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  • On Sep 15, 2012
    Beverly from AL Asked

    I am planning our first family trip to WDW. We will be traveling with our 3 kids. Our oldest son has Downs and we were planning to go in Aug. during the week of his & our youngest sons birthdays. What specials does Disney offer for Special needs kids?

    One thing I love most about Walt Disney World, Beverly, is that there truly is something there for every member of the family, special needs loved ones included.  Guests with special needs are welcome to visit Guest Services and obtain a Guest Assistance Card.  This pass will allow for accommodations specific to any needs your son might have.  If he has vision impairment, for instance, he can be accommodated in special seating areas of select shows to allow him a clear perspective.  Just be prepared to tell the Cast Member who assists you exactly what your son's limitations are and he or she will be able to offer accommodations.  Beyond that, Disney doesn't offer any specific perks to children with special needs.  In my experience, though, Cast Members have always gone above and beyond to make my twelve-year-old feel like a true princess.  Even the characters have some extra love for my little girl with an extra chromosome.  I hope you experience that same bit of pixie dust during your trip! 
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Arizona

If you're looking to plan a trip for a large party or if your group includes special needs travelers, you've come to the right mom! I'm a southeastern Arizona girl, eager to help you plan the most magical trip you'll ever take.  Learn More About Darcie

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