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  • On Jun 23, 2022
    Amy from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will my 16-year-old son be able to ride water slides at Typhoon Lagoon having a (waterproof) cast on his forearm?

    Hi Amy!

    I am so sorry to hear about your son's injury! I hope that he is feeling better and on the mend. Wearing a cast is not fun, especially when you are trying to enjoy swimming, sliding, and other water park activities!

    The most important aspect of understanding if your son can ride the water slides at Typhoon Lagoon would be the advice of his doctor. Given that he is wearing a cast on his forearm, I would hate for him to get injured further on the slides or attractions. Some of the larger slides may need to be skipped due to the motion. Of course, the doctor knows best, so I can't answer that aspect of the question.

    If the doctor feels that it's safe, the next thing I would recommend is purchasing a plastic sleeve that will cover the cast. Even if the cast is waterproof, water could get inside the cotton lining, which would be uncomfortable. There is not an official rule posted on the Walt Disney World website that restricts riding a water slide while wearing a cast. I also have not seen anyone wearing a cast get turned away from a water slide.

    When you visit Typhoon Lagoon, make sure to enjoy some of the special treats, such as a root beer float from Happy Landings Ice Cream

    I hope you have a magical vacation! All of us here at planDisney wish your son a swift recovery!


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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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