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  • On Jan 23, 2012
    April from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    i will be visting disney for the first time with my daughter who is disabled she will be 16 when we come she requiers multiple pieces of equipment that we have to bring .is there a hotel that is best for her and is there restictions on what is allowed in

    Hi April!  I am sure your daughter is excited about her upcoming Disney trip.  Please know that no matter what kind of disability she might have she will be met with an entire cast ready to help and assist in all ways!

    All Disney resorts have handicap rooms so you might want to consider location as your first priority.  The Yacht and Beach Club Resorts are within walking distance to EPCOT and a short boat ride to Hollywood Studios.  You can also walk to that park via a mile long paved pathway.  The Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian are all on the monorail system which can get you to the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT fairly easily. Deluxe rooms are larger and check to see what pools have zero entry.

    I strongly suggest you call the Walt Disney World Resort Special Reservations at 407-939-7807 or for TTY 407-939-7670. Explain the equipment you will need to bring or rent and what kind of sleeping arrangements will be necessary for your family. They will then direct you to your options for resorts that can handle all your requests and have openings during the time you wish to vacation.

    A great resource for those traveling with handicapped guests is the book,  "PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line". This is written by Deb Wills and Debra Martin Koma. You can read full descriptions about the different attractions and what you will need to be aware of before you go such as access or transferring from a wheel chair.

    Also when you reach a park head to Guest Services and pick up a special guide for handicapped users and a Guest Assistance Card which will indicate to cast members at the attractions that you will need assistance for loading/unloading etc.  Disney is there to help all guests no matter what their disability might be to have the best and most magical vacation possible!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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