Disney should always be fun and safe for everyone. That’s why they have procedures in place for those visiting Disney with disabilities at all their parks.

Disney with Disabilities

As aforementioned, all Disney Parks have procedures in place for guests with unique difficulties. There are wheelchairs and ECVs available for rental, or you can also bring your own.

In addition, or instead of, using a wheelchair you can use the Disability Access Service. Here is a brief explanation. The Disability Access Pass allows guests who need it to wait “in line” outside of the queue itself. That means you can eat, do another attraction, sit in the air conditioning, etc. Once you have waited the appropriate allotted time, you head to the shorter Fastpass line.

Speaking of Fastpass: Yes, you can use the Fastpass system, Disability Access Service, and a wheelchair all on the same day as long as you need all three. However, you cannot have more than one of each “waiting in line” for you at a time. We also want to emphasize that these are not “perks” or “cheats.” You still wait the same amount of time as everyone else. You just do not have to worry about aggravating your sensory or weather-related issues by waiting in a physical line. Here is all you need to know about that.

How It Will Work Upon Reopening

Walt Disney World is set to begin its phased reopening on July 11, 2020. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will open first. Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open on July 15, 2020. As for Disneyland in California, no dates have been officially announced yet for reopening. We do know that California theme parks will be allowed to reopen anytime after Phase 3 begins for the state. Regardless, it is still up to Disney to determine their opening date after that phase is initiated.

The Walt Disney Company has announced that nothing major will change for guests with disabilities. The Disability Access Service will still function like normal, with the addition of social distancing and face-covering rules. However, if your disabilities include a weakened immune system, we recommend you take as much caution as possible. That may include choosing to stay home until things get a little safer. Of course, that is up to you.