Mom And Son Radiator Springs Racers
  • On Mar 26, 2015
    Ana from CA Asked

    I currently have a reservation at the Disney resort, my son is autistic and is it possible to upgrade to more amenities, since I would like him to see the fireworks and the park can become overwhelming. I am also a annual passholder do I get a discount?

    Hello Ana!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope you are having a magical week.

    As an Annual Passport member you are able to book your Disneyland Resort hotels rooms with a discount. Simply visit the Disneyland Resort website and sign in with your Disney account and the options should be available to you. When I stay, I ask for a “Theme Park View” at Paradise Pier or Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. At Paradise Pier, on select nights you can even go to the rooftop pool deck and watch the show with music piped in from the show.

    My youngest is also autistic so no matter where we view the Fireworks over Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, we bring a set of noise canceling headphones with us. The Peltor Junior brand is usually under $20 at most large retail stores and are perfect for blocking out crowd noise, unexpected sounds and more. They have proven to be a lifesaver during our visits.

    Don’t forget to visit Guest Relations upon your arrival to either park Disneyland Resort at the beginning of your trip to ask about the Disability Access Service Card. This card has helped my son greatly to be able to tolerate the waiting between attractions and to just have an overall great experience at the parks. You can use this service in conjunction with your FASTPASS tickets as well.

    I hope this helps and let me know if you need anything else as you plan your visit!

    See you real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Emily, Colorado

I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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