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  • On Sep 28, 2012
    Velma from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a spring visit to WDW with our 11-year-old, who, altho' she can walk, will need a wheelchair to navigate thru WDW. Do you have any tips to make the trip memorable for her and not exhaust the rest of the family?

    Hi Velma!

    This is a great question!

    You can rent a wheelchair at all of the theme parks in Walt Disney World.  However, you may want a wheelchair available at all times.  Thus you might want consider renting a wheelchair from an independent third company that will deliver a wheelchair to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel.  That might make the entire trip easier.

    Also, you should pick up a Guest Assistance Card when you enter your first theme park.  Just head straight to Guest Services and explain that your daughter is using a wheelchair and will have problems standing in long lines.  The Guest Assistance Card will be made good for your entire trip.  This will allow you to use a different entrance to most of the attractions, wait in an alternate waiting locations, etc.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back if you have any more questions!
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