Disney World Magic Kingdom - Guests with Extra Challenges

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If you are traveling with persons having special needs, visit Disney's web page for Guests with Disabilities. Disney also has a guidebook available at any of the Guest Relations at the parks or resorts.

You will find the restaurants accommodating if you have dietary restrictions. As we have a child with extreme peanut allergy, we must always check; the counter service restaurants are knowledgeable on this type of dietary problem, and at the table service restaurants the chef will come out to explain the choices available. If you have unusual dietary restrictions, you may want to contact the restaurant in advance.

One of our readers pointed out: We found out the hard way that there is a difference between a handicapped motel/hotel room and a wheelchair accessible motel/hotel room. A handicapped room may not be wheelchair accessible. Also when going to the parks (Disney and Universal) have somebody that can lift the handicapped person in and out of some of the rides. Disney cast members are not allowed to assist handicapped persons into or out of a ride that is not wheelchair accessible."

There is an excellent book that would be of further help: "PassPorter's Open Mouse" at Amazon.com. This book covers common and uncommon problems with challenges ranging from autism and ADHD to spectrum disorders and vision problems; dietary restrictions; size; physical, mental and emotional disabilities; medical treatments; and religion.

Pets
Four-legged friends are welcome at Disney World. Each of the four major Disney parks has an air-conditioned kennel. You have the options of having your pet there on a daily basis or overnight.

They prefer that you bring your own dog food so as to not cause a sudden dietary problem. However, food will be supplied if you were to forget. You must also bring shot records for your dog in order to use the kennels. Each animal has a separate area and they are a decent size.

During the day, you are required to come and walk the dog three times at all the parks except Epcot. Epcot offers a dog walking service for an additional fee. You can call the Disney World kennels directly at (407) 824-6568.

In addition to the kennels at the four parks, there is also a kennel at the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. This is the only Disney resort property that will allow you to have your dog with you at night.

Note: Disney has contracted kennel care to Best Friends Pet Care who will be upgrading facilities and care options in the near future.
Beth Haworth http://www.dw-secrets.com

 

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