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  • On Mar 26, 2012
    Lynn Asked

    Will be coming this weekend with our two girls (ages 7.5 and 4.5), both of whom have special needs. I've heard that Disney might provide some accommodations for such kids - they are easily overwhelmed by crowds and long wait times. Is this true?

    Hi Lynn!  How wonderful that you will be spending some time with your children at Walt Disney World!  It is absolutely true!  Disney is well known for being very accommodating with respect to guests with disabilities.  One of the ways in which they have made park experiences more pleasurable for special needs guests is by using the Guest Assistance Card.  The GAC is geared to enable guests to experience the park within their comfort zone. It will alert Cast Members assisting at attractions to allow your family to wait in a cooler, less crowded area, and will help them gauge what seat during certain experiences will enable your children to enjoy the attractions.  When arriving at your park of choice, head to Guest Relations.  They will ask you questions with respect to your stay, in order to make sure that they are able to provide you with GAC that is most appropriate for your child.  It always helps to bring a note from the doctor explaining what your child's diagnosis, as some disabilities are not always obvious to the outside eye.  Remember, your GAC is valid for the entire duration of your stay. Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation! -Malanie  
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

I am a single mom of two awesome children and our vacations are always centered around a visit to Walt Disney World! Helping to plan a Disney vacation is an honor and I'm so excited to be able to help you create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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