PassPorter's Walt Disney World News Bulletin
Disney to Introduce New System for Guests with Disabilities
This news bulletin updates page 36 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World 2014.
MalificentMom on September 27, 2013 @ 12:24 am
I have never been to WDW before, but I have been to DL a few times...this will be my first time using an ECV anywhere as I am recovering from foot reconstruction surgery. I am nervous enough about how being disabled will affect my trip, the heat (I'm from Washington State) and how I will do being dependent on an ECV and NOW I find out I'm going to be there in October the day they introduce some new system? Oh man. I hope it works and my 10 and 11 yr old girls (and my husband) will still have a magical experience and I won't slow them down too much!
Pooh's Pals on September 27, 2013 @ 3:07 am
We are regular visitors to Disney and with an autistic son and hubby a wheelchair user. We get 2 GACs as they don't always go on the same attractions. We are due to arrive in WDW on 10/7 so will have a couple of days on old system before having to change. Trying not to be too judgemental about this new system and will feed back on our return
Cynthia1960 on September 27, 2013 @ 9:35 pm
I am interested in how this new system will work. From what I have been reading and hearing, it sounds like the disabled person must go to the ride, get the pass (similar to a fast pass) and then go back to that ride later. Having just returned from Disney World, myself and my daughter being disabled...it was difficult for us to get to a ride the FIRST time, let alone having to walk/wheelchair back for a SECOND time, the time we would actually get on the ride, according to the new rules. Any thoughts?
DopeyGirl on September 27, 2013 @ 9:55 pm
View all 5 comments in forum thread
qnfltcapt on October 4, 2013 @ 11:07 am
I've seen this type of plan implemented at other theme parks and it doesn't work. We have a child with severe adhd and mild autism and sometimes even the fastpass line is a long frustrating wait for him. This. New system will basically act like a fast pass making you wander around untill your time is up.Disney really needs to re think this before implementation. It's going to affect the quality of experience at the parks for many families.
So what do you think? Click here to share your comments, feedback, and experiences on this article and topic!
(Note: You must be a member of our PassPorter Message Board Community to leave comments. Join today for free!)
PassPorter ~ 1998-2013 ~ 15 Years of Making Dreams Come True!|
Publishers of bestselling travel guidebooks and proud recipients of 13 national book awards
Please feel free to link to this page so that other vacationers can find it.