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  • On Jul 14, 2017
    Melinda from NY Asked

    My daughter should be getting out of a leg cast days before our trip. We will get a stroller or wheelchair for her, but doc says standing for long times will be a strain. What can be done to help at the parks? Anyone have experience with this situation?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Melinda ~

    I am happy to see that you are planning ahead for your daughter and it sounds like she would certainly be more comfortable using a stroller or wheelchair during your stay. Stroller rentals and wheelchair rentals are available at each of the theme parks and Disney Springs.

    If you decide that you are going to rent a stroller instead of a wheelchair, stop by Guest Relations and let them know you will be using a stroller as a wheelchair so that they can give you a red band to go on the stroller. This will indicate to Cast Members at attractions that your daughter is using it as a wheelchair and they will allow her to remain in it while in queues.

    You can save some money by purchasing a length of stay rental. This allows Guests to pre-pay the number of days that you will require a stroller or wheelchair for less per day when you rent for multiple days. You can do this once you arrive at the first theme park during your visit. The stroller or wheelchair will have to be returned before you leave that theme park. When you arrive at the next theme park during your visit, you can show your receipt at the stroller or wheelchair rental location to get a stroller or wheelchair for that day.

    Most of the attraction queues at the Walt Disney World Resort are able to accommodate strollers being used as a wheelchair, wheelchairs, and ECVs. If you encounter one that is not, please see a Cast Member at the entrance for assistance.

    If you think that your daughter will need additional assistance, stop by Guest Relations once you enter a theme park and speak with a Cast Member to discuss your daughter's specific needs.

    Please feel free to visit again! I'm hEAR for you! Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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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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