Pluto Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On May 9, 2022
    Kristen from AR Asked

    My 16 year old daughter is going to be in a leg cast below the knee during our trip in June. She will have a knee scooter to help her get around. Her main concern is being able to ride the rides; such as Rise of the Resistance, etc?

    Bright suns, Kristen! 

    Thank you for sending us this magical question, and welcome to planDisney, the most magical place on the internet! Can you believe that your magical vacation is coming so soon? I know it seems far away now, but I promise you the last month before a Disney vacation always goes by quickly. Plus, there is no better way to spend that last month than reading up on all the magic you're about to experience!

    I am sorry to hear about your daughter's injury, and I hope this can bring her some magic and relief. One of my favourite things about the Disney parks is that there truly are accommodations that allow everyone to have a magical vacation. To answer your question, I am happy to confirm that you should still be able to go on most of the rides you plan to visit. Indeed, I'm happy to report that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance allows for wheelchair and ECV transfers, which means your daughter will be able to use her scooter while in line. Furthermore, the ride vehicle is above the ground, so it should not be too difficult for your daughter to get into it, especially if she can bend her knee. Other attractions that allow transfers include the brand new Guardians of the Galaxy - Cosmic Rewind opening on May 27th, 2022, Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run and even Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. You can find the complete list of accessible rides and their categories online.

    Now, Kristen, I thought I would share some additional experiences that you and your daughter can enjoy without waiting in line and transferring into a ride vehicle! You will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort during one of my favourite times of the year: the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. I don't know about you and your daughter, but my mom and I absolutely love food and trying new things. Something we loved doing together on our last visit was going from booth to booth to try different food and drink options. If you have not tried it yet, the Violet Lemonade is an absolute must-try for those with a sweet tooth, and it is the perfect refreshment on a hot Florida day! Another of my mom and I's favourites from the festival was the Corn on the Cob from Flavor Full Kitchen. As big garlic lovers, it is one of our favourite food options, and we must get it every year. You can find the seasonal menus online and pick which options you would like to try together!

    I hope this was helpful, Kristen, and that you and your daughter will have the best day ever on your upcoming Disney vacation. If you have any other questions in the time leading up to your trip, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are always happy to help fellow Resistance members!

    Have a magical day, 

    Ariane
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Meet the Panelist: Ariane, Quebec

Hello humans! My name is Ariane and I am a French-speaking Walt Disney World Resort lover from Montreal, Canada! Since the cold does bother me (sorry Elsa!), the Walt Disney World Resort has become my second home. If you need any help planning the most magical vacation from Canada or finding the most Instagrammable spots and treats, I'm your gal! I cannot wait to help you chase the wind and touch the sky on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Ariane

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