Disney World is one of the most accessible family vacation destinations in the world. Almost every aspect of Disney World is at least somewhat accessible, making it easy for everyone in the family to enjoy. While there are a large variety of shows and entertainment in the parks, it is no secret that the “Most Magical Place on Earth” is known for the rides and thrills. Did you know that Disney makes it super easy for wheelchair users to enjoy almost every single one? You read that right. And while almost all attractions are wheelchair friendly, there are quite a few where transferring from your chair is necessary. However…there are also those where you can enjoy the ride from the comfort of your own chair. Not a lot of theme parks have this same option; giving Disney a large lead against their competitors. Take a look at every attraction where your wheelchair can enjoy all the Disney magic with you!
Historically the most popular park, it comes as no surprise that the Magic Kingdom offers the largest selection of wheelchair friendly rides. Get excited because you can be enjoying each of these in no time.
- JUNGLE CRUISE
- MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH
- THE MAGIC CARPETS OF ALADDIN
- IT’S A SMALL WORLD
- UNDER THE SEA: JOURNEY OF THE LITTLE MERMAID
- BUZZ LIGHTYEAR’S SPACE RANGER SPIN
- LIBERTY SQUARE RIVERBOAT
- WALT DISNEY WORLD RAILROAD
Out of all four parks on Disney property, Epcot has made the most progress in the attraction department in recent years. Not only is this park welcoming more rides, but there is a good amount of wheelchair friendly options for everyone to enjoy.
- GRAN FIESTA TOUR STARRING THE THREE CABALLEROS
- JOURNEY INTO IMAGINATION WITH FIGMENT
- REMY’S RATATOUILLE ADVENTURE
- THE SEAS WITH NEMO AND FRIENDS
This park has seen a HUGE increase in popularity since the opening of some fan favorite attractions. Unfortunately, this park (along with Animal Kingdom) have the least amount of wheelchair friendly options.
- TOY STORY MANIA
Are you an animal lover? If so, you are not going to want to miss a day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. With just two wheelchair friendly rides, it doesn’t top our list for accessibility, BUT the safari is where you make tons of new animal friends so…you can make your own decision.
- KILIMANJARO SAFARI
- TRICERATOPS SPIN
With so many rides and attractions that allow wheelchair users to not have to transfer, it’s no wonder Disney World has millions of visitors each year. Keep in mind that even if you cannot stay in your chair, MOST rides in the Disney Parks are accessible if you are comfortable or willing to transfer. Please keep in mind that cast members are not allowed to help transfer visitors in any way in or out of the rides (for liability reasons). So, if you are wanting to check all the rides off your list, make sure you bring a friend, family member or caretaker that can safely help you onto the rides. What’s your favorite Disney World ride? With such a large range of classic and new, adrenaline pumping to slower paced…there really is something for every one of every age and ability. It’s not called the “ Most Magical Place on Earth” for nothing.