Tips for Special Needs at Disney

Helping special needs families make their dream vacation a reality!

With over 10 years of experience planning Disney Vacations for Special Needs families, at Take My Hand Travel, we understand the amount of careful planning and attention to detail needed to make your vacation go smoothly.

We understand that you may never have dreamed of being able to visit Walt Disney World or Disneyland; or take that cruise you’ve been thinking about.  We’ve experienced the same fear and worry as a parent of a Special Needs child ourselves. There are many ways that Disney makes vacationing accessible for everyone including those with disabilities.

Call us today and let us help you make your Disney dreams come true!

Here are just a few ways we can help to make your vacation more enjoyable:

  • Disability Access Service Card (DAS)

  • Stroller/Wheelchair/ECV Rentals

  • Special Diets and Dining Options

  • Suitable Accomodations

  • Advice, Tips and Resources

  • Access to Facebook Group: Tips for Special Needs at Disney

Walt Disney World General Disability Information

*This page is in progress. Keep checking back, we’ll be adding more information soon!*

  • Includes information about:
    • TSA Cares
    • Airport Accessibility
    • Airline Contact information
    • Airline Special Assistance Webpages

Companion Restrooms

Most restrooms at Walt Disney World have wheelchair access. Additionally, several restrooms throughout Disney World have companion assisted restrooms. These can be found at:

  • All First Aid locations
  • Magic Kingdom— the lower level of Cinderella’s Royal Table, Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, restrooms at the Pinocchio Village Haus, restrooms near Space Mountain, and the Ticket and Transportation Center East Gate
  • Epcot — near Canada, near Morocco, near Germany, near Norway, Future World West Block opposite The Land, Future World East Block opposite Test Track and the east side of Spaceship Earth
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios — opposite Star Tours, Soundstage 3, Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, opposite The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and at Fantasmic!
  • Animal Kingdom — Discovery Island opposite the Flame Tree Barbecue, Harambe Village in the Mombasa Marketplace, Conservation Station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia near Maharajah Jungle Trek, and Chester and Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures in Dinoland U.S.A.
  • Blizzard Beach–On the north side of Main Change to the rear of the locker room
  • Typhoon Lagoon–Near Guest Services

Disability Access Service (DAS)

  • Includes information about:
    • Special Needs strollers, Wheelchair and ECV rentals
    • Strollers as wheelchairs
    • Disney resort, transportation and attraction accessibility
    • Parking
    • Disney’s Magical Express
  • Includes information about:
    • How to request a special diet due to food allergies, gluten/Celiac, etc.