Disabled person on Kilimanjaro Safari
  • On Jan 27, 2017
    Karen from PA Asked

    1 of my 4 children has incurred a very bad ankle sprain and is in a boot with crutches. We leave for Disney in 2 wks and I don't know if he will be able to be on his foot for the long days walking the parks and/or standing in line! Any advice?

    Hi Karen!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I'm so sorry your child is dealing with this as your trip to Walt Disney World approaches. If he or she is still on crutches when you arrive, I would definitely recommend renting a wheelchair or ECV. You can do this at any of the Parks or you can call ahead to one of Disney's Featured Providers. These are privately owned local companies who deliver directly to your hotel--so convenient! The advantage to this is that you can keep the wheelchair day and night for the entire time you are there. It sounds like a great solution for your son.

    When you enter the Parks, I would also suggest stopping by Guest Services inside the front entrances and speaking directly with a Cast Member there about a Disability Access Service Card. Although nothing is guaranteed, they will assess the situation in person and make suggestions to you accordingly. One way or another, having a wheelchair or ECV would help tremendously and make it possible for your child to avoid a lot of walking which, in and of itself, will make everything much easier!

    I hope this helps. Please drop by again if there is anything we can do to help you with your planning. Here's wishing you a fantastic Walt Disney World visit.

    Have a magical day!

    -Nancy-
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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