• On Oct 30, 2021
    Nancy from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have breast cancer and take chemo pills. I have bad shortness of breath from radiation. Without the parking lot trams how do I make it to the entrance.

    Hello there, Nancy. Thanks for visiting us here at planDisney with your question. 

    I'm sorry to hear that you are currently fighting breast cancer, Nancy. I have nothing but well wishes and good thoughts going out to you and your journey. A trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth will surely bring a smile to your face and maybe a little pep in your step! Speaking of steps, I have a few ideas to get you from your car to the theme park entrance with as little as possible so you can save all of your energy for the fun and magic that awaits you inside. 

    I drive myself to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks frequently, Nancy, so I know the parking lots like the back of my hand. My first suggestion is to arrive at the Walt Disney World Theme Park you are visiting early in the morning. I like to get there about 45 minutes to one hour prior to the theme park opening. This will give you one of the closest parking spots possible in the lot. If you aren't going to arrive early, then I would suggest upgrading to the preferred parking spots. The preferred spots are going to be the first few rows in each of the theme park's parking lots. Preferred parking is anywhere from $45-$50 per day. If you plan to park hop, save your receipt because you only need to pay once per day. Once you've actually entered the parking lot, you'll see a lot of Cast Members directing you to a spot. Before you turn down a row, roll your window down and request a spot on the end. You can tell them your medical issue and they should be more than accomodating to you. I've done this before when my daughter had broken her foot and it was no problem for them to park us on the end of a row instead of sending us all the way down. The other option I can think of, if you are visiting with someone else, is to bring a wheelchair from home and have your company wheel you from the car and around the theme parks. There's a lot of walking on a Disney day and this seems like a good option for you. 

    I hope this gives you some ideas, Nancy. If you have any other questions please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. Have fun, enjoy and keep on fighting! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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