Mom and daughter in front of Cinderella Castle
  • On Oct 1, 2017
    Marsha from OK Asked

    Hiya! My daughter & I are going to DW for the 1st time in 2 weeks (18th birthday!) I recently tore ligaments in my foot (I'm sporting a fancy boot) and yesterday I fell and broke my tailbone! What are some suggestions for a fun, less painful trip?

    Hi Marsha ~

    I'm so sorry to hear about your unfortunate mishaps, but celebrating your daughter's 18th birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort sounds like a perfect way to take your mind off of it.

    I'd suggest that you plan to rent an Electric Conveyance Vehicle (ECV) or wheelchair to help you get around. Wheelchair rentals and ECVs rentals are available at the Walt Disney World Resort at all four theme parks, both water parks, and Disney Springs. If you think you would need one to help you get around at your hotel as well, there are local companies that provide rentals and will deliver them to your hotel. Some suggested companies are listed on the links I've provided above.

    With a broken tailbone, I would buy and bring one of those "donut" pillows. That will certainly make sitting more comfortable for you.

    Bring any of your prescribed medications with you. It's so much easier to have them with you than having to figure that out once you have arrived.

    Since waiting in line may be difficult, visit Guest Relations, explain your situation and ask about Disability Access Service (DAS).

    Make your FastPass+ selections to save time waiting in line.

    Give yourself extra time to travel if you need to be somewhere at a certain time. Don't rush yourself. Relax and give yourself breaks. I love finding a spot in the shade with my favorite snack and enjoying all of the sights, sounds, and details of the Disney touches everywhere.

    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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