Hi everyone!! You may or may not have noticed that I have been among the missing for the past several weeks and the cause of that absence is my main focus for writing this article. Suffice it to say I went from being extremely healthy to desperately ill in a very short period of time and am now in a fairly long recovery period (hey – at least I can call it a recovery). The illness has given me a new perspective on physical limitations and their potential effect on a vacation to Walt Disney World and what effect they may or may not have on our upcoming October visit.
A lot of folks in their mid sixties have huge egos when it comes to their physical prowess and abilities (GUILTY!!!). In the past I have had no issues with the theme park death marches every day on a visit to Walt Disney World vacation but my recent illness may have a significant effect on that and my stamina may still be limited come vacation time. Things may change in the next four months but in the event I am still somewhat limited come vacation time there is a rental scooter in my future. That is something I never thought I would do but we will be traveling with friends on this trip and I refuse to let my ego impact this vacation. The minimal cost of a scooter will make the trip go as planned so that my issues don’t impact my wife and friends. O.K. I’m off the soapbox!!!
The point I’m trying to make is that no one will think any less of you when you do the smart thing and take advantage of all of the assistance available at one of the most “disabled friendly” places on earth. Your companions will probably thank you for your consideration. There are always those folks out there who might think someone using assistance is faking it, especially if you look perfectly healthy as I do. Who cares what they think, your aim is to have a wonderful visit to Walt Disney World regardless of limitations. Believe me – if I can overcome my gigantic ego out of respect for my fellow travelers (not to mention how much easier it will be on this old body) you can too. Don’t forget, your willingness to take advantage of the assistance available will not only make your visit better for your companions but it will allow you to enjoy your visit in the style to which you have become accustomed. Everybody Benefits!!! WIN-WIN-WIN!!!
I am thrilled to be at a point where I can resume writing for Chip and Company and even though my contributions may be a bit limited at first, I should be back at full speed in just a few weeks. Thanks for taking the time to read my stuff! As always, enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World!!
- Walt Disney World’s QR codes for PhotoPass (jedimouseketeer.blogspot.com)
- Disney World Quick Tips – Your To-Do List (chipandco.com)