When we Seniors travel to Walt Disney World we have concerns that the majority of younger adults and kids simply do not have. We need to face it – as we age we have different priorities when we travel and many of these center around our own well being when we are away from home. Walt Disney World is a very public and often crowded environment and in most cases we are hundreds or even thousands of miles away from the environment in which we are most comfortable. That can be, and often is, very disconcerting. Let’s look at just a few of these concerns and see if I can make you, my fellow Seniors, feel better about your visit.
- Is Walt Disney World A Safe Place To Be – There are few places on earth that have less crime or violence than Walt Disney World. When you figure that there are hundreds of thousands of people in this 47 square mile area every day of the year and that there is virtually no person to person violent crime it is truly remarkable. Walt Disney World is a totally controlled environment and you can be confident that your personal safety is in good hands.
- I Have Dietary Restrictions, Can They Handle Them – The simple answer to this question is a resounding YES!! Disney has the ability to deal with almost every dietary issue quite easily but it does involve a bit of effort on our part. You can find the ins and outs here at the Special Dietary Requests page of the Walt Disney World website.
- I Have Mobility Issues, What Is Available For Me – The options here are endless. Rather than get into great detail here I will direct you to an article that will answer many of your questions. Check out Mike’s article about his own experiences with a mobility issue. Remember, all Disney transportation is accessible.
- My Meds Need To Be Refrigerated – Most Disney Resort rooms have a small refrigerator but if you happen to be in a Disney resort that doesn’t have them in all rooms you have a couple of options. You can call the front desk and they will deliver a small refrigerator to your room and since it is required to preserve medications, it will be free of charge. If you would prefer, you will most likely be able to leave those delicate meds at the front desk for refrigeration. One caution here – LABEL-LABEL-LABEL!!
- I Can’t Live On Burgers And Hot Dogs – Sure, you can get burgers and dogs at every major venue in Walt Disney World. Many Seniors are first time visitors and are traveling with a multi generational group. This is a wonderful experience but typical amusement park fare does not generally serve us, Seniors, very well. Please rest assured my fellow Seniors, you will have no trouble finding food to your liking. Restaurants vary from the theme park churro (YUM) stand to a 9 course meal at Victoria and Albert’s in the Grand Floridian (another big YUM!!). Please make sure that whomever in your group is doing the planning is aware of your feelings and makes the appropriate number and types of Advance Dining Reservations (ADR’s).
These are a few of the concerns we Seniors may experience when visiting Walt Disney World but certainly not all of them. Yes, I’m a huge Walt Disney World fan but I’ll make this statement from fact rather a pro Disney prejudice – If you have a special need or concern, no matter what it is, the Cast Members at Walt Disney World can most likely deal with it and they will!! As always, enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World!!
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