Walt Disney World Resort offers a variety of services to help Guests with hearing disabilities enjoy the Resort.
Guest Room Amenities
Upon request, Guest Rooms at Walt Disney World Resort hotels can be equipped with door knock and phone alerts, phone amplifiers, bed shaker notification, a strobe light smoke detector and a Text Typewriter (TTY) telephone.
For more information or to request a Room Communication Kit, please call Walt Disney World Resort Information at (407) 824-4321. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
Disney’s Handheld Devices feature Assistive Listening, which amplifies sound through headphones or an induction loop at specific theme park attractions. Recommended for Guests with mild to moderate hearing loss, Disney’s Handheld Devices are available from Guest Relations at all 4 theme parks on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a fully-refundable $25 daily deposit for use.
Disney’s Handheld Devices feature Handheld Captioning, a portable captioning system which displays on-screen text in locations at select theaters and attractions. This service is available from Guest Relations at all 4 theme parks on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a fully-refundable $25 daily deposit for use.
Select monitors are available with open captioning in many pre-show and exhibit areas, and are designated by a "CC” symbol. If necessary, please see a Cast Member at the location for assistance.
Video Captioning can also be activated using Disney's Handheld Devices—available from Guest Relations at all 4 theme parks on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a fully-refundable $25 daily deposit for use.
Sign Language Interpretation
Walt Disney World Resort provides Sign Language interpretation for our Guests at specific live theme park shows on a rotating basis as follows:
The schedule of interpreted performances is updated on a weekly basis. You can download a current schedule or obtain one by e-mailing WDPRsignlanguageservices@disney.com. You can also obtain a copy of this schedule at a Walt Disney World Guest Relations location upon arrival.
Special Requests for Interpretation
With a minimum of 14 days advanced notice, Sign Language interpretation can also be requested for some special events and dinner shows, such as:
To request Sign Language interpretation at a specific special event or dinner show, please call Walt Disney World Resort Information at (407) 824-4321. You will be contacted prior to your visit to verify arrangements, and will receive a show schedule that lists the names, dates and times of the interpreted performances. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
A variety of additional services are available upon request to assist Guests with hearing disabilities:
Trained service animals are welcome in most locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort.