• On Oct 26, 2019
    Belinda from AB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My son broke his arm and now has an above elbow cast. I’ve tried to contact Disney but have heard nothing back. Does anyone know if he will be able to go on all the rides or will there be restrictions? Thanks guys!!

    chEARs Belinda!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so sorry to hEAR that your son broke his arm. One of my twins is “that kid” (he’s had stitches, concussions, poisoned himself, etc.!), so I completely empathize with having to make medical accommodations while on vacation!  

    Please make sure to check with his doctor for the all-clear before you head to the Resort. Once you get that, there shouldn’t be many rides (if any) that he is restricted on. You probably want to avoid rides where he could get his cast wet (unless it’s waterproof!), so protect his arm with a poncho or jacket on Pirates of the Caribbean, and probably avoid Grizzly River Run.

    There are a few attractions that have health advisories (since they are a bit bumpy), and I suggest looking at YouTube videos of those to preview them. This way, he can decide if he feels comfortable riding them. So, unless his cast interferes with a safety restraint, it will be up to you to determine what he can and cannot ride! Above all, make sure he stays hydrated and gets plenty of downtime. Nothing like a swollen arm inside a cast while he is trying to enjoy his vacation! If you have any concerns, First Aid Centers are staffed with excellent medical personnel. Stop by in either one of the Parks if he needs treatment, or you have any questions.

    If you all are visiting soon, you are in for a treat! The Haunted Mansion is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Between its extra-magical holiday decorations, and the Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house (that took 13 days to complete, and has the equivalent of a grown man’s worth of sugar, icing, and frosting!), you are bound to have a spookily merry time!

    I wish you the Happiest of Vacations ~ Dr. Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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