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  • On Aug 16, 2019
    Daniela from Yucatan Asked

    My five year old fractured his ankle and has a cast up to below the knee. His doctor has cleared him for the rides, but he can’t walk or stand on it. Will he be able to go on the rides?

    Hi Daniela! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You must be thrilled to visit the Walt Disney World Resort tomorrow. I am sorry to hear about your little guy's injury! Fortunately, there is still a lot for everyone to experience and there is magic to be found around every corner.

    My first piece of advice would be to consult your son's doctor, so I am happy that you are already one step ahead and have consulted your medical provider already! Since he has been cleared to ride the attractions, I have a few suggestions for making the most out of your trip.

    I definitely recommend either bringing a stroller or wheelchair with you, or renting one when you are in the theme parks. If using a stroller, stop by Guest Relations to ask about a special pass that allows you to use a stroller as a wheelchair. This will allow you to enter most queue areas with the stroller, so you don't have to worry about transporting your son through lines. You will need to help your kiddo transfer to the attraction, but most rides that are appropriate for his age should be roomy enough that he can sit comfortably with his cast.

    There are healthy advisories posted, as well as Cast Members available, to check with each attraction to make sure your son will be okay with his cast. More thrilling rides will probably need to be avoided since your son may have to brace himself with his foot, but feel free to ask a nearby Cast Member if you are concerned about your son riding.

    I hope this helps a little, Daniela! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    Tabitha
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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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