Mom And Son Safari
  • On Aug 30, 2009
    Kristine from CA 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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    Visiting WDW for fam reunion 12/2-12/8/09 at Polynesian. I plan on using my double jogger as a "wheelchair" for my 5 yo w/ DS & to carry my infant. Any way to avoid collapsing this to & from the parks? Downtown Disney? While at meals? Thx

    Hi Kristine,

    My family just spend part of our last Disney vacation at the Polynesian Resort.  It was absolutely lovely!  Many guests with special needs children feel that Disney is a very "user-friendly" destination for their families.  If your son has a disability that will require him to spend a large amount of time in a stroller, I would recommend stopping at Guest Relations at the first park you visit.  At the Magic Kingdom, Guest Relations is located inside City Hall, which is on your left as you enter the park's turnstiles.  There, explain your son's special needs, and you can receive a Guest Assistance Card, and a special sticker to affix to your stroller.  The sticker will inform cast members that you can use the stroller as a wheelchair, and access handicapped entrances and viewing areas on many attractions and at parades.   You will also be permitted to keep your son inside the stroller on queues, rather than having to take him out to wait on line.

    The Polynesian is conveniently located on the monorail line.  I had a double jogger with me this past trip, and did not need to fold my stroller to board the monorail.  Therefore, you won't need to fold the stroller to get from your resort to either the Magic Kingdom or Epcot.  When you dine throughout the parks and Downtown Disney, you can show the stroller sticker to the Cast Members at the podium, and explain that your son needs to remain inside while dining.  

    For more information on traveling to Disney with special needs visitors, click HERE.  I hope your son has a trip that is as magical as he is!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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