A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a reader named Darlene. I’m always touched and grateful when someone reads the blog and takes the time to write me about it, but Darlene’s story had an added element. She wrote:
My first trip to Disney World has waited 21 years – I had a two week vacation planned and paid for the spring of 1999, when the driver of a car ran a stop sign and broadsided my vehicle resulting in my 3 week hospitalization and back surgery, so I had to cancel that vacation.
Since then, Darlene has had serious medical problems due to the accident, including scaring, and pain. Says Darlene:
I am one of those people who looks normal, but will need to rent a scooter to get around Disney World. I really would like to ride some of the rides with my 9 year old granddaughter, and am wondering if you could give me any advice which would help me decide which ones are okay for me.
Darlene continued to say that she’s taking a February trip to Disney World with her son, daughter-in-law, and nine-year old granddaughter. They’ll also be meeting up with some other relatives who are staying off site. They’ll be staying in a two-bedroom Bay Lake Tower with a view of Bay Lake. It sounds like Darlene has already done some good research; she’s staying at the newest, most convenient property on site.
- First Timers: What to do in the early planning stages.
- First Timers: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to visit Disney World).
2. Issues concerning people with disabilities.
3. Tips for traveling with a larger group.
Please leave a comment if you have any ideas or tips for Darlene. Thanks!