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  • On Mar 11, 2023
    Rachel from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a trip planned the first week of May and I just found out I have a heart condition that may affect my ability to stand in long lines or ride rides. Is there any information you can give me so that I can enjoy our trip with my family?

    Hi, Rachel!  Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    As the mom of a child with special needs, I always appreciate the way that Walt Disney World Resort goes above and beyond to make the magic accessible to everyone.  There are accommodations that can be made for Guests who have medical conditions or disabilities.  One of these accommodations, Disability Access Service (DAS), is intended for Guests who, due to a disability, cannot wait in a traditional queue environment.

    Once you have some guidance from your doctor, you might also want to reach out to a Disability Services Cast Member to discuss your specific needs and to see what type of accommodations might be most appropriate.  Also, there are plenty of experiences at Walt Disney World Resort that do not require waiting in a queue or riding rides.  If you take a look at the Attractions and Entertainment list, you can filter it to find shows, fireworks, parades, and character experiences that can be enjoyed by the whole family.  I would also suggest booking some dining reservations to enjoy a delicious meal with your loved ones.

    If we can answer any additional questions for you, please visit us again.  Have a magical day!


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