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  • On Nov 4, 2023
    Whitney from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning disneyland the 1st week of December my nephew broke his arm and will be in an arm cast that will go to his mid upper arm will this affect the rides he can go on?

    Hi Whitney! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney.

    What a not-so-magical thing to happen to your nephew. I'm so sorry to hear about his injury. I'm sending him speedy healing in the form of digital Pixie Dust.

    In the meantime, I do have good news for you: While safety is always the primary concern, there are no official Disneyland Resort rules that should prevent your nephew from experiencing attractions while wearing his cast. You can still visit as a family and enjoy the magic of the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, including the holiday overlays, which transform select attractions. My favorites in Disneyland Park are Haunted Mansion Holiday in New Orleans Square and "it's a small world" Holiday in Fantasyland. The latter is also the perfect spot to enjoy the nighttime entertainment!

    Your nephew's physician will have the best advice as to what he can safely and comfortably do while wearing his cast. Definitely start there. However, my planDisney pal Tony also shared some personal experience with a child wearing a cast while visiting the Happiest Place on Earth if you'd like a fellow Guest's experience. Your nephew definitely won't be the first to visit while wearing a cast, as things do happen and sometimes the timing isn't the best. Tony did mention that there might be some discomfort riding certain attractions. While I've never broken a bone, I've had a toddler with a broken leg, and things like drops--big and small--do sound like they could potentially be less comfortable than usual.

    Additionally, Tony points out that some interactive attractions work best if you can use your hands. If your nephew has broken his dominant hand it could further complicate these attractions. He might not achieve his highest score on Toy Story Midway Mania! in Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park or Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, for example. If he knows in advance about the challenges, he can adjust his expectations for intergalactic dominance.

    Finally, some rides can leave a Guest a little--or a lot--damp. If the cast needs to stay dry, that's another thing to consider or prepare for before hopping on. Not all attractions that feature water leave you soggy, so you can always ask a friendly Cast Member whether there is a possibility of getting wet before you ride. They'll be happy to advise.

    I hope this helps!

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Meet the Panelist: Elizabeth, Missouri

Hello from St. Louis! I'm Elizabeth, a professor, wife, and mother to two little boys. We love to travel as a family, and Disneyland Resort is the place where we laugh more and make the happiest memories. We've done everything from solo to big multi-generational trips, and I've got the tips and tricks for traveling with little ones to help ensure your experience is truly magical. Learn More About Elizabeth

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