This is, perhaps, the most famous theme park in the world. It overflows with rides, entertainment, and characters from the Disney movies. There are rides and attractions for people of all ages, and many would say that one day is not nearly enough to fully experience this magical place.
Guests using wheelchairs or scooters do not need to wait in line for rides and attractions; rather they can simply request a time to return, along with other members of their party. People who do not use wheelchairs or scooters, but who cannot, for whatever reason, handle waiting in line, can also request return times, but this can only be done after they register at Guest Relations for Disability Access Service
This registration process, which can only be done on site, requires having a photograph taken and agreeing to certain terms. Once registered, this access is valid for 60 days at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.
Guests using wheelchairs or scooters do not need to register; they will automatically be granted return times for rides. Some Magic Kingdom attractions allow visitors to remain in their wheelchairs for the duration of the ride, and some others require visitors to transfer directly to seats on the attractions, or to another provided wheelchair that takes them on to the attraction.
Only four rides at the park require that visitors be ambulatory, or able to walk on their own. See this listing
of all Magic Kingdom attractions and how they cater to guests with disabilities. Visitors can rent wheelchairs
for $12 a day, which they can take to multiple theme parks, or electric conveyance vehicles
for $50 a day, plus a refundable $20-deposit, and which cannot be taken to another park.
For guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, the Magic Kingdom offers handheld wireless devices that display text, as well as assistive listening systems, which come with headphones to amplify sounds, including announcements, throughout the park. These can be rented for a refundable $25 per day. Video screens in the park that include captions are designated by CC, and an attendant can activate this function. There is sign language interpretation for all live Magic Kingdom shows on Mondays and Thursdays. Those visitors who are blind or have low vision can also obtain, for a refundable $25, a handheld device that describes visual scenery. Braille guidebooks describing the park are available, and Braille maps are located at the Guest Relations center.
Service animals are permitted at the park, but must be on a leash or harness at all times. The Magic Kingdom offers a dedicated parking lot for visitors with disabilities that is close to the park entrance, and does not require using the tram to access the park. Those using wheelchairs or with mobility disabilities are advised to park here. Entrance to this lot is granted to vehicles with a valid disabled parking permit. The main parking lots, which require visitors to ride a courtesy tram, accessed by a step, also offer parking spaces for cars with disabled parking permits.
The Magic Kingdom can be reached by Walt Disney World resort buses, which are all equipped with lifts and can accommodate wheelchairs with a footprint of up to 30 by 48 inches. The monorail system also takes guests to the park, and is accessible by using elevators or ramps. Some, but not all, of the water taxis and ferries that connect the Magic Kingdom to other parks and parts of the resort are accessible.
Visitors with any questions about accessibility can call guest relations: (407) 560-2547 or email Disability.firstname.lastname@example.org