Disabled person on Kilimanjaro Safari
  • On May 21, 2017
    Shanedal from AR Asked

    When a ride says that you must be ambulatory does that mean that you have to stand in line and can't be in a wheelchair?

    Hi Shanedal,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for bringing this excellent question to us!

    My family has been pleased with the Services for Guests With Mobility Disabilities. When a ride indicates that a guest must be ambulatory to experience the attraction, it means that the guest must be able to walk to experience the ride. The guest could potentially remain in a wheelchair while waiting in the line but ride line queues are different. My husband has a mobility disability and we check the accessibility of the line queues while in the park.

    Two of the rides that require guests to be ambulatory are Peter Pan's Flight and the Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover. To board and exit these rides, guests must get across a moving walkway. So, although there are ride vehicles that guests sit in to enjoy the attraction, you must be able to navigate the moving platform to access the ride.

    My husband has difficulty walking but he is able to board Peter Pan's Flight without assistance. Another ride that requires guests to be ambulatory is the Swiss Family Treehouse. Unlike Peter Pan's Flight, my husband cannot experience this attraction because it requires too much climbing.

    Shanedal, cast members have always been incredibly helpful when accommodating my husband's mobility disability. We have also learned to ask for help when needed!

    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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