• On Jan 27, 2020
    Amber from TX 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.

    I have a son who is 6 years old and in a wheelchair. I’ve heard the staff is very helpful and accommodating. I want to make sure he can participate and be included in as many activities as possible. He’s a typical 6 year old boy only limited by his chair

    Ahoy Amber!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I am so happy to hear you are planning a high seas adventure with your son!  Before you know it, you will be cruising with Captain Mickey.  Use these last couple of months before you set sail to check your packing list, download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App and day dream of all of the magic waiting for you onboard!

    Although I don't have firsthand experience sailing with a wheelchair, I can tell you that throughout my cruises I have seen many guests in wheelchairs enjoying all of the activities onboard with ease, especially in the youth clubs!  The youth counselors really are as helpful and accommodating as you have heard!  Your son is more than welcome to participate in as many (or as few) activities in the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab as he would like.  There are both counselor led group activities and individual fun in the youth clubs.

    I would recommend you accompany him to the open houses in both spaces on your embarkation day to familiarize yourself with the clubs and get to know the youth counselors!  You can also use your Disney Cruise Line Navigator App to find the activities taking place in the clubs each day.  My kids LOVE Super Sloppy Science and Get the Hook!

    For additional information on the special services and accommodations available during your sailing, feel free to reach out to Disney Cruise Line Special Services before your magical getaway.  Otherwise, you can always cruise back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and we are happy to help answer any questions you have before you set sail!

    "Sea" ya real soon!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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