Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Feb 18, 2013
    Debbie 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.

    Hi Allison. I'm curious about the policy on waterslides at Disney pools. My son has some slight mobility issues and loves waterslides yet he can't really handle the landing on his own. Can parents go down the slides in tandem with the child?

    Hi Debbie,

    I totally understand having a child that loves waterslides but isn't able to go by himself.  I have found that the policy for the waterslides at Disney is like those at most other places and only one Guest at a time is allowed on the waterslides.  Disney is a great place for Guests with special needs but I know that safety always comes first.  Its still hard on a Mother's heart to see our kid's disappointed.

    I would suggest speaking to the Head Lifeguard on duty to see if they can offer you any solutions or fun alternatives for your son.  There have been times that the Pool Activities Director made my son feel special and let him help out with some of the games.  He had a great time and forgot about the slide for a little while.

    Please feel free to visit again with any other questions.  We're hEAR to assist you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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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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