• On Oct 17, 2017
    Louise from Tyne And Wear Asked

    I am attending mickey's not so scary Halloween party with my son who has autism. He can not tolerate any ques and I understand they are long for Disney villains. Can I use the Disability Access Card for these character meet and greets?

    Welcome Louise ~

    Your trip is literally around the corner and I bet you're too excited to sleep!

    Disability Access Service (DAS) is not available during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party because you can only obtain DAS return times when Disney FastPass+ is available. The lines for the character meet and greets may get a bit long. I would suggest speaking with a Cast Member that is right there with the characters. Perhaps they will be able to assist you in some way such as having one member of your party wait with your son in an alternate location while the rest of your party waits in line. I can't guarantee this is possible, but speak with the Cast Member to see if any options are available.

    The Walt Disney World Resort is committed to assisting Guests with all of types of special needs including those with autism. They put together A Resource for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that is available online by clicking on the link I've provided you. That will give you some great information to assist you before and during your trip.

    If your son has any comfort items including electronics, bring them. If he has headphones or ear plugs to help keep the noise level down, bring them. If he becomes anxious, remember to relax and remove him from the situation until he calms down. There are quiet places in the parks to give him a break. If you see that he has had enough, pack it up, and head back to your resort. You may not get to do everything on this trip but you can make the most of everything you do.

    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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