• On Oct 2, 2017
    Kacy from UT 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.

    We will be visiting Disneyland with our small 5 year old who has severe physical disabilities. She requires a wheelchair or we have to carry her. Can she sit between us or on our laps on rides with no height requirement? Like Peter Pan, Pooh, Ariel?

    Greetings, Kacy! Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel and asking your question!

    I am so glad that you will soon be enjoying the Disneyland Resort and I am happy to tell you that many attractions will accommodate your daughter's needs. When traveling with my young daughter and husband, we found that many ride vehicles would fit all three of us comfortably. Peter Pan's Flight, The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure, "it's a small world," Jungle Cruise, Flik's Flyers, Golden Zephyr, Haunted Mansion, Mad Tea Party, and Storybook Land Canal Boats should accommodate three or more in a row or vehicle. Some attractions like The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo the Flying Elephant might be a bit too snug for three people.

    I suggest watching attraction ride-through videos online to get a feeling of the different types of ride vehicles available. Furthermore, take a look at the Services for Guests with Mobility Disabilities page to see which attractions will require your daughter to transfer out of her wheelchair and which ones she can enjoy while remaining in her wheelchair. There are also guides for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park that describe the wheelchair entrances for certain attractions and provide other useful information to make your park-going experience smooth and easy.

    I hope this helps. Have a magnificent time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Linda M.
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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