Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 22, 2011
    Teresa from ID 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 trip Nov 5, 2012 with 6 days at WDW and 4 days Cruise with my husband and 2 boys (12yr and 13yr). My question is with a husband that is disabled will that be enough time at the parks? He can not walk long distance.

    Hi, Teresa!

    I think you have a fabulous vacation planned for you and your family, and I do think six days at the parks is sufficient time. Traveling with my mom over the years with mobility disabilities, I recommend staying at a resort which is conveniently located near the parks -- such as one of the monorail resorts or one of the ones in the Boardwalk Area.

    There is much distance to cover -- not only in the parks but in the resorts themselves.  Oftentimes, just the walk from the room to transportation can be taxing. I suggest looking into renting a wheelchair for the week (either through an Orlando company or bringing one from home). Or, you can decide to rent one from a park if the walking gets too much for your husband while you're there.

    On board the ship, it's like being in a large hotel with lots of opportunity to stop and rest.  Therefore, he may not tire there as easily.  In ports, you may consider the need to rent a wheelchair. I hope that helps you plan. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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