• On Jul 21, 2017
    Jennifer from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My mother is traveling with us at the end of November. She has rheumatoid arthritis and gets sore and tired a lot. She has been exercising to build up her stamina for the trip. Is there plenty of sitting areas available throughout the parks?

    Hi Jennifer!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Late November is such an exciting time of year to visit Walt Disney World Resort. You can just feel the spirit of the holidays around every corner. Each year, my family loves starting our holiday season off with a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Are you visiting during a night of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party? If so, I highly recommend getting tickets to this festive event!

    I really connected with your question because my mom has an extremely painful and difficult time walking, too. It's wonderful that your mom is exercising to build up her stamina! I'm so impressed by her hard work and dedication! Please let your mom know that there are a ton of benches and areas to sit and rest around all four theme parks. I suggest using Disney FastPass+ service so your mom won't have to wait in as long of a queue for each attraction! When my mom is traveling with us, we make sure to pace ourselves and plan breaks into our days around our FastPass+ attractions and Advanced Dining Reservations.

    If some days are more painful than others, your mom can always rent a wheelchair to make traveling throughout the theme parks a little more comfortable. Jennifer, I hope I was able to put both of your minds at ease. Please tell your mom to keep up the great work exercising, and that Mickey and his friends can't wait to see her soon!

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Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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