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  • On Jun 19, 2022
    Amanda from NC 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 has a broken arm and is in a hard cast. Are there any ride restrictions that would not let him on?


    Hello, Amanda!

    Oh! I'm sorry your son has broken his arm. I hope he can heal and feel well soon. My family has also had to deal with healing injuries during Disneyland Resort vacations. There are a few potential challenges. But there is still plenty of magic to experience.

    There are no specific rules that would restrict Guests from experiencing attractions while using a hard cast. That said, I'd like to share a few thoughts to consider as you visit the Disneyland Resort.

    • I highly recommend consulting with your child's physician who can provide guidance about appropriate levels of activity while healing and wearing a cast.
    • Some attractions feature drops or sudden stops. It's good to be aware of individual tolerances. Our son wore a sling during a Disneyland Resort vacation a few years ago. He could go on all the same attractions as the family. But he did feel some discomfort at times.
    • Restraints on most attractions should not be a major issue for arm casts. Seatbelts and lap bars are the most common forms of restraint. The Incredicoaster uses an overhead restraint that could prove tricky, depending on the range of arm motion your son still has. Be sure to check the "Safety, Accessibility, and Guest Policies" information for each attraction.
    • Some attractions feature interactive elements that are usually best experienced with normal usage of hands. Some examples include Toy Story Midway Mania!, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, Games of Pixar Pier, Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes, Frontierland Shootin' Exposition, Splitsville Luxury Lanes – Bowling, and Autopia. Of course, your son is still permitted to experience those attractions. But it may be helpful to appropriately set expectations.
    • Some attractions and entertainment may get Guests wet. If your son's cast is not waterproof or if it is uncomfortable when wet, it may be good to take precautions to keep it protected when experiencing Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Grizzly River Run, and close viewing areas for World of Color.

    Tony's Tip: If for some reason your son is uncomfortable with or unable to experience a given attraction, ask a Cast Member if the Rider Switch service is available. With Rider Switch, one portion of your party will use the standby queue while the other portion waits outside the attraction with the non-riding Guest, preferably while enjoying a delicious snack! When it’s time to switch places, the second group gets to enjoy the attraction with a shorter wait time while the first group takes their turn with the non-riding Guest.

    I hope you and your son have a magical time at the Disneyland Resort, Amanda! Please let us know if you have any more questions or concerns.


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