EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Feb 28, 2011
    Jim from IL 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.

    I have an older special needs child who is in a wheelchair. Will I have to transfer her out of her chair for every ride/attraction and is there a place in the parks other than the small baby changing tables to change her? Thanks.

    Hi Jim,

    I know from personal experience that Disney World is a great place to visit with children who have special needs!

    There is a link on the Disney website for Guests with Mobility Disabilities. There you will find a list of attractions that allow Guests to remain in their wheelchairs & which ones require Guests to transfer in order to board. Please keep in mind that Disney Cast Members are not allowed to physically lift Guests from wheelchairs so you or someone from your party will have to assist your daughter at those attractions.

    I recently answered a question for another Guest with some information that I think you will find helpful including the Guest Assistance Card - click here.

    You will be able to utilize the Baby Care Centers for changing your daughter.  You are also welcome to visit the First Aid Stations for any assistance.

    Let me know if you think of any other questions during your planning. I want you to have an incredible trip with your daughter. Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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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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