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Old 05-20-2018, 03:18 PM   #1
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Visiting with a family member needing accommodations?

Hi everyone,
Does Disney have any support policies for traveling with family members with an illness? Not exactly sure how to describe/ask about this...my dad has stage 4 (really 4+) cancer. He has too many types of cancer to easily name at this point and he has refused all treatment.

He has decided he'd like to attempt a Disney trip. Not sure if this will be his last. Seems likely :-(

Basically his only visible sign of illness is that he gets tired very quickly and walks very, very slowly. I know that Disney, let alone Disney in summer, isn't likely the best place for someone to go in his situation. But it's what he wants so we are doing our best to support him.

That being said - are there any supports that we can utilize from Disney? If he wants to go on a ride, beyond a fast pass, is there a way for him to wait less?

Thank you very much for your help. Hoping for a wonderful trip for my Dad. I have many wonderful memories of basically growing up with my Dad over the years at Disney and want to make this trip extra special.
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Old 05-20-2018, 03:50 PM   #2
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I visited WDW a month after a stroke and they were very accommodating to me. I was able to get a room close to the lobby and the first aid stations were happy to check my blood pressure and give me a place to lie down when I felt overheated. I don't know if you will be able to skip any lines, but using Fastpass and taking it slowly should also help. Just tell a cast member what you need and they will do their best for you.
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:43 PM   #3
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How is your dad independence wise? Would he be able to use a scooter or does he need to be pushed in a wheelchair? Wheelchairs can be taken into pretty much every ride or attraction with only a few exceptions (like the Peoplemover - you do need to be able to walk to do this one). Scooters can be taken into quite a few attractions but there are a few now that require you to transfer to a wheelchair for the line so for at least those, he can wait relatively comforably (I know not everyone is comfortable in wheelchairs but at least he could sit while everyone else is standing).

Some of the omnimover rides (Haunted Mansion, Little Mermaid, etc) can be stopped completely to give him more time to board - just talk to the CM's at each ride and let them know.

What I would do first though is go to Guest Relations in the Town Hall and talk to them and see if there is anything else they can do for you. Disney has made it very accessible to those who need wheels (and if you dad tires easily, you may want to seriously think about that) but as I'm not in your situation, I'm not sure if they can do more but the CM's at Guest Relations will be able to help you if you tell them what your dad needs.

Good luck with your trip.
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