Plan a safe, fun & comfortable trip to Walt Disney World
with this guide book!
information on what the guide book covers:
"This book is truly a marvel and an
absolute must for anyone planning or thinking about
planning a trip to WDW with any type of disability. I would
also recommend this book to those guests with small kids who
would like to warn their children of potentially
disconcerting or frightening aspects of rides. I would
recommend this book to anyone going for the first time and
who would like specific details on rides and dining options.
In fact, I would recommend this book to anyone. period."
(Mike is an attorney and a
contributing writer to MouseExtra.com)
A Travel Writer's review:
"Stephen Ashley is a
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, Ashley 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
(Ms. Easom is a freelance writer featured in
publications including Glamour Magazine, Caesars Player
Magazine, Go World Travel, Cruise Magazine, InsideOut
"Walt Disney World With
Disabilities, by Stephen Ashley, is a marvelous enabler to adventure for
those normally reticent to step out of the "safety zone" of the limits
and boredom that often accompany physical disabilities. Side-line
spectating or only listening to stories about the fun experiences of
others can give way to personal experience and enjoyment facilitated by
the well-researched tips, advice, descriptions, warnings and
encouragements that this user-friendly book offers. The attention to
detail relieves the fear-factor of the unknown that the disabled
normally have to deal with.
The easy to use format describing just about every ride, attraction,
restaurant, and venue found in the whole of Disney World, places
empowering knowledge at the finger tips of every disabled
and special needs visitor. If
you are fortunate enough to obtain a copy, you may find it to be a
"master-key" to a world of safe Disney fun. Since my own mother is
confined to a wheel-chair, I offer my personal thanks to Stephen Ashley
for this amazing reference."
Dr. Richard Risi, Florida
"This book should be called
Walt Disney World for Everyone! I think everybody should read
this book who wants to go to Disney World. I started reading it as an
Occupational Therapist, but I found myself to be really riveted by the
wealth of information that applied to me personally and to my family. As
a mother of 6 kids, I really believe that these are the things a mother
really wants and needs to know.
This book is so thorough. Its
an A-Z guide that has things you wouldn’t think to even ask about that
were so helpful, and it will help parents make important decisions. For
example, you don’t want to spend time in lines for attractions that
won’t be good for you or your kids. The descriptions were so good
that they really helped me know what would and wouldn’t be worth our
time. And those lines can be tough to wait in with impatient and tired
kids! The book helps you plan your day so you get the most out of
your time, and it will save me hours of waiting in lines for rides that
would have turned out badly. There’s so much useful information like
this that will help our family be so much more comfortable.
I think it will also be fantastic
for people with health problems. My husband can’t do a lot of
walking and there were services for him that I had no idea about.
The authors really put themselves
into this book – it’s not just a manual, but it’s so much more
interesting and informative to read than anything else I’ve seen.
It’s very easy reading because it’s got a personal touch to it. I
couldn’t put it down.
"In my opinion Walt Disney World
with Disabilities is the best book out there for anyone with a health
condition. We own several Disney guide books including another one
designed for special needs at Disney. Nothing else I've read describes
the way the rides feel as well as this book does. The writers really
paid attention to every sensation and experience, and they share it all
in an easy to read and understand style. It's also packed with useful
and practical suggestions for the parks, resorts and dining.
I also highly recommend this book to parents who wish to choose
appropriate rides and shows for their children. Really it's great for
anyone who wants to know what a ride feels like before trying it.
I've gone to Disney many times over the years with my wife and kids. One
of the things that I've found most challenging is deciding which rides
are suitable for my children, and for me. It can be really confusing
sometimes, because the Disney warnings are all encompassing. For
example, many ride warning signs say that a person with back or neck
problems should not ride. Yet some of these are fine for me. This book
really gives you a sense of the true intensity and experience, and I
find the descriptions to be right on target.
Conversely, there are rides that I thought would be fine, because there
was no special warning posted by Disney, but I was shocked to find there
were jolts or unexpected things that bothered my condition or scared my
kids. I found that Walt Disney World with Disabilities reveals every one
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"It was easily the most
comprehensive guide for going to Disney with a bad back.
It helps you know how to handle each ride. In past visits
to Disney I never knew if I could handle a ride and it was
really hard to make a decision about trying it or not. Reading
this book has answered my questions more precisely than even
asking Disney attendants or reading signs, and it’s helped me to
know what I can and can’t do."