Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 24, 2014
    Anita from NS 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.

    Hello. My son wears hearing aids. and he has his own device that uses bluetooth to hook up to external devices wirelessly. Would he be able to use that device at the attractions, or does he need to use the device that is supplied by Guest Services?

    Hi there, Anita!

    I am happy to help with your question, as I also have two children who wear hEARing aids!  Feel free to write back to me with further information if you would like to do so.  First, are you referring to a bluetooth FM system?  Does it require specific technology to be in place for use?  If not,  I do not see any reason why your son would not be able to use it.  Also, what is your son's degree of hearing loss?  In some tones, my children are severe.  Even so, they have generally found the sound in most attractions to be okay with the use of their hearing aids.   At select theater-style attractions, reflective captioning is available.  My kids love that the most.  Stop by Guest Relations where cast members can assist you with the various hearing services available throughout the Walt Disney World property.  Please remember to bring a container to keep aids dry on water rides like Splash Mountain.  We always carry Ziploc bags and have the kids hand us their hearing aids just before boarding the attraction(s).  

    Feel free to let me know if I can assist you further, Anita.

    I wish you and your family a truly magic vacation.


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A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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