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    Question: I really want to take my grandpa and his friend to Disneyland because they haven't been there in years and I mean years. Thing is I know they won't ride anything, (maybe pirates, etc) but it kills me to think how much it will cost. Does Disney offer any discount for senior citizens that is worth it? Thanks..Has anyone ever taken an older person to the parks knowning they wouldn't be riding anything??

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    Re: Taking older folks to the park. (80 yrs.old)

    I took my 93 year old mom to DLR last year. She doesn't walk very strongly, so we got her a wheelchair. But she did go on attractions! Tiki, Peter Pan, Toad, etc. Haunted Mansion. She was so disappointed that Pirates was down! ) She couldn't go all day, but she had a great time!

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      First of all, I wouldn't be too worried that they won't go on any rides, once they get into the spirit of things they turn to kids On the question about discounts, I don't think Disneyland does due to the fact they still need money for upkeep on the park itself.
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        Best thing would be, to find a kind soul who may 'help' out with tickets, if you know what I mean.
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          List of To-Dos
          DCA
          -Soarin Over California
          -Muppets 3D
          -Its Tough to Be A Bug
          -Heimlichs Chew Chew Train
          -Animation Building
          -Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular
          -Golden Screams

          DISNEYLAND
          -Mainstreet Cars
          -Submarine Voyage
          -Honey I shrunk the Audience
          -Small World
          -Mickeys House & Meet Mickey
          -Pirates
          -Haunted Mansion
          -Mark Twain Riverboat
          -Jungle Cruise
          -Enchanted Tiki Room

          I think thats about it that i got off the top of my head...they are all pretty easy going, and the shows just feature loud sound....cool?
          You can't talk S*** unless your gonna do something about it...

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            Don't forget SCREAMIN' ! ! !

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            • #7
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              sure what the hay...
              You can't talk S*** unless your gonna do something about it...

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                Take him. Price of admission is worth not having to say, "I wish..." You will have a ball.
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                  Re: Taking older folks to the park. (80 yrs.old)

                  Originally posted by IMAGINE View Post
                  List of To-Dos
                  DCA
                  -Soarin Over California
                  I would take this one off the list. Many elderly people have issues with balance and this actually may a bit too rough. But it depends on the person, I suppose...

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                    Yeah, my mom didn't think she could do Soarin'. You can add Monsters to the list. But I think the subs would be tough for older people to get in and out, so the "experience" may be the better choice. Mom loved the Mark Twain.

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                      Disneyland is more than just Rides....
                      All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

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                        While working Soarin I see plenty of Older folks going in, so it may just depend on the person, as for the Subs a guest may also experience the Porthole Room
                        You can't talk S*** unless your gonna do something about it...

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                          Re: Taking older folks to the park. (80 yrs.old)

                          Originally posted by IMAGINE View Post
                          List of To-Dos
                          DCA
                          -Muppets 3D
                          -Its Tough to Be A Bug


                          I think thats about it that i got off the top of my head...they are all pretty easy going, and the shows just feature loud sound....cool?
                          Even the little 'surprises' in Muppets and Tough to be a Bug but be a bit much for some particularly sensitive people such as precarious cardiac conditions.

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                            Re: Taking older folks to the park. (80 yrs.old)

                            Originally posted by JeffYardDog View Post
                            Even the little 'surprises' in Muppets and Tough to be a Bug but be a bit much for some particularly sensitive people such as precarious cardiac conditions.
                            Well, that's where warning them about the little "surprises" ahead of time comes in.

                            Oh, there's a little "surprise" or two at HISTA also. And you can always take active steps to mitigate the "surprise", like have them sitting on a jacket on top of the seat, or d one over a strategic spot in the seat in front of you...

                            California Screamin' might be too much for the senior set unless they're in really good physical shape - it's smooth overall, but it does bang you around in spots. And forget about Maliboomer.

                            When in doubt, go ride it yourself so you know what to expect.

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                              I LOVE taking my 92 year-old grandmother, and she loves it, too (she just renewed her AP a few months ago). She gets around the house using a walker, but I push her around the resort in her wheelchair. While its true that she can't ride very many attractions, there are things that she simply loves, including:

                              Soarin' (she loves, loves that ride)
                              The Aladdin show in Hollywood
                              Seeing the characters
                              Riding the train around the park (wheelchair access in all stations except Main Street)
                              All of the theater shows
                              Mark Twain
                              Billy Hill
                              Small World and Jungle Cruise (both have ADA boats)
                              The parades and street shows

                              That may seem like a short list, but factor in the fireworks and/or Fantasmic! and lots of eating, and you've got a full day, a happy grandparent, and some great memories. Be sure you start with a park schedule so you can plan your route, and include wait times and best location for their viewing as you plan your day.

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                                Re: Taking older folks to the park. (80 yrs.old)

                                Originally posted by JJ61 View Post
                                Take him. Price of admission is worth not having to say, "I wish..." You will have a ball.
                                Exactly. There comes a time when you have more days behind you than you have in front of you, and any time could be the last time...

                                Originally posted by Junthor View Post
                                Disneyland is more than just Rides....
                                Yes! So maybe they won't want to ride Thunder, but there are a lot of shows that you can see with them, stores to wander through, mellow rides or just take an extra long lunch break and relax and spend some time visiting with your grandfather in the wonderous, magical atmosphere that is Disneyland!




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                                  Yeah, I agree with what others have said.

                                  Disneyland is more than attractions. Someone can have a very good time in the park without ever setting foot in a ride vehicle.

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                                    Re: Taking older folks to the park. (80 yrs.old)

                                    This past summer my family took my grandparents, 80 and 82 years old, to Disneyland. It too had been years since they last went and it was very special for them to be with their kids and grandkids. We just took it easy the entire day, covered all of the shows and the easy-going rides like "it's a small world," Pirates of the Carribean and The Tiki Room. The Disneyland staff is SO accomodating to guests in wheelchairs. We even had a cast member lead us down Main Street to a designated section for handicapped viewing during the parade. I hope this helps you and enjoy your time at Disneyland.
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                                      you are all wonderful people who take your elderly grandparents, parents, friends to DL. I am helping raise a couple of Disney babie junkies and I can only pray that when I am that elderly person that they too will take me to Disneyland !!! If not one of you may have to take me lol!

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                                        I wish I could take my grandparents to DL. But ever since 9/11 my grandma won't even set foot in an airport. We're really trying hard to get her to go this year, because she has the same birthday as Mickey.
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