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How to Do Disneyland With a Broken Arm

Kids and adults alike look forward to visiting Disneyland, whether it’s to make memories with family or friends, ride the attractions, sample the food, or go shopping. But once in a while, accidents happen and we wind up with a broken arm before a major trip like this.

You might first think you have to cancel the entire trip. Fortunately, that isn’t the case. Disneyland goes out of its way to accommodate all types of visitors and situations. The park’s many helpful services, along with common sense and functional products to keep your orthopedic devices (casts, braces, splints and wraps) clean and/or dry can ensure you, your family, and friends enjoy every minute of your trip, even when one of you has a cast. 

Armz! (pictured in Going Dotty!) keeps casts clean, prevents snagging and scratching and Slingz! (pictured in Minnie Dots) durable double-faced designer fabric with extended length to prevent wrist drop, a thumb loop to prevent sling creep, and optional comfort straps and pocket (for keys, most cell phones, …) Also available in Legz! and Bootz!

First and foremost, talk to your doctor. While most rides at Disneyland are mild compared to other theme parks, it is always better to have a healthcare professional’s opinion. Once you get the go-ahead, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Check-in with Guest Relations when you get to the park. Disneyland’s Guest Relations can answer many of your questions about which rides you or your loved one can go on, whether you need a wheelchair, and if your injured party member is eligible for a Disability Access Service (DAS) pass. You can also call Guest Services ahead of your trip and explain your situation at (407) 560-2547 or email disability.services@disneyparks.com

Make note of first-aid locations in the park. First-aid stations are noted on printed park maps and also on the Disneyland app. Take special note of these ahead of time in case you need to stop at one during your day in the park. First-aid centers can assist you with any complications that arise from your injury. They can also store any medication you are taking that requires refrigeration. 

Take care when entering and exiting rides. Even with a broken arm, you or your family member should be able to go on most rides at Disneyland. Take care when entering and exiting these rides, and make sure to keep the broken arm inside the ride at all times, so it doesn’t get bumped or jostled. Note that some rides, like Space Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, are faster and more intense, and may not be suitable for someone with a broken arm. Check with Guest Services or a Cast Member before riding. 

Consider renting a wheelchair. Since the body is working to heal itself after a broken bone, you or your loved one will most likely be extra susceptible to fatigue. While that makes standing in a long line for Peter Pan’s Flight, less than ideal, it doesn’t mean you have to cancel your trip. Because of COVID-19, Disneyland’s FASTPASS, which cuts down wait times for rides, is still suspended. Consider renting a wheelchair from the park instead.

Beat the heat. Casts are itchy, smelly, and hot, especially when you’re at an outdoor park for extended periods of time. Fortunately, there are accessories you can buy that provide some relief by drying and cooling the moist areas underneath the cast. One product we are HUGE fans of is the CastCooler™. The CastCooler provides amazing itch and odor relief for casts by drying out the bacteria-creating moisture that is a natural by-product from wearing a cast. You’ll need a vacuum cleaner with a hose. So, back to the hotel room, you’ll go. If you didn’t bring your vacuum cleaner with you 🙂 just ask housekeeping, they are very accommodating.

Explore waterproofing options for your cast. You don’t necessarily have to skip Splash Mountain because your arm is in a cast. While Disneyland, itself doesn’t provide waterproofing options for casts, there are many companies, including CastCoverz!, that make waterproof covers for casts, splints and bandages. Our go-to waterproof product is the DRYPRO* Cast Protector which is completely watertight keeping your casts and bandages dry. The DRYPRO offers the only arm cast protection in the world with the patented vacuum seal to keep you dry. AquaShieldUSA is our latex-free option.

Remember, the whole point of a trip to Disneyland is to have fun and forget the day-to-day grind. You shouldn’t have to be uncomfortable or inconvenienced while you and your family try to do that. CastCoverz! offers a huge range of FUNctional, fashionable solutions, including waterproof covers, cooling accessories, and slings. Explore our range of products to make your trip to Disneyland comfortable, fashionable, and fun.

Caring For Your Cast During COVID-19

COVID-19 has heightened our awareness of all things CLEAN.

From face masks to manic disinfecting, we’ve quickly learned that germs & viruses spread rapidly; consequently, we’ve been forced to become diligent about protecting ourselves & our loved ones during this strange time.

If you’re currently healing in a cast, you know how DIFFICULT it is to care for your cast properly.  In fact, you have to be even more aware of what germs you are tracking into your home on a plaster cast or orthopedic device that can’t just be thrown into the washing machine.

 So what’s the solution?!

