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
If a person in your party is unable to walk a far distance where is the best place to request a room at Coronado Springs?
- Asked by cathy from NY on 2/8/2008
Coronado Springs is a very large resort, comprised of three groups of housing districts: "Casitas", "Ranchos" and "Cabanas."You may know that all of the "Moms" stayed at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in December last year. We stayed in... read more
We will be visiting WDW soon, and both my grandmother and myself have a handicap parking plaquard. Will we need a different hang tag other than the one we use in Indiana for our cars for parking in a handicap spot, if we decide to drive to the theme park?
- Asked by Jen from IN on 7/13/2011
Welcome to the Moms Panel!
Handicapped Parking is available at all of the theme parks and water parks. You will be fine using your permit from Indiana. Just be sure to display it from the rearview mirror of your car. You... read more
Hey Allison! I do have a quick question about using a wheel chair in the parks. I will be taking my elderly mother in December and wonder if we need to get a GAC for her or is just being in a wheelchair enough to get her into the attractions easily?
- Asked by Kay from IN on 7/1/2011
You're a super sweet daughter to plan ahead for your mom!
If your mom is using a wheelchair, she should be able to access the queues without a Guest Assistance Card (GAC). Some queues have alternate wheelchair entrances while others... read more
Going to WDW Dec, 2011. 6 yr old has autism, hypotonia and heat intolerance. Will get GAC pass. Need to have a stroller in the parks. How can I handle this since you can't make reservation? Will I be able to get band so he can wait in line in stroller?
- Asked by Jennifer from MA on 6/21/2011
WDW is an AMAZING place for Guests with special needs. It should be a little cooler in Dec so hopefully that will help with your son's heat intolerance.
You're correct, advanced reservations for strollers are not... read more