Grandfather with granddaughter at Magic Kingdom
  • On Sep 27, 2016
    Linda from MD Asked

    I will be traveling to WDW next month with my mom who uses a cane. I don't think she would be willing to use a wheelchair or EECV (her pride) . Are there any accommodations available to get around the parks easier and to avoid standing in long lines?

    Hello, Linda! 

    Traveling with someone who has mobility disabilities can be challenging. My mom also has mobility issues, so I understand your concern.

    Here are a few tips: First, utilize FastPass+. You can reserve up to three experiences in one park each day of your visit before your arrival. Not only will you have a reduced wait time in the queue, but also you can plan your experiences near each other to avoid having to have your mom crisscross the park. Second, plan to arrive early and take advantage of any morning Extra Magic Hours if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. During these times, crowd levels and wait times are often at the lowest of the day, which should help to reduce standing for longs periods of time. Next, I would plan an afternoon break. Whether you decide to return to your resort room or make an advanced dining reservation to grab a late lunch, planning down time is essential, especially if you are planning to stay till park closing.  

    Finally, if you find that your mom needs additional accommodations, you can request the Disability Access Service (DAS) at any theme park Guest Relations Lobby. This service is designed for those who are unable to wait in a regular queue due to their disability, and offers a virtual wait time before entering an attraction.

    My space is limited, but please let me know if I can be of further assistance. I am hEAR to help you create magical memories with your mom!

    Missy
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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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