• On Apr 14, 2021
    Marjorie from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, My daughter has recently broken her arm and will be in a cast during our visit. Will their be rides she is not allowed on? We will also follow doctor recommendations, but want to make sure she’ll be allowed on the rides. Thank you!

    Hi Marjorie!

    Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney with your question.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's arm! Having a broken bone is no fun, especially when you have an upcoming getaway to look forward to. The good news is, your daughter won't have to miss out on the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. We visited when my daughter's leg was in a cast, and she had an amazing time!

    Walt Disney World Resort's four theme parks feature attractions that cover all thrill levels, from the mild ("it's a small world") to those with majorly thrilling elements (Big Thunder Mountain Railroad). While a large majority of Walt Disney World rides will accommodate a minor arm injury, there are a few that might be too intense or jarring, depending on the thrill level. If your daughter's cast is on her lower arm only, she's more likely to be able to enjoy a few more of the intense rides (of course, she needs to be ok with only holding on with her uninjured arm!). If the cast extends up to her shoulder area, she may have issues with certain shoulder restraints and harnesses used to secure riders. It will really depend on her particular injury, and the range of motion her doctor recommends during her recovery. For instance, if she is in a sling to immobilize her arm, she would have a few attractions she would probably need to skip. One that I can think of is Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, due to the over-the-shoulder restraints and sharp turns and twists.

    Another consideration to think about is getting her cast wet. You'll want to make sure to bring a poncho for any water rides, such as Kali River Rapids and Splash Mountain, so she can keep her cast clean and dry. 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. 

    I hope this helps, and that your daughter is on the road to healing. I hope you have the most magical vacation ever!
    Diane W. 

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