Plan a Safe, fun & comfortable trip to Walt Disney World!

 

Find tips & info you won’t find anywhere else including:

 

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The most in-depth and full descriptions you’ll find in any book of the physical “feel” and emotional experiences of Disney World attractions to help you decide if an attraction is right for you.  You get the benefit of over 20 years of Sarah & Steve's first-hand experience going to Disney World while dealing with disabilities.  Add to that tons of information from years of extensive research, as well as input from other special needs Disney guests.  You'll have really important details and tips that you just don't see written anywhere else.     

 

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Warnings & alerts you won’t see elsewhere about things that can impact people with disabilities and special needs. One popular attraction, for example,  unexpectedly pokes you in the back.  We tell you how folks with back pain can prepare and enjoy the attraction anyway, while avoiding this jab to the back.  

 

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How to participate in attractions & rides with greater comfort even if you have disabilities, concerns and special needs.  We include many important tips that will help you enjoy Disney to the fullest while avoiding discomfort.

 

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In-depth info & alerts for fears, anxieties and emotional concerns including claustrophobia, fear of the dark and discomfort with violence.   We'll let you know if an attraction may be scary as well as the intensity of the scare, wherever it's relevant.  

 

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Support, tips and warning information important to those dealing with a variety of issues including:

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Pain

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Back & neck problems

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Mobility issues      

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Heart conditions

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Vertigo & dizziness

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Diabetes

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Dietary issues

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Hearing impairment

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Visual impairment

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Fears, phobias and mental health issues

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Temperomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

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Fibromyalgia

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Allergies & chemical sensitivities (including fragrances, pesticides & mold)

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High blood pressure

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Joint & muscle pain

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Motion sickness

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Flashing light sensitivity

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Weakness

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Cognitive disabilities

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 Injuries

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ADD/ADHD

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Bladder & stomach issues

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Oxygen use

bullet Transportation — Know your options and how to make use of Disney World transportation.  We'll help you avoid uncomfortable situations and  even long lines.  

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 Extensive info about wheelchair use at Disney World.  Learn all the ins and outs of using the Disney transportation system with a wheelchair as well as getting around the resorts and parks.   We let you know which rides allow you to participate in your wheelchair and which require a transfer to a ride car.  For many attractions we give details and tips for the transfer.  We'll help you decide whether to rent a wheelchair or scooter from the parks or an outside company.  Plus there's so much more, including tips for using a wheelchair in the rain, Disney scooter "etiquette", avoiding lines, etc.

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Support for diet issues in the parks, resorts and entertainment area restaurants, with contact numbers around Disney World for help with your specific dietary needs.

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Allergy & chemical sensitivity information including what rides have fragrances and smoke pumped in, mold alerts, smoking and Disney World pesticide information in the parks and resorts.

bullet Tips for taking and using medicines and medical equipment in the parks and resorts.
bullet Advice on how to have your specific needs met in the Disney resorts and parks. 
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Disney ResortsInfo to help you decide if you should stay at a Disney resort and how to pick a resort.   Find options available for having your room prepared to meet your needs, and valuable tips on what you can do to better your chances that your requests are followed up on by your resort. 

bullet Take advantage of the many services Disney provides to those with special needs and disabilities that many people never find out about.  We didn't know what was available to us for years.  It was a process over time of learning what's available and how to make use of it, and we'll share that with you.
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A "Quick Notes" section for each attraction will give you a quick and easy to read overview of the features that are most likely to impact a physical or emotional condition.  Take this to the park with you to use as an at-a-glance reminder support tool!

*This guide is not intended to cover all possible conditions or sensitivities.  You are urged to use your own judgment and discretion.

 

You're about to invest thousands of dollars on this vacation, right? Isn't it worth the price of a book to make sure you experience the most possible fun without the stress of worrying about what you'll encounter? Know how to get your needs met, and what to expect in advance. Avoid pitfalls and enjoy the best Disney has to offer you. Go prepared so you can have a great time! 

 

A readers review:

 

Incredible book!  We've found Disney World With Disabilities to be remarkably helpful.  In addition to having debilitating back pain, I have a number of difficult conditions.  This book makes it so much easier for me to manage and enjoy myself.  I've gone to Disney many times over the years, but I never picked up on many of the tips described in this book.  It makes things so much easier.  Thank you!

 

Norman C., Boca Raton, Fl

              

A travel writer's review:

 

Stephen Asher is a Disney guru! Walt Disney World with Disabilities includes the finest details, from hints for making room reservations to tips about which disability or phobia might be affected by each individual ride or attraction. Clearly, Asher knows the parks inside and out. This book fills a glaring gap in Disney tourism literature and will help make the parks more enjoyable for every visitor.

 

Hillary Easom, Travel Writer

 

More reviews

 

    

Why buy the book?

bullet It's written by people who have decades of experience handling and enjoying Disney World with a wide variety of disabilities. 
bullet Most people never know about all the many amazing services Disney offers disabled & special needs guests.  They can make you're trip so much easier and more fun! We'll tell you all about them.
bullet Avoid ruining your vacation by going on attractions that could flare your condition.
bullet Make the best use of your precious vacation time by picking the attractions that will work for you in advance.  Avoid extra walking, wasting time in unnecessary lines and pushing through crowds!  
bullet Don't waste precious vacation time trying to research while you're there. Relax & enjoy!
bullet Get the benefit of info and tips that you won't see in any other book or website. 
bullet This book can help you plan a safe, comfortable & fun trip!

Letter from the author to you!

 

Dear Reader,

 

You may wonder what makes this book so different.  Disney World is an awesome place.  The staff works hard to see to the comfort and safety of their guests, especially their disabled guests.  Still, for years we went to Disney World without the benefit of in-depth information from anyone who really understood firsthand the challenges we faced.  The available pamphlets and books never touched on all kinds of things we really needed to know (and eventually learned) in order to plan with confidence for a safe, comfortable and relaxing vacation.   

 

Over the years we encountered many issues and situations that caused physical pain, discomfort or stress.   Also, there was so much assistance available to us that we didn't know about.  After several years of research and experience, Disney has become smooth sailing and a joyful getaway for us, and we want to share what we’ve learned with you!  We bring you all the extensive insights, tips and information we’ve gathered that have given us the edge when we travel to Disney World.  We also include firsthand tips and insights from people with disabilities and challenges that we don't personally deal with.

 

We know how difficult it can be to go to a totally new environment, especially one as unusual as Disney World.  Our goal is to help you enjoy all the wonders and fun Disney has to offer without stressing or worrying about what you will encounter.  We also hope to help you come very prepared so that your time will be spent having a carefree vacation, as opposed to researching, seeking help, recovering after doing something you shouldn’t have or missing things you wished you had tried. 

 

Disney World, even with disabilities, can be a blast!  Enjoy the book and, most of all, enjoy your trip!

 

Stephen & Sarah Asher

  

 

P.S.  Look for updates on our website! 

 

 

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bullet The full Walt Disney World With Disabilities book available on-line to members only.
bullet New chapters and updates as we create them for upcoming versions of the book - before it's available to the book buying public.
bullet Over time we'll be adding sections on Disney beyond the parks, including  Downtown Disney, Marketplace, Boardwalk, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon and DisneyQuest. We'll also be adding more extensive details about the various Disney Resorts.
bullet Photos and videos of things that are relevant to Disney World guests with disabilities.
bullet A forum where you can chat with other Disney with disability guests as well as with the book authors. 

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