Our team of orthopedic device experts have brainstormed some simple life hacks for you, as you face the day-to-day challenges of living with a cast during a pandemic.

Here are our Top 3 Cast Care Tips:

  1. Keep it dry – invest in a watertight cast protector for your Arm or Leg Cast (we recommend our very own AquaShieldUSA); this will allow you to shower without having to worry about water sneaking into your cast.
  2. Never place anything inside your cast – we know an itchy cast is no fun, but trying to scratch inside your cast can not only damage the device, but can also transfer germs or bacteria to the inside as well.
  3. To prevent scratching, snagging, and to keep your cast CLEAN and dry, cover it with CastCoverZ! products – the EASIEST solution for keeping your device germ-free is to keep it covered! The beauty of our covers is that you can throw your cast cover in the washing machine at the end of the day or rotate out with another clean cover, as needed.  No more
    crawling into bed, wondering what germs you’re sleeping with at night, either! From FUNctional daily wear to cozy night time covers (Sleeperz!), we’ve got you covered!

And of course, as experts continue to study the outbreak & spreading pandemic, we encourage you to continue making your health a priority.  Consuming nutritious foods, washing your hands, getting rest (particularly while healing!) and getting some Vitamin D daily has been proven to boost the immune system.

We’re sending you healing hugs & wishing you a speedy recovery. Stay happy & healthy! This too shall pass…

Please contact our Happiness Gurus if you have ANY questions about what CastCoverz! products are BEST for you! (email: cs@castcoverz.com)

For other helpful cast care links, click HERE!

 

Halloween in a Cast: Costume Ideas featuring CastCoverz!

What kind of music do mummies play at halloween parties?… WRAP!

WARNING: if you dislike Halloween puns, this blog is NOT for you. But, if you are in search of a SPOOKtacular costume accessory to cover your orthopedic device for this year’s festivities — Keep reading!

In the spirit of Halloween, we invite you to join our CastCoverz! Halloween cat walk! Choose from our seasonal favorites, such as Wicked Webs (available in Legz!, Bootz! and Armz!), Neon Orange (available in Bootz!), or Whimsical Webs (available in Slingz!).  These classic “Halloween” themed prints can be paired with any outfit, from office parties to school FUNctions, everyone will love your KILLER accessory.

Costume Ideas To Die For…

Looking for something more specific to pair with your costume? Here’s a  list of some our favorite prints that can complete your look:

1.) Classic Cheetah – Purrrrfect for all ages! (available in Bootz!, Legz!, Armz!, & Mittz! *dry, weather resistant)

2.) Camo Green or Camo Grey – Disguise yourself as your favorite military hero! (available in Legz!, Bootz!, Armz!, Sleeperz!, BootGuardzXtreme!, & Crutchwear)

3.) Peace of Fun! – Unleash your Inner Hippy! (available in Bootz!, Legz! & Armz!)

4.) Going Dotty! – For the cutest Minnie or Mickey get-up! (available in Bootz!, Legz! & Armz!)

5.) Polar Swirl! – Dress as your favorite Disney Frozen character (available in Bootz!, Legz! & Armz!)

Need more ideas?! Check out ALL of our awesome customer costumes on our Pinterest: Halloween Fun!. You’ll be sure to find some BOO-tiful inspiration.

Needing something custom?

Call our Happiness Gurus so we have time to create the purrrfect custom piece for this year’s costume! We’re also happy to help with all your sizing inquires. We’ve got you covered- from limb to limb!

1-800-CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268)

Cover your Arm Cast: CastCoverz! Armz!

Cover your arm cast with CastCoverz! Armz!

Armz! keeps your cast CLEAN and prevents snagging on your clothes or skin. Available in all sizes, Armz! can be customized to fit your cast, both short or long arm casts (no matter how big or small it may be).

Not only is Armz! one of our most FUNctional products, but it also brightens your cast with fashionable flair. Wear your personality on your arm (literally), by choosing from a plethora of our favorite, stretchy (and machine washable) fabrics. From simple solids to bold & beautiful prints, we offer our customers the BEST designer wear to decorate your arm cast.

Beautiful bride with custom cover in matching lace.

Questions about sizing? No problem! Our team of Customer Service Happiness Gurus will be happy to serve you; give us a call at 1-800-CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268) or visit our website https://castcoverz.com/armz-cast-covers-for-arms/ to find our helpful sizing charts!

We LOVE seeing our customers rocking their Armz! for ALL occasions. Weddings, prom, work functions, school,… everyday life! There are so many options for decorating your arm cast. We pride ourselves in helping our customers Feel Better so they can Heal Better!