• On Feb 8, 2009
    Kelly from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are coming to DW in April. My son is in a wheelchair. Any ideas on accessible transportation from Orlando airport to our resort. We are staying at the BoardWalk Villas.

    Hi Kelly,

    Congratulations on your upcoming trip!

    I think I have a good option for you (and it won't cost a dime!)  Disney's Magical Express can accommodate a wheelchair.  You just need to specifically request your need for wheelchair access when you make your Magical Express reservation, so they can be sure to have an appropriate coach available to transport you to the Boardwalk.  You can make an online reservation for Magical Express by clicking HERE.  I would also recommend following up with a phone call to confirm your son's special needs, by calling Disney's Magical Express at 866-599-0951.

    Once you arrive, and head to the parks, I recommend visiting Guest Relations at the park you stop at first.  (At Magic Kingdom, Guest Relations is located inside City Hall, which is on your left as you enter.)  There, your "pirate-in-training" can receive a Guest Assistance Card that will enable him to access attractions via an alternate, accessible entrance.  While this won't eliminate all waits, it should greatly reduce them, and facilitate an easier trip.

    I hope you and your family have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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