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  • On Jun 7, 2011
    Giulia from ON 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.

    I have a child with a disability and am worried about transportation. I'm not sure if we should stay near the monorail or if transportation from Saratoga would be fine. i like the idea of having a kitchen.

    Hi Giulia,

    Thank you for this question about special needs accomodations. The Walt Disney World Resorts is a great place to travel with guests with special needs as Disney tries hard to make your experience wonderful.

    The Saratoga Springs Resort is located near Downtown Disney. The closest major park is Animal Kingdom and it is near the water parks. This resort is only serviced by buses and it is not the most convenient to come back to the resort for an afternoon break without having some travel time.

    Most of the buses at the Walt Disney World Resort can accomodate a wheelchair or ECV's. However, they only can accomodate one or two per bus. If you have a collapable wheelchair and your child can transfer to a seat, you will have more flexibility in traveling by bus.

    One of the advantages of a monorail resort is that you are a short ride to Magic Kingdom and you can use the monorail to get to Epcot. It also allows you to push a stroller or wheelchair onto the cabin without making a guest transfer. Another great location for staying is over at the Yacht & Beach Club and the Boardwalk. These resorts use boats to take guests to and from Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. You could walk to both of these parks as well.

    If you stay at Beach Club, Boardwalk or Bay Lake Towers, you can have a kitchen as well.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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