• On Sep 8, 2021
    Adam from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My 16 yr old daughter broke her leg last week and we will be checking in next week. What can I do for her as far as getting her around the park?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Adam. I’m so happy to hear you’ll be traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort next week, but so sorry to hear your daughter recently broke her leg! What unfortunate timing. But Hakuna Matata! Let’s chat about how your daughter can navigate pixie-dusted adventures in the theme parks. 

     Exploring the theme parks requires a lot of walking, so I definitely recommend renting a wheelchair for your daughter. Wheelchairs can be rented from each of the four theme parks and Disney Springs. If you purchase a Length of Stay (multi-day) rental, you’ll receive a bit of a discount! Another option is to rent a wheelchair from ScooterBug, Disney’s featured rental provider. ScooterBug will deliver your wheelchair right to your Disney Resort hotel! The nice thing about this option is that you’ll have the wheelchair on hand as you travel between the theme parks and your hotel. If you rent a wheelchair from a theme park, you’ll need to return it to the rental location as you exit the park. With a rental from ScooterBug, your daughter could remain in the wheelchair on your way to access Resort transportation.

     The super great news is that your daughter should be able to comfortably ride all the attractions in the theme parks! The only attraction that may be an issue is Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. One of the restraints on the ride vehicle comes up behind a Guest’s legs, and that may not work for her. There’s a test vehicle just outside the entrance of Avatar Flight of Passage, so your daughter will have the opportunity to try it out before committing to the queue. Another consideration is the you-may-get-wet attractions, like Splash Mountain. If your daughter is in a hard cast, you may want to bring along something that you can wrap her cast in to keep it dry. A poncho would certainly do!

     I hope this was helpful, Adam. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your upcoming stay. I’m wishing your family a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation and your daughter a speedy recovery!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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