Mom And Son On Run
  • On Feb 7, 2010
    Colleen from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Traveling to WDW in June. One of our relatives is very overweight. She's assuming that she won't be able to ride any rides. Is she correct? If not is there a way to find out which ones she can enjoy without standing in line and possibly being embarrassed?

    Colleen,

    To paraphrase a famous movie line from Love Story,

    "Being at Disney World means never having to be embarrassed!"

    Disney, in my opinion, does a lot to make people feel comfortable here. That is not to say that every ride or show will be ideal for them, but many have special accommodations so that even your relative will feel both welcome and comfortable at the parks.

    Unfortunately it is not easy to see from the Walt Disney World website which attractions are good at providing such accommodations, and which are not (since not 100% are great at this). However, there is a great, unofficial, site that does. If you visit AllEars.Net, then click on "Theme Parks" at the top of the page, and then "Special Needs Travelers" on the left, you will get to a page that has a great deal of helpful information. They have information on how to get around, suggestions on travel strategies, and articles from people who have lived it. But best of all, they have both a listing of attractions that have accommodations, as well as several photographs of actual special access ride cars.

    I hope that this helps!

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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