Erin Foster, original member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line (2015 edition), joins Kathy to discuss her recent four-part blog series at touringplans.com: Walt Disney World Attraction Vehicles and Seating Guide. Today we take a practical look at the attractions and seating at the Magic Kingdom.
The questions that Erin originally set out to answer in her blog series were:
- I’m a single parent with two small children, will I be separated from them on rides?
- I’m a plus-sized person, can I fit into the ride vehicles without embarrassment?
- My knees are bad, will I have to step up or down to get into the ride vehicles?
- I’m in a wheelchair, do I have to transfer out of it to go on the rides?
- I have a large party, how will we be split up when visiting the attractions?
- I have balance issues, will the attraction vehicle be moving while I’m trying to board?
You can find her post here on Touring Plans.
We expand on this information to include elements of attraction vehicles and seating that have an impact on those with sensory issues and fears:
- Darkness, bright lights
- Loud Noises
- Strong Smells
- Spinning, Motion Sickness
Included in our discussion is an explanation of the Child Swap, Use of Strollers, Disney Parks policy on Cast Members assisting with transfers to ride vehicles, and the importance of following posted safety guidelines/recommendations (especially for guests who are pregnant or who have pre-existing heart, back and neck problems).
Tip of the Week:
For plus-size guests who may be concerned about ride vehicles that require the use of seat belts: some of the attractions provide seat belt extenders. Ask a cast member about availability at the entrance to an attraction if you are concerned about fitting into the traditional seat belt. You want to be both safe and comfortable!
Join us next time for Part Two of the Walt Disney World Attraction Vehicles and Seating Guide when we look at Epcot.
Thanks for listening,