Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 19, 2010
    Carol from NY 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.

    My family along with my parents (party of 7) are looking to go to disney in Nov. My mom has a hard time walking and is kinda slow. What moderate hotel would you recommend? Do all the hotels have elevators? thank you!

    Hi, Carol! My mom also has mobility issues.  As she calls it, she's "wobbly." When she travels with us to WDW, she's more comfortable and we can quicker if she is in a wheelchair.  When she didn't have her own, we rented the wheelchairs from the resort for the week, and you can get more information about that here as well as information about renting wheelchairs/ECVs at the parks.  In addition, that site can give you great tips and ideas about the best places for persons with disabilities to view parades and shows and details about mobility issues with park attractions.  It's a valuable resource when making plans with mom!

    As far as the resorts are concerned, I would recommend taking a look at the various Moderate Resorts Disney has to offer. You'll want to pick your favorite as far as theme, dining options, pools and proximity to your favorite park.  Otherwise, they are all going to be about the same in terms of offering limited (outdoor) elevator service.  There are elevators in each of the buildings within each of the moderate resorts...some buildings will just be equipped with more than others.  I suggest that you make your request to be near an elevator at the time you make your reservation and upon check in.  In addition, you may request an accessible room (ground floor, handles in the bathroom, etc.) for your mom.  Disney will try to accommodate a request for your family's room to be near your parents' as well.

    We have stayed with my parents at Port Orleans Riverside and found the Magnolia Bend building to be convenient and accessible for her.  I sure hope this helps alleviate some concerns you may have, and I know that you all are going to have a great time together!  Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation!
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