Go Back   theDIBB > Other Planning > Special Needs
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Special Needs questions & advice relating to people with special needs
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 10 Aug 19, 01:04 PM  
Link to this Post
#1
Dolphin9511
Excited about Disney
 
Dolphin9511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 14
Location: Portsmouth
Help please with queuing

I am going in May with my then 11 year old daughter, she has recently been diagnosed with a condition called small bowel Intussusception, which causes her to also have the symptoms of IBS, she also has a problem with her bladder, which basically means that when she needs to go to the toilet she needs to go straight away, Im a bit worried about how this will be when we are queuing for rides, obviously we will have fast passes for some things, but not all, Im assuming we wont be able to just leave a queue and then rejoin without losing our place ? Are there any allowances for things like this?

Any help or advice would be really appreciated from anyone who has any experience of anything like this
Dolphin9511 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
My Daughters 2nd Orlando trip
Reply With Quote
Unread 10 Aug 19, 01:09 PM  
Link to this Post
#2
sully301
VIP Dibber

 
sully301's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 05
Go and speak to guest services when you get there about your daughters needs they may be able to help you. Unfortunately there are some individuals who block people getting back into the line if they've had to leave due to issues such as these. Hope you have a lovely time
__________________
Oct 1997 Main gate East, Dec 2001 Villa - Indian Ridge,
April 2002 All Stars Music, Dec 2002 Villa -Indian Ridge,
Feb 2003 Animal Kingdom Lodge, April 2003 Villa - Indian Ridge, June 2003 All stars music, Nov 2003 Old Key West Resort, Dec 2003 Coronado Springs & Polynesian, Aug 2007 Pop Century, Aug 2011 Old Key West Resort, Dec 2012 Port Orleans FQ & Bay lake towers,
Sep 2016 All stars sports, Sep 2019 Old Key West Resort, Aug 2020 Coronado Springs.
sully301 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Two Beauties and a Beast
Reply With Quote
Unread 10 Aug 19, 01:23 PM  
Link to this Post
#3
TinselAngel
Imagineer
 
TinselAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 06

TinselAngel's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 3
DIBB Villa Reviews: 1
You can use the DAS service which lets you approach the cast member near the ride entrance and ask for a return time - ask on the special needs forum for more details
__________________

POFQ Dec 2006, Mar 2008, Oct 2009, Oct 2014
Dibb Villas : Mar 2009, Aug 2009, Xmas 2009 Dec 2010, Oct 2011, July 2013, July 2014, Xmas 2014, July 2015, Aug 2017, OKW Summer 2012, Beach Club Oct 2015,July 2017,Jan 2018, Oct 2018.
TinselAngel is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Living it up with DxDDP at AKL!
Reply With Quote
Unread 10 Aug 19, 01:30 PM  
Link to this Post
#4
Kraken
Apprentice Imagineer
 
Join Date: Jan 10
Definitely speak to Guest Services & definitely have some written proof of the medical diagnosis. I have no idea of what Guest Services can/will do, but am sure they will do what they can to assist. May well be worth contacting them in advance to enquire what medical proof they need so you are not disappointed.

It is a difficult one, as if you leave the queue and then try to rejoin where you left off by passing other guests, there will invariably be some guests who think you are queue-jumping. (This is before you have the South American tour groups who have queue-jumping down to a fine art).

I used to work at a UK theme park and guests who were unable to queue due to medical reasons (& had written proof) were often issued with wristbands to allow them access to rides via the exit. They did have to clamp down on this due to abuse of the system and now you get a card with your wristband where the ride host writes down the current time + the current queue time. So if you board ride A via the exit at 11am and there is a 30min queue, you cannot board your next ride via an exit until 11:30am.

Also, unofficially we used to let guests leave the queue for toilet-stops if they passed a point where there was a ride host present, e.g. passing behind a ride entrance. We'd let the guests needing the toilet out, on the condition the remainder of their party stayed put at that point and let other guests pass them in the queue. When the toilet-visiting guests returned we just re-inserted them at the same point - the entire party had lost at least 5mins queue time so no-one could complain about queue-jumping. No idea if Disney CM's have this sort of flexibility.
Kraken is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Mako... Mako me crazy!
Reply With Quote
Unread 10 Aug 19, 01:38 PM  
Link to this Post
#5
Gill H
VIP Dibber

 
Join Date: Jan 08
Location: London

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 86
Guidebook Reviews: 24
Mobile

In the US they are not allowed to ask for medical proof. Just explain the circumstances and you should be able to get a DAS card.
__________________
Queen of Team Wimp
DLP: day trips 2000, 2003; Cheyenne Sep 2009, Feb 2011; Sequoia Lodge June 2008, May 2012; Elysee May 2012, Jan 2013, Sep 2013; Disneyland Hotel Mar 2015, Santa Fe Nov 2016; Newport Bay Sep 2017
WDW: Port Orleans Riverside Dec 10; SSR Nov 14
Gill H is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
DLP for lions, jungles and food, oh my!
Reply With Quote
Unread 10 Aug 19, 01:39 PM  
Link to this Post
#6
Galela1986
slightly serious Dibber
 
Join Date: Oct 15
Mobile

Speak to guest services as they are likely to give you a das pass which allows you access straight away if the queue is less than 15 minutes and over 15 minutes they will give you a return time, if you use this side by side with your fast passes you will be ok. Dont worry about bringing written letters/evidence as they arent allowed to ask for it in the US.
Galela1986 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
back to Orlando
Reply With Quote
Unread 10 Aug 19, 01:48 PM  
Link to this Post
#7
Dolphin9511
Thread Starter
Excited about Disney
 
Dolphin9511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 14
Location: Portsmouth
Thank you so much for all of your advice, sorry I put the question in the wrong section, I didnt think we would be allowed a DAS as I dont really see it as a disability as such, but think I will email Disney and ask, see what they say, I have absolutely no problem at all waiting the same as everyone else, but as its just me and her it might be problematic in the queues, Im not comfortable with her going off on her own, have always been with others before this trip
Dolphin9511 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
My Daughters 2nd Orlando trip
Reply With Quote
Reply
US Rent A Car

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ocean Florida

theDIBB Menu

American Attractions

US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.1911
CaxtonFX  $1.1878
Covent Garden FX  $1.1997
FAIRFX  $1.1900
John Lewis  $1.1971
M&S  $1.1674
Post Office  $1.1846
Sainsburys  $1.1880
TESCO  $1.1903
Travelex  $1.1809
Updated: 06:03 21/08/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.0751
CaxtonFX  €1.0708
Covent Garden FX  €1.0801
FAIRFX  €1.0700
John Lewis  €1.0807
M&S  €1.0555
Post Office  €1.0691
Sainsburys  €1.0730
TESCO  €1.0750
Travelex  €1.0661
Updated: 06:03 21/08/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Wed 21st Aug 1:17am
Now: 26C/79F
Clear Sky
Clear Sky
Cloud Cover: 1%
Wind: 5mph - SE Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1020mb
Humidity: 88%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 05:10 21/08/2019