Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 22, 2011
    Michelle from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We will be visiting the Disney Theme Parks and Resort in March. My mother is has a heart condition and is handi-capped therefore won't riding on any of the attractions. Does she still pay for a full ticket even though she may not ride the attractions?

    Hi Michelle,

    There are no handicapped discounts available at Walt Disney World. Even a guest who does not participate in any of the rides would still have lots to do at the parks with all the parades, shows and fireworks. However, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss your mother's ability to take part in the attractions. There are many very gentle rides at Walt Disney World that are popular with seniors. For example at the Magic Kingdom, It's a Small World, the Jungle Cruise, Country Bear Jamboree, Carousel of Progress, the People Mover, the Hall of Presidents, and others involve nothing more then sitting - with no drops, bumps, jolts or other taxing situations. You will obviously need to consult with your mother's doctor about what is appropriate for her, but my guess is that there will be much more that she can do than she can't.

    If you'd like more information on the attractions, click HERE on the Disney website. This page includes links to documentation about navigating the parks with disabilities.

    Another great resource is a book called "PassPorter's Open Mouse for WaltDisney World and the Disney Cruise Line." This sells for approximately $20 and is available through and many larger bookstores. Open Mouse gives incredibly detailed information for Disney guests with any sort of challenge, from anxiety to allergies and everything inbetween, including heart conditions, If you get this book before your trip, you'll be able get your plan together in advance of your arrival so you'll be completely prepared to have a great vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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