Older Couple on Dumbo
  • On Dec 7, 2018
    Margarita from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What suggestions do you have for a Senior couple traveling to Disney World for the first time? He is slightly limited in his mobility capacity.

    Hi Margarita!

    Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort for the first time is so magically exciting at any age, but I do have a few suggestions for how you can make the most of your time during your visit!

    First, make sure you take advantage of FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours.  This will help limit your time waiting in lines, which will help preserve energy for exploring the parks.  I also highly recommend arriving at the parks before they officially open to help you beat some of the crowds.  We love visiting the parks in the morning, taking a nap or a swim in the afternoon, and then going back out to the parks or to a pixie-dusted dinner reservation in the evening.  This allows us to be able to really appreciate the magic without being too exhausted to notice all of the pixie-dusted details!

    You may also want to check out all of the services for Guests with mobility disabilities.  Although he may not need a wheelchair or ECV, perhaps the Disability Access Service (DAS) would be the perfect solution!  My best advice is to simply take it slow, take the time to appreciate all of the magic that there is to experience, and don't try to fit too much into one day!  

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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