My family of 9 will be visiting the parks the week of Nov 23rd. My grandson is autistic and we were wondering if there are any special things available to him and the family. Also, what documentation do you need from us as confirmation of his condition?
- Asked by Darlene from CA on 9/28/2013
Being the Mom of a son with special needs, I always try to plan ahead because I know from experience to expect anything. Disney World is a great place to visit for Guests with special needs including those with Cognitive Disabilities.... read more
Hi- I just read that DL is getting rid of the GAC in early October. They will be introducing a new system. I.m wondering when this new system will be rolled out at WDW? We will arrive 10/19 and need to know what to expect for our son. Thanks.
- Asked by Sandi from CT on 9/17/2013
Yes, given the increasing volume of requests that Disney receives for special access to their attractions, they are changing the process so that it creates a more consistent experience for all Guests while... read more
With this new guess assistance plan that Disney is starting - how does this work with rides that the fast pass is sold out for the day? How will this affect those who cannot stay at the parks all day long?
- Asked by Pam from PA on 9/24/2013
Hi, Pam! The Disability Access Service card doesn't have anything to do with the FastPass system, so it won't matter if an attraction has no FastPasses left when you arrive.
The DAS card allows you to go to an attraction, where a... read more
Hi, we will be visiting in January of 2014 and I want to plan our visit to accommodate our 3 year old who is wheelchair bound. What options are there for rides?. She loves Mickey and Minnie also and I would love for her to have dinner with them.
- Asked by Miosotis from MA on 10/14/2013
I'm so glad you've come to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your vacation planning question! I am a firm believer in planning ahead to ensure a magical visit, particularly when you have a family member with mobility challenges.... read more
My husband and I are planning a trip to WDW this November. He uses an electric wheelchair and is worried about the battery running down. Can we plug in and recharge while we're eating or watching a show? We plan to visit Epcot, MK, AK, and HS. Thanks!
- Asked by Barbara on 8/31/2013
Hi, Barbara! There are places where you can charge your batteries throughout each of the theme parks. Some restaurants have locations where you can charge, and you may find some places inside an attraction while you're watching a show... read more