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  • On Jun 16, 2023
    Miss claire from NA 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 is 13. He has lost his entire left leg due to cancer and we are waiting for his prosthetic leg. We are aiming to come next summer. I don’t want him to come thousands of miles with us to be told he can’t ride anything. Is this the case?

    Hello there, Miss Claire!

    I’m so glad you came to planDisney to assist with your question. You are a magical mom thinking of everything during the Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning process. I hope this answer will sprinkle a bit of pixie dust your way. 

    Your son should be able to ride many of the Walt Disney World Resort attractions comfortably as long as he is secure. It may take some extra time and care to board different attractions. Once you are within 30 to 2 days before your visit, I encourage you to enroll your son in the Disability Access Service (DAS) by contacting Disability Services. The DAS team can assist you with ride selections after enrolling your son. I also recommend looking at the different Attraction Access Categories to see what access options are available for your son. 

    If you cannot enroll your son before your arrival, I recommend that you go to Guest Services at the front of each of the four theme park entrances on the first day of your vacation to explain your son’s situation. DAS will help ensure that you can book DAS return time selections during your visit, and Cast Members will do what they can to easily get your son onto and off attractions and provide a place to sit while you wait.  

    I hope you and your son have a wonderful vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Disney Parks have an unwavering commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for Guests, and I’ve always been amazed by how accommodating they can be. 

    May the magic be with you!

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Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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