Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 11, 2012
    Angeles Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We go to WDW on July 31th, my mother will go with us, but she is 75 years old and have heart problems, do tou have some recomendations for her???

    Hi, Angeles!  You may want to ask her doctor what type of accommodations might help make your mother's visit more magical.  Her physician probably  has some wonderful suggestions about how she should navigate the theme parks.

    You can rent a wheelchair for her, so she doesn't have to do as much walking and standing, and that might help a lot.  Plan to give her time to rest, and don't make it necessary for her to keep up with everyone else.  I know with my mother-in-law, it's sometimes better if she meets us at the theme park later in the day, so she can get a little extra rest in the morning.

    A Guest Assistance Card, which you can obtain at guest relations at any theme park, will enabble other cast members to assist your mom by offering various accommodations, such as a seated area to wait, or in some cases, a different queue that might make it easier for her to wait for an attraction.  There may even be an option at some attractions to wait out of the sun, which I know can be exhausting sometimes!

    I hope these suggestions help make your upcoming vacation a wonderful experience!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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