Why Ellen’s Heart?
Every day millions of families visit Central Florida’s theme parks. Many of them have hidden (or not-so-hidden) disabilities. Some of them are families with terminally or critically ill children. They often enter the parks excitedly but quickly become frustrated. That’s where Ellen’s Heart steps in. We know the parks. We know special needs. We’re here to help.
Why do we need your help?
Although these families may visit with the support of organizations like Give Kids the World or Make a Wish Foundation, staggering medical bills often prevent these families from hiring Disney’s VIP services or other similar Concierge companies to help them navigate through the parks. With your help, we provide our park advocacy/guide services at no cost to these families. Your donations help make this possible*.
*501.c.3 application pending.
How We Help
We Advocate for You
Our park guides act as advocates for you, making sure you receive all the services that you are entitled to. Our expertise is there if and when you need it.
We Get You Places
Ellen’s Heart knows the parks. We know where you need to go and how to get there fastest. We know quiet places if you child has a meltdown. We know private places if your family member has special dining or feeding needs. We make your day easier.
We’ve Been There
Ellen’s Heart is born out of personal experience with the frustrations of navigating theme parks with a family member with special needs. We know how difficult it can to wait for, or even get on, rides. We know how frustrating it is to try and find a restroom quickly in the massive attractions. We know that even trying to feed our family can be a challenge when someone’s needs are different from others’. We’ve been there. We can help.