Mom With Kids After RunDisney; Mickey Fantasia Hat; Donald Duck Hat; Goofy Hat
  • On Feb 16, 2013
    Tina 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.

    We will have grandma in a wheelchair for our June 9-15 visit. Is there preferred viewing for any of the fireworks or parades? Reservation needed? Fantasmic dinner package logical or would there not be/limited wheelchair viewing for the VIP section?

    Hello, Tina,

    Having traveled to Walt Disney World with my mother who is in a wheelchair, I have always been so impressed with quality of care and services available for her so that she can be part of all magic and joy. Rest assured, there are preferred viewing areas for the parades as well as Illuminations at Epcot. You'll want to make sure and get a park map when you arrive. Look for a small red box with a white P and a picture of a wheelchair on the map; these are the preferred spots.  You can also ask any cast member to point you in the right direction. 

    You won't be able to make reservations for the spots, and they can fill up quickly.  You also will be limited to the number of guests that can accompany your grandmother.

    If you book the Fantasmic! Dinner Package, I would include a notation in your reservation about having a guest in a wheelchair. It may also be worthwhile to still try and arrive on the early side to see Fantasmic! just to be safe since not all guests who may need preferred seating may have included that on their dining reservation. 

    I thought you may also like to read more about traveling to Walt Disney World with Guest With Disabilities to learn about further services that are available. 

    Have a wonderful trip and please let us know if we can help again. 

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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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