Disneyland- Mainstreet Station; day; train pulling in
  • On Oct 9, 2023
    Sharon 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.

    Does Disneyland have a place inside the park for elderly or disabled to rest for 20-30 minutes? We are visiting and my husband is a cancer patient and will need to rest at times. Thank you.

    Hello, Sharon!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so sorry to hear that your husband is currently battling cancer, I know that is a huge burden on your whole family. But I'm very glad to hear that he's feeling well enough for a little magic at Disneyland Park! I would love to add some pixie-dusted ideas for recharging his energy while you're in the parks.

    First, I'd like to recommend that you consider registering your husband for Disability Access Service, usually known as DAS, so that he doesn't spend too much energy waiting in traditional queues. You can register for DAS Advance online by having a video chat with your husband and a Cast Member at least 2 days but no more than 30 days before your visit. Make sure you've purchased your park tickets and made park reservations before you and your husband request to join the chat!

    As for great spots to sit back, enjoy the atmosphere, and rest for a few minutes, here are some of my favorites:

    This guide is for guests with cognitive disabilities, but on page 13 you'll find more great ideas for where to take a break in the parks. There are also so many benches placed around the parks! Pick one with a great view, grab a snack, and soak up the magic. One of my favorite spots is in Fantasyland next to Edelweiss Snacks...their Cheesy Garlic Pretzel Bread is excellent.

    If your husband finds himself feeling ill, you can always visit First Aid at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland Park. They have some over-the-counter medications and will do their best to get you feeling better and back to enjoying the park. You might also consider renting a wheelchair if he has a harder time getting around than you expect. Cane chairs are also allowed if he needs some assistance walking and you want to make sure he always has a place to sit for a moment. 

    Sharon, I know that's a lot of information...and we didn't even talk about Disney California Adventure Park! If you have more questions will you please let me know? I would love to do everything I can to help you and your husband enjoy the Disneyland Resort together.

    Keep moving forward!

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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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