Spring Break: Planning A Trip to Disney With A Disability

With Spring here, Spring break is in full effect and Summer is around the corner. That means trips to the beach and amusement parks are always on the itinerary. Being disabled or a parent of a child with a disability we know that adventures like going to the beach or an amusement park have to be planned out even if it’s spontaneous. One of the most popular places to go is Disney, and it is ranked as one of the most accommodating amusement parks in the U.S.

 

The people at Million Mile Secrets have come up with a detailed guide to help plan your next trip to Disney. The very first thing to do is:

1. Get a Disability Access Service Pass this will keep you from waiting in the long lines and gives a return time.   

How to get your DAS Pass: Stop by guest relations main entrance,  then present your list of reasons a DAS would help, and register your pass it will be valid for 60 days.

2.  Options for Flights If you have top travel credit cards you can save a  lot on flights and hotels.

  Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to British Airways

  Get a Southwest Companion Pass

Pay with cash and erase the expense later

3.  Preparations for Disability/Medical Needs prep and precautionary measures are necessary and Disney can help with this.

  1. For Cognitive Disabilities –

  • Advanced ticket purchase 
  • Stroller/wheelchair rental
  • Rider switch
  • Break areas
  • Companion restrooms

2.   Visual –

  • Audio description devices
  • Braille guidebooks
  • Stationary braille maps

 

There’s a host of other things as well, from accommodating ADHD, Accessible bathrooms to Service Animals.    So, get out there and enjoy your Spring break and maybe even do early prep for Summer vacation.  I’m planning on taking my niece to Disney World this summer.  It’s going to be her first time going and I know she will enjoy it it’s all she ever says she wants to do.   To view the full guide head on over to Million Mile Secrets.

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