Mom And Son Safari
  • On Oct 3, 2013
    Tami from KY Asked

    My Mom is legally blind and has mobility issues. She will have a portable walker when we come to WDW. What do we do with the walker when we are on attractions and at shows? I would be concerned about leaving it in public areas. Thank you for your help.

    Hi Tami!

    What a great daughter you are for planning ahead and making your Mom's trip easier. I always feel the more I plan ahead, the more time I'll have to relax and enjoy the parks.

    Disney does a great job of providing services for Guests with visual disabilities and Guests with mobility disabilities as well. If your Mom's walker will fold, you may be able to take it on some attractions like the Walt Disney World Railroad. If not, Cast Members (CMs) will keep the walker just as they do a wheelchair while she's on the attraction. If the unloading area is different, like at Pirates of the Caribbean in the Magic Kingdom, they will have it waiting for her when she exits the ride. For most shows, she will be able to keep her walker with her and they will direct her to a special seating area. If not, they will direct her where to place it during the performance.

    I would recommend putting some form of identification on her walker but wouldn't worry too much about the times you have to leave it. I've been traveling with my oldest son to Disney World for several years. He started out in a regular stroller and is now in a larger special needs stroller that he uses as a wheelchair. We've left it in both regular stroller parking when he was smaller and never had a problem. Now that he's larger and we have to use it in the queues and leave it just after boarding an attraction, no one has ever bothered it there either. I just make sure we never leave anything valuable in it.

    You are more than welcome to speak to a Cast Member at Guest Relations or as you enter each individual attraction with any concerns.

    Please feel free to visit us with all of your planning questions.  It is our pleasure to assist you!

    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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