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  • On Mar 29, 2022
    Nicola from Hampshire Asked

    Hi I am travelling to WDW in July with my disabled daughter. We are from the UK and have the disabled blue permit from here. Will that be ok and recognised to use whilst on vacation at the resorts and theme parks? Many thanks Nicky

    Hello Nicola, 

    As the current UK-based planDisney Panelist, I'm so very happy to welcome you here today to our pixie-dusted spot!  It's always such a delight for me to have the opportunity of assisting a fellow British Guest who also loves to holiday within the enchantment of Walt Disney World Resort.

    I know from my own family experiences that Walt Disney World Resort really does provide some wonderful provisions for Guests with Disabilities.  For example, there are plenty of accommodations for Guests with Mobility Disabilities, Cognitive Disabilities, and even the Disney Resorts Collection hotels have a host of helpful additions to make staying within the magic as comfortable and convenient as possible.

    Nicola, on your behalf I undertook some research concerning the current use of our UK-issued Blue Badge disabled parking permits when visiting the Sunshine State of Florida.  After some consideration, my best suggestion would be for you to seek the most up-to-date, and official advice from the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website by searching their site for Disabled Person Parking Permits for Florida Visitors

    By connecting with official advisors from the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles department, you'll be sure to receive the correct information for your daughter's particular needs during your family's upcoming July holiday to Orlando.

    However, generally speaking, there is plenty of parking for Guests with disabilities at Walt Disney World Resort!  Designated disabled or handicapped parking areas are available throughout Walt Disney World Resort, however, it's worth bearing in mind that a valid disability parking permit is always required, and should be clearly displayed at all times.  Plus, standard parking rates still apply at Walt Disney World Resort when using disabled parking spaces. 

    Nicola it might be useful to know that each Disney Theme Park has a dedicated Disability Parking Lot.  These Disability Parking Lots are conveniently located a short distance from the main entrance area of each of the 4 main Disney Theme Parks; Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT.  It might be worth remembering that courtesy trams don't supply a service to these locations.

    I hope that I've been able to provide some useful information for you today Nicola.  And just as a last thought, it may be helpful to know that it's always possible to contact Cast Members with any specific disability enquiries by emailing: disability.services@disneyparks.com

    Have a great Disney day ~ Jane


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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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