Navigating Disneyland Paris as a disabled traveller

Added 28/05/2010

Disabled badge on road

Disneyland Paris is a fun-filled destination for young and old alike, and the resort is well equipped if you are a disabled traveller.

Since it opened in 1992, Disneyland Paris has improved its facilities for the disabled traveller, partly in response to customer feedback.

An Easy Access Card is available at the park entrance if you are a disabled traveller. To obtain the card, you will need to produce either a European disabled parking badge or a letter from your doctor that is no more than three months old.

The Easy Access Card allows disabled people to access certain attractions through specially designed mobility-impaired entrances. The disabled traveller can be accompanied at these access points by three companions.

Wheelchair users can be transferred into ride carriages as long as they have an adult companion on hand to help them. There are also a number of wheelchairs for hire but the supplies are limited so take your own if you can.

For shows and parades, there are places reserved for people with restricted mobility - try to book your place early.

A disabled traveller that is blind, visually impaired or deaf is entitled to bring an assistance dog into the park. If you are taking an assistance dog abroad, make sure it has been vaccinated, micro-chipped and that it has a pet passport.

Disneyland Paris has a range of restaurants and cafes onsite, but if you require a low salt or low fat diet they advise you to visit a restaurant with table service.

The car parks have ample disabled spaces, while the Disney hotels have specially adapted rooms for disabled visitors. And there are numerous disabled toilets throughout the park. There is also a minibus adapted for disabled visitors to use between the parks and hotels.

Disneyland Paris has a downloadable leaflet on their website, which includes everything you need to know about your trip to the resort as a disabled traveller. When you arrive, staff members at the park can also advise you on which areas are suitable for a disabled traveller.