• On Jan 9, 2014
    Slha from PA 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, I am coming to Disney world with my 4 children in March. They are 15,15 12 and 6. One of the 15 year old twins has Down Syndrome. And uses a stroller because of low muscle tone, is there a way I can use the stroller as a wheelchair and limit transfers?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Selha ~

    ​I have a son with Cerebral Palsy who uses a stroller as a wheelchair. When you arrive at the first theme park during your visit, go to Guest Relations and request a band that will indicate to Cast Members that you will be using the stroller as a wheelchair. They will date the band so that you can use it during your stay and you will not have to go back to request another one. Be sure to put it on a handle so that is clearly visible for Cast Members.

    Here is some information regarding attractions for Guests with Mobility Disabilities including those that allow Guests to remain in their wheelchairs or ECVs, those that require Guests in ECVs to transfer to wheelchairs to board and those that require Guests to be mobile to enjoy.

    A lot of the queues at Disney are now mainstreamed to accommodate Guests traveling in wheelchairs or EVCs. If there are queues that require Guests in wheelchairs to enter through alternate queues, you can see a Cast Member for assistance. They will give you a return time to come back to the attraction based on the current wait time. There aren't many of these and most of them are found at Magic Kingdom like the Tomorrowland Speedway or Star Tours at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Please feel free to visit with all of your planning questions. Its my pleasure to assist you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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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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