Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Sep 22, 2010
    Gail from OH 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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    My husband has a very bad back - degenerating discs etc - and even riding in the car causes him pain. He doesn't want to miss anything, this being our daughter's (8) first visit, but honestly what MK/AK rides can he survive?

    Hey Gail!

    First thing y'all should do if visit his doctor to let him/her know your vacation plans (hey, make Doc a little jealous!) and ask advice about walking all day and rides. My husband has had many surgeries and unfortunately lives in pain everyday (but he's alive!!!) and his Doctors are always great talking to us about what the Hubby should and shouldn't do.

    One of the reasons my family loves Disney is how well it accommodates a disability; from minor to major. At each Park you can rent wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) that might be a blessing if the walking gets to your husband and he needs a break.

    The rides will have a warning posted if it is unsafe for people with bad backs and he'll be able to 

     There are plenty of rides he'll be able to do with your little girl! And you know what? Even if he doesn't get on one single ride you will all still be together in what I believe is the happiest place ever. Disney World is so much more than rides! 

    Y'all have a wonderful time and I hope that your husband is able to have plenty of magic moments where that pain doesn't bug him!
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My name is Amy and I live in North Georgia where my husband and I own a restaurant and small hotel. My family explores Disney about twice a year and we always discover something new to share with our family, neighbors, friends and potential future friends! Learn More About Amy

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