Grandma has Neuropathy, need GAC?

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by Nicole786, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Nicole786

    Nicole786 DIS Veteran

    Jan 29, 2007
    Hi guys

    Everyone here is always so helpful, and we are just getting together the last minute items for our trip on Wed! I'll be traveling with my mother and my grandmother, who has Neuropathy (numbness of toes) from spinal surgery she had a few years back. Because of this, we have rented an ECV because she can not be on her feet for long periods of time. I never considered a GAC (frankly because I'm afraid to ask for one for fear of being laughed at or turned away) but i'm not sure she needs one. Anyone have any opinions? Is a GAC what I need for my grandma, or will the ECV work out perfectly fine?

    Thank you,
  2. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ It could end up curdled

    Feb 11, 2011
    The GAC is to "communicate" special needs to the cast members running the rides. The ECV is an obvious communication to the cast members that your grandmother can't be on her feet very long, and/or needs to sit, and not do stairs. If there isn't anything else to communicate, there's no need for a GAC.

    WDW is very handicap-friendly, especially to the elderly.
  3. jmartinez1895

    jmartinez1895 DIS Veteran

    Nov 18, 2008
    If her needs are meet by using the EVC then she does not need to wory with trying to get a GAC. The CM's at the rides and shows will see that she is in the EVC and will be able to help. The GAC is intended for people who have a hidden issues. Be sure to stop by guest services and get a special map for guest with disabilities. It will have some very helpful information in it.

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