Learn How to Navigate Disney with Disabilities
DISNEY WITH MOBILITY ISSUES
Walt Disney World and Disneyland are both able to accommodate guests with mobility issues, whether you use a wheelchair, ECV, scooter, etc or not. The first stop for all guests at all theme parks should be Guest Relations. Here, you can speak with a cast member to determine what your disabilities qualify to use. In most cases, you will receive a wheelchair pass to access most attractions, where you will then be able to take your wheelchair into the line queue, where possible. Disneyland, which opened in 1955, was certainly not built to accommodate wheelchairs, but they have done their best to make it possible for all people to enjoy Disneyland. Likewise, Walt Disney World has been updated as much as possible for those with ambulatory limitations and disabilities. To access the full list of accommodations for each park:
DISNEY FOR HEARING DISABILITIES
Yes, there are accommodations at Disney Park for those with hearing disabilities! These include assistive listening devices, handheld captioning, video captioning, sign language, and, for resort hotel guests, hotel room amenities. For guests that require room accommodations, contact both locations at least 14 days in advance. (407) 560-2547 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Portable captioning systems that use the Disney Handheld Device—which amplify sound through headphones or induction loop—are recommended for Guests with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Disney Handheld Devices are available for guests with hearing disabilities through Guest Relations. They require a $25.00 refundable deposit. You must return the device on the same day for a refund.
Sign Language interpretation are provided on a rotating basis, as follows:
Walt Disney World
- Disney’s Magic Kingdom: Mondays and Thursdays
- EPCOT: Fridays
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Sundays and Wednesdays
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Tuesdays and Saturdays
- Disneyland Park: Mondays and Saturdays
- Disney’s California Adventure: Sundays and Fridays
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DISNEY WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
Again, both Disneyland and Walt Disney World offer accommodations for people with vision loss, and has even been recommended by the American Federation for the Blind. All theme parks have the following services available:
-Stationary Braille Maps
-Portable Tactile Maps
In my experience, Disney Parks are fantastic with all disabilities. Set up your FREE vacation consultation today!