• On Apr 8, 2016
    Valerie from OH 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 wife is recovering from a broken hip and will be using an ecv. Are wheelchairs available at attractions if she needs to transfer? She can walk with a cane but not far or up and down steps. What about the moving walkways?

    Hello again, Valerie!

    I am so sorry to hear that your wife suffered a broken hip. A magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort is sure to help brighten her day and aid in her recovery! 

    Walt Disney World Resort offers Guests with Mobility Disabilities an attraction access resource to assist in their planning. There are attractions, such as Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, that require Guests to use an available wheelchair because the queues are too narrow to accommodate ECVs. Cast Members at those attractions can assist in getting your wife one of the provided wheelchairs for use at that location. A few of the attractions with moving walkways require Guests to be ambulatory since some walkways cannot be stopped. Peter Pan's Flight and Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover are two Magic Kingdom attractions where walkways leading to attraction vehicles do not slow down or stop. My son struggles to walk on moving walkways, so if the attraction permits, we request walkways be altered and avoid those where that is not possible. 

    Thank you for submitting your question to us. I'm sending tons of virtual pixie dust that you have a safe and magical time during your vacation. Please let us know if you have other questions. We are hEAR to help!

    Happy Planning!

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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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