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Unread 18 May 19, 07:11 AM  
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Hi. My 11 year old fractured his wrist last night which is now sporting a plaster cast up to his elbow. It's not a complete wrap, so is OK for flying. But obviously it's put all our theme park plans into turmoil, especially as we fly to Orlando on Tuesday.

We've had the OK from the doctor for travelling.

I'd thought anything water related was gone. Bummer as we'd booked discovery cove dolphin experience. But I've seen some great products and reviews for covers like Blocc and Drypro which might save some activities.

Does anyone have any experience with these?

If these are going to work, my next problem is timing and geography for ordering. We live in the Channel Islands and ordering/delivery before we fly to Gatwick on Monday evening is impossible.

So I'm looking at courier services that could collect from the UK supplier on Monday and deliver to our Gatwick Premier Inn before our 11.15 flight on Tuesday.

It's all a bit mad right now, but we are just trying to salvage as much as as possible.
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Unread 18 May 19, 07:16 AM  
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Can you see if Boots has them and pick up in store at Gatwick
Walmart also do them with pick up in store a two day delivery time

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Unread 18 May 19, 07:30 AM  
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I agree with aove, your best bet may actually be the American side. Also try sports shops stateside, dicks sporting goods maybe?
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Unread 18 May 19, 07:35 AM  
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Thanks for replies and advice.

I've found three suppliers listed on the Drypro website about 23mins drive from our Universal hotel.

Will look at Walmart etc next. So I'm more hopeful now even if the UK side doesn't work.
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Unread 18 May 19, 07:57 AM  
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My 2 year old broke his leg 8 days before flying to Ibiza last year. He had a cast and we had booked a villa with a pool and the was no way would he miss out and watch his 2 older brothers go in the pool without him.

My best advice would be to double bag. Many products we tried only seemed to keep 95% of the water out. Maybe as it was his leg it was fully submerged and the water pressure deeper seemed to force a little in. We put 2 different products on. First one was like a tight rubber, then over the top way more like a looser bad with tight elasticised top. The 5% of water that got into the first meant that nothing got into the 2nd. He was in the pool for hours and was 100% dry.

Oh yeah we also put a sock on top of his pot just for belt and braces in case the odd drip got through. Its totally doable.
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Unread 18 May 19, 08:05 AM  
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Hi my daughter broke her arm and had it wired about a week before we flew . We got a waterproof arm covering it was delivered really quick next day I think . We went to discovery cove and it honestly made the experience even better for her - the trainer took her separately for some time alone a bit away from the group to show the dolphin the cast so the dolphin wasnt worried. We also took the cover to the parks and put it on for any of the water rides and things that you get splashed on . Daughter just ached a bit so keep on top on pain meds but certainly didnt ruin her holiday - have fun
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Unread 18 May 19, 08:12 AM  
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Poor kid...Imagine the mental anguish they are going through !

At least it looks like you have options !
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Unread 18 May 19, 08:14 AM  
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Other alternative would be Amazon and delivery to their lockers. Either to a locker close to your premier inn or to a locker in Orlando.
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