Guests with disabilities: What rides can we go on in Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Orlando?

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Orlando Vacation Question

Q: I have a bad back.  We are coming to Orlando and I want to find out what rides I’ll be able to go on at Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal.  How can I do this before I get there?

 

OI Answer

The theme parks in Orlando including Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom); Universal Orlando Resort (Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk); and SeaWorld (SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove) provide guidebooks specifically for guests with disabilities or concerns about accessibility.  These guides are very thorough and should be able to answer  all of your questions about what you may or may not be able to do.

These guides are all in PDF format so you need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.  If you don’t, visit http://get.adobe.com/reader to get the program.

To view the guides, click on any of the images or links below.

 

Walt Disney World

Here are the four Disney World guidebooks for guests with disabilities.  Each has detailed information about the individual theme parks and their attractions.


Magic Kingdom – PDF file

Magic Kingdom: Guide for guests with disabilities.
Sample. Click on the image to view the full guide.


Epcot – PDF file

Epcot: Guide for guests with disabilities.
Sample. Click on the image to view the full guide.


Hollywood Studios – PDF file

Disney's Hollywood Studios: Guide for guests with disabilities.
Sample. Click the image to view the full guide.


Animal Kingdom – PDF file

Disney's Animal Kingdom: Guide for guests with disabilities.
Sample. Click the image to view the full guide.


If you have more questions you can visit Disney World’s Guests with Disabilities FAQ site or call 407-939-7807.

 

Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has just one guidebook for guests with disabilities that encompasses both of their theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure (including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter), and CityWalk.


Universal Orlando Resort – PDF file

Universal Orlando Resort: Guide for guests with disabilities.
Sample. Click the image to view the full guide.

If you have more questions you can visit Universal Orlando’s Accessibility Information site or call 407-224-4233.

 

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld has one guidebook for guests with disabilities.


SeaWorld – PDF file

SeaWorld Orlando: Guide for guests with disabilities.
Sample. Click on the image to view the full guide.

SeaWorld doesn’t have a separate website just for guests with disabilities questions.  However, if you are looking for more information, you can visit their general FAQ page or call 407-351-3600.

 

Theme parks have lots of shows!

Remember too that all the theme parks have lots of shows and other live entertainment, which are generally accessible to everyone.  Learn more about these options:

Disney World

Universal Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando

 

As always, be sure to contact the parks directly if you have any specific questions or need to make arrangements.

Originally posted on March 3, 2011 – updated March 31, 2011.

Taylor Strickland Taylor Strickland is the owner and editor of Orlando Informer and the owner of California Informer. He enjoys Butterbeer ice-cream, sarcasm, photography, technology, and hockey.

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