• On Dec 3, 2019
    Kathleen from NH 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 defibrillator. Are there alternatives to metal detectors to enter the park? Can I opt to be checked manually? What rides am I not allowed on?

    Hi, Kathleen! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I reached out to a friend whose father has an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. There are a few attractions that she recommends skipping, including Mission: SPACE (the Orange Mission) and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. When approaching an attraction that you're not sure about, speak to a Cast Member and look for the posted signs to see if there are any health advisories. However, everyone's medical needs are different, so I suggest checking with your doctor for specific advice. I know some guests are concerned about the Radio Frequency (RF) technology contained in the MagicBands. I recommend reading the information about this on the Walt Disney World website.  

    A few years ago, Walt Disney World Resort implemented additional security measures, including randomly selecting Guests for a secondary screening using metal detectors. When approaching the security Cast Members, let them know about your medical condition. Most likely, they will use the scanning wands in place of the walk-through detectors. 

    I hope this helps, Kathleen! Have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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