Accessible Attractions | Kilimanjaro Safaris

Accessible Attractions | Kilimanjaro Safari - Rolling with the Magic

Kilimanjaro Safaris is one of my favorite attractions at Walt Disney World. Located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, no safari is ever the same so it is fun to ride multiple times on your vacation if you can. It is also a wheelchair friendly attraction.

Accessible Attractions | Kilimanjaro Safari - Rolling with the Magic

You enter through the standard queue or the FastPass+ line. Sometimes the FastPass+ link backs up where people scan their bands but don’t worry. The line movies quickly after that point. In both queues there is an area for stroller parking. If you have the tag that identifies your stroller as a wheelchair you can take it with you to the wheelchair loading area. The wheelchair loading area is separate from the regular loading area. A Cast Member is there to point you in the right direction but you enter through a gate to the right of the standard loading area.

The wheelchair loading area has spaces to park your ECV, stroller, or wheelchair. You will be dropped back off at the same spot when your safari is over.

Accessible Attractions | Kilimanjaro Safari - Rolling with the Magic

If you can walk up a few steps you can sit in the standard seats. It also means that you will probably board a little quicker since there are only a few jeeps with wheelchair seating. I don’t mind the extra little wait because it’s always nice when I can stay in my wheelchair to experience an attraction.

Accessible Attractions | Kilimanjaro Safari - Rolling with the Magic

Once the jeep is parked, a Cast Member will show you to the ramp that leads up to your seat. There are two benches that will seat 2 guests each, probably more with a small child, that are next to the wheelchair. Or your party can sit in the seats behind you.

Accessible Attractions | Kilimanjaro Safari - Rolling with the Magic

A Cast Member will then strap your chair in. Trust me, these are important. The safari can get really bumpy. I have always felt really secure though and I’ve never had any problems with my wheelchair moving around. There are two handles, one on each side, that you can also use to support yourself.

Accessible Attractions | Kilimanjaro Safari - Rolling with the Magic

Like I said before, each safari is different and the animals you encounter will vary. If you are visiting during the summer months I would recommend going in the early morning. Once the Florida heat sets in the animals tend to be less active. I also recommend going in the rain. The jeep keeps you dry, unless its a downpour, and we got some really great photos. But really it’s just up to the animals and if they want to cooperate.

Accessible Attractions | Kilimanjaro Safari - Rolling with the Magic

Once your safari is over, the jeep will take you back to the same area where you boarded. A Cast Member will unstrap your chair and then you leave via the same ramp. If you have any questions or concerns about Kilimanjaro Safaris just leave a comment below or send me a message.

Accessible Attractions | Kilimanjaro Safari - Rolling with the Magic

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  1. Holli says:

    Thank you for your blog! We are planning a family trip to Disneyworld and my Dad is in a wheelchair so its awesome to know which rides will be easy for him!

  2. Susan says:

    Hi! My husband is wheelchair bound and unable to stand or walk from a spinal cord injury. This is our first trip to Disney World. Thank you so much for your detailed explanation of the rides that are assessable for his wheelchair. Is the Haunted House assessable for a standard wheelchair? Any of the roller coasters assessable for his wheelchair? He must stay in his own chair and loves roller coasters. Thanks again, Melissa! You have no idea how much you helped us.

  3. Crysta says:

    Hi! I use an electric wheelchair; would I still be able to stay in my wheelchair during the ride or would I be asked to park it?? Just a question! I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do Kilamanjaro Safaris.

    • Melissa says:

      I am not 100% certain but I think you can as long as it fits you should be able to stay in your wheelchair. The space is pretty large. You may need to back in. If I find out for certain I will let you know!

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