• On May 20, 2017
    Justine from West Sussex 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.

    Hello, a question about the accessibility of the water parks. My son, aged 10 is a wheelchair user. He can swim but cannot climb stairs or walk far distances. Are rides at the water parks accessible to him? I am most worried about the number of stairs

    Hi, Justine!

    A summer visit to Walt Disney World can get a bit hot, so a day at of the waterparks can be a great way to cool off and relax a bit. Just make sure to take hats, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen.

    Please read information about wheelchair accommodation at Disney's Blizzard Beach. Hopefully this page will be of help to you. There are many locations that can accommodate wheelchairs so hopefully walking and/or steps will be minimal. Here is similar information if you plan to visit Disney's Typhoon Lagoon.

    For your time in the Walt Disney World theme parks, services are available for guests with wheelchairs. Each attraction will be a bit different, so feel free to chat with a Cast Member at the entrance of each line to see how your son can best be accommodated.

    Please read through this list of Accessibility FAQs for your Walt Disney World vacation. You may find some of the information to be quite helpful. If there are questions you still need answers to, call (407) 560-2547. Cast Members will be happy to assist you.

    Wishing you and your family a magical vacation to Walt Disney World and a "splashing" good time when your visit a waterpark!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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