Hello friends! Since I shared my experience with my sister on our last trip, I thought I would go a little more in depth with accessibility at Walt Disney World. If I didn’t know as much about Disney as I do, I wish I could find a resource that gives me ALL of the information, so over the next few months that’s what I’m going to try and create. I want to lay out what is accessible at each park, and eventually create a landing page with links to each post. So welcome to the continuation of the Disney & Disabilities series on A Disney Obsession! I’ve also created an Accessibility blog post category, which can make these posts easier to find.
Today I’m going to start with accessibility at Magic Kingdom! I’ll lay out which rides guests can remain in their wheelchair, and which ones they are required to transfer. Also if you know someone who rents a scooter, I’m pointing out which attractions they are required to transfer to a wheelchair before riding. This post may be short, but I’m getting right to the point today! 🙂 Without further ado, let’s get started!
Guests May Remain in Wheelchair
Country Bear Jamboree
Liberty Square Riverboat
Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
The Hall of Presidents
It’s a Small World
The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh*
Under the Sea: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure*
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin*
Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin*
Prince Charming Regal Carousel
A Pirates Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Enchanted Tales with Belle*
Walt Disney World Railroad* (all stations)
*guests in ECV (Electric Convenience Vehicle or scooter) must transfer to a wheelchair
Guests Are Required to Transfer
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Mad Tea Party
Pirates of the Caribbean**
Main Street Vehicles
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Peter Pan’s Flight**
*** guests must transfer to wheelchair, then to ride vehicle
**due to the nature of the ride, cast members are required to ask you that in case of emergency, the person in the wheelchair can be lifted or would be able to climb down a ladder.
Guests Must be Ambulatory
Swiss Family Treehouse
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Tom Sawyer Island
All parades have accessible seating, so just show up early and you will be let into that area. For character meets and greets, guests can of course remain in their wheelchair or scooter. And lastly, for stage shows and fireworks, guests can remain in their wheelchair or scooter.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and enjoy learning more about the relationship between those with disabilities & Disney! If you know someone who might benefit from this post series, please help to spread the word! I appreciate it 🙂
Disney & Disabilities post Series
Disney & Disabilities: a GREAT relationship
Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Magic Kingdom (you’re here!)
Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Epcot
Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Animal Kingdom
Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Hollywood Studios
Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Disneyland
Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Disney California Adventure
If there’s something you’d like to see added to this list, please let me know and I’ll add it in!
Thank you so much for reading!