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Any tips for families with multiple disabled travelers?

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by SixUnderSix, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. dsneprincess

    dsneprincess DIS Veteran

    Feb 3, 2009
    The Frogg Togg chill pads are also great at helping keep cool in the Florida heat and humidity! Sorry I can't help on any of your other questions, you are doing God's work. Wishing you a happy, safe trip!
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  3. DVCJones

    DVCJones DIS Veteran

    Sep 17, 2006
    I would recommend getting a DAS card. I would explain to the CM about your child's heat intolerance. Don't even mention about their wheelchairs or you will get denied a card. They will explain that ALL lines are wheelchair accessible and send you on your way.

    I had a really rude CM refuse me a DAS because SHE was confused about my DD disability. I went in and explained that my DD has nerve damage on the left side of her body and that it causes her to fatigue.... And that us when I got rudely cut off and was told to get her a wheelchair and that all lines were accessible. Had she let me finish, I would have continued to explain that she is unable to sweat on 1/2 her body and has a hard time regulating her body temp as result. I honestly was so taken aback by the rude nature of this CM that I just left and went to another park and got one there. I was able to explain my DDs need to wait in a cool place while we waited for our return time. That CM was more than accommodating and pleasant.

    So, my advice is to NOT mention your mobility issue and only explain about the heat intolerance.

    Good luck!!!
  4. Luvchefmic

    Luvchefmic DIS Veteran

    Jun 1, 2006
  5. M5ward

    M5ward When You Wish Upon A Star...

    Feb 16, 2009
    Ditto...God Bless you and your family! I hope you have an amazing time!
  6. 3disneykidz

    3disneykidz Earning My Ears

    Aug 16, 2010
    Bless you and your husband. We to are a large family with special needs children. We have dd1 8 years, dd2 7 years ds 6 years and dd3 3 years old. All have fetal alcohol.

    Take your time and may plan which park and what you are going to see and do. having a plan helps sometimes at WDW.

    Pack lots of water for the family.

    I would go to guest relations as soon as you go to your first park and get a DAS card and explain your situation with the children and what other accomidations you can get for the kids and the DAS card. Do your kids like to loop rides? if so they can help you with ways to accommodate that.

    can you book fast passes to help as well.

    bring sensory fidget toys as well. we find this to be a huge help when we go.

    bring or buy an umbrealla for little one who doesn't do well in the heat. Our oldest and youngest don't do well in the heat we take loads of breaks.

    feel free to pm me. I am in Ontario Canada
  7. harleykarolynmom

    harleykarolynmom Earning My Ears

    Feb 12, 2011
    You do Yuri Mr be able to bring the condenser for your trach collar with you all medical equipment is permitted on plane and free(doesn't count as carry on) except o2 tanks y2k yo your hone medical supply company they might hAve a orlando branch or might be able to loan you a portable o2 concentrator that is approved for flight I have been to disney 3 times with my attached daughter and with planning and organization was a great time if you want morn info my email is harleykarolynmom@aol.com
  8. Goddesstree

    Goddesstree Mouseketeer

    Jun 24, 2013
    I thought WDW's standard reply for mobility issues was to inform the guest that wheelchairs and ECVs were available to rent? Did they not let your ECVs in the queues?
  9. JennyDrake

    JennyDrake Darkwing Duck's Biggest Fan

    Aug 8, 2000
    First of all GOD BLESS you and your family!!!

    Second, I have gone 3x as a traveling companion to a senior w/ mobility issues and dementia along with incontinence and some issues tolerating heat. There were tow of us able bodied adults (though I was definitely more fit than her son) and it was all we could do to manage. I would HIGHLY recommend that Grandma come along and another person if you can mange. If you'd like to PM me, I can give you the number for a local, teen that is VERY responsible and experienced with young ones. Even if she only helped for 8-10 hours each day, I think it could really benefit you.

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