• On Jul 8, 2021
    Melissa from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    A few friends and I are planning to go to Disney World Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom at the beginning of next month but I have a Rheumatoid Arthritis, and have difficulty standing for long periods of time. Is there any accommodation for this?

    Hello, Melissa! Welcome to planDisney, and thanks so much for stopping by. I am so happy to hear that you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World with your friends later this summer! You must be so excited. 

    Many helpful services and access options are available for Guests with mobility disabilities all around the Disney Parks! In fact, the Walt Disney World website conveniently outlines all attractions according to access category. You’ll notice that access category is grouped according to which attractions allow boarding with ECV or wheelchair and which ones require transfer. You may want to consider renting an ECV if you have not already done so, as this may limit strain on your body and allow you to enjoy your day to the absolute fullest! ECVs can be rented within the Theme Parks or at Disney Springs, or you may choose to rent from a local preferred provider in the Orlando area. Be sure to check out the Guide For Guests with Disabilities, available at each Theme Park, and do not hesitate to contact the Disability Services department with any further questions or needs you may have!  You can reach them at (407) 560-2547 or by email at disability.services@disneyparks.com.

    Melissa, I hope that this information helps you continue to plan an incredible summer vacation! If you have any further questions about your next Disney getaway, do not hesitate to come back to see us again! It would be our pleasure to help you keep planning and dreaming.

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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