Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Jan 8, 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 As I also have a son with physical challenges, what would you be your MOST preferred Disney property to stay in? Is there one that is any better suited for a mildly disabled child? ( Keeping in mind a reasonable budget ) Thanks!

    Welcome to the Moms Panel Debbie! We're glad to have you hEAR!

    I have found Disney to be a great place to visit for Guests with Special Needs. I am not sure to what extent your son's physical challenges are but Disney offers rooms for Guests with Disabilities at all of their resorts with a variety of accommodations to try to meet each Guest's specific needs. For those with mobility issues they offer:

    * Wider bathroom doors
    * Roll-in showers
    * Hand-held shower heads
    * Accessible vanities
    * Bathroom rails
    * Bed rails
    * Lower beds & rubber pads
    * Open frame beds

    There are so many wonderful Disney Resorts & each is unique. Keeping in mind a reasonable budget, I'd suggest one of the moderate resorts. Sometimes Disney has special offers that brings the cost of Moderate Resorts close to that of a Value Resort.

    We've stayed at all of the Moderate Resorts but Port Orleans Riverside is our favorite. We love being able to take a boat to Downtown Disney.  If your son has trouble navigating stairs, be sure to request a building with an elevator or a ground floor room. When making any special requests, prioritize them. Disney does everything they can to meet special requests but keep in mind they are requests & not guaranteed. Make your requests at the time you make your reservation. I also call about a week ahead to confirm my requests are noted on the reservation and mention them upon check-in.

    I'm limited in space for my answer but happy to further assist you if you'd like to visit again. 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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