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  • Hi, My daughter has ADHD and has trouble standing still for long periods of time. ( In lines for rides) She also has a problem with crowded places. Any suggestions for our upcoming trip? Thanks
  • - Asked by adam from New York on 1/15/2008
  • You don't say when your trip is, but if your daughter has trouble in crowded places I would definitely try to travel during value season when the crowds are significantly lighter than in the summer and holiday periods. 

    To minimize your time in line, I strongly recommend using the Fastpass system.  All of Disney's guests are eligible for this service.  You just visit the Fastpass attraction of your choice (check your guidebook) and insert your park ticket into the Fastpass machine.  The machine will then issue you a Fastpass which enables you to come back to the attraction during an assigned window of time.  When it is time for you to go back to the attraction, you will show the cast member your Fastpass ticket and they will grant you access to the ride through the Fastpass entrance.  Your wait time will be minimal.  

    I also recommend visiting the theme parks early to avoid crowds, and using the Extra Magic Hours.  These are the guidelines we stick to when we tour the parks and we don't wait in line for more than ten or fifteen minutes for any attraction.  Depending upon the age of your daughter, you might also consider bringing along a hand-held game, activity books, or another form of portable entertainment to keep her occupied during your short waits.  Enjoy your trip!
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