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  • On Dec 18, 2019
    Camille from ID Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Sailing in May for 7 Days with my husband, 4 kids (12,11, 8, & 5) and my mom 72 who’s 80% wheelchair bound- any great ideas on what activities she could do with kids so she feels included?

    Ahoy, Camille!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You've booked the right destination for your multi-generational  vacation with your family. Disney Cruise Line does a fantastic job making sure Guests of all ages enjoy their magnificent vessels, so your mom will absolutely feel included during your magical week at sea. 

    Camille, the first thing I want to share with you is that the nightly shows are a great time to connect and enjoy live entertainment together. There are several spots in the Walt Disney Theatre that are handicap accessible, and a Crew Member will be happy to assist your family to one of these areas when you arrive each evening. When you look at the activities offered each day, there will be options for the entire family to enjoy, such as game shows, animation classes, trivia, BINGO, Anyone Can Cook demonstrations, first-run movies, and crafts just to name a few. All of these will be in venues that will allow your mom to utilize her wheelchair. There are three sets of elevators-Forward, Midship, and Aft, so I recommend checking the Deck Plans on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app, so you'll know the best route to get to the activities and events. Also, there will be a special area reserved for Guests traveling in a wheelchair and their families during the Sailing Away Celebration and for the Pirate Night festivities, so be sure to ask a Crew Member for directions to these spots. 

    If you'd like to plan some fun ashore, Disney Cruise Line now offers Port Adventures by Accessible Travel Solutions. I suggest browsing these excursions with your mom to see if any pique your interest. On Disney Castaway Cay, you'll find complimentary beach wheelchairs to use when you get off the tram at the Scuttle's Cove stop (first drop-off location). 

    I hope this is helpful, Camille. Please let us know if you have any additional questions about sailing with Disney Cruise Line and enjoy counting down to your May voyage. It will be hEAR before you know it!

    Have a MAGICAL day!

    Nancy
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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