Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 24, 2013
    Richard from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    going to Disney next year my dad has right leg missing also half of left leg and just had a kidney transplant will he be able to get a das card or gac card he will need assistance onto rides and attractions also a special diet thank you for help

    Hi, Richard!  Your dad sounds a lot like my dad, and he always loved how accommodating the cast members at Walt Disney World were when he traveled to the theme parks with his multiple disabilities.

    The Disability Access Services card will offer guests a return time to an attraction based on the current wait time at the attraction.  That means if there is a 60 minute wait, you will be given a return time to come back in about the same amount of time.  You don't say whether or not your father uses a wheelchair or walks on prosthetic legs, but some attractions have vehicles that will accommodate a guest in a wheelchair, while others will stop the attraction to help guests transfer to a ride vehicle.

    I have always found that Walt Disney World is one of the most accommodating places for guests with disabilities, and I have complete confidence in the new DAS system.  Additionally, when you make your dining reservations, you can let them know you have special dietary needs, and most times, a member of the culinary team will come to your table to discuss how they can best meet those needs.

    I hope the trip you'll have with your dad gives you both many wonderful moments together!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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