Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Nov 24, 2015
    Cynthia from TN 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.

    My wheelchair confined veteran husband coming WDW for 1st time. I would like to let him swim with dolphins at EPCOT. Does the event require the guest to walk from their wheelchair to the water? Is there lift to take him from his chair to the water?

    Hello, Cynthia!

    First, I would like to thank your husband for serving our country. I am happy to help you with planning a magical first visit for your him.  

    Disney's Dolphin in Depth is a three-hour experience that provides a detailed look into the research and training of these amazing creatures. This tour includes backstage access to sessions and a waist-deep water interaction with the dolphins. Guests will be able to touch and interact with the dolphins; however, they are not permitted to swim freely with the creatures. To participate in the interactive part of the experience, your husband must transfer to a provided water-accessible wheelchair. Be sure when you book this experience to let the Cast Member know your husband will need this accommodation so that arrangements can be made before his tour. 

    I hope this helps to answer your question, and your husband enjoys the dolphin encounter. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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