Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 15, 2012
    Courtney from MI 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 am taking my family down to Disney including my dad. My dad shattered his heel into 30 pieces 5 yrs ago. He has pins and rods holding it together. Thankfully he can do short walks. What do we need to bring to show proof to get a GAC Can we even get one?

    Hi there Courtney! I am so sorry to hear about your father's injury but, glad he is planning on joining you for a trip to Walt Disney World!!

    You mentioned that your dad can only walk short distances and so, I would recommend checking out this link to the Disney website regarding rentals for wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles (ECV's). As much as he may wish to not utilize one of these devices, remind your father that a Disney vacation is known for lots of walking and that this option might better enable him to see and do more with less discomfort.

    Regarding a Guest Assistance Card, simply check out this link to my recent answer for a guest with similar concerns on the Walt Disney World Disney Moms Panel website. I also listed a couple of unofficial resources that you may wish to review too.

    Thanks for taking the time to visit us at the Walt Disney World Moms Panel and feel free to send more questions our way in the days leading up to your trip! May your Disney vacation be practically perfect in every way!
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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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