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

    my daughter recently broke her leg and will be in cast during our stay beginning oct 1. what are our options for getting around the parks and riding

    Hi Donna!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's injury, especially right before a fun Walt Disney World Resort vacation! I hope the injury wasn't too serious and she will have a speedy and complete recovery. I'm happy to tell you that she won't have to miss out on the magic during your vacation. My daughter was in the exact same situation on one of our Walt Disney World visits, and I was amazed at all she was able to do!

    The first thing you'll need to consider is getting around Walt Disney World property and navigating the theme parks. Will she be in a stroller or wheelchair you'll be bringing with you? If needed, Stroller and Wheelchair Rentals are available at all four theme parks and at Disney Springs. There are courtesy wheelchairs available to borrow to transport her from bus stops or from the parking areas as well. (If you don't see them, just ask a Cast Member!) If you'll need a stroller or wheelchair throughout your entire visit, there are several local rental companies in Orlando that can provide that service. 

    When it comes to experiencing attractions, a large majority of Walt Disney World rides will accommodate a leg cast from the knee down. If the cast extends to her hip, she will be a bit more limited as to which rides she will be able to comfortably fit into the ride vehicle. There are Cast Members at the entrance of each attraction that will be able to help determine if your daughter can safely ride. My daughter was in a knee-length cast, and I'm pretty sure she was able to ride everything she wanted to! 

    Walt Disney World's theme parks feature attractions that cover all thrill levels, from mild to big thrills with twists and turns. There are a few rides that might be too intense or jarring, depending on the severity of your daughter's particular injury. I encourage you to check out this list of Walt Disney World Resort attractions, which you can filter by Thrill Level, Interests, Age Interests, Height and Accessibility. You and your daughter can decide which attractions she would be comfortable with, while of course following your doctor's recommendations. Another consideration to think about is getting her cast wet. You'll want to make sure to bring a poncho or cast cover for any water rides, such as Kali River Rapids and Splash Mountain, so she can keep her cast clean and dry.  

    I hope this helps, and your daughter is able to experience the most magical, pixie-dusted Walt Disney World vacation ever. I hope you enjoy all there is to see and do during The World's Most Magical Celebration, commemorating Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary!
    Diane W. 

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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