As we’ve previously mentioned – traveling can be a relaxing opportunity to get away from familiar places and refresh your mind. But sometimes the thought of doing it with osteoarthritis can seem like a distant dream. There are still many places in the world that you can travel to without worsening the pain of your knees. Orlando is one such city that can be a perfect place to visit and explore. Here are some of the best travel destinations in Orlando, Florida that you can enjoy regardless of your knee pain.
Volcano Bay, Orlando
Volcano Bay is a huge water theme park by Universal Studios. Like most of the other resorts in Orlando, Volcano Bay offers options of “play and stay.” This allows visitors to fully indulge in the exciting activities and stay on-site to experience the fun that the theme park has to offer while having the option to relax whenever needed.
For osteoarthritis knee patients this is the perfect place to go and visit with your family to have a complete vacation experience. It offers fun coaster and water rides and features a beach as well where you can sit and relax and enjoy the weather. The Waturi Beach faces the volcano where guests can relax on the provided lounge chair. You can even upgrade to padded loungers or rent a cabana for extra comfort.
Better yet, the park has also introduced another feature to add to the comfort of your visit and take away the burden from your knees – the TapuTapu, which is basically a waterproof wearable device that allows you to electronically ‘get in-line’ for any ride that you might want to go on. This way you can even enjoy the waiting time by relaxing rather than tiring your legs standing in a lengthy line.
Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida used to be a place that those suffering with knee pain. Just imagining the long distance walks and the never-ending wait would have you ready to call it quits on this vacation before it even began.
Walt Disney World has made many efforts to making your visit as comfortable as possible. Of course you can visit the website in advance to plan attractions to visit and routes to take. The Disney folks have many modes of transport to help you get around so you can avoid the long and tiring walks. You can bring your own mobility device if you’re using one. Even better, if you’re not up to waiting you can sign up for FastPass service.
The Grove Resort, Orlando
The Grove Resort is a huge and beautiful resort that introduces a whole new hotel experience. This is the perfect place if you are looking for a relaxing vacation that is easy on your knees. The hotels offer luxury, full of comfort, enabling you to enjoy the many fun-filled, yet relaxing activities on offer. Best of all, many of the activities are easy on the knees and have many opportunities to sit down and take a break. Some of these include the natural adventures on Lake Austin, swimming pools, the relaxing Escape Spa, a children’s activity center, state-of-the-art arcade with glow-in-the-dark mini golf, a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World.
What did we miss? What other spots in Orlando to you look forward to, even with osteoarthritic pain?