Interested in visiting Walt Disney World (WDW) but don’t know where to start? I’m here guide you in the right direction!
You may have noticed that my website focuses solely on Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. There’s a good reason for that — I’ve never been to Walt Disney World!
That hasn’t stopped people from contacting me and requesting help with planning their dream Walt Disney World vacation.
So, after much thought, I decided to put together an all-inclusive article directing people where to find specific information for traveling to WDW with special health needs.
Everything you’ll find in this post I also use for myself in hopes that I’ll get to fulfill my bucket list dream of visiting Walt Disney World someday with my family.
WDW phased reopening date: July 11, 2020!
Overview of Theme Parks
The Walt Disney World® Resort is composed of four theme parks, two water parks, a giant shopping, dining and entertainment district, nearly 30 hotels, and more magic than one heart can hold.
(1.) Out of all the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, the Magic Kingdom is probably the most iconic. With Cinderella’s Castle being the focal point when people first step onto Main Street, USA, it’s exactly what people imagine when they hear the words, Disney World.
(2.) Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is the largest animal-themed park in the world. They have over 1,700 animals from 250 species! Here you’ll find six intermixed areas for the animals including many incredible attractions.
(3.) A visit to Epcot can only be described as visiting another world. The most recognizable landmark in Epcot is known as Mission: SPACE inside Future World.
The World Showcase has 11 pavilions each highlighting a different country’s customs, culture, and food. You can literally eat and drink your way around the world — all in one convenient area!
(4.) Disney’s Hollywood Studio has some of the most intense rides at The Walt Disney World Resort. There is no shortage of fun to be had here as you explore its seven, action-packed themed lands.
Walt Disney World’s version of Downtown Disney is known as Disney Springs. There you can find fine dining, unique shops, and entertainment unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Where to Build your Vacation Package
When you’re ready to book your WDW vacation, there are two places I recommend the most.
First, the official Walt Disney World website.
Many people prefer the secure option of booking directly through the WDW website. There, you have basic options like selecting your date of travel, hotel choice, number of tickets, and manage reservations.
Booking through the WDW official website is a great option if you’re not interested in getting any discounts or plan on using services like a layaway plan.
Second option, book through Get Away Today.
2021 WDW Vacation Packages are now available!
Click here for your FREE Walt Disney World vacation quote.
When you book 2-nights or more with theme park tickets, your WDW Vacation package includes the following:
- 60-day access to dining reservations
- Complimentary transportation to and from Orlando International Airport aboard Disney’s Magical Express bus system
- Complimentary transportation to Disney’s theme parks and water parks via the Walt Disney World Resort bus system, Monorail, boats and Skyliner
- Option to add Memory Maker
Also, when you book a minimum of 2 nights/2 tickets, you can use code DLDREAMS10 to save an additional $10.00.
If that’s not enough, when you book your 2021 Walt Disney World vacation package with Get Away Today, you’ll also receive their complimentary concierge service. This service includes the following:
- Detailed Planning Assistance – this may include assistance with Park reservations, dining reservations when available, and potentially FastPass+ reservations if available
- Complimentary Price Monitoring – if Disney releases a new special or discount that can be applied to your reservation after you book, they will apply it to your invoice automatically!
NOTE: Walt Disney World Resort vacations can be held for just $200 down with final payment due 30 days prior to travel when using Get Away Today’s layaway plan.
You can make any changes necessary before final payment is due with no penalties, so it’s no risk to start planning!
For a free personalized quote for your vacation, click the button above or call 855-GET-AWAY for the fastest personalized assistance.
Where to Find Walt Disney World Info
Trying to find information on traveling to WDW with a disability or chronic illness can be daunting. Over the years, I’ve compiled a list of helpful websites to guide anyone with special needs when planning their dream WDW vacation.
I refer to each of these websites myself and highly recommend them.
DizAbled.com is an all-inclusive website I refer to the most for almost everything concerning traveling to WDW with health challenges. They provide support and tips for just about every chronic health issue imaginable.
Their motto is “Walt Disney World Made Easy for Everyone” and they live up to it. They even have a WDW Guide Book that I highly recommend.
Rolling with the Magic is another wonderful source, especially for wheelchair users. They provide tips on accessible attractions, hotel rooms, and experiences with transferring on-and-off rides.
Autism at the Parks provides information about vacationing at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld for families that may have a family member with autism or other developmental disability.
This family owned website is loaded with great information for those needing travel assistance with autism. They have personal experience traveling to WDW and many other local parks with an autistic son who is also non-verbal.
For now, these are my top three websites to go to for all your Walt Disney World accessibility and travel needs. I recommend bookmarking this post for future updates and add-ons.
WDW Social Media Accounts to Follow
My sweet friend Aria (known as Disney Princess on Wheels) on Instagram knows more about traveling to WDW with a disability than anyone I know. She visits WDW sometimes several times a week!
On her page, you’ll find tons of information about wheelchair accessible rides, transportation, dining tips, and how to best navigate the parks.
Curb Free with Cory Lee is one of my favorite Facebook accessibility travel accounts to follow. He is known for traveling all over the world, sharing his experiences with finding wheelchair accessible accommodations wherever he goes.
Cory has frequented Walt Disney World on many occasions and has great advice for newcomers hoping to experience the trip of a lifetime.
This post will be updated as I continue to research and find more valuable information, so be sure to check back periodically.
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