Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Oct 20, 2013
    Allen from MI 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.

    Our first trip to Disney is rapidly approaching! We purchased tix for MVMCP. Our oldest daughter is in a wheelchair and has sensory issues. Do you have any recommendations for uninstructed viewing?

    Hi, Allen!

    You're going to really enjoy Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party; there's nothing like magical snow on Main Street, USA and dancing reindeer and marching toy soldiers to put everyone in the festive holiday spirit! Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade is definitely one of the highlights of the evening!

    My husband is also in a wheelchair and, for parade viewing, we like to go to one of the three spots along the parade route in Magic Kingdom which are specially designated for guests with mobility disabilities.

    The three disabled parade viewing areas are located at:

    1. the central plaza in Town Square (in front of the Walt Disney World Railroad station); 
    2. the Castle Hub (directly in front of Cinderella Castle); 
    3. the Liberty Bell area (directly across from The Hall of Presidents attraction) in Liberty Square. 

    I would recommend arriving at least 45 minutes in advance of the parade start time, as the disabled viewing locations fill up very quickly. Also, the motorized scooters (ECVs) take up a good amount of space, so if you can secure a spot at the front of the disabled viewing section (just behind the rope) your daughter will have the best, unobstructed view possible. She is also more likely to get special attention from the dancers and Disney characters as they pass by! 

    Wishing you a magical vacation and loads of holiday cheer at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, New Jersey

I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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