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  • On Oct 10, 2013
    Jennifer from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My 16 year old broke his ankle and will have cast and crutches for our trip in November. We plan on renting a wheelchair but I have been told that there are rides he will be restricted from riding. Is this true or is it at the discretion of each guest?

    Hi Jennifer,

    I am sorry your son broke his ankle and you are smart to rent a wheelchair to get around the parks.

    At the entrance to each attraction, there is a list of restrictions. Some such as the ability to transfer to the ride is a common restriction and it seems like your son would be able to transfer. Others like height might not impact your son.

    I would ask your son's doctor his recommendation on what restrictions apply on this trip. Rock n Roller Coaster with Aerosmith, Tower of Terror and Kali River Rapids all could present a challenge for him. 

    In addition, I would reach out to the team at Guests with Disabilities as their job is to answer these types of questions.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
    Beth
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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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