Disney World Guide For Guests With Disabilities

Disney world gets especially high marks from visitors with disabilities. In true Disney fashion, they pay close attention to details that will make people with special needs especially comfortable. Here are facts, guidelines, and a few tips for the disabled guest:

* Special parking is available for guests at all four theme parks and all Disney World Resort hotels. Ask for directions at the entrances.

* Valet parking is available at Downtown Disney and is free to guests with disabilities.

* Walt Disney World Monorail stations are accessible to wheelchairs.

* Access to the Magic Kingdom is available by either ferry or monorail.

* Wheelchairs are available at all theme parks. The cost is $10.00 per day ($8.00 per day for length-of-stay rentals).

* Electric Convenience Vehicles are also available for rent. The cost is $45.00, plus a $5.00 refundable deposit, per park, per day.

* Consult Disney’s Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities for details about wheelchair access to attractions, or check with the ride host or hostess. Most attractions are accessible to guests who can be lifted from chairs with assistance from a member of their party. Many can accommodate guests who must remain in their wheelchairs.

* Disney allows guide animals to ride on some attractions.

* Designated "animal break areas" are located throughout the parks, and each park has personnel available to assist you with your animal.

* All Walt Disney World hotels have accommodations for guests with disabilities, including roll-in showers and "zero-entry" pools with special wheelchairs available. Be sure to ask for Special Reservations Department.

You may pick up a copy of the Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities at the wheelchair rental locations in each theme park.

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