AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Aug 8, 2010
    L from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    In addition to type 2 diabetes, I have osteoarthritis and a recent knee replacement. I want to walk as much as possible, but walking and waiting in line are too much. But I can't help feeling guilty about asking for a GAC. Can you help?

    Hi L.,

    Thanks for writing!  If your disability and/or special needs make waiting in line difficult for you, then requesting a Guest Assistance Card is a good way to help ensure that you enjoy the parks.  You can speak to a Cast Member at Guest Relations at whichever park you visit first to discuss your concerns and needs, and s/he can issue a card that is appropriate for your situation.  If you chose to, you can bring along a doctor's note that discusses your needs with respect to walking and waiting in line.  While you are hoping to walk as much as possible, you should be aware that there are wheelchairs available for rent at all of the theme parks in the event that you need a break or rest.

    Have a magical trip!
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