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Disney World really is as magical as they say—whether your idea of magic is flying through space on a roller coaster or eating your way through 11 countries in one day. With four theme parks, two water parks, and countless resorts and restaurants, visitors of every age (little ones, parents, children at heart) can max out on good times. Take a nighttime safari at Animal Kingdom, splurge on the chef’s tasting menu at Victoria & Albert’s, or catch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from a boat on the Seven Seas Lagoon. And the fun doesn’t have to stop when the day ends. There’s resorts and hotels for every price point, from the luxe Four Seasons Orlando to countless budget-friendly picks too.

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10 wheelchair accessible things to do at Disney

I'm a wheelchair traveller, and Walt Disney World is probably my favourite place on the planet (I come once a year!). I can ride tons of rides, see spectacular shows, shop for those perfect souvenirs, and enjoy all the sights and sounds of everything Disney while remaining in my chair. Here’s a list of 10 to-dos. 
Cory Lee, Chattanooga, TN
  • Happily Ever After Fireworks
    When visiting Magic Kingdom, you absolutely must stay for the Happily Ever After Fireworks show. There’s no extra charge for this once you’re in the park and it is a spectacular display of lights, lasers, music, special effects, and of course, fireworks. Disney cast members help usher wheelchair using guests to special viewing areas around the castle that are roped off and only allowed entrance by guests using a wheelchair and their family/friends.
  • Epcot World Showcase
    Epcot’s World Showcase is one of my favourite accessible things to do at Disney. The area is smoothly paved and easily rollable from a wheelchair. It circles around a beautiful lake and as you roll through thearea, you can discover foods from 11 different countries, buy authentic souvenirs, and join themed festivals and live entertainment.
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    Animal Kingdom is paved and smooth and is home to the incredible Kilimanjaro Safari. The ride is totally accessible and you get to stay in your wheelchair for the journey. You roll up a slight ramp, so that you’re level with the safari truck and then park right behind the driver. The truck is open-air so seeing all the animals is super easy (there are also tie-down securement straps for wheelchairs, since the terrain gets bumpy.)
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf
    Winter Summerland Miniature Golf is like no other course you’ve ever seen (I mean, Santa built it). There are two 18-hole adventures, and you can remain in your wheelchair throughout the trip. The Summer Course includes a sand buried Santa, peppermint-striped inner tubes, and a melting snowman. At the Winter Course, you get squirted with water by a snowman.
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
    The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a frontier-style show with singing, dancing, laughs, and a wonderful all-you-care-to-enjoy meal. Category 1 and Category 2 seating is wheelchair accessible, but I highly recommend booking in advance.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    This park is well paved, easy to roll around in a wheelchair, and the staff are super friendly. Fantasmic is a blast. Cast members will direct you to wheelchair accessible seating for a perfect viewing spot, so that you don’t miss a minute. You can also stay in your chair at the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration; and Toy Story Mania.
  • Walt Disney World Resort Monorail
    The monorail system is a convenient way to hop from park to park and is wheelchair accessible from the following locations: the Transportation and Ticket Centre, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Once inside, be sure to lock your brakes on your chair. If you use a manual wheelchair, you may find that some of the loading areas are a bit steep, but certainly manageable. Cast members will be there to help.
  • Magic Kingdom Park
    Home to the magical Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom is the hub of all things Disney. There are lots of amazing rides that wheelchair users can remain in their chairs and ride, and they include: It’s a Small World, Jungle Cruise, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, The Railroad, and the Carousel. The park is also well paved and easy to maneuver.
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
    The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex host more than 60 sports—we’re talking 11 baseball diamonds—and thousands of events all year longThe area is well paved for wheelchair users and there’s plenty of wheelchair seating at the stadiums, so you don’t have to miss a minute of the action.
  • Disney Springs
    A bonus: Disney Springs doesn’t require a ticket or admission fee. It has accessible parking and lifts on every level. One of my favourite must do’s is the World of Disney store; if there’s a Disney souvenir that you’re looking for, you’ll likely find it here. Splitsville Luxury Lanes has a fun accessible bowling alley with great food and drinks, and I recommend you check out the show “Drawn to Life.” The theatre includes an lift and has great accessible seats right in the centre, so viewing in a wheelchair is super enjoyable.

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