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  • On Aug 3, 2012
    Tara from CO Asked

    My family will be visiting Disney World for Christmas this year and we will be traveling with my 4 year old who has austim. He can be really loud at times during shows or even in the middle of the night is there anyone I need to contact to inform of this

    Tara,

    Your best best is to have something noted on your room reservation, and then mention it again at check-in. Disney has guests from all walks of life, and the more they know, the better able to help you they will be. If loud noises are a problem, then they might be able to assign you a room in a quieter part of the resort, for example.

    Also, when you enter a park on your first day, stop by Guest Relations and talk to a cast member there about your son's condition and what his needs might be. For example, some attractions have an alternate entrance, so if crowds are overstimulating for him, that might be a quieter and less crowded option. It does not bypass waiting in line, just provides an alternate entrance.

    And if nothing else, the Guest Assistance Card (GAC) will give you something to show if there is ever any mistake made with someone thinking your son is 'misbehaving' when he is noisy.

    Disney is truly one of the easiest and most accessible vacation destinations for people with special needs of all kinds, from dietary restrictions to developmental delays to obesity issues, and I think you will find it very easy to navigate there.

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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