Woman in wheelchair shopping with friends; Disney Springs
  • On May 28, 2024
    Vanessa from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family is excited to see the new drone show at Disney Springs - Disney Dreams That Soar! I was wondering if there is a designated wheelchair viewing area for the show. Some areas at Disney Springs are not easily accessible with a wheelchair. Thanks

    Hello Vanessa,

    Welcome back to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by as you prepare for your summer adventure to the Most Magical Place on Earth. I love visiting Walt Disney World during Olaf's favorite season. Sure, it's toastier outside than a warm hug, but you can't beat the celebratory vibes as families enjoy school holidays together. Let's dive into your question!

    When I showed my family images from Disney Dreams That Soar, they enthusiastically requested we add an evening at Disney Springs to our August itinerary! My job is now to secure dinner reservations at one of our favorite restaurants (probably Chef Art Smith's Homecomin') and make a plan to see Disney's newest nighttime spectacular. Guests can view the show from various locations in Disney Springs, and I'm happy to share that there is dedicated accessible viewing at the Food Truck Park in the West Side neighborhood. There are two entrances to the viewing areas, one between Cirque du Soleil® and House of Blues and another by the West Side Starbucks® and Aerophile, the latter closer to the accessible section.

    Disney Dreams That Soar is already quite popular and has debuted to large crowds during its opening weeks. If navigating a busy, post-show Disney Springs might be tricky for your family, consider leaving in an accessible Minnie Van™. Unlike the Walt Disney World buses, a Minnie Van™ can pick up and drop off in the West Side area near Cirque du Soleil®, so you could avoid trekking back to the bus stops with the rest of the Guests. To experience the lower crowds at Disney Springs, I recommend visiting Sunday through Thursday and seeing the second performance of Disney Dreams That Soar. My kids can't hang much past 9 after a day of Disney fun (and to be honest, neither can I), so I plan to queue up early for the first show and linger a bit until the crowds have dispersed before heading to the bus stops or ordering a Minnie Van™.

    I hope this has been helpful, Vanessa, and that you have a wonderful Walt Disney World vacation. Your adventure is just around the corner, and as your countdown wanes, don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can do to make your trip even more memorable. Thanks again for sending your question to us, and have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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