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  • On Jul 26, 2023
    Julie from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will be at Disneyland with a friend that has 2 prosthetic legs will there be any rides she will be turned away from? Thank you

    Hello there, Julie!

    It sounds like you and your friends are total superheroes! I am always so impressed with the efforts made at the Disneyland Resort to make sure heroes of all shapes and sizes can enjoy the parks together. Thanks for letting me be your planning sidekick today, I want to help you have an Incredible day at Disneyland Park!

    I'm happy to report that generally, prosthetics shouldn't present an issue at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. But there are a few attractions and experiences that might demand a little extra strategy.

    • Soarin' Around the World at Disney California Adventure Park lets your legs dangle as you fly over famous landmarks the dangling could be difficult, depending on the prosthetics, but removing them before flight may be an option.
    • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage involves some fairly narrow and winding stairs to enter the vehicle. If this sounds like it might be hard to navigate you're welcome to request an alternate viewing option from a Cast Member!
    • Some of the Main Street Vehicles (the double-decker Omnibus, in particular) also need guests to navigate narrow stairs. Other rides, like Astro Orbiter or the Matterhorn, require a bit of an awkward step to board and have limited legroom.

    I know that there can be a lot of variety in prosthetics and mobility, so I would reach out to Disability Services either by phone or email and give them more details about your specific needs. It would be good to let them know if your friend has limitations on how she can maneuver her prosthetics, if she will need more time to get in and out of ride vehicles, or if standing for long periods in a queue might be a problem. Give them a call, I know they would be happy to help you figure out a great plan of attack for your visit! 

    There's also a special page for Mobility Disabilities that might have some helpful information for you about ambulatory requirements for each ride. It's possible to request additional loading time at many attractions to make sure your friend has time to board safely if she needs an extra moment. Each attraction has its own safety restraints to protect guests, but as long as your friend can use each restraint appropriately you should be just fine. If you have any concerns while you're in the parks you can always ask a Cast Member!

    Julie, I can't think of a better way to spend a day with a friend than enjoying the Disneyland Resort. Don't forget that downloads of attraction photos are complimentary this summer through the "Photos" section of the Disneyland Mobile App! Just snap a photo of the code on the ride photo at the exit of an attraction like Space Mountain, then link it in the app. Instant best friend memories! If you have any other questions you're welcome to send me a note and I'll put on my own super suit (no capes!) to help as soon as I can.

    Keep moving forward!

    Amanda

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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