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  • On Dec 9, 2022
    Paulette from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you please tell me if a walking cane that has a seat can be brought into the park? Sometimes my husband needs to sit since his surgery. Thank you!

    Hey Howdy Hey Paulette and welcome to planDisney!

    Thank you for stopping by with your question about bringing a walking cane into the parks. I will be happy to help answer this question for you. 

    In general, Disney does allow Guests with mobility issues to have assistive devices including canes with them in the parks. In most cases, your husband will be able to take his cane with him on attractions but this is heavily based on which attraction and the Cast Members responsible for loading Guests onto the attractions can give you further guidance at that time. They will be happy to store the cane if needed while on the attraction in a safe location. I would recommend you have a way to identify the cane easily accessible. 

    The tricky part of your question addresses canes with seats. Per Walt Disney World Property Rules, Guests are not allowed to bring folding chairs into the parks. This may be up to security at the front gate if they do consider this a folding chair or not and there is a possibility you may not be allowed in the parks with it. I would make sure to plan for both scenarios of them letting you in or not with that specific cane. The full failsafe would be having a regular cane with the option of renting a wheelchair while you are in the parks. Disney does have the option to rent wheelchairs while you are in the parks if this is an option you would like to pursue. You may also have another option to avoid much of the standing required for attraction lines. 

    You may also want to look into Disney's Disability Access Service (DAS). This service is an option you can apply for and is available for Guests that have a difficult time standing in lines for several reasons. If you qualify for this service, you will be able to wait in most lines virtually with a rolling 1 attraction selection so the standing portion will be minimal and you should have a better shot at experiencing many of the attractions you would like. You can apply for this option online and should be able to go through a virtual interview so you have plenty of time to plan for your trip. If you go through these steps and qualify for this benefit before you leave for your vacation, you will also be able to be part of DAS Advanced Planning. With this option, you get 2 extra reservations for attractions each day of your park visit that you can set up before starting your day in the park. 

    Sorry I cannot be more clear on the expectations as your particular situation can be interpreted differently by 2 sets of rules. I would try to ensure you are clearly within the acceptable rules to make sure you have no surprises on the day of your trip which can be addressed either with a wheelchair rental or the DAS service. Feel free to reach back out with any further questions, we are always happy to help!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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