EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 22, 2011
    Mercedez from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Allison V, Reqarding my friend with MD she uses her maunal WC in a usual basis. She will be bringing her own not renting one. ? if she uses her manual WC will she be able to remain in it and not have to transfer like you can with a manual WC? Answer plz

    Welcome back Mercedez,

    Love to see you are still planning for your friend - you are a great friend!

    On those attractions where guests are allowed to remain in their wheelchairs, they should be able to accommodate most types of wheelchairs whether they are self-powered wheelchairs or manual wheelchairs. There may be some guests who have wheelchairs that are oversized or have special adaptations to them that may prevent them from fitting in some of the attractions. If this is the case with your friend, check with a Cast Member at the entrance of the handicapped accessible queues.

    Please keep in mind that Cast Members (CMs) are not allowed to physically lift guests to assist them when boarding or getting off rides. If its just the two of you, you may want to discuss that with your friend to see if you think you'll be able to assist her on your own or if you'll need to avoid those attractions that require guests to transfer out of their wheelchairs. For those attractions that board from a moving sidewalk, the CMs can stop the ride to allow you to assist your friend.

    Wishing you many 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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