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  • On Jan 6, 2020
    Terese from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am part of the sandwich generation. We have a huge family reunion in June 2020. There will be several elders in their 80’s. Do any of you know of services that can escort an elder from a park to their hotel room?

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Terese! Beloved by both the young and the young-at-heart, Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place for a multi-generational family vacation! I'm happy to give you a few tips to help make your next visit extra magical.

    Traveling with grandparents creates special memories; I still fondly remember my very first trip with mine. What can be challenging, however, is that not everyone manages the theme parks at the same pace. I think you are very wise to anticipate this in advance, and know that for some guests in your traveling party, it will be best to avoid the midday heat (between noon and 4:00 PM). I suggest contacting Kid's Nite Out at (800) 696-8105. Although they are primarily known for their in-room Babysitting Services, they also offer Companion Care Services. Just keep in mind that transportation cannot be by private vehicle. Shuttle, chartered transportation, taxi, or Walt Disney World transportation service is acceptable. Also, the theme parks do not allow the caregivers to enter for free, and they would need a ticket purchased for their admittance. 

    Electric Conveyance Vehicles (also known as ECVs or scooters) are another excellent option for those guests who have mobility issues, or who tire easily.  Disney recently partnered with ScooterBug, which is a local private mobility rental company. Since ScooterBug is considered a Disney Featured Provider, guests can arrange to have their ECVs dropped off and picked up at their Walt Disney World Resort hotel. For more information, visit scooterbug.com/orlando or call (800) 726-8284.

    Here's a Moms Panel tip: For many guests, a multi-generational trip to Walt Disney World is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make sure to commemorate your "picture perfect" vacation by purchasing Memory Maker, so that you'll be able to view, share, and download all your PhotoPass photos. The My Disney Experience Mobile App also allows anyone who is connected to your Family & Friends list to view your photos.

    I hope you have a fantastic time at your family reunion this summer, Terese! See ya' real soon!

    Eean
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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.

 

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