• On Jun 21, 2009
    Genevieve from QC 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.

    Hi, we are going to WDW from July 16th to the 23th. I saw that earphones with french explanations are available for some rides. Are there fees to use them? Thanks!

    Bonjour Genevieve!

    There are "Ears to the World" listening devices available to guests that will translate the narration of some Walt Disney World attractions into French, Spanish, Japanese, German, or Portuguese. You can borrow these devices free of charge from the Guest Services office at each of the theme parks. (At the Magic Kingdom, Guest Service is in City Hall, just to the left as you pass the train station near the entrance.) While use of the Ears to the World is free, you must leave a $100 deposit to take them. This deposit will be returned to you when the Ears are returned.

    There are also park maps available in each of the languages listed above. You can find these located with the English maps near the front entrance to each of the parks. Additionally there are many cast members in the parks that speak French, just look for a small French flag affixed to their name tags.

    Foreign language park assistance can be obtained via telephone by calling 407-824-7900. All WDW ticket sales locations have printed information in multiple languages, including French. Also, the Keys to the Kingdom and Family Magic tours can be conducted in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Italian. For more information on that you can call 407-WDW-TOUR.

    There is a French language version of the Disney website that can be found HERE.

    And finally, the France pavilion at Epcot is a great resource for any French speaking guest. All the cast members there will speak French and be able to offer advice in their native language.

    Appr├ęciez votre visite au Walt Disney World.
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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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