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  • On Aug 16, 2009
    Moira from Northern Ireland Asked

    Friends hoping to visit in jun2010 mum & dd10 are insulin dep diabebtics. Coming from ireland we are a little bit worried about handling ong queues and florida sun. Have heard theres pass available to help. Can you explain if this true

    Moms Panelist Anna offers some great advice for guests dealing with diabetes at Disney World HERE. There is a Guest Assistance card that you can get from the Guest Relations offices at the theme parks. Depending on the level of card you are offered, you may be able to bypass some of the longer lines in the parks.

    If your family members have eating issues related to their diabetes you should know that special diets can be accommodated at Walt Disney World. There is an entire department at Disney Dining dedicated to helping guests with food allergies, other medical issues, and religious-based food requirements. Just send an email describing your situation (at least 14 days in advance of your trip) to SpecialDiets@DisneyWorld.com. A cast member will get back to you with the information you need to make sure that your family has a safe, and delicious, visit to WDW.

    A great resource for you is a book called PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line. This is available through amazon.com. Open Mouse gives incredibly detailed information for Disney guests with any sort of challenge. I would recommend a purchase of this book even from overseas.

    Additionally, you can go to allearsnet.com. Click on the "search" button and search on the term "diabetes." There are some extensive articles there that give wonderful information on how parents of diabetic children have coped with the challenges posed by a Disney vacation. I'm sure you will find some help there.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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