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  • On Jan 12, 2010
    Abbie from MO 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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    Hello!! We are very excited about our upcoming Disney trip (Jan 15-22) however, my husband had to have an emergency appendectomy over the weekend and is still moving slow. Any tips to make Disney less miserable for him??

    I'm so sorry that your Husband had to endure that!
    We travelled to Disney World right after my Husband's surgery, Chemotherapy & Radiation while he was still very weak. I just asked him what he thought helped him during that time.
    He said that the most important thing was that the whole family really went slow and never made him feel rushed. Sometimes he could only go from bench to bench, but he insisted on being there and enjoying the sites of the Parks. I had to learn not to baby him too much and risk hurting his pride! 

    You could also try to get a Guest Assistance Card at Guest Relations in the Parks. This card will let the Cast Members know that you may need assistance in the Park. He shouldn't need a Doctor's note to get this, but I would bring one just in case. We did not use this, but I wish that I would have known about it then!
    And what's great to know is that you have the option of renting a wheelchair or electronic vehicle at the Parks! If you get there and he really is pushing himself too much a wheelchair could save the day!

    Going slow through the Parks was really a joy for us and changed the way we see Disney by noticing details that we usually rushed by. I hope that you have a wonderful and healing trip to Disney!
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Georgia

My name is Amy and I live in North Georgia where my husband and I own a restaurant and small hotel. My family explores Disney about twice a year and we always discover something new to share with our family, neighbors, friends and potential future friends! Learn More About Amy

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