Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 19, 2014
    Angela from NJ 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.

    My husband has injured his ankle, and we just found out he will be in a boot for atleast the next 5 weeks. We leave for Disney in less than a month. Is there anything I can do in advance to make it easier in the parks?

    Hi Angela ~

    Before you leave talk to his doctor about any potential restrictions he'll have while traveling. If he is on any medications, make sure he has enough for the entire the trip. If the boot causes any potential blistering, bring along some Moleskin or some type of padding just in case.

    It may help your husband if you rent a wheelchair or ECV for him. Here is some additional information on wheelchair rentals in the parks. Here is some information regarding attractions for Guests with Mobility Disabilities including those that allow Guests to remain in their wheelchairs or ECVs, those that require Guests in ECVs to transfer to wheelchairs to board and those that require Guests to be mobile to enjoy.

    ​If he'll need use of a wheelchair outside of the parks, you may want to consider renting a wheelchair from a local private company that offers wheelchair and ECV rentals. You can find a list of some companies at the bottom of the wheelchair rental link above.

    The Disability Access Service Card (DAS) is designed to assist Guests who are unable to wait in a standard queue including Guests with permanent or temporary medical conditions. If he is unable to wait in a standard queue, you may request a DAS by going to Guest Relations at any of the theme parks. Here is some information about how the DAS works.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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