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  • On Feb 20, 2022
    Vicki from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! My friend just recently had surgery for her torn ACL. She’s been feeling pretty down lately and we are thinking that in a few months it’ll make her feel better if we go to Disneyland as long as she’s feeling up to it. Any tips on planning for this?

    Greetings, Vicki and welcome to planDisney, thank you for your question!

    I am sorry to hear that your friend is feeling sad, and I wish her a speedy recovery from her surgery - but the good news is, that you, who sounds like a truly good and caring friend, is taking her to The Happiest Place on Earth - how wonderful for you both!

    Vicki, my biggest tip is to consider staying at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels for the sake of proximity. Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa offers access to Disney California Adventure Park only for Guests of their Resort hotel. The Disneyland Hotel is mere steps away from the iconic Disneyland Monorail and being a pedestrian-friendly destination, this is all so convenient. It will be much easier to navigate, placing you both at an advantage to return to your Disney Resort Hotel to relax whenever you wish.

    Once you begin booking your Disneyland Resort Hotel you will be presented with the option to select theme park admission and add any options - please consider the Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane service which will save you time waiting in lines for attractions offering a Lightning Lane entrance. Once booked, please ensure you make your Theme Park Reservations using your valid theme park admission, this is very important.

    Please take a look at the many Services for Guests with Disabilities, even though your friend is not disabled, recovering from surgery will present her with many conveniences for Guests with Mobility concerns for comfort touring theme parks and even offering Guest Rooms with accessible accommodations.

    Lastly, please make a note of the First Aid locations at Disneyland Resort which will be of great benefit to your friend in the event she needs to take a short break, or if she needs any attention. I experienced a visit there when I was feeling unwell, and the attention to my needs was exemplary by the nurses on staff.

    Vicki, I hope this information is helpful to you, and I wish you both the happiest visit to Disneyland Resort - thank you!


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