Many times my child with autism needs a quiet place to see some of the over-stimulating events eq. WISHES, parades, Spectro parade... although he wants to see these events is there a "safe place" separate from the "excited crowd"? That would really help.
- Asked by Theresa from NY on 1/8/2008
Hi, my youngest daughter has asperger's, which is a form of autism. There really isn't a quiet place, however, when you enter Magic Kingdom through the gate to your right is the Train Depot. If you go upstairs to the platform that overlooks... read more
Hi, I have a special needs daughter with a form of autism. Loud noises, waiting for long periods of time, lots of people can upset her. Can I get some pointers so our stay will be more pleasant? Thank You!!!
- Asked by Tammy from IN on 1/24/2008
The website allearsnet.com has some great information for parents of autistic children to assist them in planning a trip to Disney World. Go to allearsnet.com and click the "search" button. Type in the word "autism." You will find several articles... read more
We will be visiting WDW for the first time in December with our 11 year old autistic son. Do you think he will enjoy the experience? Are there any special privileges he can receive since he is a special needs child? I am worried about the long lines.
- Asked by linda from NJ on 3/20/2008
Hi. There are many children (and adults) on the autism spectrum who have very successful trips to WDW. In general, Disney does and exceptional job of accommodating guests who have a wide variety of special needs. Without knowing your son or his... read more
I am overweight, about 300lbs. will I have trouble riding the rides/ coasters?
- Asked by Jessica on 9/27/2009
Disney does a great job of accommodating the needs of guests with all shapes, sizes and abilities. There are very few rides and attractions at WDW that prove challenging
for plus-size people. You should be able to experience almost
everything at... read more
Our son (9yrs) is on the autism spectrum with asperger's syndrome. He struggles with long waits and becoming overwhelmed. For anyone that doesn't realize his disability they would veiw him as impatient and "grumpy". How can we make his experience
- Asked by BethAnne on 1/2/2010
Disney is a great place for kids with special needs. On your first day at a park, go to Guest Relations which is located near the entrance to every park. Explain your son's situation and request a Guest Assistance Card which can... read more