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  • On Jan 8, 2013
    Debbie Asked

    Hi Allison As I also have a son with physical challenges, what would you be your MOST preferred Disney property to stay in? Is there one that is any better suited for a mildly disabled child? ( Keeping in mind a reasonable budget ) Thanks!

    Welcome to the Moms Panel Debbie! We're glad to have you hEAR!

    I have found Disney to be a great place to visit for Guests with Special Needs. I am not sure to what extent your son's physical challenges are but Disney offers rooms for Guests with Disabilities at all of their resorts with a variety of accommodations to try to meet each Guest's specific needs. For those with mobility issues they offer:

    * Wider bathroom doors
    * Roll-in showers
    * Hand-held shower heads
    * Accessible vanities
    * Bathroom rails
    * Bed rails
    * Lower beds & rubber pads
    * Open frame beds

    There are so many wonderful Disney Resorts & each is unique. Keeping in mind a reasonable budget, I'd suggest one of the moderate resorts. Sometimes Disney has special offers that brings the cost of Moderate Resorts close to that of a Value Resort.

    We've stayed at all of the Moderate Resorts but Port Orleans Riverside is our favorite. We love being able to take a boat to Downtown Disney.  If your son has trouble navigating stairs, be sure to request a building with an elevator or a ground floor room. When making any special requests, prioritize them. Disney does everything they can to meet special requests but keep in mind they are requests & not guaranteed. Make your requests at the time you make your reservation. I also call about a week ahead to confirm my requests are noted on the reservation and mention them upon check-in.

    I'm limited in space for my answer but happy to further assist you if you'd like to visit again. Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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