You want to know why just about every Disney World planning tool you find, including the official app itself, includes a wait estimate feature? Because there are lines at Disney World. I know. I know. Shocker. In all seriousness, though, lines are something that we all have to contend with when we visit The World, and yet somehow it slips through the cracks when it comes to most people’s travel plans.
People will go to the effort of scouring menus and picking out what they want for every meal and snack to shave off some time when ordering and to populate elaborate expenditure spreadsheets, or track the number of steps between attractions to optimize when to stop for a bathroom break, yet they don’t even think about what they are going to do when they show up at a ride and it’s time to wait in line.
For some, this is not that big of a deal. Annoying? Sure. A time suck? Absolutely. But it isn’t going to cause any true issues. For those of us with special needs, however, the lines that are an unavoidable reality at Disney can be a much more challenging thing. Standing for long stretches, heat, being in close proximity to other people, being in closed spaces, looping music, and other issues can make these waits seem completely overwhelming and can take a good day to the dark place really fast. Continue reading