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  • On Dec 4, 2017
    Brandi from AL Asked

    In our group is my parents, on their first Disney trip, that are older and my father is mobility challenged. My mother is a fierce cancer survivor, but does need frequent breaks. I want to find the best things to plan for them for an awesome trip.

    Hi Brandi,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am delighted to help you plan your parents' first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    First, I suggest you make all of your plans with geography in mind. When you make your Fast Pass+ selections and dining reservations, make them in the same general vicinity. In Magic Kingdom, for example, we will start with a ride like Space Mountain and then do Tomorrowland Speedway. We then might grab a smoothie at Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies.

    Second, since your dad has mobility challenges, I suggest that you review the Services for Guests with Disabilities. My husband has a mobility disability. On the first day we arrive to a park, we register him for the Disability Access Service. With this service, we can request a return time for a ride or attraction so that he does not have to wait in line for the ride. Any of us can request the return time from a cast member at the entrance to the ride. But, once we return to ride, he has to scan his MagicBand first, then the girls and I can ride with him.

    Since we love food and rest breaks, we typically make dining reservations for lunch in the parks. Two of our favorite restaurants are Coral Reef in Epcot and 50's Prime Time Café in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Be sure to take advantage of mobile ordering when you can! Just download the My Disney Experience Mobile App. 

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell


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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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