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VeganOstomy
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Share some tips you've come across to better your experience at amusement parks.

My written article on this topic can be found by clicking on the link below.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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OH MY GOSH!! thank you so much!! I did not know this was possible. I live in Niagara and go to Canadas Wonderland often and have had to skip rides because of the long wait. I will definitely be using this next time..


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=) Hope you have a blast! It really does make a difference if you've been having to avoid those rides in the past.

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Hey I know this is old but some parks offer tags you can put on your bag that say "medical use" and it allows you to carry your bag with you at all times even on to coasters that don't allow bags. I also have a question when you got the boarding pass did they also accommodate your daughter to ride with you too?


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Hi Jen,

Do you know which parks offer those medical tags? That would be a good thing to list in this article if I can get some example parks.

And yes, my daughter would ride with me when I used the boarding pass.

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The only place I know for sure is Cedar Point. I went there last year. I asked if they had anything cause I didn't feel comfortable leaving my bag in the car and didn't want to spend a fortune on a locker. I went to the customer service desk and they said yes and handed me a white wrist band type thing that said " medical use" on it to put on my bag. And if anyone said anything while taking it in line I just showed them the band and they let me go with it. Customer service didn't ask me any questions regarding what the bag was for I just told them it had medical supplies that I needed to carry with me at all times.


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VeganOstomy
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Thanks for letting me know, Jen. I don't see any official policy on their website, but this is a great thing to ask for in any case as I'm sure all parks will offer some accommodation in this regard (depending on the ride, perhaps).

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You're welcome. You've helped me out with questions I've had with your blog so I figured I should share what info I can to help out others. Yeah when I asked I didn't know if they did offer anything but this was when my ostomy was still somewhat new to me and I didn't feel comfortable not having my bag of supplies with me. So I asked customer service and thankfully got the medical band. A couple of the workers said I would have to leave the bag in a locker cause they didn't have binds up on the ride platform but once I showed them the medical band they said oh nevermind your good good ahead. The only ride I didn't try this on was steel vengeance and that's because I didn't plan on riding it cause it a pretty rough and intense ride and I didn't wanna risk injuring my stoma. But I'm sure they would have allowed it.


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Hi Eric.  This is one of my favorite videos of yours.  I've shared with you that my two daughters love amusement parks, and we will be off and running come spring.  I really enjoyed watching you enjoy the park.  I like how you were apprehensive at first, then had a great time.  I'll be sure to share my roller coaster stories soon!

Cheers!

Glenn

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Doing what it takes to enjoy life to its fullest.


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Posted by: @glenn-giroir

 I like how you were apprehensive at first, then had a great time.

It's amazing how this sort of thing happens a lot. Fear of the unknown really stops a lot of people from enjoying something great. 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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