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Old 05-25-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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Best Resort for Knee Problems!

Hello everyone!

I am surprising my family with a "real" trip to the world in June 2013. We have been to Disney a bunch of times but my parents have never stayed onsite and therefore arent crazy about it! I know they will love it once they see the difference of a disney resort!

My question to you all: What would be the best resort to stay at for people will knee problems? My dad has a bad knee and while we can take our time and take breaks with attractions at the parks I am worried about booking a huge resort like Carribbean Beach. What do ya'll recommend?

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Old 05-25-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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Can't give you much info on other resorts but I would agree CBR is probably not the best for you in this case. I love the resort and would generally recommend it, but with someone in your party with knee problems it probably isn't your best option. It is a rather larger resort(granted they do have the internal bus shuttle) but there are also no elevators. If you do end up with CBR, request a 1st floor room .
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:40 PM   #3
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I took my visually impaired Mom to CB and it was great. We asked for and got a preferred room. It was a corner ground floor room and I think that it would be ok in your situation.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
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any resort will work out, when you book and again when you check in ask for a room on the first floor. Also good to book a 'prefered' room. We stay at POP and ask for these (pay a little extra for the prefered room) and we have always gotten a first floor (no stairs) and close to the foodcourt/shops and bus
My DH had his knee replaced last May and will have surgery next month on the other knee so with all the park walking the last thing he will be needing to do is go up the stairs after a long day.
We stayed at WL one trip and we walked further in that hotel then any we have ever stayed at.
POFQ is another resort we have been able to get first floor/close in.

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I vote for POFQ!

It's small, quaint and quiet. Not much walking to the food court or the bus stop. It's beautiful along the water.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #6
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I vote for POFQ!

It's small, quaint and quiet. Not much walking to the food court or the bus stop. It's beautiful along the water.
This place is very lovely and quaint. Very compact. You can easily get around without walking too much. Ask for bldg #2, 1st floor closer to the food court.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #7
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Every resort on the Disney property has room locations that require some walking. A moderate may actually be the best option, since there are bus stops throughout. A preferred room should put you close to the food court area. A preferred room at a value should do the same thing.

All of the pool view rooms at AKL are close to the lobby, pool, and restaurants. Pool and standard view on the giraffe trail is about as close to the buses as you can get, but the parking area is on the other side of the resort.

At any of the other deluxe resorts, you can request a room close to the lobby. Making yourself aware of where the bus stops are can be helpful for making requests as well. If you will have a car, then I've heard that self parking at the Grand Floridian is a trek away from the main building. Some of the other resorts may have similar problems.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:00 PM   #8
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Father with Knee problems staying on Disney World grounds

My wife and I have been taking our children and grandchildren to Disney World for many years now. We are both 62 years old and in 2008 we rented 2 scootors for the first time. I must say with all honesty, that was the beginning of a wonderful vacation with the kids. with these scootors we are able to keep up with the kids and never get tired like you do when walking. we have a trip planned with the kids and grandkids in October 2012, before I made the flight & hotel reservations I called Vacation Scootors in Orlando and they will deliver 2 dream scootors to the Contemporary Hotel when we get there. we have found that most of the Park benches and chairs are always taken and that is understandable, when one has his or her scootor, you always have a nice soft seat to sit and rest. most all of the things to do and see can be done on the scootor, and if one feels like walking just park the scootor. I guess you can see that we are sold on the scootors, yes we are it just makes the Disney World Vacation with the kids and grandkids so much better for us as well as the kids. Good luck, Spencer from Louisiana
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #9
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