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  • On Feb 19, 2009
    Helen from NJ Asked

    Traveling with 2 special needs individuals in Sept. One is 13, other is 17. If at the last moment one or the other decides not to go on a ride or transfer, can they stay in their wheelchairs and wait for us to ride, or does 1 of us need to stay with them

    Hi Helen,

    Congratulations on your upcoming trip!   If a passenger decides not to board a particular attraction just before boarding, they are directed to the nearest exit by Cast Members, where they can meet their party.  (When I was younger, I "chickened out" on Space Mountain about 100 times before I got the nerve to ride!)  Please note, there will not be a Cast Member to supervise the children traveling with you should they chose not to board, so the decision to allow them proceed (or help them to proceed) to an exit and then wait alone for the rest of your party would be up to you.  I would also consider that the exits to attractions can get crowded and "busy" as guests quickly leave one attraction and "bolt" toward another. 

    I hope you and your special needs friends have a magical trip!

    Tanya
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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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