Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Feb 26, 2022
    Kathryn from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m am wondering how to access the park with a medical special needs child. She had trouble walking long distances and we have a handicap sticker for parking.

    Greetings, Kathryn, welcome to planDisney and hello from Mickey Mouse & Friends!

    Kathryn, Walt Disney World Resort strives to afford all Guests an inclusive visit by offering the carefully compiled Services for Guests with Disabilities resource to enhance your visit. As well, in consideration of your precious daughter, please refer to Services for Guests with Mobility Disabilities for accommodations specific to your daughter’s needs for touring the theme parks. You are also welcome to use your valid disability parking permit to park in designated accessible parking spots throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

    A service that may be beneficial could be Disney’s Disability Access Service (DAS) - an accommodation for Guests who experience challenges because of their disability waiting in attraction queues for long periods of time. There are two methods of registration - in advance of your visit from 2 days up to 30 days before your arrival with DAS Advance virtual visit, or, during your arrival at Guest Relations inside any of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. For either of the two consultations, please ensure that your daughter is present for a friendly greet with the Cast Member and that your Family & Friends list in My Disney Experience is up to date.  

    Kathryn, to make sure that your daughter enjoys many experiences please take a look through Disney's Planning for Children resource offering tips and advice for enjoying many age-specific events and activities. As well, the planDisney Video Library offers handy clips filled with sound tips and advice to help you prepare for your visit.

    Please keep a close watch over Walt Disney World Resort's Special Offers, which can be found on under the “Places to Stay” tab to build a vacation package in the comfort and convenience of a Disney Resort Hotel accessible Guest Room.

    I hope this information is helpful, Kathryn and I wish you the most magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort - thank you!

    ~ Jacqueline
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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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