We are going to Disney with a severely autistic son who does not use a wheel chair but may find it hard to wait in line. Other than the fast pass, is there any special services for my son?
- Asked by LauraLee from ON on 2/17/2008
Hi LauraLee,I would encourage you to obtain a Guest Assistance Card from any of the park's Guest Services. This card will allow you to have accommodations made for your son, such as waiting in different locations for rides rather than having to... read more
I'll be traveling with my children, sister and mother to MK and MGM, are their any special access rides for my mom, who will be in a wheel chair, but can walk? What rides would you recommend for her?
- Asked by Betsy from FL on 2/27/2008
Hi Betsy! Walt Disney World is very accommodating to all people, especially people with mobility issues. When you check into your Disney resort(or at the front gates of each park if you are staying off property) you can get a great pamphlet called,... read more
Grandson has recently been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and we have heard Disney is wonderful about gluten-free dining. We're staying at the Boardwalk in March. Any advice on Disney restaurants which have gluten-free menus or any to make sure we avoid?
- Asked by Sherril from IL on 2/27/2008
Hi there Sherril! I have severe food allergies as well. Walt Disney World is one of the few places that I don't worry. My allergies are deadly and as you can imagine, I have to be VERY careful. The Disney Dining folks are incredibly... read more
My son is autistic and we plan on getting the Guest Assistance Pass. We are interested in going to Fantasmic. Can that pass be used for Fantasmic? I heard you need to get there 60-90 minutes in advance and I don't think he will last that long.
- Asked by Theresa from NJ on 2/17/2008
Hi Theresa,I hope your pirate has a wonderful time in Walt Disney World. My own princess has Aspergers and she thinks it's the best place on Earth for a vacation-these are her own words!We have not gotten a Guest Assistance Pass for her... read more
What types of services are there for children with special needs? I have a son with aspergers syndrome and heard one of the Moms on the panel mention it. Are there helps available to ease the problems associated with this? It would help us plan our trip.
- Asked by Linda from WI on 2/7/2008
Yes, there are two of us on the panel that have experience traveling with a child with Asperger's. Crowds, chaos and loud noises would cause emotional and physical meltdown. We asked our Pediatrician to write a letter stating her specific... read more