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  • On Sep 7, 2022
    Kate from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My son just broke a finger and is casted up to his elbow. Can he still go on rides at Walt Disney World? Have any of the safety plans changed that would effect his time there?

    Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to Walt Disney World Resort we go! Welcome to planDisney, Kate!

    I'm so excited to hear that you're making plans to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth in just a few weeks! But oh, bother - I'm so sorry to hear that your son broke his finger and is currently in a cast. Kate, to my understanding, Guests are still able to enjoy most of their favorite rides, even if they currently have a cast. My best piece of advice would be to reach out to your doctor prior to your trip to see if there are any activities that your son may want to steer clear of. For example, it might not be the best idea to hop on a water ride that might damage a cast, like Splash Mountain, or a fast-paced attraction where your arms might fly up in the air, like Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith. However, there are still plenty of rides and attractions that your son will be able to experience (and a cast never stopped anyone from enjoying all the snacks)! If you'd like to speak to someone about your son's situation to get some insight on specific attractions or experiences, I would recommend that you call a Cast Member. They will be happy to help you make sure that your son doesn't miss a minute of the magic. It would also be a good idea to speak to a Cast Member standing outside the ride queues to see if there are any concerns with that particular attraction.

    Even if your son has to modify some of the attractions he rides, I think you're still in a great place to make magical, lasting memories together as a family. You know how it's been said that a rainy day at Walt Disney World Resort is still better than a sunny day anywhere else? I think that's true for other things, like broken fingers, too. The memories you'll make, the pictures you'll take, and the experiences you'll have will be a marker of this specific time in your life - a time that you'll look back on and cherish. In fact, last summer I visited Walt Disney World Resort with a broken foot (and had to use a knee scooter everywhere) and I had no idea that it would become one of my favorite trips to look back on. 

    Kate, I'm sending you all the faith, trust, and pixie dust on your upcoming vacation! If you have any other questions, please visit us again. 

    You've got a friend in me!
    Michelle
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Why hello, dreamers of all ages! I’m a lightsaber-wielding, Mickey waffle-loving, adventure-seeking kid at heart! My husband and our pup live in a little town near Pittsburgh that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. We consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I’m so excited to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacation! Learn More About Michelle

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