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  • On Sep 21, 2021
    Cynthia from AZ Asked

    I am planning my first Disney trip for my 3 year old son and i am going to be traveling with 5-7 family members and since my father in law is handicap would it beneficial to stay at a hotel on the property since it is difficult for him to walk

    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, Cynthia!

    I’ll be more than happy to help you plan for your visit! I’m so excited that your family will all be there to celebrate your son’s first trip! That’s so exciting and it makes me think of my Mouseketeers and their first trips. Thankfully, their grandparents were there to enjoy it with us and have visited with us almost every time since then. It’s become somewhat of a family tradition now. 

    Walking is a big part of visiting the Disneyland Resort. You are in luck, there are some excellent options to better assist your father-in-law. You can first stay closer to the magic as you mentioned by staying at a Disney Resort Hotel. Once you arrive at the theme parks, you can go ahead and rent an ECV or a wheelchair to use and enjoy while exploring the parks. If you choose to stay at a Good Neighbor Hotel, which is a little further away from the theme parks, you may want to consider renting an ECV or a wheelchair from a Disney Featured Provider. ScooterBug has rentals available, I recommend giving them a call if this is the route you take. Renting from a Disney Featured Provider will allow you to take your rental back to the hotel with you, so walking will be minimal from start to finish. 

    I hope these options help answer your question, Cynthia. If you will be needing any further assistance be sure to visit Guest Relations. A Cast Member will be more than happy to assist you with anything else you may need.

    Have an incredible visit celebrating together and please let us know if there’s anything else we can help with, we’re all EARs!

    -Shantel
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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