Disney policy on rides with a leg cast

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Disney policy on rides with a leg cast
Disney does not have restriction regarding getting on a ride with a leg cast. (heart cast image by askthegeek from Fotolia.com)

The Walt Disney World Parks have no specific policy regarding guests riding attractions with a leg cast. According to Disney Guest Relations, there are only posted health warnings at select attractions and it is up to the guest to decide if it is safe to ride. When travelling to the Disney parks with a leg cast, bring your own or rent a wheelchair to help you easily get through the park. If using a wheelchair pick up a copy of the "Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities" from guest relations for a complete list of current accessibility restrictions.

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Posted Restrictions

Many of the more intense rides, such as Tower of Terror, Space Mountain and Test Track, have posted warnings at the entrance. The standard warning suggest guests "be in good health and free from motion sickness or neck problems, heart problems or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure." It will be up to you, the guest, to determine if your leg will be aggravated by the motion of the ride.

Auxiliary Entrances

Auxiliary entrances are offered to give guests access to a ride when a wheelchair will not fit through the standard standby queue. To use this entrance you must be in a wheelchair and only five other members in your group can go through the auxiliary entrance with you. Auxiliary entrances are located near the exit of most attractions. Wheelchairs can go through the standby line at Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, Universe of Energy, Mission: SPACE and Tower of Terror. Each park map will have a listing of which rides have the universal standby queue or an auxiliary entrance.

Attraction Access

Park maps will have symbols next to rides that are wheelchair accessible and which attractions require you transfer into a ride vehicle. If you wish to ride an attraction that requires you to get into the ride, you must be able to do so on your own or have a member of your party help you. A Disney Cast Member is not permitted to help you in any way. Some rides where you must transfer from your wheelchair to a ride vehicle include Big Thunder Mountain, Haunted Masion, Test Track, Maelstrom, Mission: SPACE, Rock'n'Roller Coaster and DINOSAUR.

ECV to Wheelchair Transfer

If you rent an electric conveyance scooter (ECV), rather than use a wheelchair there are some attractions where you will have to transfer to a wheelchair to get to the ride. You will be able to enjoy the ride from the comfort of the wheelchair and these attractions are marked on the map with a symbol. Some attractions that require you to transfer to a wheelchair include It's a Small World, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Living with the Land, The Great Movie Ride and Kilimanjaro Safaris.

Wheelchair and ECV Accessible

Some of the rides at Walt Disney World, such as the Jungle Cruise, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Studios Backlot Tour and Wildlife Express are accessible using either a wheelchair or ECV. If using an ECV you must be able to control the scooter well enough to get on and off the ride without the help of a Disney Cast Member. If you need help only a member of your family will be allowed to assist.

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