Disabled person on Kilimanjaro Safari
  • On Nov 25, 2019
    Aubrey from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a severely sprained foot and am in a walking boot for our trip. My mother has a bad back and can not walk the whole park. Can you please give me some reassurance and or tips on how to make it through the parks in the condition I am in?

    Oh, Aubrey, I am so sorry to hear of your troubles. We are sending lots of pixie-dusted wishes to you and your mother that you both feel better very soon! I am really glad you stopped by today to chat with us about your predicament. I honestly understand your worry as Walt Disney World Resort is such a huge place!

    A couple of summers ago, I broke my ankle just a few days before going on a long weekend to the Resort with my sister. The very first thing my fellow panelists told me is the exact same thing I am going to tell you - do not hesitate one single second to rent an ECV! These motorized scooters can take your day from tiring and painful to supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! They can be rented right at a central location just inside the theme parks and Disney Springs. If you are planning to stay at a Disney Resort Hotel, then I VERY highly recommend that you rent one for each of you from a local third-party vendor so that you can have them at your disposal day and night.

    If you rent from the Disney Featured Provider, then the rental process is very simple. You complete the rental and then just pick up the ECVs from Bell Services at your resort. You will also return them at the same location. You will be able to drive the ECVs right onto Disney buses, the Disney Skyliner, the Disney monorail, and some watercraft. Once in the parks, you will find that you can drive the ECV right through most attraction and show queues. This will help you minimize walking as much as possible.

    I have a few other tips to share with you to help make your days in the parks more pleasant. Do not try to fit in a lot of fun into one day. Maybe go early to take advantage of lower crowds, head back to your resort to rest during the afternoon, and then come back for fireworks and other entertainment in the evening. My fellow panelist, Angie, recently shared some great spots in Magic Kingdom Park to rest. Know that you will find plenty of spots in each park to rest up for more fun. Please stop by again if you would like to know more specific ones!

    Brandy
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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