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My son has combined type ADHD, and it might be difficult to stand in long lines with him. Is it difficult to get a General Assistance card for him? How will it benefit our experience?
- Asked by cindy from MN on 4/14/2011
! I'll be happy to assist you with this question. Walt Disney World is a magical place for many people, including children with ADHD and their families. You may obtain a Guest Assistance Card (GAC) from Guest Relations at any Disney theme park. A GAC is for guests with a wide variety of special needs, including "invisible conditions" such as ADHD. Each GAC will accommodate the bearer, and up to five other members of the travel party, by allowing access to alternate attraction entrances where available. Once you arrive at Guest Relations, please explain that you are traveling with a nonapparent special needs child. Be ready to describe your son's specific challenges. The Guest Relations Cast Member will add a stamp to the GAC alerting attraction Cast Members as to the type of special assistance and accommodations he may require. Please be advised that in order to use the GAC, your son must be present when entering each attraction. You won't be asked to provide proof of diagnosis, so you won't need a doctor's letter in order to request a GAC. However, it is always wise to bring medical documentation to have handy in case of any unforseen emergencies. I will also suggest trying to maintain your son's regularly scheduled meal times and bedtime routine. This will go a long way in ensuring an enjoyable vacation for the entire family. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance. I'll be glad to answer any questions you have regarding this matter. This is the year of making memories at Walt Disney World. May your family enjoy making many lasting memories together!