Walt Disney World With Disabilities

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Walt Disney World® with Disabilities is designed for people with health issues, disabilities and special needs. This book gives you the advance information you need to plan a safe, comfortable and fun trip. It's packed with amazing tips and insights from the authors' years of first-hand experience visiting Disney while dealing with disabilities and special needs. It also includes extensive input gathered from other Disney guests with a wide variety of conditions.

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Overview

Walt Disney World® with Disabilities is designed for people with health issues, disabilities and special needs. This book gives you the advance information you need to plan a safe, comfortable and fun trip. It's packed with amazing tips and insights from the authors' years of first-hand experience visiting Disney while dealing with disabilities and special needs. It also includes extensive input gathered from other Disney guests with a wide variety of conditions.

Well researched, it has the most in-depth descriptions of any book of the physical "feel" and the emotional impact of attractions. It has details you won't see elsewhere about things that can impact people with disabilities at Disney, and it's filled with tips for participating with greater comfort. Learn how to get your needs met in the parks, resorts & restaurants, details on handling medication & medical equipment, dietary needs, transportation, wheelchair use in the parks & resorts, and much more. Visit the official website for more details at WWW.DIZ-ABLED.COM.

You'll find in-depth information & alerts for various fears, anxieties and emotional challenges including claustrophobia, fear of the dark and discomfort with violence. There's warnings, tips and support information for people dealing with a variety of health issues including pain, back & neck problems, mobility issues, heart conditions, vertigo & dizziness, diabetes, dietary issues, hearing impairment, visual impairment, fears, phobias and mental health issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, TMJ, fibromyalgia, allergies & chemical sensitivities (including fragrances, pesticides & mold), high blood pressure, joint & muscle pain, motion sickness, epilepsy, weakness, oxygen use, overstimulation, hyperactivity, and much more! It's an outstanding guide that will help those with almost any physical or emotional condition.

Disney World is a wonderful and unique destination with a culture and system all its own. There's so much to know that can make or break a vacation. This book covers what those people with health challenges really need to know in advance. For example, it's important to decide which attractions are okay with your specific condition, and which ones are not. Walt Disney World® with Disabilities will help you decide if an attraction is right for you or not. By researching in advance, you can avoid impacting or flaring your condition, and wasting valuable vacation time researching and deciding. Your trip can go far more smoothly.

The book includes warnings & alerts you won't see elsewhere. For example, one popular attraction unexpectedly pokes you in the back. You'll find how people with back pain can prepare and enjoy the attraction anyway, while avoiding this jab to the back. There are many wonderful tips on how to participate in attractions with greater comfort even if you have disabilities and health concerns.

There's extensive information that will help you choose the right hotel or resort for you. It outlines what types of special room requests you can make, and what steps you can take to make it more likely that your requests will be granted and actually fulfilled once you get there.

You'll also find extensive information on diet issues within the parks and resorts, with contact numbers around Disney World for help with your specific dietary needs. For those with allergies the book contains a wide variety of subjects, including what rides have fragrances and smoke pumped in, mold alerts, etc.

If you have a physical or emotional special need, illness or disability this book will help you. Even if your condition is not covered precisely, you'll receive advice on how to have your specific needs met while visiting Disney resorts and parks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615167602
  • Publisher: Ball Media Innovations
  • Publication date: 10/10/2007
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 713,609
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2007

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    In my opinion Walt Disney World with Disabilities is the best book out there for anyone with a health condition. We own several Disney guide books including another one designed for special needs at Disney. Nothing else I've read describes the way the rides feel as well as this book does. The writers really paid attention to every sensation and experience, and they share it all in an easy to read and understand style. It's also packed with useful and practical suggestions for the parks, resorts and dining. I also highly recommend this book to parents who wish to choose appropriate rides and shows for their children. Really it's great for anyone who wants to know what a ride feels like before trying it. I've gone to Disney many times over the years with my wife and kids. One of the things that I've found most challenging is deciding which rides are suitable for my children, and for me. It can be really confusing sometimes, because the Disney warnings are all encompassing. For example, many ride warning signs say that a person with back or neck problems should not ride. Yet some of these are fine for me. This book really gives you a sense of the true intensity and experience, and I find the descriptions to be right on target. Conversely, there are rides that I thought would be fine, because there was no special warning posted by Disney, but I was shocked to find there were jolts or unexpected things that bothered my condition or scared my kids. I found that Walt Disney World with Disabilities reveals every one of these.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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