Vacationing at Walt Disney World with Special Needs

A vacation at Walt Disney World can be a magical and memorable experience. But for guests traveling the World with special needs — be them dietary, physical, psychological, or otherwise — it can also be a highly stressful and uncertain time.

Cinderella Castle

We’ve gathered details and tips for a broad range of topics related to the special needs of some visitors to Walt Disney World and arranged them alphabetically below. Scroll to the topic or topics that you need, and find information to help you plan your trip.

Disability Access Service

The Disability Access Service is a system put in place for those guests who require a reduced wait time experience. These may be procured for free at every park, and no proof of disability is required.

  • Click here to learn more about the Disability Access Service.


  • Click here for tips for guests visiting the World with epilepsy.

Hearing Impairment

Walt Disney World offers several services and accommodations for guests with hearing impairments.

  • Click here to learn more about these services for guests with hearing impairments.

Sign language interpreter for holiday event

Latex Allergy

  • Click here if you’re traveling to the World with a latex allergy.

Medical Accommodations

Walt Disney World is adept at providing accommodations for those with special medical needs. If ever you have a question, speak to cast members on site, seek out Guest Relations, and use your voice to advocate for your needs.

  • Click here to learn about First Aid Centers at Walt Disney World.

    • Note that First Aid Centers can store medications that require refrigeration.
  • Click here for information about Baby Care Centers.

  • Click here for information about the Reedy Creek Medical Response Cart (Disney’s EMS).

First Aid and Baby Care Centers in Epcot


If you’ve got concerns about making your way around Walt Disney World with a mobility disability or challenge, peruse the links below to find information that will help you plan for your needs.

  • Click here for to browse Wheelchair and ECV FAQs.

  • Click here for information about navigating the World with Mobility Disabilities.

  • Click here to find a list of companion-assisted restrooms locations.

  • Click here to browse a gallery of accessible Disney Resort hotel room images.

  • Click here to check out our Attraction Seating Photo Gallery

Wheelchair and ECV Rentals


For guests with neurodiverse needs, Walt Disney World can present unique challenges and opportunities.

  • Click here for a look at experiencing the World with sensory issues.

  • Click here to learn more about experiencing the world with anxiety.

  • Click here for information on visiting the World with ADHD.

New and Expectant Mothers

If you’re carrying a child (or more than one child!) or visiting the World with a new human in tow, we’ve got some tips and suggestions for how to make the most of your trip.

  • Click here to read about touring Walt Disney World while pregnant.

  • Click here to learn more about the services offered at Baby Care Centers

  • Click here for the FAQs for strollers at Walt Disney World, including renting and bringing your own.

Oscar’s Stroller Rentals at Hollywood Studios

Ride Safety and Height Requirements

Ride safety and ride height requirements are posted at every attraction at Walt Disney World and online at

  • Click here for information about ride height requirements and safety information.

  • Click here to learn about Rider Switch.

  • Click here for information about WDW at Large for guests with concerns about size accommodations.

  • Click here to browse Attraction and Ride Vehicle Seats.

Slinky Dog Dash Height Measurement

Service Animals

If you’re traveling to Walt Disney World with a service animal, there are some things you’ll need to know.

  • Click here to read about requirements for service animals, restrictions, questions about transportation with service animals, and more.

Special Dietary Needs

One of the most common special needs for Walt Disney World guests are dietary. Whether your needs are medically necessary or matters of choice and lifestyle, Disney World has become more accommodating and allergy-friendly over the years.

  • Click here for our main Special Dietary Needs page.

  • Click here to learn more about dining gluten free.

  • Click here for tips for vegetarian and vegan plant-based dining.

  • Click here for kosher dining information.

Plant-Based Bratwurst

Visual Impairment

Disney World provides several services for guests with visual impairment.

  • Click here for a list of services and helpful information for planning your trip as a guest with visual impairment.

Braille Map in Hollywood Studios