Lady and the Tramp Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival; Italy
  • Mar 17, 2024
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    Hello We plan on visiting Disney in April or May. My husband has juvenile diabetes. He often has to stop to check his sugar & give himself shots of insulin in his stomach. This must be done privately, of course. Does this fall under DAS?

    Hi there, and welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad you stopped by with this great question. My fellow Panelists and I are here and happy to help! It sounds like you're counting down to an exciting vacation to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I'd be honored to give you a little insight on how to best plan for a great time.

    When you're traveling with someone who has specific medical needs, it's great to be prepared! First, I'd love to let you know that there are First Aid Centers at each of the Disney Theme Parks. They're staffed with nurses, and the facilities are clean and private. They do offer sharps disposal for those who need it. You are, of course, welcome to bring any medically-necessary items with you into the parks (you can consult the list of prohibited items here if needed). You might want to mention to the Cast Members at Security that you're carrying medically-necessary items in your bag.

    Walt Disney World Resort does an amazing job of including guests of all abilities. You likely already know that Disability Access Service (DAS) is designed to help guests who have a difficult time standing in a conventional queue for an extended period of time due to a disability. There are two ways to register for DAS: by pre-registering with a Cast Member or by visiting Guest Relations when you arrive. Please visit this helpful website for all of the details about how to find out if your husband qualifies for this service and how to register for it.

    Since time can be of the essence for you, I highly recommend taking advantage of Early Theme Park Entry if you are a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel guest - those 30 extra minutes mean you can breeze right onto attractions before the crowds and the Florida sun arrive! In addition to that, Disney Genie+ Service will allow you to plan out your ideal day with Lightning Lanes for many of your favorite attractions.

    There are so many things to do at Walt Disney World Resort that don't involve queues, and one of my favorites is exploring the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. You'll enjoy beautiful topiaries, a butterfly garden, bountiful blooms galore, and more during this celebration of springtime! I highly recommend taking lots of time to explore EPCOT during this lovely festival.

    I hope this is helpful to you as you plan your vacation! I wish you all the best and hope you have a magical time!

    See you real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Georgia

Hi friends, I’m Jennifer! I live in Georgia with my handsome Prince Charming and our three awesome Mouseketeers. My Disney favorites are food, princesses, holidays, and festivals. I thrive on logistics and details, so I love all of the intricate plans that go into making a perfect Disney vacation. So let’s get started, because tomorrow is just a dream away! Learn More About Jennifer

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