• On Feb 6, 2020
    Holly from NY 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.

    My son just broke his arm and is in a past. Does that prevent him from riding any rides?

    Hi there, Holly!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm glad you stopped by with your question!

    First and foremost, bless your son’s heart, or rather, his arm! I do hope he’s resting and recovering while preparing to come to The Most Magical Place on Earth! Walt Disney World Resort is truly a place for everyone, whether you love attractions, delectable delights, or watching the Florida night sky light up with a stunning display of fireworks!

    At Walt Disney World Resort, the safety of Guests is a top priority. I would encourage you to consult with your son’s physician to be sure it would be alright before he gets on rides. I would also suggest your son avoids rides that would prevent him from holding on to the safety rails or ones that would get his cast wet. I know when I’m riding attractions such as Space Mountain, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, or Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, I tend to hold on tightly and apply pressure to my arms. And although Splash Mountain is a load of fun, it is highly likely to get his cast wet.

    However, I do have great news! There are many attractions that your son can enjoy that shouldn’t interfere with his healing. Of course, any rides would be at the discretion of your son’s physician, but I would suggest rides without height requirements, because they tend to be geared towards everyone being able to enjoy them, such as:

    Magic Kingdom Park:
    Haunted Mansion 
    Mickey’s PhilharMagic
    Peter Pan’s Flight

    Frozen Ever After
    Spaceship Earth
    Living with the Land

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
Toy Story Mania!
    Muppet*Vision 3D
    Toy Story Mania!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Park:
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park:

    Kilimanjaro Safaris
    Na’vi River Journey

    There are many more! You can check out Height Requirements here for more options. If ever a need be, there are First Aid Stations located in each of the four Theme Parks. Nurses are available, along with over-the-counter medications. They will help you get back to enjoying your vacation as soon as possible!

    Holly, I hope you and your son have the most magical vacation! See ya real soon, pal!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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