Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 14, 2013
    Patricia 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.

    Taking my 78 yr old mother in law to Disney for the Holidays this year in early Dec ( we went last year AMAZING) wondering what resorts are best for her as far as access goes. We want to stay mod-value resorts and will be using a scooter for her.

    Hi Patricia,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How wonderful that you'll be bringing your mother-in-law to Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate the holidays! My 81-year-old father joined us on a recent Disney trip and he had a great time. He used his scooter (which we brought from home) since he cannot manage walking long distances.  

    All Walt Disney World resort hotels offer accessible rooms - just be sure to request one at the time of your reservation! As for your transportation options, I'm happy to report that the complimentary Disney transportation system (buses, monorail, ferry and water taxis) are accessible to guests using wheelchairs and electric scooters.

    As for your choice of resorts, I would recommend Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter (moderate category) and Disney's Pop Century Resort (value category).  Port Orleans - French Quarter is a charming resort with a decidedly more intimate feel due to its relatively small size. The resort features beautiful architectural details and has a quiet, elegant atmosphere. A bonus amenity with this resort is the direct boat transportation to the Downtown Disney area. 

    By contrast, Pop Century features whimsical, larger-than-life icons representing the cultural fads from the 1950's on through the 1990's. Your mother-in-law might enjoy staying in the 1950's section where she could relive some fun moments from her younger days! One thing to note is that the room here will be smaller than at a moderate resort. 

    Wishing you a magical vacation! Please don't hesitate to write me back if I can help with any other planning questions.


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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, New Jersey

I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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