Below you’ll find articles to help you manage at Disney with all kinds of small to large extra challenges, special needs and disabilities – emotional, physical and even spiritual.
In general, we’ve found Disney to be extraordinary when it comes to supporting those with challenges. Our goal is to help you know how to prepare and travel as easily, comfortably and safely as you can while having a great time. But… before you read these articles, please read the disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
Articles for handling extra challenges while at Disney World (in alphabetical order)
- Managing at Disney World with Allergies – Part 1
- Dogs Allowed in Certain Disney World Hotels (Includes allergy information)
- Series for Managing with Food Allergies and Other Special Dietary Needs at Disney
- Smoking at Disney World & Allergy Prevention
- Pesticides and Fertilizer at Disney World (allergy article)
- Bees, Bugs, Lizards, Alligators & Other Wildlife at Disney World and In Orlando
Infants and Toddlers at Disney World
- Visiting Disney World with an Infant or Toddler
- Baby Care Centers in the Disney Parks
- Strollers at Disney World
- Using a Stroller as a Wheelchair at Disney World
- Buena Vista Rentals – Why We Chose Them As Our Orlando Stroller Sponsor
Celiac and Gluten Intolerance at Disney World
DAS – Disney’s Disability Access System (formerly GAC)
Diabetes & Blood Sugar at Disney World
First Aid Stations
- Medical Emergencies & 911 at Disney World
- Disney Area Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, Dialysis
- First Aid Stations in the Disney World Parks
Medication & Medical Supplies
- Series: Mobility Problems and ECV/Wheelchair use at Disney World
- Should I use a Wheelchair or ECV/Scooter on my Disney World Trip?
- Pregnancy at Disney World – Visiting While Pregnant
- Gentle & Non-Spinning Rides and Attractions at Disney World
- Bug Off: Mosquitoes, Zika and Disney World – What you should know (Pregnancy related)
Plus Size, Big and Tall
- Disney World Planning for Plus Size (Pooh Size) Guests (Part 1)
- In the Parks – Part 2 of Planning for Plus Size (Pooh Size) Guests
- Tips for People of Size at Walt Disney World
Special Dietary Needs
Sun & Heat Sensitivity
Transportation at Disney World with Mobility Challenges
- Disney World Transportation Overview (Includes info for mobility issues, ECVs and wheelchairs)
- Riding the Monorail with Wheelchairs and ECVs (Electric Convenience Vehicles/Mobility Scooters)
- Disney World Boat Transportation for those with ECVs and Wheelchairs
- Walt Disney World’s Bus System for ECVs & Wheelchairs
- Disney’s Magical Express with a wheelchair, Scooter, ECV or Other Mobility Device
Wheelchair and ECV devices
- ECVs and Wheelchairs at Disney World – Everything you need to know. – This is a series of articles on ECV and wheelchair use at Disney, listed on this page.
We’re currently in the process of putting all of the info from my book manuscript onto this site, so check back frequently for more articles.
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE READING THE ABOVE ARTICLES:
Now before we begin, please hang in there with me while I make a few disclaimers. Please note that the information, tips and suggestions in this section and throughout the website are not medical recommendations. I’m not a physician, and even where we’ve included information from medical professionals, this information may not be complete, and may not be appropriate for your condition. Although we’ve worked hard to be accurate, we don’t guarantee the accuracy of any of the information. Your condition and your trip should be discussed thoroughly with your Physician before visiting Disney. If any medical issue arises during your trip, you should consult a physician. Also please consult Walt Disney World for up to date facts and recommendations. We’ve included numerous interviews with medical professionals. We greatly appreciate and respect their input, but we’re unable to endorse any medical professional or organization named on this website. We’re also including hospitals, clinics, health organizations, businesses and websites on this website and in this section. Again, we’re not endorsing any of them. We’re including all information for your research purposes only.
Also please note that Disney is in a constant state of change. If there’s something important you need to know in order to stay safe and healthy, please contact Disney in advance of your visit to request information and support, and double check that information once you’re there. Now let’s move forward!
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