• On Jul 7, 2021
    Carol from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    on rides like small world where you have to step down to get in the boat how will someone that has arthritis and bad knees and feet get back out of the boat ride

    Hi Carol! Welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks for bringing me your question! There is a lot to think about when vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort, including how much time you will spend on your feet. I'm glad to hear that you are planning ahead for this!

    Not only have I traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort with family members that have achy knees and feet, but I asked my dear friend and fellow planDisney Panelist, Robyn, for some advice, too! She has also traveled with family members that have bad knees and has even visited the theme parks with a broken foot (brave, I know!). When it comes to boat rides, Robyn mentioned that they usually ask for the front row of the boat and that the Cast Members are very accommodating with this request! You will find more legroom in front in most cases so your knees won't be as cramped.

    When disembarking, we always had a family member nearby for support and assistance. Disney also usually has a rail available at the exit for a sturdy place to hold on to as you step up from the boat. Remember, the Cast Members are more than happy to help and hold the boats for you, so don't ever feel rushed to get out!

    I hope these tips help with your visit, Carol! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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