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Disney Cruise Line - Guests with Disabilities

Information for Guests planning a Disney Cruise Line vacation with disabilities. All Disney ships and Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, provide guests with disabilities accessible staterooms and suites, as well as services, facilities and amenities, including auxiliary aids.  Most guest areas on the ship are fully handicapped accessible.  This includes theaters, restaurants, and shops.  Guests may need to transfer from a wheelchair in some areas, such as pools.  For more information, please call (407) 566-3500 [voice] or (407) 566-7455 [TTY].  Check out the disABILITIES forum on the DISboards for other guests' experiences.

Special Seating
Scheduled onboard activities have special seating areas for guests in wheelchairs.  It can be limited thought, so for assistance, speak with a cast member outside the theater entrance at least 10 minutes before show time. 

Wheelchair accessible staterooms

Provisions on Disney's Castaway Cay

Hearing Disabilities

Bringing medication onboard

It is recommended that your medication be in the original containers.  The main problems would be coming back through customs when getting off the ship.  It is a good idea to bring medication for the right number of days onboard and not much extra, just in case there are issues when getting off the ship.  You may also want to bring a copy of your prescriptions, just in case.

If your medicine requires refrigeration, you will need to fill out a medical form to obtain a refrigerator for your room (rather than just the standard cooler).  This form is also necessary if you need a sharps container for disposal of syringes, etc. 

Children with disabilities

Many activities are available for the whole family.  Children's activities are available for children age 3-12 who are potty trained and can interact comfortably with counselors and their peers.  Counselor-to-child ratio is 1:15 for ages 3-4 and 1:25 for ages 5-12.

Parents whose children cannot meet the program guidelines can make requests for modified programming through the Special Reservations coordinator prior to sailing.  Ability to fulfill requests depends on the needs of the child, staff availability, and other factors.

Other tips for traveling with children with disabilities