Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Nov 3, 2012
    Mayra from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi panel! 9 days away. My husband is suffering from pretty bad heel spurs very painful walks with a cane. He is limited walking and standing for long periods. Does he have to bring a dr note or his crutches in order to get any special passes?

    I'm so sorry that your husband is having a problem with his feet. Unfortunately, a Disney vacation requires extensive walking, so this timing is particularly bad. When I say extensive, I mean that my family generally walks at least 10 miles per day in Disney World. If normal walking at home is painful for him and requires a cane, I'm honestly not sure how he will manage in Disney.

    I very strongly suggest that you consider renting him a scooter so he can still enjoy the parks with you. Disney has them for rent at the park entrances, but their availability is not guaranteed. You will find a better price and an availability guarantee if you rent from a third party. We have used Walker Mobility in the past with great success, and there are several others in the Orlando area as well. They will deliver to your resort so it is ready and waiting for you upon check in, and they will pick up after you leave, as well.

    My mother rented a chair for use in Disney when we traveled shortly after she had foot surgery, and it saved our vacation. I know it may not seem like the most convenient option, but it is far better than being in pain or unable to enjoy your trip!

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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