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  • On Jun 19, 2013
    Sheryl Asked

    Coming to WDW in Sept 2014 from OZ for 3wks with 4 kids, 3 which have ASD as well as my DH.Would like some suggestions on WHAT NOT to see, as all the boys have sensory issues to lighting and sound.Would rather spend money on quality outings, not quantity.

    Hi Cheryl,

    As you've probably guessed, there is a lot of sensory stimulation at Walt Disney World. Many of the attractions feature blinking lights and loud noises. But there are some things as a family that you will definitely be able to enjoy together. Your family may be able to handle some of the attractions listed below. This is merely a guideline. More important is to know where some quiet places are in the parks to relax if necessary. I'll list those after.

    Magic Kingdom: Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Haunted Mansion, Stitch's Great Escape. Splash Mountain & Big Thunder Mountain Railroad are fast, but I can't think of any moments where there are particularly loud noises or odd lighting effects.

    Epcot: Mission Space, Test Track

    Hollywood Studios: Tower of Terror, Rock and Roller Coaster, Great Movie Ride. Toy Story Midway Mania spins, in different ways and you wear 3D glasses, but it's a great attraction that you might enjoy.

    Animal Kingdom: It's Tough to Be a Bug, Dinosaur!, Expedition Everest

    Now for some quiet places:

    Magic Kingdom: Area by the First Aid and Child Care Center. There are restrooms here, and it's usually an uncrowded location.

    Epcot: Almost every pavilion in World Showcase has a garden or courtyard area that is off the beaten path.

    Animal Kingdom: Either Pangani Trail or Maharajah Jungle Trek. Rafiki Planet Watch is also a great place to escape from crowds.

    Hollywood Studios: One Man's Dream

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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