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  • On Dec 26, 2019
    Andrea from alvaro obregon 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.

    Hello, does anyone know if there are foldable wheel chairs for rental or borrow at Disney Druise line? My 85 year old granfather is planning to join my family, he has lost some nerve/movement on one of his legs, so he can walk, but only short distances TIA

    Hi Andrea, 

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Wow-how cool is it that your grandfather will be sailing with you? Disney Cruise Line does an exceptional job with accessibility and ensuring Guests' safety, so you'll be sailing into smooth waters.

    If your grandfather needs a wheelchair or electric scooter during the cruise, then he must provide his own device (either personal or rental). When not in use, all wheelchairs/scooters must be stored inside staterooms or in a designated parking area. 
    Check out both the Services for Guests with Disabilities and the online guidebook. These are great roadmaps on how to approach making arrangements for your grandfather and your travel party.

    There's even a Special Services Team that will ensure your vacation is practically perfect in every way. One tool they have is an online form that can be submitted pre-cruise, but no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. 

    As far as ashore activities, Disney Cruise Line also now offers Port Adventures by Accessible Travel Solutions for excursions that can include all family members. 

    If your itinerary includes Castaway Cay, good news! Your grandfather can hit the beach with you in a complimentary sand wheelchair (available on a first-come, first-served basis). You'll find these at the tram stop for Scuttle's Cove.

    Cruise back by if you have any additional questions-I'd love to answer them. Have a magical cruise!


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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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