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  • On Jul 28, 2021
    Jordan from GA Asked

    i need help planning a vacation to disney world for a week in september of next year. we have seven adults and one child three of the adult have disabilities. can you help?

    Hi Jordan,

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so excited to see you planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    As you explore Disney Resorts Collection hotels, I encourage you to think about how many rooms you will need and how many people will be in each room given the types of disabilities that need to be accommodated in your party. Although you could certainly accommodate your group in two rooms that sleep up to four adults each, if you have three members of your party with wheelchairs or Electric Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs), you may need a bit more room. We prefer resort hotels with access to Walt Disney World® Monorail Transportation - Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. We love the layout of all of these resorts as well and I think they are quite accessible if you are traveling with folks using wheelchairs or ECVs.

    We love Disney's Contemporary and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in particular because they both have walking pathways to Magic Kingdom. The pathway to Disney's Contemporary is a bit shorter and might be more manageable for your crew. This pathway is quite magical when leaving Magic Kingdom after the fireworks. We love not having to wait for transportation to our resort hotel! Disney's Art of Animation Resort might also be a good possibility because it has family suites that sleep up to six adults. You could do two suites and would have some extra space. I love that the suites have two bathrooms!

    When you are ready to check availability and do some pricing, check vacation packages. From that vacation package link, click on Book your Vacation Package today. Once you settle on a resort hotel and number of theme park ticket days, you can reserve a vacation package. By the time of your visit, you may be able to include a Disney Dining Plan in your vacation package, so do some research on types of plans to determine if one might be a good option for your group. Keep an eye on the operational updates to determine when you might be able to add a dining plan.

    Also take some time to review the Services for Guests with Disabilities. We have needed these services in the past and have always been pleased with the care taken by Cast Members to help us in the parks and resorts. Be sure to download the Guides for Guests with Disabilities as well - Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    Jordan, I hope this helps you get started! 

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell


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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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