Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 4, 2012
    Marcela from IL Asked

    I plan on going to visit Magic Kingdom in October 2012. My daughter is 7 and has Autism. I have some concerns as to how she may or may not react, whether or not she may be out of sync one day or not? What adaptions are being made for children w/Autism?

    Visiting Walt Disney World in October is going to be so awesome. The parks will have their Halloween decoration up and the whole resort will be a fun filled, spooky good time. Disney takes steps to ensure that all guest have a great time. For guests with disabilities, Disney makes every effort to seamlessly integrate their needs to ensure a great vacation at every park and attraction. For those guests requiring special assistance, Disney has the Guest Assistance Card or GAC. The GAC is given at Guest Relations to parties (up to 5 persons) who are traveling with someone who has a disability. A cast member will be able to determine what level of GAC your party will need based on the information given. While a physician's note is not required, it will greatly assist the cast member is determining the best way to accommodate your party. As your party enters an attraction notify the cast members working the ride and they will be glad to assist. The card will alert the cast members attending the queue that your party may need to access special seating or utilize a different entrance. In order to expedite receiving a GAC, it has always been my recommendation to obtain a note from her doctor describing her disability. This makes it easier for the cast member to determine the most appropriate card for her. I hope this information assists you in making this the best vacation yet. I will see you at the parks.
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Meet the Panelist: Ari, California

As a Los Angeles native I basically grew up at Disneyland. It has always been so easy to take my family on the short drive to the Happiest Place on Earth. Watching my daughters make magical memories reminds me why I keep coming back. Learn More About Ari

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