• On Oct 29, 2017
    Deborah from GA 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 are taking our two teenagers to Disney for the first time in September 2018. My 15 year old daughter has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair bound. We want to have connecting rooms or a suite. Is the monorail the best for wheelchair transportation?

    Hi Deborah ~

    Thank you for coming to me with your question! We prefer staying at one of the resorts along the monorail line. We spend a lot of time at the Magic Kingdom so taking a monorail is an easy mode of transportation for my son. They have a ramp that they will set up for your daughter when boarding which is very convenient. You can also take a monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Center and transfer to the Epcot monorail line.

    Disney provides complimentary bus service to the theme parks and Disney Springs. Most buses can hold up to two wheelchairs and/or ECVs.

    Since we live in Georgia, we usually drive to Walt Disney World. If we're staying on the monorail line and heading someplace that isn't serviced by monorails, we drive. Parking for Guests with disabilities is available throughout the Walt Disney World Resort with a valid disability parking permit. Parking is complimentary at theme parks for Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

    Complimentary valet parking is provided for Guests at select deluxe resorts with a valid disability parking permit. That makes it very convenient if you're driving from your hotel to another location. That also applies if you're visiting a select deluxe resort to dine.

    There are accessible rooms in all of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels but the number is limited so I'd book as soon as possible. The features in the rooms may vary. For example, some of the accessible rooms have roll-in showers and others have tubs. You can explore resort hotels on the Disney World website. Once you reach that link, click on the "Accessible Rooms" option near the top right corner. That will give you some ideas of what is available during the time you want to visit.

    I am limited in space but please feel free to visit again with any questions. I'm hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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