IS IT O.K TO KEEP EPI-PEN IN BACKPACK AT DISNEY?

Posted on: Thu, 02/21/2002 - 8:28am
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WE ARE FINALLY READY TO GO TO DISNEY FOR THE DAY.. BUT IS IT OK TO KEEP THE EPI-PEN IN A BACKPACK OR DO YOU THINK ITS SAFER TO GET THE EPI BELT. I WASNT SURE ABOUT THE SAFETY WITH THE TEMPERATURE. THANKS ALOT. KATHY ANN

Posted on: Thu, 02/21/2002 - 9:29pm
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I would think the backpack would be fine. The thing I would think about is, how easy is it to find. We always keep Reid's in an orange bag, that we can clip to us or leave in the pack.
A suggestion is that you have a note from your Dr. that you must have the Epi with you. I say this as I assume that they will search your bags. Then there is no question that you need to have the medication with you. The last time I flew, I forgot the letter. The security guy asked me what is was. I told him an Epi pen for Reid's allergies. He said ok, no syringes then? I said no, no syringes. Technically a white lie.

Posted on: Fri, 02/22/2002 - 3:32am
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Please double check the high temperature limit on the Epi Pen. Sometimes my wife freezes a water bottle and puts it beside the Epi Pen just to make sure it doesn't get too hot.

Posted on: Fri, 02/22/2002 - 4:00am
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Thanks for posting this question, since it's been on my mind since we're planning to visit Disney World in April.
When is your trip? If it's soon, I don't think that temperature will be an issue, as long as you carry the Epipens with you and aren't leaving them in a car.
As far as getting past Disney's security, I'm not sure. I'm sure they see Epipens every day, given how many thousands of people go through those gates.
I don't even know who at Disney we could call. Do they have a guest relations phone number?
Debbie

Posted on: Fri, 02/22/2002 - 5:23am
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Hello,
I live in Central Florida and took my 2 year old son to Disney in December. We had the Epipen in our backpack along with Benadryl. We showed the security guard the Epi Pen and explained it was for his peanut allergy and didn't question it. We also had food in the backpack for my son and he said it was fine. Hope that helps.

Posted on: Fri, 02/22/2002 - 6:39am
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We took 2 epi-pen jr's in our backpack and had no problem (they never even looked at them to tell the truth). They do thorough checks of everything going in but never questioned us about the epi-pens. No problem. We were there 12/30/01.

Posted on: Fri, 02/22/2002 - 11:47pm
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SInce I'm planning a trip to Disney in April, I emailed this question to our Disney-authorized travel agent, who was able to phone the appropriate Disney person on my behalf. Here's her answer:
"I called Disney and the Cast Member told me you have 2 solutions:
first, keep the Epipens in your pocket when going through the front gate,
(they're not checking people's pockets) or show them to the security
staff before entering and explain what they are for. Most of the staff
know what they are. You really should not have a problem. Basically,
I was told that they are looking for bombs and hand guns."
Hope this helps,
Debbie

Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2002 - 6:22am
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LOL, I'm loving that "official" answer from Disney....
We went to Disney over Christmas and the security was a joke. My DH and I kept saying that we could've easily brought in anything we wanted. I had my son's EpiPen in my purse and they didn't even see it (they only pulled out and barely looked at about half of what was in there).
I don't think you'll have a problem. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Miriam

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