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  • On Nov 18, 2018
    David from PE Asked

    We are visiting Disney World in February and have 1 member travelling with us that has back problems and cannot stand for long periods. I know he will have to rent a electric scooter to get around but how will it work at rides with long wait times?

    Hi there, David!

    Your Walt Disney World vacation will be here before you know it, and I think it's awesome that you are trying to provide your travel partner with an experience just as wonderful as everyone else should have.

    The best thing you can do even before you leave is to make your FastPass+ attraction selections. This will give you three attractions right at the start where you will have less of a concern about long lines. You can even make the selections for later in the day, so that as everyone is getting more tired, you'll have those shorter lines to look forward to as the day progresses.

    Most line queues do permit electronic convenience vehicles in the line, so if your friend will be more comfortable seated, in most cases, it's fine to take the ECV into the line with you. In the event that it isn't the best route for your party, look into securing the Disability Access Service program. Your friend will register at guest services when he arrives, and at attractions where there is a long wait, he can go to the cast member to get a return time. The return time mimics the attraction wait time, but you can go off and do something else so that you won't have to wait standing in line.

    I hope your whole party has the most amazing vacation!
    Anna
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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