AA Family; Big Thunder Mountain; Frontierland; Magic Kingdom
  • On May 22, 2024
    Grace from FL 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 a cast on my right wrist, is there any rides I can not ride on?

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney, Grace! You arrive at Walt Disney World Resort in one sleep. I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with an injury during your visit, but I feel confident you'll have a magical time. I visited a couple of years ago with my leg in a boot and made some of my best memories. Let's look at how riding attractions with a cast might work.

    First and foremost, I recommend you check with your doctor for guidance. They will know more about the severity of your injury and at what stage you are in the healing process. They can also talk about range of motion and whether or not your cast can get wet. Once you're armed with that information, you'll be more comfortable deciding what to ride.

    No policies will prevent you from boarding attractions with a cast, so I suggest you seek advice from the Cast Members at each attraction. My tip is to let them know about your cast at the ride's entrance to see if they have any advice. For example, for TRON Lightcycle / Run, the Cast Member might recommend you ride in the last vehicle since it doesn't entail pulling back on the handlebar restraints. 

    When I had a wrist cast, my doctor advised me to keep it as dry as possible. For that reason, you might skip Kali River Rapids at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. I've also gotten significant splashes on Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom Park. Another option is to bring along a poncho to protect your cast on water rides.

    For attractions like Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin or Toy Story Mania!, you can sit back and enjoy the ride instead of trying to operate the shooting apparatus. And any high-speed thrill ride that requires holding onto the lap bar restraint could cause discomfort. When my husband and I ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, I scoot all over the seat on those sharp turns...with two good hands!

    Ultimately, it's all about your comfort level, Grace. Even if you decide to skip some attractions, you can still be enchanted by shows and parades. And there's always my favorite: the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

    My final tip is to review the "Safety, Accessibility, and Guest Policies" online for each attraction you're interested in. You can see details like the thrill level and height restrictions to help you plan your must-do list. 

    Have a nice trip, Grace! Sorry...I couldn't resist! But I seriously hope your visit is safe and full of fun. Please stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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