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Walt Disney World with Disabilities Guide Book

What does the book cover about the Disney parks?

      

Want to know how to plan a safe, comfortable and fun time in the Disney World Parks while dealing with special needs, health or emotional issues, disabilities or handicaps?

 

The guidebook, Walt Disney World® With Disabilities gives you what you need to know in a fun, easy to read style.

 

What's in the book? Walt Disney World with Disabilities is divided into main sections filled with information for dealing effectively with minor to major health and emotional concerns while at Disney.  Below are the sections and what they include.

 

The Parks Overview section includes:

 

bullet Transportation
bullet Crowd Size
bullet Wheelchair & ECV (Electric Convenience Vehicles) facts & tips
bullet Oxygen Use
bullet Smoking Laws
bullet Allergies & Chemical Sensitivities at Disney
bullet Service Animals
bullet Florida Weather
bullet Restroom Issues
bullet How Long Will I Spend in Each Park?
bullet Diabetics Info
bullet Special programs & Tours
bullet Parades
bullet Hearing Impairments
bullet Visual Impairments
bullet Extra Magic Hours
bullet Park Ticket Strategies
bullet Disney vs. Outside ECV & Wheelchair Rentals
bullet Theme Park Parking
bullet Entering the Parks
bullet Wheelchair Etiquette in the parks
bullet Disney Dining - how Disney reservations work, choosing restaurants & getting your special needs met
bullet Communication with Your Party in the Parks
bullet Epilepsy Info
bullet Ride Failure Issues
bullet Dealing With Fears
bullet Dealing With Fatigue
bullet Overstimulation Issues
bullet First Aid Stations
bullet Bringing, Using & Storing medical Equipment & Medication
bullet Guest Services - How they Can Help You
bullet Guest Assistance Cards
bullet Rides & Attractions With Disabilities
bullet Queues & Entrances
bullet FASTPASS
bullet "Switching Off" on Rides
bullet Boarding Rides & Help From Cast Members while boarding
bullet Special Devices & Assists available to guests
bullet VIP Tours
bullet Warnings For Attractions
bullet Important Phone Numbers
bullet Noise Sensitivity
bullet How Many People Can Accompany Wheelchair or GAC users
bullet Single Rider Queues

For each individual park you'll see:

 

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An overview of it's unique features and atmosphere.  We even let you know what the ground is like - smooth, rough, level, hilly, etc.  

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Important locations such as First Aid, companion restrooms, service animal rest stops,  Wheelchair/ECV rental and repair locations, Braille maps, etc.

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Listings of the rides and attractions with FASTPASS (This can help you avoid lines).

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Lists of the wheelchair requirements for each ride.  You'll see which rides allow you to stay in you're wheelchair or ECV, which ones require you to transfer from an ECV to a wheelchair, and which ones require you to transfer directly to the ride car.

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Restaurants described with information on the types of meals you can get, wheelchair access, types of seating, accessibility, etc. 

For each individual ride & attraction here's some of what's included:

 

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General attraction description - This is the kind of info you'd see in non-health oriented guide books, but in a pleasant, easy to read style.

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A highly detailed description of the physical “feel” and emotional experience of each attraction designed to help you decide if an attraction is right for you.

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Tips for staying more comfortable on various attractions.

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Warnings for specific and general conditions including pain, back & neck problems, mobility issues, heart conditions, vertigo & dizziness, hearing impairment, fears, phobias and mental health issues, Temperomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), allergies & chemical sensitivities (including fragrances, pesticides & mold), high blood pressure, Joint & muscle pain, motion sickness, flashing light sensitivity, weakness, cognitive disabilities, injuries, epilepsy, oxygen use, claustrophobia, and much more! 

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Degrees of impact!  We know that everyone's different and what may bother one person with a particular condition won't bother another.  So we try to give you a sense of how severe or mild something is so you can have more information to decide for yourself.    

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Details about each attraction including length of time it takes, height requirements, wheelchair issues, information for blind and deaf guests, service animal info,  etc.

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Descriptions of issues and tips related to waiting in lines for attractions.  Each attraction has a unique queue line where guests wait to experience the attraction.  Some are indoors and some are outdoors.  Some are highly themed and some have nothing of interest.  You're likely to spend at least some time in these lines, and possibly a lot of time!  In this book you'll find details important to those with special needs, health and emotional issues and disabilities. For example we cover queues that are difficult to navigate a wheelchair through, whether a queue is in full sun or shade, queues that might stimulate claustrophobia, and much, much more. 

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Descriptions of attraction seats and ride cars.

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Any relevant info related to boarding a ride such as particular challenges with transferring from a wheelchair to a ride car, stairs, moving walkways, etc.  We include tips for easier boarding where relevant.

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A "Quick Notes" section for each attraction which is a brief at-a-glance overview of the important facts.  Use this in the park as a quick reminder tool.

Click here to see a sample of attraction reviews from the book

Click here to see the Toy Story Mania review

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

Choose from the links below to read more about the guide book:

What the book covers - Read detailed info on what's in the guide book
Rides & Attractions - Samples of ride descriptions you'll find in the book
Table of Contents - For the guide book
Parks - What's covered about each park in the book 
Resorts - See what's covered regarding the Disney World resorts
Special Needs - What's covered in the book on dealing with special needs
Reader Reviews - What people say about Walt Disney World with Disabilities

 Why buy the book?

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You need to know what rides and attractions to try, and what not to try.  Your vacation time is precious.  Make it the best by picking attractions that will work for you in advance.  Avoid those that could bother you!  Don't waste precious vacation time trying to research while you're there. Relax & enjoy! This book will help.

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It's packed with info from people who know firsthand how to have a blast at Disney, even with health conditions, emotional conditions, special needs, handicaps and disabilities. Avoid the trial and error and learn from their experiences!

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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 about them.

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Avoid ruining your vacation by going on attractions that could flare your condition.

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Get the benefit of info and tips that you won't see in any other book for dealing well with disabilities at Disney.

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This book can help you plan a safe, comfortable & fun trip!

 
 
      
 

 

 

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