View Full Version : First timer- need info for visiting w/child in wheelchair

06-20-2007, 02:59 PM
Hi All!
We are going to Disney for the first time with our 5 year old and 8 year old, in August!! I wanted to get information from anyone who has gone to Disney with a nonamblatory child. I got the booklets from Disney, but I would loe to get first hand information and suggestions.

06-20-2007, 03:54 PM
Try the disabilty board http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=20

All your questions and concerns should be easily answered in that forum :goodvibes

06-21-2007, 05:08 PM
You can also try

Go to the Planning section and click on Special Needs.

5 at disney
06-21-2007, 07:28 PM
We were just there in May with a wheelchair. What would you like to know??

SueM in MN
06-21-2007, 08:15 PM
We've been traveling to WDW since 1987 with a child with a wheelchair.
WDW is mostly very accessible. If you see a seet of stairs, you will find a ramp nearby.
There are quite a few rides where you need to transfer out of the wheelchair into the ride car, but when our daughter was less than 10, she was pretty easy to lift into most of the rides. Even if you can't lift your child out of the wheelchair, there are many attractions that don't require a transfer.

If you check out the disABILITIES Board, you will find the disABILITIES FAQs thread near the top of the board. One of the posts in that thread has some links to past threads that might be helpful.