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  • On Jun 5, 2011
    Natalia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi,  I'm travelling to the World during December with my parents. I read somewhere that Disney has earphones that translate attractions to spanish, and I was wondering if that info was thruth. Thanks in advance. Regards,

    Hi Natalia! You'll be please to learn you did indeed hear correctly. Ears to the World, Disney’s Show Translator, a personal translation device, is available in all four Disney theme parks. These units are lightweight headsets that utilize wireless technology to provide synchronized narration at several popular theme park attractions in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese or Spanish. Wireless signals throughout key attractions trigger digital audio recordings in each unit, providing real-time translation.

    There is also a similar service for guests with hearing disabilities that uses wireless units to deliver synchronized text captioning. Both units are available at Guest Relations locations in each park at no additional charge. A fully refundable deposit is required.

    In addition to these devices, Walt Disney World also has the following offerings for guests with limited English fluency:

    • International Information Centers at all four theme parks and Downtown Disney staffed by multilingual cast members who can assist guests with tickets, currency exchange, itinerary planning and dining reservations.
    • Maps and resort signs employing more than 40 international symbols.
    • More than 7,000 multilingual cast members who wear special nametags indicating their fluency in languages other than English.
    • Theme park guidemaps printed in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
    Hope this helps Natalia!
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Hi! I'm Joanne from Ottawa, Canada. By day I work for the Canadian government. I'm a single mom to my amazing, 15 year-old daughter and am thrilled to be on the Moms Panel. I absolutely love helping you plan your vacation and create your own magical memories! Learn More About Joanne

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