Mom And Son Safari
  • On Dec 26, 2014
    Susan from ON Asked

    I am using a ecv because of not being able to stand or walk for a long time I noticed that there is a few rides that you need to transfer to wheelchairs for que I don't have anybody to push one for me is there a different way to accomadate me on these ride

    Hi Susan ~

    There are indeed a few rides that Guests in ECVs must be ambulatory, must transfer to a wheelchair, or must transfer to a wheelchair and then to a ride vehicle to enjoy. Fortunately, most of the queues are now handicapped accessible.

    I would recommend that you visit Guest Relations when you arrive in your first theme park during your trip. They are able to assist Guests with disabilities in a variety of ways. They may issue you a Disability Access Service Card (DAS) to explain to Cast Members at attractions that you will need assistance getting through the queues that require Guests in ECVs to transfer to wheelchairs. The Cast Members at each attraction may be able to assist you through the queues. Depending on the crowds levels they may issue you a return time which will give you access through the Disney FastPass+ service (FP+) queues. Just know that they may not be able to accommodate you immediately and they may not be able to assist you at every attraction. Policies are always subject to change so be prepared to be flexible.

    Keep in mind that Cast Members are not able to physically assist Guests in order to board the attractions. You will need to be able to make the transfers yourself. For some of the attractions that have a moving sidewalk (not all of them), they may be able to slow them down or stop them to assist you. Be sure to ask a Cast Member so they will know.

    If you are eligible to make your FP+ selections prior to your trip, I would recommend that you do that. That will cut down on your wait time and shorten the queue distance in most cases.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR for 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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