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  • On Mar 16, 2012
    Heidi from NY Asked

    Due to high levels of chemo my DH does not have fingerprints anymore. The machines cannot always read his fingerprints in order to enter the park. This was a problem in Jan, any suggestions on how to make it easier next time?

    Hi there, Heidi!

    How wonderful to hear that you and husband will be enjoying time together at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    My immediate suggestion is to bring with you a note from one of your husband's physicians - oncologist, GP, etc. When you arrive at your first Park, take the note and your tickets with you to Guest Relations or one of the ticket windows, and explain your predicament.

    In all likelihood, you'll be permitted to use photo ID as a replacement for the finger scan. But the note from the physician will ensure that you are accommodated quickly and with the most flexible option. You'll also likely save time in the entrance queues!

    Make sure that if your husband has any residual or lingering side effects from his treatments that he pick up a Guest Assistance Card from Guest Relations at your first Park. That Card, based on his particular issues. will allow him certain privileges to ensure that his trip is comfortable and stress-free. You will likely need a different doctor's note for that, detailing the symptoms and what might best alleviate them. The Card will be good for the duration of your trip.

    Have a wonderful time!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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