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  • On Oct 7, 2013
    Vanessa from LA Asked

    Hi, we are arriving in Disney World on Nov.16th- Nov. 23rd. Would like to know what the crowd levels will be like? I will be traveling with a 5 year old and a 8 year old. My oldest has ADD and gets frustrated easily with long lines. Any info would be great

    Hi Vanessa!

    While I don't have a crystal ball, I think you've picked a great week to visit! You'll be there just before the Thanksgiving crowds start to arrive so you should be able to visit the parks with lower wait times at the attractions. Another bonus - the parks will be beautifully decorated for the holidays!

    To help your 8 year old wait in line, you may want to bring some things to help hold his/her attention. A small electronic device can often help with the wait. We like to play games or look for hidden Mickeys. Think of things you do at home that holds their attention that you may be able to do while waiting in line.

    Be sure to use Disney's FASTPASS Service which will cut down on wait times.

    Disney World is a great place to visit for Guests with special needs including those with Cognitive Disabilities. They have put together A Resource for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which you can find on the link shown above. Although your 8 year old doesn't have Autism, this Guide may give you some ideas of some things you can do before and during your trip to help it go as smooth as possible.

    Hopefully, you're going to see low crowd levels and low wait times for attractions.

    Please feel free to visit again with any other questions.  We'll be hEAR for you up until you embark on your pixie dusted trail!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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