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  • On Jun 24, 2012
    Amy Asked

    My husband has a severe anxiety disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder .Standing in long lines for long periods of time will most likely cause panic attacks and would result in an unpleasant experience for our family. Will he qualify for the GAC card

    Hi Amy!
    Disney is very sensitive to guests with all types of disabilities, both those that are visible to the eye as well as those that are not. 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 spouse 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 party. It always helps to bring a note from the doctor explaining your husbands situation.
    Also, remember, your GAC is valid for the entire duration of your stay, so there is no need to return to Guest Services per park. This will allow your husband to enjoy the parks attractions and experiences while accommodating his needs to the best of their ability.
    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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