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  • On Jun 18, 2021
    Keyla from NY Asked

    My son has a cast on his arm and he’s only 8 can he use the handicap line ?

    Hi there, Keyla! Welcome back to planDisney! Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out and allowing us to continue assisting with planning your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort! 

    I am so sorry that your son was injured! I know being injured before a vacation can be such a pain particularly when it’s the little ones! 

    As someone that frequently travels to Walt Disney World Resort and is disabled, I do have quite a bit of first-hand knowledge regarding accessibility while traveling! Unfortunately, there are no “handicap lines” at Walt Disney World Resort at this time. Walt Disney World Resort does a phenomenal job providing services and accommodations for their Guests with disabilities including those with temporary injuries, though, so be sure to ask a Cast Member for assistance if you have any needs throughout your stay. 

    Based on the amount of energy it takes to heal an injury, I may recommend renting a wheelchair for your son. Walking around the theme parks can be quite exhausting on its own so it may be helpful for your son to have a place to rest whenever he reaches his limit in the parks! 

    Additionally, you may want to schedule an appointment with his doctor to get medical clearance for certain attractions! Typically, as long as you can secure your harness and other safety features, you will be able to experience an attraction even with a cast. However, it may be helpful to get some clarification on your son’s medical limits before arriving. You will likely also want to avoid any attractions that could get your son’s cast wet such as Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom! 

    I hope you are able to have a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort with your family! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you as well!

    ~Wyatt
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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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