• On Sep 21, 2016
    Julie from IL Asked

    Leaving in two weeks for WDW vacation. MIL has difficulties walking and standing for long periods of time. Are walkers with seats allowed inside the Disney Parks? If so, are they treated like strollers or more like a scooter/wheelchair?

    Hi, Julie! Thank you so much for bringing this question to us. My "real world" job has me providing therapy services for adults before they return home from the hospital, so I am very familiar with this walker! Known as a rollator, this rolling walker is such a handy tool for any adult that may need a bit of rest occasionally, but not exactly require the use of a wheelchair. It can be a practically perfect assistance device for your mother-in-law during your visit to Walt Disney World Resort.

    She is more than welcome to bring along the rollator, no special arrangements need to be made. I spoke with a Cast Member in Guest Services this morning to double check current policy on the use of rollators in attraction queues. She should have no problem entering the queues with the rollator. The Cast Members will stow the device while she is off having fun on the attraction. If the exit of the attraction is at a different location that the entrance, then it should be brought around to await her arrival.

    Julie, I have a few tips for you that could help your days in the parks be a bit more magical. The Resort is quite a huge place and your mother-in-law may find that a wheelchair is occasionally welcome. You will find wheelchairs for rent at each park entrance. To minimize your waits in line, be sure to make use of the FastPass+ system. This will allow your family to reserve a designated window of time to arrive at an attraction, enter through a separate queue, and experience it with usually a much shorter wait. Consider making at least one Table-Service Advance Dining Reservation each day to give everyone a chance to sit for an extended period, be served a delicious meal, and enjoy the air conditioning!

    Julie, please stop by if you have any other questions or would like more helpful hints to make your visit even more unforgettable!

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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