Disney World and Guests with Disabilities

Disney is not the most magical place on earth for no reason. They strive to bring pleasure and excitement for everyone. And this includes people with disabilities. Disney recognizes that there are different kinds of disabilities and they try to accommodate them to the best of their ability.

Disney has special accommodations for people with mobility disabilities as well as hearing and visual disabilities. And trained service animals are allowed into most park locations and must be leashed at all times. For guests with mobility disabilities Disney provides transportation that can accommodate wheelchairs such as buses. Disney’s monorail is one of the easiest ways for someone in a wheelchair to move from park to park with elevators and ramps at Epcot Theme park, the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the Contemporary Resort, and the Polynesian Resort.

Disney also offers wheelchair rentals but they are limited and come on a first-come, first-served basis. Thankfully, most Disney World attractions are easily accessible by wheelchair but for some rides guests will have to relocate from the wheelchair onto the ride. In this case it is best if there someone accompany the mobility disabled guest to aid in transferring from wheelchair to attraction because park attendants are not permitted to lift disabled guests.

Disney strives deeply to assist their guests in every need possible. While not all rides may be available to a person with a mobility disability there are lots of rides and attractions where a mobility disability will not pose a problem. And available to guests is The Guide for Guests with Disabilities and Park Guide maps for anyone who is or is accompanying someone with a mobility handicap.

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