initial reopening plays out in Disney World, and how the pandemic progresses in our country and globally, before making my final decision about my remaining 2020 vacations. I will continue to keep you posted here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I would love to hear what you’re going to do, so please comment below or hit me up on social media!

WHAT’S NEXT?

In the meantime, while we wait for things to slowly reopen, I will continue to share the latest Walt Disney World news and information here. You can still expect to see posts filling you in on all of the fun things coming up at the most magical place on earth!

Please stay safe and well, and I will see you in the parks real soon!

501 WaysHeading to Disney World?

If you are planning a vacation to Disney World, be sure to check out these valuable resources to help you save time and money:

Are you rescheduling or cancelling? Have any tips or concerns?
Please leave a comment; we would love to hear from you!