• On Mar 28, 2016
    Steven from CA 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.

    We have a special needs adult daughter in a wheelchair. She enjoys fast rides. Can you provide us with any information on handicap accessibility to these rides? Also, are there any rides you would recommend at Epcot Center?

    Hello, Steven! 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I agree with your daughter! The faster the ride, the more I enjoy it! To help you plan your time in the theme parks and water parks, take a look at the Attractions Access Categories, which divides attractions into five categories: 
         ~ May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
         ~ Must Be Ambulatory
         ~ Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
         ~ Must Transfer to Wheelchair
         ~ Must Transfer to Wheelchair, Then to Ride Vehicle

    I find it very helpful to know which attractions require my son (also in a wheelchair/push stroller) to access the vehicle with my help and which allow him to remain in his chair to experience the attraction. One of my son's favorite attractions at Epcot is Test Track. He loves when the doors open, and we zoom (outside) around the track. We have some great Disney PhotoPass Service photos of him raising his arms and laughing!   

    I hope you find this information helpful. Please visit us again should other questions arise as you plan your magical visit. 

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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