When creating Disneyland, and later Walt Disney World, Walt wanted a place adults could enjoy alongside children.  Where the fun would be enjoyed by everyone.  One of the keystones of Disney has always been inclusion.  In keeping with that ethos Disney tries hard to accommodate all guests and in particular those with a disability.  Of course even Disney can struggle to deliver on this every time and in every situation.  The important thing is their intention to try to achieve inclusion.  Trying to provide a magical place for those guests with a range of disabilities should be and is a priority for Disney.  Help for disabled guests is varied and sometimes tailored to suit individual needs.  For this week’s post I thought I would share our personal experience of using the Disabled Access Pass at Disney World.

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This year Walt Disney World launched their new premium transport service Minnie Vans.  The service was rolled out first at a few selected Walt Disney Resorts and now covers most of them.  Provided by Lyft the service is accessed through the Lyft app with an access code provided to Guests by Disney.  The service although at a premium price has been well received by guests.

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Yes, it’s your vacation and the last thing you want to be doing is boring Laundry. You’ve booked a Disney resort hotel and you plan to relax, take it easy, hit the parks and indulge in a cocktail or two as the sun goes down. That’s exactly what I do on my Disney vacation.  Doing the washing wasn’t top of my must do list. The thought of housework on holiday just doesn’t compute.  Not for me are the Disney gift cards which can be procured by opting out of Mousekeeping and doing the room yourself.  When I’ve saved all year for a Disney resort, relaxation is my number one goal.

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My Husband was a reluctant Disney visitor, in common with many men, he thought Disney World was going to be his idea of a nightmare.  Filled with uncontrollable over-excited kids, long lines for rides and forced to eat theme park food, overpriced and tasteless.  Continue Reading

There is so much to see and do at Walt Disney World, it’s tough to fit everything into one vacation.  Ok, I realise you actually can’t do everything in one trip but something you really should make time for is meeting characters.  These experiences are traditional at Disney and they can be so special, even if you don’t have kids.   I would urge everyone to find their inner child.  Suspend their disbelief and interact with the characters for what might just be one of the most memorable moments of your holiday.

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If you take on board, and I would always recommend it, that you are going to be at the Disney World and Universal Studio’s parks for rope drop.  That means getting up super early, making the most of early magic hours, beating the crowds, and getting breakfast beforehand?  Well, that might just be too early a start for most mortals who are on holiday!  So what do you do, skip breakfast? Continue Reading

To make writing about Disney a bit easier and quicker lots of people use initialisms. Here’s a guide to the most used; Continue Reading