At the young age of 24, my mum was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and ever since, slowly but surely, she has been losing her mobility. So, now at the age of 50, unfortunately my mum is essentially wheelchair bound and only has the ability to stand with help at a push. Obviously, without the ability to walk around at will, it makes some tasks very difficult, which we consider easy and take it for granted.
As a family we are Disney lovers and are fortunate to frequent Walt Disney World as our holiday destination, so we know a fair bit about traveling with someone with mobility issues. This is why I wanted to start the “Disabled at Disney” series on my blog.
Travelling over 4000 miles from the UK to Orlando can be daunting if you’ve never done it before and you can’t do it as easily as the general public. You also don’t want to be paying the fortune it costs for a Walt Disney World Holiday to not enjoy it or be constantly worrying whether you’re going to be able to manage.
I’m going to be posting about access to transportation (planes, trains, buses and boats), attractions (rides, shows, parades), hotel rooms and disabled access around the parks in general, along with some tips and tricks to make your life easier while you’re there.
I know that when it comes to disabilities everyone has different needs and I can only speak from our experiences; but I really hope that this helps and makes it a little easier when it comes to planning your trip to Walt Disney World and eases your mind knowing what to expect once you get there.